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Marantz NR1200

Slimline stereo receiver with built-in Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Apple® AirPlay® 2, HDMI, and HEOS

Item # 642NR1200

Perhaps the coolest thing about this slim Marantz receiver is its sheer flexibility.

Perhaps the coolest thing about this slim Marantz receiver is its sheer flexibility.

Item # 642NR1200

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About the Marantz NR1200

A little something for everyone

Perhaps the coolest thing about this slim Marantz receiver is its sheer flexibility. If you're a music buff, the NR1200 has you covered from multiple angles. Use the phono input to connect your turntable, or the optical or coaxial input to connect your high-performance DAC or other digital audio source of choice. Plug in a USB thumb drive loaded with high-res music files. Or forgo physical connections entirely and use the receiver's robust built-in HEOS streaming platform to access your favorite digital music sources wirelessly.

A little something for everyone

Perhaps the coolest thing about this slim Marantz receiver is its sheer flexibility. If you're a music buff, the NR1200 has you covered from multiple angles. Use the phono input to connect your turntable, or the optical or coaxial input to connect your high-performance DAC or other digital audio source of choice. Plug in a USB thumb drive loaded with high-res music files. Or forgo physical connections entirely and use the receiver's robust built-in HEOS streaming platform to access your favorite digital music sources wirelessly.

Better sound from your TV

Thanks to the NR1200's five HDMI inputs and ARC-compatible HDMI output, you can use it as the hub of a sweet little two-channel audio/video setup. Plug in a game console, Apple TV or Roku, and Blu-ray player in your living room or den, hook up your favorite pair of stereo speakers, and suddenly you've got waay better sound than your TV's built-in speakers could ever give you.

Classic Marantz quality in a slim design

Crutchfield customers have been delighted by Marantz's slimline NR Series of home theater receivers for years. Now with the NR1200, Marantz is making this decor-friendly, space-saving design available in a stereo receiver. It takes up about half the height of a traditional model, which helps it fit into space-challenged cabinets — or just look a little less bulky in your room. Clean, high-current amplification dishes out gorgeous, detailed sound.

Stream your music with HEOS

Built-in HEOS technology lets you easily play a wide range of digital music — from your personal library, internet radio stations, and popular streaming services like Pandora®, Spotify®, and TIDAL. Apple AirPlay 2 means you can stream audio directly from your iPhone®, iPad®, or Mac® computer. That includes soundtracks from YouTube™ videos and Netflix movies. It will also show up in your player list if you're using Roon (subscription required).

And this receiver can be easily integrated into a wireless multi-room audio system. Stream music to HEOS wireless speakers and components in different rooms, and control each room's sound independently with the free HEOS app. The app lets you control playback, browse music sources, and select which rooms you want to use. Play the same music throughout your home, or listen to something different in each room.


Product highlights:

  • 75 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
  • 100 watts per channel into 6 ohms with 2 channels driven
Digital and streaming music options:
  • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free internet radio, and music services
  • built-in HEOS technology wirelessly connects compatible HEOS components for whole home audio
    • includes support for Pandora®, SiriusXM, and Spotify® (subscription required for some services)
    • free HEOS app offers easy Wi-Fi control, settings adjustments, and music selection and playback
    • works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home voice control assistants
  • Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music
    • supports multi-room audio with compatible wireless speakers
  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
  • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD up to 5.6 MHz)
  • works as a Roon player (requires subscription and Roon Core running on your network)
    • Roon Core is media server software that runs on your computer, NAS drive, or other compatible hardware
Multi-room audio:
  • line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room
    • zone 2 not compatible with HDMI, optical digital, or coaxial digital inputs
  • HDMI 2.0b audio/video switching: 5 in, 1 out
    • HDCP 2.3 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs
    • supports HDR10 and HLG high dynamic range formats
    • supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) for passing audio signals to the receiver from your TV
    • Dolby Digital and DTS surround not supported; TV must be set to output 2-channel PCM
  • digital audio inputs: 1 optical and 1 coaxial
  • 3 analog stereo audio inputs
  • preamp output for connecting to an external stereo power amp
  • MM (moving magnet) phono input for connecting a turntable
  • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives
  • A and B speaker output pairs
  • preamp outputs for two powered subwoofers
  • Ethernet port for wired network connection
  • IR input for use with external controllers
  • 1/4" headphone output
  • detachable power cord
General features:
  • 4K/60p and 3D video pass-through
  • free Marantz remote app lets you use your Apple or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
  • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
  • intuitive, full-color on-screen guide
  • Video Select lets you listen to music while watching video from a different source
  • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
  • sleep timer
  • AM/FM tuner
  • remote control
  • 17-3/8"W x 4-1/8"H x 15-5/8"D (6-7/8"H with Wi-Fi antennas raised)
  • weight: 18.1 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # NR1200/U1B

What's in the box:

  • Stereo receiver
  • 6' AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC041SR)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 2 WiFi/Bluetooth antennas
  • FM wire antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Information
  • Safety Instructions
  • Notes On Radio
  • Bluetooth/WiFi Certified note
  • Spotify Connect brochure

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Features & specs

Performance Specs
Stereo RMS Power (watts) 75
THD in Stereo 0.08 %
Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
Minimum Impedance 4 ohms
FM Sensitivity 12.8 dBf
Signal To Noise Ratio 98dB
Phono Signal to Noise Ratio 74dB
DAC Bit Depth 24-bit
DAC Sample Rate 192 kHz
Streaming Compatibility
Bluetooth-compatible Built-in 4.1
Apple AirPlay Yes
Apple AirPlay 2 Yes
DTS Play-Fi No
Chromecast built-in No
Roon Tested
Total Number of Zones 2
Audio Dubbing No
Inputs & Outputs
Headphone Output 1/4"
USB Connections Y
Ethernet Wired Network Port Yes
Phono Input 1
HDMI Inputs 5
Total Audio Inputs 3
Digital Audio Inputs Y
Preamp Outputs Front, Sub, Zone2
Speaker Output Pairs 2
Speaker Connectors Binding Posts
Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong
Other Info
Alexa-compatible Yes
Google Assistant-compatible Yes
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes
On-Screen Display Yes
Width (inches) 17-3/8
Height (inches) 4-1/8
Depth (inches) 15-5/8
Weight (pounds) 18.1
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years

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Audio Section
Video Section
Network & Tuner Functions
AirPlay/Bluetooth/USB Integration
Multiroom Audio Playback
Remote, App, & Voice Control
Convenience Features

Audio Section

Premium Quality Parts: Marantz has a steadfast reputation for choosing the best-possible components for its Hi-Fi audio gear. Marantz engineers thoughtfully selected and optimized the NR1200 through extensive listening at dedicated Marantz facilities in Europe and Japan using only the most premier Hi-Fi tuned sound parts. The NR1200 is engineered with dedicated Hi-Fi parts for two-channel Hi-Fi performance - including custom designed power capacitors, sound parts exquisitely tuned by Marantz sound masters, and a dual DAC circuit design.

High-Current Discrete Stereo Amplifier: The Marantz NR1200 stereo receiver employs a powerful high-current discrete amplifier rated at 75 watts x 2 channels into 8-ohms at 20-20kHz with 0.08% THD. The amplifier circuit design of the NR1200 features separate, symmetrical left and right power amplifiers, with a central power supply distribution. This design improves channel separation, reduces crosstalk and preserves the musical sound stage clarity that you expect from Marantz.

Dual DAC Differential Circuit: The Marantz NR1200 utilizes an 8-channel, 24-bit/192kHz DAC operating in dual differential mode which assigns two channels of the DAC to each stereo left and right audio signal of the receiver for increased the dynamic range and clarity. This design greatly improves the signal to noise (s/n) ratio, reproducing clearer sound even from sources with very low signal resolution.

Listening Modes: In addition to stereo playback, the Marantz NR1200 offers two Direct Listening Modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance.

