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Unit was as discribed the quality and sound are excellent money well spent !!!!!!!!!
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Item #: 642NR1402
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A perfect fit for your ears and your space
The NR1402 is sized just right to fit comfortably on just about any bookshelf or TV stand. This full-featured model measures only half the height of many surround sound receivers, yet it boasts all the clean power you need to drive five speakers, and enough inputs to connect a full complement of A/V sources. Even though it's rated at an understated 50 watts per channel, the NR1402's high-quality amplification is a great match to most room sizes, speakers and listening preferences.
Convenient switching for your HD components
Blu-ray players, video game consoles, and HD satellite, cable and DVR boxes all go well with the NR1402. HDMI switching lets you send all your high-def digital video sources through a single connection to your TV, making hookup a breeze. Marantz takes the extra step of carefully isolating this unit's internal audio and video circuit boards. This ensures ultra-high signal purity for rich, enveloping surround sound with all your movies, music, TV shows, and video games. And cutting edge decoding delivers the master-quality sound that comes with most of today's Blu-ray discs.
Portable music player friendly
The NR1402 has a minijack input on the front panel so you can plug in your portable player without having to fish around the back for a connection. Add Marantz's Bluetooth® receiver and play music wirelessly from your compatible cell phone or PC from up to 30 feet away. Marantz's own M-DAX audio expansion circuitry recognizes the frequencies that get lost in compressed music files and restores them for better sound.
Take the setup odyssey out put the sound Audyssey® in
Marantz uses Audyssey MultEQ® Auto Calibration to take the hassle out of speaker configuration. Just plug in the included microphone and place it in up to six listening positions. The NR1402 uses a series of test tones to balance speaker levels and fine-tune the delay and equalization settings for each speaker. The result is optimized home theater performance for your specific speakers and room. And Audyssey Dynamic Volume monitors the system to cut those surprise bursts of volume from commercials down to size. Plus Marantz has added an intuitive first time setup wizard. Plug in the power cable, connect your TV, and abracadabra the receiver walks you through step by step.
Unit was as discribed the quality and sound are excellent money well spent !!!!!!!!!
jim C., Crestwood Ky.
Average Customer Review(s):
Unit was as discribed the quality and sound are excellent money well spent !!!!!!!!!
I needed a half height receiver to fit in my tv stand.and the Marantz NR1402 was one of the few I found. I purchased it based on the size, but I am very happy with the style and the sound. It was easy to set up, sounds great with my Mirage Nanosat 5.1 speakers and has all the features I need.
Pros: Size, ease of set up, remote and price.
Cons: none so far
So far the receiver has been great. Love the design and it's very easy to use and set-up. It doesn't have all of the bells and whistles that some other receivers have but we didn't need those. I also bought the Energy Micro speakers and they sound great as well. If you are looking for a reliable receiver then this is it. This is also my first time ordering from Crutchfield and the experience was awesome.
Pros: Easy set-up Low profile Great price Great warranty Harmony remote compatable
Cons: Can't think of any
Excellent sound quality.
Pros: Compact, great performance, good automation
Cons: Manual is difficult to follow, even in 'quick setup' stage. Must be written out of this country.
My last system was a Carver receiver, but after moving, I needed something that was not as bulky. This system was the size I needed. Sound is great. I am not the youngest person and I find the controls a little confusing. I would have expected the two big knobs to be the volume and tuning, but they are volume and input selection. Coming from an analog world, I find the 5 second delay from power-on or input selection to sound a little annoying. Other than that, I think it is a great system for the money.
Pros: Physical size, price, inputs
Bought this to fit an Ikea TV stand with rather short equipment cubbies, love the half-height design. The unit sounds nice and has plenty of power for my smallish room. The Audyssey MultEQ feature does the job well. I like that it takes readings from six spots vs. the three in my one year old Onkyo receiver it replaced. I don't know if my unit is atypical but the receiver does not always respond on the first press of the remote key... My hat is off to Crutchfield for smoking the competition on delivery time. This is the 3rd order that has made it to Germany in less than a week!
Excellent receiver, just the item I wished for long time that complement my HTPC system, 50 watts per channel plus subwoofer out, small but plenty of useful functions, I recommend ENERGY CB-5 bookshelf, CC-5 center channel and ESW-C8 subwoofer speakers too, Also recommend to Crutchfield that add that speakers brand name to the great audio/video selection they carry.
Picked this up to drive a pair of B&W DM602s2 in 2 channel only mode and it does a great job in my near-field listing application. The NR1402 has plenty of power to drive the 602s well beyond the level of comfort with no distortion I can detect. Most of the music I play is digital, encoded in 256-300kbps or loss-less, but the imaging is still amazing. If I didn't know better I'd swear the sound was coming out of the computer monitor in front of me (the receiver is on a large computer desk, the speakers on each corner toed in). The small size of this unit made it perfect for the desktop application. My other receivers are huge in comparison. One thing I don't like is that it doesn't up-convert lower signals (or send them over HDMI) but I was aware of that when I purchased and didn't want to go up $200 more for the 1602 just for that feature. The build quality is top notch - this thing just oozes sexiness, and the menus are well designed though descriptions of each setting built into the GUI would have been a nice touch. Overall I'm very satisfied and will absolutely consider Marantz for future upgrades (this my first Marantz product).