  • Stereo: Sound is output from the front left and right speakers, as well as the powered subwoofer, with digital signal processing and tone control.
  • Direct: Direct Mode provides playback of 2ch audio in its original form, without any digital signal processing or tone control.
  • Pure Direct: Pure Direct Mode goes a step further by turning off the receiver's DSP, tone control, display and analog video circuitry to minimize the possibility of any noise being added to the audio signal.

Note: The NR1200 is not compatible with Dolby Digital, DTS, or other multichannel surround formats.

M-DAX: Compressed audio formats such as MP3, WMA (Windows Media Audio) and MPEG-4 AAC reduce the amount of data by eliminating signal components that are hard for the human ear to hear. The M-DAX function generates the signals eliminated upon compression, restoring the sound to conditions near those of the original sound before compression. It also corrects the sense of volume of the bass to obtain richer sound with compressed audio signals.

Speaker Setup: The Marantz NR1200 provides a Test Tone to help you setup the output level of your connected loudspeakers. While listening to the Test Tone, you can adjust the output level (-12 to +12dB) of the left and right speakers. You can also adjust the receiver's subwoofer output level (-12 to + 12dB); as well as the the subwoofer output's Low Pass Filter (40, 60, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 150, 200, or 250Hz). In addition, you can set the distance (0 to 60') between the speakers and subwoofer from your main listening position.

Note: This receiver does not offer auto speaker calibration and room correction.

Tone & Balance Control: The Marantz NR1200 offers Bass & Treble control, along with balance adjustment. You'll be able to adjust Bass & Treble from -6dB to +6DB, as well as adjust the balance in sound output between the connected left and right speakers.

Volume & Level Settings: The Marantz NR1200 stereo receiver offers the following volume & level settings.

  • Volume Settings: You can choose to display an Absolute volume scale (0-98) or Relative volume scale (-79.5 to 18dB). You can also set a maximum volume level of 0 (80), -10 (70), or -20 (60) dB to limit the receiver's total volume output. In addition, you can define the volume setting that is active when the power is turned on; select "Mute", -79 to +18dB (1-98), or Last. Volume settings can be adjusted independently for the Main Zone and Zone 2.
  • Mute Level: You can set the amount of attenuation for the audio muting circuit; -40dB or -20dB below current volume, or full mute (sound turned off entirely).
    Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level of the currently selected input source's audio input. Use this feature if there are differences in the input volume levels between different sources. You can correct the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.

Analog & Digital Audio Inputs: The Marantz NR1200 is outfitted with both analog & digital audio inputs - including HDMI inputs, optical/coaxial digital inputs, as well as line-level and phono analog inputs.

  • HDMI Inputs: The five HDMI inputs only support 2ch PCM audio up to 24-bit/192kHz (not compatible with Dolby Digital or DTS).
  • Optical & Coaxial Digital Inputs: The stereo receiver is equipped with two optical (toslink) digital inputs and one coaxial (RCA) digital input that support up to 24-bit/192khz 2ch PCM audio (not compatible with Dolby Digital or DTS).
  • Line-Level Inputs: There are two line-level analog inputs for connecting an external CD player or tape deck.
  • Phono Input: The Marantz NR1200 is outfitted with a Phono input (MM), so you can connect your turntable and listen to your vinyl records with high-quality sound.

Audio Outputs: The Marantz NR1200 stereo receiver features speaker A/B terminals, dual sub outputs, front pre-outs, a HDMI ARC output, and a front-panel headphone jack.

  • Speaker A/B Terminals: The receiver is equipped with speaker A/B terminals for connecting up to two pair of loudspeakers or bi-wiring a single pair of loudspeakers. These binding-post terminals can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and banana plugs (single/dual). When connecting one pair of loudspeakers to the Speaker A terminals, the receiver will accept impedances of 4 to 16-ohm. When connecting two pair of speakers to the Speaker A & B terminals or when bi-wiring a single pair of loudspeakers with the Speaker A & B terminals, the receiver will support impedances of 8 to 16-ohm. There is an impedance setting in the on-screen menu.
  • Dual Sub Outputs: For compatibility with dual subwoofer systems, the NR1200 features two non-discrete subwoofer outputs. With dual subwoofers, which can be placed in different parts of the room, you'll benefit from response averaging, which helps provide smoother and more detailed deep bass, compared to a conventional single subwoofer speaker system. The same signal is output from each sub output.
  • Front Outputs: This receiver features front channel line-level outputs to connect an external power amplifier to your front speakers for increased power output. The output is variable.
  • ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the NR1200's HDMI monitor output allows 2ch PCM audio to be sent from your compatible TV to the receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television. Make sure the TV's digital output is set to 2ch PCM; the NR1200's HDMI ARC does not support multichannel audio. The receiver is not compatible with eARC.
  • Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.

Video Section

HDMI 2.0a: Featuring five HDMI inputs and one HDMI output, the NR1200 incorporates an advanced video section that features the latest HDMI 2.0a specification, including support for 4K/60 Hz Ultra-HD video, BT.2020 Wide Color Gamut, High Dynamic Range (HDR), & 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, along with support for 3D content. The NR1200 also features HDCP 2.3 compatibility, which is the latest 4K Ultra HD copyright protection standard.

  • 4K/60Hz + HDCP 2.3: The NR1200's HDMI inputs and monitor output support up to 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video @ 60 frames per second. All of the HDMI jacks support HDCP 2.3, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. The receiver will also pass a 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p video signals via HDMI.
  • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The HDM inputs and monitor output support RGB (up to 12-bit/30fps or 8-bit/60fps); YCbCr 4:4:4 (up to 12-bit/30fps or 8-bit/60fps), YCbCr 4:2:2 (up to 12-bit/60fps), and YCbCr 4:2:0 (up to 12-bit/60fps) color subsampling. The front-panel HDMI only supports 4K 60/50Hz using format YCbCr 4:2:0 only. With 4:4:4 color subsampling, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate; resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.
  • Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only 35% of the total visual color spectrum.


  • Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best 4K/HDR performance.
  • Make sure the receiver's 4K Signal Format in the on-screen menu is set to "Enhanced" for playback of 4:4:4, 10-bit, and/or 12-bit 4K video.
  • This stereo receiver is not equipped with an analog video inputs or outputs.

HDR (High Dynamic Range): The Marantz NR1200 supports HDR (high dynamic range) Video - including HDR 10 and Hybrid Log-Gamma. HDR provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth.

  • HDR 10: HDR 10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
  • Hybrid-Log Gamma: HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) is primarily designed for live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It uses no pre-encoded metadata and is backwards compatible with SDR. HLG's native compatibility allows much of today's existing SDR infrastructure to be re-used for HDR in the future.

Note: This stereo receiver does not support Dolby Vision.

Other HDMI Features: The NR1200 stereo receiver's HDMI connectivity also offers ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), 3D video pass-through, and auto LipSync function.

  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode): The receiver will enter ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) when it detects a gaming signal from a compatible device (such as a Xbox One) and allows for a smooth, lag-free gaming experience. During ALLM, the receiver disables the Auto Lip Sync function.
  • 3D Ready: The NR1200 stereo receiver supports 3D video pass-through (720p/1080p only) from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). Special eyewear will be required for viewing 3D content.
  • LipSync: This function adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or have the receiver set the LipSync function automatically. When connected to a TV via HDMI the receiver automatically adjusts audio output timing, if the TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the sound output up to 500ms to synchronize it with the video image.

HDMI Standby Pass-Through: When the stereo receiver is in "Standby" mode and the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled, both audio/video streams from the receivers HDMI input will be output to your television, via the stereo receiver's HDMI monitor output. Once the receiver is turned "On", only video will pass through the monitor output to your TV and the audio is directed to the receiver's speaker outputs.

  • HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input for which the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled.
  • Last: The HDMI Standby-Through function is activated on the input source selected at the time of setting the stereo receiver to the "Standby" mode.
  • Off: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is disabled.

Video Select Function: This receiver can display video from a different source on your connected TV during audio playback from Tuner or HEOS music apps.

Network & Tuner Functions

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Marantz NR1200 offers a wired or wireless network connection. Either network connection gives the receiver access to HEOS music apps (like Pandora, Amazon, or Tidal), TuneIn Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, your music library on your Apple iOS or Android device, as well as music content on your Windows PC or DLNA music server.

  • Ethernet Jack: The Marantz NR1200 receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to make a wired connection from the receiver to your home network.
  • Built-in WiFi: The receiver also offers built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5GHz) for a wireless network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES) security protection is supported. Wireless network setup can be done via WPS button, Access Point Scan, Manual Setting, PIN Code, or even through your Apple iOS device (7.0+).
Note: Network setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.

TuneIn Internet Radio: The Marantz NR1200 includes access to more than 100,000 free internet radio streams from all corners of the globe via the built-in TuneIn online music service. Simply select TuneIn from the receiver's on-screen menu using the included remote and browse among the 100,000 stations neatly organized into popular categories and select a station that appeals to you.

Spotify Connect: If you subscribe to Spotify and have the Spotify App on your Apple iOS or Android mobile device, you can stream Spotify to the Marantz stereo receiver. Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.

HEOS Music Apps: With built-in HEOS technology and the HEOS app (for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.0) on your compatible Apple iOS or Android mobile device, you'll be able to stream a wide variety of online music services (fees may apply), plus the music library of your mobile device through the Marantz stereo receiver.

  • Online Music Services: Using the HEOS app, you'll be able to stream your favorite online music services like Amazon Music, Pandora, TIDAL, iHeart Radio, SiriusXM, Napster, TuneIn, & Spotify (some services will require a paid subscription, purchases, and/or other fees). The HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device will serve as the controller for these apps and provide song/artist information with Album Art. You can create a "Favorite" station list, so you can quickly access your favorite internet radio stations and online music channels.
  • Mobile Device Streaming: Using the HEOS app on your Apple iOS or Android mobile device, you are able to stream your device's stored music library to the Marantz stereo receiver. You'll be able to browse your music library by Artist, Album, Genre, and Song; control music playback functions like Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track; and view song/artist info with Album Art from the app on your compatible mobile device. You can even type in an artist name or song title to find music in your mobile device's library.


  • Prior to using the HEOS system, you'll need to setup up your free HEOS account. Your HEOS account remembers all your settings and preferences such as all your music service logins and HEOS playlists. When you'd like to add multiple smartphone or tablet controllers to your system, you only need to sign in to each new device with your HEOS user name and password. Instantly all your music services and HEOS playlists are available in the new controller too.
  • If you prefer, HEOS supports multiple accounts in a single household. This way, each family member can enjoy their own personalized Pandora, Spotify, or other online music account settings and still share all the same speakers in the home.

DLNA 1.5 Certified: The NR1200 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8/10 compliant for audio networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on your Windows PC. The receiver can wirelessly playback High-Res music content from your PC, while using the included remote control to browse your music library. The receiver supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META tag information; so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed on the unit's front-panel or on-screen menu. In addition the unit will display Album Art on a connected television. The Marantz NR1200 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection.

Resolution Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit-Rate/Bit-Depth Extension
Hi-Res WAV (PCM) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16/24-bit .wav
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 16/24-bit .flac
ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) 16/24-bit .m4A
DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz 1-bit .dsf/.dff
Compressed MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
WMA (Windows Media Audio) 48-192 kbps .wma
AAC (MPEG-4) 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a

Note: Your computer must meet the following system requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player (ver.11/12).

Roon Tested: Roon is a feature rich music library and playback application that compiles all the music files available to your network and makes them easily available to play on the Marantz receiver and any other Roon enabled audio devices. Roon manages digital music files (including FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, and DSD) collected on hard drives and networked storage devices. It can also integrate your iTunes library, and optionally merge with the Tidal and Qobuz music streaming services. Roon software can be installed on your Windows or Mac computer, while a Roon Remote app is available for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 5.0+). When you access the Roon software or remote app, it will display your complete audio library together with its metadata and artwork along with the available Marantz receiver and other Roon enabled devices. Simply select the music you wish to play and the Marantz receiver or Roon device in which you want to hear it on.


  • To use Roon you will need a Roon Core running on the same network as the Marantz receiver. The Core is media server software that runs on your computer, NAS, or component (like Nucleus or ROCK - sold separately), located on the network within your home.
  • Make sure your Marantz product has the latest firmware/software update installed.

AM/FM Tuner: The Marantz stereo receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with 56 station auto-preset memory tuning. You can also set your presets manually. You can create an 8-character name for each preset station. You can even directly enter a station number using the receiver's on-screen menu and remote control.

AirPlay/Bluetooth/USB Integration

AirPlay 2: AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any sound from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on the Marantz receiver and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You will also be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music on the Marantz receiver. With AirPlay 2, also get to see song/artist information and album art via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI). You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You can even watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on the Marantz receiver.

Built-in Bluetooth: The Marantz NR1200 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 4.1) for wireless communication between Bluetooth-enabled audio source devices and headphones. The NR1200 can act as a Bluetooth receiver in order to wirelessly stream music from an audio device, or a Bluetooth transmitter (available firmware update) in order to wirelessly stream music to a set of BT-enabled headphones. The receiver's Bluetooth wireless range is approximately 98.4'.

  • Bluetooth Receiver Mode: In BT Receiver mode, you'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth-enabled source device (such as your smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop) to the Marantz receiver. The receiver supports the Bluetooth SBC codec only. You will also be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the receiver's remote control. Advanced music operation will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device. There is no song/artist information display on the receiver or connected TV; continue to use your Bluetooth device's screen to view song/artist info. Up to eight Bluetooth source devices can be remembered by the NR1200, so family members as well as friends can enjoy their favorite tracks (only one device can be used at a time). The receiver can even be setup to automatically re-connect with previously paired devices, as well as turn on automatically when you start streaming audio from a Bluetooth source device.
  • Bluetooth Transmitter Mode (available firmware update): The Marantz NR1200 can also act as a Bluetooth transmitter and stream its non-Bluetooth audio sources (HDMI, Network, USB, Analog, Optical/Coax Digital, & AM/FM tuner) out to most any Bluetooth-enabled headphone set. You can even have the same source playing from the main speakers and a Bluetooth headphone simultaneously (with little noticeable delay). Volume control of your Bluetooth headphones will be controlled via the Bluetooth device and not the receiver. Up to eight headphones can be paired with the receiver, but only one set of headphones can be connected and used at a time.


  • You cannot use the Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver modes simultaneously. The Bluetooth Transmitter mode is not available when the receiver's current source input is set to Bluetooth and vice-versa; Bluetooth Receiver mode is not available when the Bluetooth setting "Transmitter" is set to ON.
  • Selecting a Bluetooth input source in any Zone will terminate the connection between the Marantz receiver and Bluetooth headphones.
  • You cannot connect Bluetooth headphones when the Marantz receiver is grouped within the HEOS app. Remove the receiver from the group to enable Bluetooth headphones connection.

Front-Panel USB Port: The Marantz receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as a USB thumbdrive or portable HDD (a portable hard disk drive will require an external power supply). Compatible USB storage devices must be formatted in FAT32 or NTFS with no more than 500 music folders and 5000 music files. You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. Song/artist information will display on your HDMI-connected TV and the receivers front-panel display. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the stereo receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode.

Resolution Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
Hi-Res WAV (PCM) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16/24-bit .wav
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 16/24-bit .flac
ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) 16/24-bit .m4A
DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz 1-bit .dsf/.dff
Compressed MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
WMA (Windows Media Audio) 48-192 kbps .wma
AAC (MPEG-4) 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a

Note: The receiver's USB port is not compatible with Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android OS devices, USB hubs, card-readers, and computers.

Multiroom Audio Playback

Zone 2 Pre-Outs: Zone 2 allows stereo playback of an audio source connected to the receiver in another room of your home via its RCA preamp outputs, an external amplifier, and pair of loudspeakers. When using the receiver's Zone 2 preamp outputs, you'll need an additional amplifier and pair of loudspeakers in the other room. The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled by the Marantz receiver or from your external integrated amplifier.

  • Compatible Sources:
    • Analog Audio Inputs (including Phono)
    • AM/FM Tuner (cannot select different stations for each zone)
    • USB & Bluetooth Audio (cannot select USB & Bluetooth in separate zones)
    • HEOS Music Apps (including Pandora, Tidal, Amazon, and more); cannot select different HEOS music apps for each zone
    • Network Sources (including TuneIn Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, & DLNA); cannot select two different networks sources for Zone 1 and Zone 2
  • Incompatible Sources:
    • HDMI, Optical, & Coaxial inputs
    • DSD Audio Files
    • Unfortunately, you cannot select USB, Bluetooth and Network sources exclusively for each Zone. For example, if you select a network source for Zone 2 when a USB source is selected for the Main Zone, the input source in the Main Zone also switches to the same network source as Zone 2.

Note: The Marantz receiver only supports a single HEOS music stream. If you desire a second HEOS music stream through the receiver's multizone output, you will need to connect the HEOS Link to one of the stereo receiver's analog inputs.

All Zone Stereo Function: The All Zone Stereo function allows you to enjoy the stereo receiver's Main Zone audio source in Zone 2 simultaneously (regardless of input audio signal types - analog, digital [including HDMI ARC], or wireless). You will have independent volume control in each zone. The All Zone Stereo function is useful when you want to enjoy the same music at the same time in multiple rooms during a get together or party.

Speaker B: The NR1200 is equipped with Speaker A and B speaker terminals for connecting up to two pair of loudspeakers. Speaker A can be used for your main stereo loudspeakers, while Speaker B can be used for a pair of loudspeakers in another room. Speaker A and Speaker B can be active at the same time, or you can play only Speaker A or only Speaker B. When played together, Speaker A and Speaker B will output the same audio source at the same volume level (does not support independent sources or independent volume control). When connecting two pair of speakers to the receiver, you should use 8 to 16-ohm speakers (not compatible with 4-ohm).

HEOS Wireless Multiroom Audio: Built-in HEOS technology enables the NR1200 to become part of the HEOS wireless multi-room audio eco-system, allowing you to stream and control all of your local and online music effortlessly from anywhere in your home with the HEOS App on your compatible Apple iOS or Android mobile device over a wireless WiFi network connection. The HEOS system is a true multi-room audio system that automatically synchronizes audio playback between multiple HEOS devices so that your music (up to 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio) coming from different rooms is perfectly in sync and always sounds amazing. You can play the same audio source (other than your connected TV) in every room or any combination of rooms you choose, including a different song in every room.

  • Systems & Groups: The HEOS wireless multi-room sound system by Denon can support up to 32 HEOS speakers, receivers, amplifiers, and/or pre-amplifiers (all sold separately) on a single wireless network (IEEE 802.11 g/n; 2.4/5GHz). You can join or group up to eight individual Heos devices into a group that function as if they were a single source. The HEOS eco-system is flexible enough where you can create up to 16 Groups (2 Heos devices per Group). You can easily group 16 rooms together with Party Mode by simply using a "pinch" gesture.
  • Compatible Sources: The receiver's input sources, HEOS music apps, and local network content can be distributed through a HEOS multi-room audio system. However, you can not distribute an input source (analog, HDMI, optical/coax, USB, Bluetooth, tuner) that is different than the main zone of the stereo receiver (this is a change from previous HEOS-enabled receivers).
    • Receiver's analog inputs & AM/FM Tuner
    • HDMI (including ARC) and optical/coax digital inputs (2ch PCM only)
    • TuneIn Internet Radio & Spotify Connect
    • HEOS music apps (including Amazon, Pandora,Tidal, and more)
    • Windows PC & DLNA music servers
    • Bluetooth & USB audio
    • Music libraries stored on your Apple iOS or Android mobile device.
Note: HEOS wireless multiroom audio distribution does not support AirPlay/AirPlay 2.

Remote, App, & Voice Control

IR Remote: The Marantz NR1200 comes with an IR remote for wireless operation of the stereo receiver. It also supports HDMI-CEC and Smart TV Control.

  • HDMI CEC: HDMI CEC allows you to link operation of the receiver with other audio/video components (like your TV, Blu-ray player, or satellite/cable box) that are connected via HDMI. Linked functions include Power On/Off, which turns the receiver On or Off when you power on or off an HDMI CEC connected component; and Source Switching, which automatically switches the receiver to the input of the HDMI CEC component that has begun playback. The HDMI CEC function can be disabled, if your prefer. Not all HDMI CEC compatible devices will function in the same way.
  • Smart TV Control: You can even control the Marantz NR1200 with your Smart TV remote via an HDMI connection and the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your Smart TV. Simply set "HDMI Control" to ON in the receiver, then set "Smart Menu" to ON and begin controlling the NR1200 with your TV's remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR's setup menu and four Smart Selects (or "Quick Selects").

HEOS App: You'll need to download the HEOS App (for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.4+) onto your compatible Apple iOS or Android mobile device to enjoy HEOS functionality through the NR1200 receiver. Using your compatible mobile device and the HEOS app, you can setup, browse, explore, and control HEOS system right in the palm of your hand, from anywhere in your home. Your compatible Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home wireless (WiFi) network as the stereo receiver and your entire HEOS system. The HEOS app consists of 4 control screens.

  • Settings: The "Settings" screen enables you to connect one or more HEOS speakers, receivers, amplifiers, and/or pre-amplifiers to your home's wireless network.
  • Rooms: From the app on your Apple iOS or Android device, you can select which rooms you want playing. You can play the same music in multiple rooms by grouping rooms together, or you can listen to a different source in each room.
  • Music/Sources: You can select what music and which source you want to listen to from the app. Choose from online music services like Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, Tidal, etc.; your music library on your Apple iOS or Android device, Windows PC/DLNA server, or USB thumbdrive; and analog inputs; as well as Bluetooth on the HEOS AVR. You can also select music from Playlists you've created, Favorites you've saved, and your recent listening History.
  • Now Playing: The "Now Playing" screen displays song, artist, and album information; along with Album Art. You also get basic playback controls like Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track, plus Volume controls Up/Down and Mute. In addition the "Now Play" screen functions unique to the selected online music service or music library.

Alexa Compatible: HEOS and Amazon Alexa customers can now enjoy the convenience of Alexa voice control plus high-quality wireless home audio. In addition to controlling your HEOS components with the HEOS app on your mobile device or tablet, you can now control them with Amazon Alexa voice technology and an Amazon Alexa device (such as the Echo or Echo Dot, sold separately). Your HEOS components and the Alex-enabled devices must be on the same network. Voice control features include -

  • Alexa voice commands include Volume (up/down, specific volume number, & mute); Playback (Play, Pause, Stop, Next, Previous, Resume); and Power on/off. And thanks to the latest firmware update, you can even use Alexa to switch inputs on HEOS enabled AV receivers and soundbars.
  • You can group your HEOS-enabled devices using the HEOS app with an Alexa-friendly name. Once they are grouped, Alexa voice commands will control the group as a whole. If you want to play audio content from only one HEOS-enabled device in the group, you must ungroup the device within the HEOS app.
  • You are able use voice commands to search for songs, albums and artists and even podcasts and internet stations from HEOS & Alexa compatible music apps - like Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Spotify Connect, & SiriusXM.
  • You will need to download the Alexa app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) onto your compatible Apple iOS or Android device.
  • For a list of current Alexa voice commands supported by the HEOS HomeEntertainment Skill, click here.
  • For setup instructions, click here.

Google Assistant Support: Ask your Google Home, the Google app (for Apple iOS 10.3+ and Android OS 4.4+), or other devices with Google Assistant built-in to control HEOS content across your listening environment. Once you start music in the HEOS app, you can ask the Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks, and more. Once you have grouped your HEOS-enabled devices using the HEOS app, you can use the Google Assistant and voice commands to control a group of HEOS devices as a whole. Make sure the unit has the latest HEOS software and firmware update installed.

  • A firmware update (scheduled for 2019) will allow you to use the Google Assistant and your voice to queue up music services, power on/off devices, switch inputs and more.
  • Click here for more info on Google Assistant for HEOS. Smart Home Voice Automation: An elevated voice agent for the high-end smart home, offers flexible voice control for nearly any aspect of your day-to-day experience and entertainment environment. Use voice commands to control the Marantz stereo receiver, thermostat, lights, home appliances, powered speakers, and more. is installed by custom integrators and accessed through the Josh - Home Automation app on your Apple iOS 11.1+ or Android OS 4.4+ device.

AVR Remote App: The new Marantz AVR Remote App (for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 4.0+) lets you control the Marantz stereo receiver using your compatible Apple iOS or Android mobile device. From this free app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device, you'll be able to control the Marantz stereo receiver's basic functions; such as power, volume, input, surround modes, and other settings. You'll also be able to navigate the stereo receiver's network and Internet content from the app. In addition, you get unique features like a landscape orientation control screen for tablet devices, the ability to create playlists, and control over a Marantz Blu-ray player.

  • Landscape Orientation Control Screen: With a landscape orientation control screen for tablet devices, you can easily browse and navigate through your network music services or personal digital music collection with ease, and at the same time view now-playing information and cover art all on a single screen.
  • Create Playlists: The app's playback screen allows you to easily build your own personal music playlists on the fly with the ability to Drag & Drop files into your queue, or tap to "Play Now", "Play Next", "Play Next and Replace Queue" or "Add to End of Queue". You can then save your queue as a playlist for easy recall.
  • Marantz Blu-ray Player Control: The app allows control over Marantz Blu-ray players (UD5007/7007 series) that are connected to the stereo receiver via HDMI.

Note: This stereo receiver is not compatible with last year's older Marantz Remote App.

Remote Connections: The Remote input and output terminals consists of mono-RCA jacks and allow you to connect the NR1200 to a Marantz component equipped with remote control (RC-5) terminals. The IR Input (Flasher) consists of a minijack (3.5mm) and is used to control the NR1200 from an external key-pad (sold separately).

Web Control: You can also control the Marantz stereo receiver from a web control screen on a web browser through your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Advanced Custom Installation Support: The Marantz stereo receiver offers extended support for easy custom install integration. Featuring "ihiji Invision" remote system management technology, "Domotz Pro" remote monitoring and management technology with dedicated web interface to control and setup the stereo receiver from a computer on the same network. Let your installer easily monitor the status of connected products and troubleshoot remotely from a separate location or on-the-go.

Convenience Features

Slim Design Chassis w/ Contoured Front-Panel: The Marantz NR1200 stereo receiver features a slim designed chassis, so it easily fits on a shelf or inside a cabinet. The NR1200 features a contoured front-panel that combines aluminum and glass-reinforced resins for maximum shielding, dimensional stability, and sophisticated styling. The front-panel is clean, precise, and inviting. Volume and input selection knobs flank a rectangular volume/source display.

OSD w/ Setup Assistant (via HDMI): Once you connect your TV to the NR1200 via HDMI, the exclusive Marantz Setup Assistant appears on your TV screen to walk you through setup, step-by-step. With Marantz's on-screen menu and setup assistant, you can connect, configure, and use your home theater system with ease. The OSD and setup assistant features clear on-screen graphics and text that optimizes critical system settings for your particular home theater setup.

  • The on-screen menu and setup assistant is required for initial setup and is only available through the receiver's HDMI output.
  • The video being played will not appear in the background of the menu when the menu is operated during playback of 4K, HDR, or 3D video; or if the video aspect ratio is not 16:9 or 4:3.

Smart Select: On the NR1200's front-panel and remote control, you'll find four Smart Select buttons that let you quickly choose from the most popular input sources. With Smart Select, the NR1200 remembers not only your preferred inputs but also your preferred audio settings, so you can enjoy precisely tailored sound with each one.

Source Rename & Hide: You can change the display name (up to 12 characters) of a selected input source. If an input isn't being used, you can delete it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.

Lock Functions: To prevent accidental operation of the stereo receiver, you can disable operation of the buttons on the front-panel. You can also disable the receiver's IR sensor to prevent accidental operation of the receiver from the remote control.

Timers: The Marantz stereo receiver features a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Standby function. The Sleep Timer function allows you to automatically set the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed; set the sleep timer up to 120 minutes in 10 minute increments. The unit will enter standby mode automatically when no commands are sent to the unit for the set time (15/30/60 minutes). Before it enters the standby mode, "Auto Standby" is displayed on the front-panel display of this unit and the on-screen menu.

ECO Mode: This receiver is equipped with an ECO Mode function that allows you to enjoy music and movies while reducing the power consumption during use, Eco mode adjusts the maximum power available according to the volume level selected to reduce power consumption.

Protection Circuit: This is a function to prevent damage to components within the power supply when an abnormality such as an overload, excess voltage, or over-heating occurs. In this unit, the power indicator blinks and the unit enters standby mode when an abnormality occurs.

Software Updates: Using the receiver's network/internet connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online Marantz server. You can also set the receiver to automatically download the latest firmware and software updates when it is in standby mode. Visit Marantz's Owner's Circle for access to downloads to keep the Marantz receiver up-to-date.

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Customer Q&A

47 questions already asked

I use a cassette deck, is there any way to use an audio out for recording?
[ Darvin  Jan 24, 2023 ]
1 answer
None of the preamp outputs on this unit would be able to also function for recording.
[ Arielle  Jan 24, 2023 ]  Staff
I'm interested in connecting this receiver to my TV (HDMI) and a set of passive Klipsch RP260 speakers. I intend to use a streaming music service and want to use amazon alexa voice commands. Currently I have an inexpensive alexa echo device. What would be the best way to set up this receiver to allow for alexa voice command that would also provide the best sound quality? Thanks Hank
[ H  Jan 20, 2023 ]
1 answer
This Marantz NR1200 Slimline stereo would be a fantastic choice, H.E. The NR1200 has Alexa capability built-in, meaning that you can control it with your Alexa Echo device. You can use voice commands for the NR1200, a complete feature list is below: Alexa voice commands include Volume (up/down, specific volume number, & mute); Playback (Play, Pause, Stop, Next, Previous, Resume); and Power on/off. And thanks to the latest firmware update, you can even use Alexa to switch inputs on HEOS enabled AV receivers and soundbars. You can group your HEOS-enabled devices using the HEOS app with an Alexa-friendly name. Once they are grouped, Alexa voice commands will control the group as a whole. If you want to play audio content from only one HEOS-enabled device in the group, you must ungroup the device within the HEOS app. You are able use voice commands to search for songs, albums and artists and even podcasts and internet stations from HEOS & Alexa compatible music apps - like Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Spotify Connect, & SiriusXM. You just need to connect the Marantz to your network, link it to your Alexa, and potentially learn a "skill" in the Alexa app. After that you download the HEOS app for your music streaming. You will still keep your Alexa puck it will just be able to control your new Marantz. Pretty cool!
[ Bo  Jan 20, 2023 ]  Staff
Would this be a good match for the Jamo C93ii speakers?
[ Jones  Jan 18, 2023 ]
1 answer
This Marantz NR1200 would be a great power match for Jamo bookshelf speakers. You will be able to get clarity and accuracy with both bass and treble at low to moderate volumes without having distortion. If you want to be able to really drive the speakers the will be able to flex their capacity with that receiver as well!
[ Arielle  Jan 18, 2023 ]  Staff
I am looking to pair this with an audio technica record player... a couple klipsch speakers and a TV.... is this a good option?
[ Zach  Jan 15, 2023 ]
1 answer
This would do nicely! For further help with pairing equipment for your audio needs, please reach out to our advisors via online chat or phone at 1-800-324-9695
[ Nemo  Jan 15, 2023 ]  Staff
is there an fm signal level indicator?
[ Stevan  Jan 09, 2023 ]
1 answer
Greetings Stevan, and thank you for your question. The Marantz NR1200 has both an AM and an FM radio tuner built in. When on Tuner, the Marantz will display a preset number, the band AM, or FM, and the frequency of that band (channel).
[ Thomas J.  Jan 10, 2023 ]  Staff
Can you watch video (via HDMI) while playing audio from a different input? e.g. I Iike to watch live sports with no sound while the music is on. Assume only one 2.1 speaker setup.
[ TSAICHU  Dec 05, 2022 ]
1 answer
You can Tsaichu, with some rules on source. The Marantz NR1200 can display video from a different source on your connected TV during audio playback from Tuner or HEOS music apps. It looks like if you want to use the analog audio inputs for source you would have to connect via Toslink optical instead of HDMI.
[ Bo  Dec 05, 2022 ]  Staff
Is it possible to connect a center channel speaker if desired?
[ Rossi  Nov 06, 2022 ]
1 answer
No. This unit does not have the processing or amplification to support a center channel speaker.
[ Nemo  Nov 06, 2022 ]  Staff
NR1200 have AUX input?
[ Rossi  Oct 21, 2022 ]
1 answer
The NR1200 has an HDMI input labeled AUX, but does not have an RCA input labeled AUX. However, it does feature three sets of RCA preamp inputs labeled CBL/SAT, Blu-ray/DVD, and CD that can be used in the same fashion as an RCA AUX input. It is even possible to reassign the names of these inputs to suite your preferences. For example, the AUX button on the remote could be assigned to switch to the CBL/SAT RCA input instead of the HDMI 5 input.
[ Nemo  Oct 21, 2022 ]  Staff
Possible to connect iPhone directly to receiver to stream music? Hard wire connection? (other than using Bluetooth and / or other wireless connection).
[ Rossi  Oct 19, 2022 ]
1 answer
It is possible to do a hardwired connection with an iPhone to that Marantz. If you have a newer iPhone only with a lightning connection you can use a couple of adapters - a lightning to aux adapter and 3.5mm to stereo RCA which will allow you to stream your music. I put a couple different cables in a cart down below for you to take a look at.
[ Arielle  Oct 19, 2022 ]  Staff
Can you play both speakers together at same time or are they going to be switched to one or the other (A or B)?
[ BRADLEY  Sep 21, 2022 ]
1 answer
You can play Speakers A and B at the same time if you choose on that Marantz unit.
[ Arielle  Sep 22, 2022 ]  Staff
Has anyone used the ethernet connection (not WiFi) with Spotify connect successfully?
[ Peter  Aug 31, 2022 ]
1 answer
Absolutely Peter, there's no reason why you should not have full features with the wired connection. As always if you are having issues with gear you got from us, we want you to call us so we can help troubleshoot. We back all purchases with that Lifetime Technical support so we can be here to help, that's for sure! With any network issues, it's always a good idea to check if your app is updated or if there is an update available for your NR1200. IF that doesn't solve the wired Spotify issues check any software or firewall you have in place to make sure that it's not banning the Spotify Connect communication. I do believe you also have to have Spotify Premium to take full advantage of the Spotify connect, so check that too. I hope this was helpful Peter!
[ Bo  Sep 01, 2022 ]  Staff
can zone 2 support a cd recorder via rca connections?
[ bruno  Aug 01, 2022 ]
1 answer
It can Bruno, with certain stipulations. The Zone 2 RCA pre out is level controllable on the Marantz NR1200, so you can set it to "wide open" for recording. It is limited to just certain sources though. Analog Audio Inputs (including Phono), AM/FM Tuner (cannot select different stations for each zone), HEOS Music Apps (including Pandora, Tidal, Amazon, and more); cannot select different HEOS music apps for each zone, and Network Sources (including TuneIn Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, & DLNA). You cannot select two different networks sources for Zone 1 and Zone 2. If you are planning on recording from these and not the HDMI, Optical, & Coaxial inputs on the Marantz NR1200 you're golden here!
[ Bo  Aug 01, 2022 ]  Staff
can i copy from a lp to a cd recorder using this unit? i see there is no line out or record out on the marantz nr1200.
[ bruno  Mar 09, 2022 ]
1 answer
Unfortunately can't answer your question. I am not schooled enough. I would defer the experts at Crutchfield.
[ PATRICK  Mar 10, 2022 ]
where is the balance knob? or the midrange knob?
[ robert  Feb 11, 2022 ]
1 answer
The balance knob is on the front of the unit. The is no midrange adjustment, only bass and treble on the front.
[ GABRIEL  Feb 11, 2022 ]
Can the tone controls be used for the speakers if the subs are set to on? I'm hoping yes, as this unit looks like the right one for my needs.
[ Zepher  Feb 08, 2022 ]
3 answers
Yes the tone controls work for the main speakers independent of the subs. Tone controls have no affect on the subs.
[ Robert  Feb 09, 2022 ]
I'm currently using my nr1200 as preamp. Prior to this I used it in a traditional setup with a sub and the tone controls were functional.
[ MICHAEL  Feb 08, 2022 ]
by tone i assume you men treble and bass? yessir, you can set those for the main two speakers. the subwoofer is not affected by those settings, but you can raise the power to the sub and adjust the crossover passthrough frequency. Meaning you could adjust it so only sounds less than 120Hz (for example) go to the sub. this unit also has a setting they call d-max where it corrects tones lost from digital compression. when that is activated, it overrides any bass and treble settings. I have really enjoyed this product. It powers MartinLogan tx35's and a subwoofer. sounds amazing. I hope that answered your question.
[ STEPHEN  Feb 08, 2022 ]
Is the Marantz NR 1200 a good match for Thiel CS 2.2 vintage speakers that are 2-3 ohm, or should I consider an am or pre amp as well?
[ Liz  Jul 07, 2021 ]
7 answers
Well I like mine but the Marantz only does 8,6 or 4 ohm speaker so you might want to correct the mismatch or buy a pair of kilpsch 600 M bookshelf speaker and enjoy a great paring.
[ EDDIE  Jul 15, 2021 ]
Hi Liz I'm not really sure I'm pushing a pair of klipsch la scalas 8 ohm with the 1200 and they sound great . But the speakers are really efficient
[ jeff  Jul 15, 2021 ]
I have not seen that kind of impedance in speakers all my are 4 or 8 ohm ,I would defer you to there engineer 's I did by a amp with mine so I could use my equalizer i purchased the Niles amp. I have Klipsch Corwalls and the sound is insane ??
[ REYNOLD J  Jul 15, 2021 ]
Hey Liz- I have a new nr1200 hooked up to a emovtiva a2 preamp to 6 ohm wharfdale linton speakers and really like this setup. I like the emotiva a2, priced around 500$ it's a great deal (shop around), it added some sound and acts as a insurance policy to protect my marantz. Good luck ??
[ RICHARD  Jul 15, 2021 ]
The manual says 4 ohm is the lower limit for speakers and you have to change a setting to use it at 4 ohms. I would not risk damaging the unit using speakers that have a 2-3 ohm impedance. I would look for an amp that is rated for output at a 2 ohm impedance.
[ GABRIEL  Jul 15, 2021 ]
I wouldn't risk it. There is a setting to change the impedance of the channel down to 4 ohm, but the receiver is pushing a lot of power to a speaker which rated less than 4 ohm. You could end up burning up the speaker and damaging it.
[ Steve  Jul 15, 2021 ]
A pre-amp won't help you. All that does is boost the signal coming in to the amp. Your issue is the 2-3 ohm speakers and the fact that they may overload the NR 1200. This question is best addressed to Marantz.
[ Arthur  Jul 07, 2021 ]
How can I open the casing of my Panamax MPS1200? I already have the 5 screws removed.
[ David  May 13, 2021 ]
1 answer
I have no idea. I do know breaching a components casing usually voids the manufacturers warranty. If this is not a concern, hope someone can help you answer your question. I own a Marantz NR1200. Love it for what it is. Never had to breach the casing for any reason.
[ Robert  May 13, 2021 ]
marantz NR1200 is enough power for the b&w 683 or bmb cse-310(se) karaoky speaker?
[ kenneth  May 07, 2021 ]
1 answer
This is a question better addressed to Crutchfield, B&W, BMB, or Marantz. As a consumer, I'm not familiar with every speaker on the market.
[ Arthur  May 13, 2021 ]
I am trying to connect the NR1200 to get radio over the internet. I have synced the receiver to my Wi-Fi, but cannot get to any radio stations. What am I missing? Is there a trick to making this connection?
[ William  Apr 28, 2021 ]
2 answers
Your best bet is to talk to crutchfield customer service. They helped me out a great deal.
[ Bubbagump  Apr 29, 2021 ]
Download the marantz app then pandora or what ever you like. If you want to use the raidi on your receiver you will need to hook the antenna to the back. I am listen to Pandora now, sounds great
[ JAMES H.  Apr 28, 2021 ]
If I wanted to connect an external pre amp to the nr 1200 where would I make my connections going into the 1200?
[ Kevin  Apr 17, 2021 ]
1 answer
The 1200 has 3 assignable analog inputs as well as two digital ( one optical, on coaxial) inputs.
[ Calvin  May 21, 2021 ]  Staff
Have any of you compared the built in MM phono stage in the NR1200 to using a nice external pre instead? I have a parks audio puffin that I may still use with this amp. Thanks!
[ Frank  Apr 12, 2021 ]
1 answer
I have not tried or compared the built in MM phono stage on the NR 1200 HOWEVER I have two audio systems both of which include pre-amps with built in phono stages. I did compare those to external pre amp specifically designed for performance. Both out perform and sound much better than the included internal phono sections. My personal opinion got with the Parks Audio Puffin.
[ Robert  Apr 12, 2021 ]
Does the Heos app native to the NR1200 support Plex? I want to stream audio files to the NR1200 from a Plex server on my WD EX2 Ultra NAS via ethernet cable. I mostly use (Plex) playlists for digital music playback have hear mixed things about whether it Heos supports Plex.
[ Tarso  Apr 02, 2021 ]
3 answers
Hi, I'm sorry I can't answer this question exactly because I do not have any music servers. I can say that there is a space inside the Helios app that says "music servers" I can stream music from my iPhone and Sirius XM and Spotify and other streaming services. I would not recommend this unit for another reason. Unless all you want to do is stream your music or use a turntable and the receiver. That is fine. I was looking forward to also using all of the HDMI ports. But if you plug anything HDMI into this that is the only thing you can run at the time. Example I like to play PlayStation while I jam out to music. But you cannot change the setting to play Helios while you have your PlayStation running through it. Only the sound of the PlayStation will come through. Also if I wanted to just listen to music by itself but I had my TV plugged into the hdmi. The TV had to be on for the music to play. If you turn the power on the TV off it turns the Marantz off as well. I tried for months to figure out a work around. But couldn't and now I just have a 700.00 stereo. Which is fine and it sounds great but I wanted to enjoy all of the features. I don't know if anyone else has experienced this. Hope this helps a little. Also if anyone reading this can tell me if I'm doing something wrong. Thanks!
[ PAUL  Apr 30, 2021 ]
I belive it will
[ EDDIE  Apr 29, 2021 ]
The HEOS app does not have a default input for Plex, but it does have an input for Music Servers. So perhaps it can stream Plex through that input, but I don't know.
[ MARCUS  Apr 27, 2021 ]
Would it be better to connect a Marantz CD6006 cd player to Marantz NR1200 using optical cable or rca connection?
[ Michael  Feb 23, 2021 ]
5 answers
It depends on how you use it. If you use the DAC built into this player (it is a good one) then you must use the RCA plugs. If you plug into an exterior DAC or one that is built into your amplifier/preamp then you must use a digital connector, the opitical cable. Or better than the optical cable is a high qualtiy coaxial cable. This unit does both. The DAC unit is the translation of signal from digital to analogue. The 6006 does the 'translation' on RCA or just reads the disc and sends that reading to your DAC, etc.
[ Richard Cronk  Feb 23, 2021 ]
The optical cable is better choice.
[ Tom  Feb 23, 2021 ]
If you think your DAC in the receiver is superior to the DAC in the CD player, then you may prefer optical cable. I think the DAC is very good in the CD player, so i have mine hooked up via RCA cables
[ Michael  Feb 23, 2021 ]
I have been told that Optical is better than RCA's. However, I think a good quality RCA will be good as well.
[ BEN  Feb 23, 2021 ]
It really doesn't matter, because both units have a DAC. You can connect via RCA which would utilize the CD6006 DAC, or you could connect via a digital optical or digital coaxial cable and utilize the DAC inside the NR1200.
[ Steve  Feb 23, 2021 ]
Is Marantz NR1200 a good match for vintage Advent Heritage towers?
[ Michael  Feb 23, 2021 ]
1 answer
Without owning Advent Heritage speakers and the NR1200, the question can't really be answered except by Advent or Marantz or Crutchfield.
[ Arthur  Feb 23, 2021 ]
Does it have bi-amp for my 200 watts speakers?
[ Cynthia  Oct 06, 2020 ]
2 answers
[ Arthur  Jul 07, 2021 ]
This is a 2 channel receiver and cannot bi-amp speakers. However, it does have preamp outputs so external amps can be connected to it creating the extra amp channels needed to bi-amp speakers. Feel free to contact an advisor using 1-800-324-9695 to get a personal recommendation on gear to bi-amp your speakers.
[ Paul  Oct 25, 2020 ]  Staff
Could the "Front" Pre Out be utilized as an additional amplified stereo Zone? Thinking, controlled by powering on/off the connected amp? If so, any quality differences vs. the that route and the usual Zone 2 approach?
[ D  Sep 23, 2020 ]
2 answers
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Calvin  Oct 07, 2020 ]  Staff
This is a question best asked of Crutchfield or Marantz.
[ Arthur  Oct 06, 2020 ]
Is the Marantz NR1200 a good match for Klipsch Heresy IV speakers?
[ Mike  Sep 18, 2020 ]
1 answer
Ask Marantz or Klipsch. BUT if your speakers are 4 or 8 ohms and reasonably efficient you should be okay.
[ Arthur  Jul 07, 2021 ]
sirius xm how do you connect??
[ John  Sep 03, 2020 ]
2 answers
I have not connected to that network. I am perfectly happy with using it as an amplifier Enter an answer to this question.
[ James H Bride  Sep 03, 2020 ]
You connect with your phone using the HEOS app. Use your regular credentials for Sirius XM.
[ Arthur  Sep 03, 2020 ]
Will the Bluetooth and Apple play work if the receiver is in a stereo cabinet?
[ Glenn  Aug 31, 2020 ]
3 answers
[ Frances  Aug 31, 2020 ]
Yes, I had mine in a cabinet with doors when I first received it and it worked fine. The NR1200 is now in a cabinet with no doors and works as advertised .I am very pleased with Marantz products.
[ formula1fan  Aug 31, 2020 ]
IF it is behind glass that could be a problem
[ FREDERICK W  Aug 31, 2020 ]
Do you have to use Heos app to stream music?
[ Dan  Aug 27, 2020 ]
2 answers
No, you can stream directly from your device to the amp using Bluetooth or Airplay or Spotifiy Connect without going through Heos.
[ Michael  Sep 04, 2020 ]
You do not. HEOS app is good for consolidating all your streaming services and it does work fine. I can only speak for iPhones, but the Airplay feature works great and that's what I use.
[ Jacob  Sep 04, 2020 ]
Will it do a big difference to have bluetooh 4.1 with Marantz NR1200 vs bluetooh 4.2 with Cambridge ax81 ? ( what is the difference between those 2 and does it matter a lot in choosing Marantz Rn1200 over Cambridge cx81 based on those BLUETOOH ) And what about not having Airply2 with Cambridge but yes AIRPLAY2 with Marantz . ( for streaming ) Thanks
[ Eric  Jun 29, 2020 ]
2 answers
Hi Eric! It would be best to speak with an Advisor directly, so we can efficiently answer the questions you have on the products, and offer further information on the technical aspects of the differences in Bluetooth profiles, and the differences in AirPlay 2, versus Bluetooth. You may chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695. We will be happy to help.
[ Jess  Jul 13, 2020 ]  Staff
I would love to be able to answer that particular question for you ,but I am not knowledgeable enough on the difference s between the two types . Sorry that I couldn't be of any help.
[ MARK A  Jul 13, 2020 ]
Will the NR1200 pair directly with the Denon Heos sub using the Heos Amp?
[ pinch  Jun 09, 2020 ]
7 answers
It's good.. I'm just sure there are better ones out there. Sorry.
[ jeffrey  Jun 12, 2020 ]
Plus the sub turns off. I have to go into the Denon receiver and turn it back on. Maybe it's operator error. It's kinda a pain or just me being not smart with it it.
[ jeffrey  Jun 12, 2020 ]
I wired in the Russound amp for full the house built in speakers, however, you have to have the HEOS function on your receiver..
[ jeffrey  Jun 11, 2020 ]
I have the Denon 3500. That pairs with that exact sub. I would not recommend Denon for blue tooth pairing. It drops out of the network a lot especially when I use Bluetooth.
[ jeffrey  Jun 11, 2020 ]
Yes, as long as all/both units are on same wi-fi
[ ITAMAR  Jun 11, 2020 ]
I have two subs. And two sound bars. And a Heos link in my garage, countless speakers, and an AVR 6300. In the Heos app when I look at the device config for the sound bars there is an option to configure speakers and that's where I add surrounds and subwoofer. There is no way to add the subwoofer to smaller Heos speakers (Heos hs2 version of the Heos 3, 5, or 7). Similarly there is no option to add the subwoofer to my denon receiver. May be a good thing to contact dennon but I suspect that the NR1200 won't do this given it is a receiver and it is only 2 channel.
[ Seth  Jun 09, 2020 ]
First place, what's a HEOS Amp? Are you asking if the NR1200 can run a HEOS subwoofer? I don't see why not. Isn't that the point of HEOS?
[ Arthur  Jun 09, 2020 ]
The NR1200 has been on backlog for a long time. Anyone know why?
[ Mike N  Jun 06, 2020 ]
1 answer
There's an international chip shortage.
[ Arthur  Jul 07, 2021 ]
Will the Remote for the NR1200 Receiver control my Marantz CD 5005 ?
[ Thomas  Apr 30, 2020 ]
2 answers
Yes it has a programmed remote to do that
[ Ramon  Apr 30, 2020 ]
I can't answer. I don't have a CD5005, so I simply don't know.
[ Arthur  Apr 30, 2020 ]
Will the NR1200 Remote also control my Marantz CD5005?
[ Thomas  Apr 30, 2020 ]
2 answers
yes it will, it is not great but it will do it.
[ Chad  Apr 30, 2020 ]
Thomas, yes it will it also controls my maranta blue ray DVD player. Sincerely Jim
[ James  Apr 30, 2020 ]
Can this drive Polk RTI a9 speakers sufficiently?
[ Manikandan  Mar 04, 2020 ]
3 answers
Probably could but reviews say they like more power.
[ Paul  Mar 04, 2020 ]
Easily. No problem at all. 75 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven 100 watts per channel into 6 ohms with 2 channels driven
[ Robert  Mar 04, 2020 ]
Can't answer. I'm using Martin Logans Rx 16 which are pretty small. Very happy w/ the receiver so far.
[ Jose  Mar 04, 2020 ]
I can not connect to Bluetooth. Any tips?
[ nick  Feb 11, 2020 ]
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Feb 25, 2020 ]  Staff
Is the amplifier section a class A/B or a class D? I've read the user manual and might have overlooked the information. Thanks!
[ DAVE  Jan 27, 2020 ]
6 answers
I was hooking up a Subwoofer via high level connection, which requires knowing the class of the receiver to make the correct connection.I contacted Marantz, and they told me all of their receivers are class A/B.
[ CHRIS  Feb 13, 2020 ]
I don't know but I will tell you I am very happy with my purchase of NR1200 and use it every day. Power is more than adequate as I am powering Klipsch RP600M and Klipsch R51 speakers with Klipsch SW12 subwoofer .Sound is great and receiver is a beautiful piece of engineering !
[ formula1fan  Feb 12, 2020 ]
I think it's a Class A. Whatever it is it sounds great! Very happy with this receiver!
[ larry  Feb 11, 2020 ]
The amplifier section is A/B. Class D is used in the Ruby K1 amplifie and the Ref Terence PM10 amp. The receiver gets warm and if class D would run cooler
[ Bruce  Feb 11, 2020 ]
Good question! I've reviewed the owners manual and for the amplifier section it states " Two-channel discrete power amplifier with separate L/R power amp circuit and power transformer with 75W per channel (8-ohm, 20Hz - 20kHz, 0.08% THD). That's all I could find.
[ Tim  Feb 11, 2020 ]
Class A/BEnter
[ Eric  Jan 28, 2020 ]
on the back panel it looks like the Audio In and Zone 2 are mis-labeled. They have R and L on top as if they are vertical columns but the connections are in horizontal layout. Are there not 2 connections for each speaker (out) or device (In) - Red and White?
[ Jeff  Jan 15, 2020 ]
3 answers
According to user manual, Zone 2 is used for a power amplifier to be used in another room. The front L & R is for a front speaker that has a power amplifier. I hope this helps.
[ Kristy  Jan 17, 2020 ]
I will check this out tomorrow. If the answer is "yes," what action must I take to protect my equipment? Thanks.
[ LAWRENCE J  Jan 16, 2020 ]
This has nothing to do with speakers. Zone 2 is meant to connect to an amp in (presumably) another room. The connections for zone 2 are in horizontal format. The connection for the right channel output for zone 2 is on the left. The connection for the left channel output for zone 2 is on the right. I hope I've understood your question.
[ Arthur  Jan 15, 2020 ]
Is the Marantz NR1200 a good match for KEF LS50?
[ David  Jan 09, 2020 ]
4 answers
While I'm not familiar with your particular speakers I can say I had a Lux amp that I didn't think could be beat but this one did it. It has a warm, easy to listen to tone without losing the crisp highs. The separation is great, even better than i had before. Have played music from Lady Gaga (Fame) to Amy Winehouse all of the elements of the music sound great from resonating real piano to rock guitar runs and everything in between.
[ NANCY  Jan 15, 2020 ]
I don't know, I have my Marantz NR1200 powering Klipsch RP600M and R51 speakers with a Klipsch R12-SW subwoofer and I am very pleased with the results.
[ formula1fan  Jan 09, 2020 ]
i am definitely not an equipment expert but i currently have a pair of Bowers & Wilkins 703 S2 speakers connected to this receiver and it does great so I would think it work well with the KEF speakers.
[ Chad  Jan 09, 2020 ]
Hi David, I'm running older polk bookshelf speakers and a PSW10 POLK SW. so I cant answer your question. It is a nice receiver and I had many, many questions regarding receivers for the crutchfield staff. They helped me narrow my search down. I would say, see what they say and then try it out. you have 60 days and if you don't like it you can send it back for $10. m
[ Mark  Jan 09, 2020 ]
Can the 2 zones be wired to a pair of speakers for bi-amping the way Marantz surround receivers can?
[ Ryan  Dec 04, 2019 ]
4 answers
Yes but this is Bi-wiring not bi-amp. Wire speakers with the 2 lefts and 2 rights from A and B sides. Then select speakers A+B on the output. You can see the wiring diagram in the downloadable manual found on the manufacturer website.
[ KEITH D  Dec 06, 2019 ]
Yes. Just set the "speakers" setting to A+B.
[ Alan  Dec 04, 2019 ]
Yes they can but it's not a separate amp as it would be in a 7+ channel where you can assign additional amps to the front speakers. Therefore, there is a very minimal, possibly non-discernible benefit to running another set of wires and you lose the flexibility to power another zone.
[ bill  Dec 04, 2019 ]
You have a separate pre-amp connection and 2 speaker zones so I think yes, but I have not done it. Extremely pleased with it, basically it installed itself after hooking up and sound is outstanding.
[ FREDERICK W  Dec 04, 2019 ]
Can I order a silver color?
[ Yi  Nov 30, 2019 ]
1 answer
No, we only carry that NR1200 in black.
[ Cosmo  Dec 11, 2019 ]  Staff

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