|Number Of Channels||5|
|Stereo RMS Power (watts)||50|
|THD in Stereo||0.08 %|
|Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)||20-20k Hz|
|Minimum Impedance L/R||6 ohms|
|Minimum Impedance Center||6 ohms|
|Minimum Impedance Surround||6 ohms|
|App Remote Control||No|
|USB port for iPod/iPhone||No|
|FM Sensitivity||12.8 dBf|
|HD Radio Tuner||No|
|On-Screen Display||Thru HDMI|
|Auto Speaker Calibration||Audyssey MultEQ|
|HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video||No|
|HDMI Standby Pass-through||Yes|
|Composite Video Conversion||No|
|Component Video Conversion||No|
|HDMI to HDMI Upconversion||No|
|Multibrand Remote Control||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|Powered Multi-room Audio Output||No|
|Preamp Multi-room Audio Output||No|
|Multi-room HDMI Output||No|
|Dolby Digital||DD, EX, True HD|
|DTS||DTS, ES, HD, HDMA|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Component Video Inputs||2|
|Component Video Monitor Outputs||1|
|Optical Digital Inputs||1|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||1|
|Optical Digital Outputs||None|
|Coaxial Digital Outputs||None|
|HDMI Monitor Outputs||1|
|Multi-Channel Analog Input||No|
|Multi-channel Preamp Output||No|
|Main Speaker Output Pairs||1|
|Main Speaker Terminals||Posts|
|Removable Power Cord||IEC 2-prong|
5-Channel Discrete Amplifier: The Marantz NR1402 is equipped with a power amplifier that reproduces high-fidelity sound in surround mode with equal quality and power for all channels, true to the original sound. The power amplifier circuit adopts a discrete-circuit configuration that achieves high-quality surround sound reproduction. The 5 channel amplifier is rated at 50 watts with 2 channels driven (20-20kHz, 8-ohms, 0.08% THD).
Isolated Audio Circuit Board: The carefully-optimized audio signal path rests on a separate circuit board for maximum performance as well as isolation from interferences generated by high speed video processing.
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): The Marantz NR1402 incorporates advanced 32-bit digital signal processing circuitry, along with a 192 kHz/24 bit D/A converter on each of the unit's five channels for exceptional sound quality. The 192kHz sampling and 24-bit word length capabilities of the DACs allows you to play high-resolution recordings and hear the increased clarity, detail and dynamic range of those recordings.
Surround Modes: The NR1402 is equipped with various surround modes to reproduce a variety of surround sound effects, according to the content of the source to be played. The receiver features Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital, and DTS decoders.
|Audio Format||Description||# of Channels||Connection Type|
|Stereo||2-Channel Stereo||Stereo listening with tonal adjustment.||2.0/2.1ch||Analog, HDMI, Coaxial, & Optical|
|Multi-Channel Stereo||Stereo sound from all connected speakers.||5.1-7.1ch|
|Virtual Speaker||Delivers simulated surround sound from two stereo speakers.||2.0/2.1ch|
|Dolby Pro Logic II||Dolby Pro Logic II||Matrix decoding technology developed by Dolby Laboratories (select Movie, Music, or Game mode).||5.1ch||Analog, HDMI, Coaxial, & Optical|
|Dolby Pro Logic IIx||Further improved version of Dolby Pr Logic II with two additional rear-channels (select Movie, Music, or Game mode).||6.1/7.1ch|
|Dolby Pro Logic IIz||The addition of front-height speakers provide enhanced spaciousness, depth, and dimensions to stereo, 5.1, or 7.1-channel content.||7.1ch|
|Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital is a multi-channel digital signal format developed by Dolby Laboratories.||5.1ch||HDMI, Coaxial, & Optical|
|Dolby Digital EX||Dolby Digital Surround EX is a multi-channel digital signal format developed by Dolby Laboratories & Lucas Film.||6.1ch|
|Dolby Digital Plus||Dolby Digital Plus is an improved Dolby Digital signal format with discrete digital sound and improved sound quality.||7.1ch|
|Dolby TrueHD||Dolby TrueHD is a high-definition audio format using lossless coding technology to faithfully reproduce the sound of the studio master.||7.1ch||HDMI|
|DTS||DTS||Digital Theater System with accurate sound field position and realistic sound effects.||5.1ch||HDMI, Coaxial, & Optical|
|DTS-ES||Discrete or Matrixed digital audio format adding a surround back channel to DTS.||6.1ch|
|DTS 96/24||DTS 96/24 is a digital audio format enabling high sound quality playback with a sampling frequency of 96 kHz and 24 bit quantization of DVD-video||5.1ch|
|DTS Express||DTS audio format supporting low-bit rates (max. 5.1 channels, 24-256 kbps)||5.1ch|
|DTS-HD||DTS-HD provides high sound quality and enhanced functionality than conventional DTS; supports multi-channel, high data transfer speed, high sampling frequency, and lossless audio playback (choose from High Resolution Audio or Master Audio).||7.1ch||HDMI|
|DTS NEO:6||Matrix decoding technology for achieving 6.1-channel surround playback from 2-channel sources (select either Cinema or Music).||5.1-7.1ch||Analog, HDMI, Coaxial, & Optical|
|PCM||Multi-Channel PCM||Used with PCM multichannel sources up to 7.1 channels.||5.1-7.1ch||HDMI|
|Direct Mode||Source Direct||High-quality sound playback without passing through the sound quality adjustment circuits.||2.0-7.1ch||Analog, HDMI, Coaxial, & Optical|
|Pure Direct||Playback audio tracks at the closest to the original sound quality.||2.0-7.1ch|
Note: Even though the AV receiver will decode 7.1channel surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs (unless you connect an addition Surround Back amplifier to the receiver's SB/FH Pre-Outs). Pro Logic IIz requires additional Front-Height speakers connected to a separate amplifier using the receiver's Surround Back/Front-Height preamp outputs.
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround mode parameters:
Audyssey MultEQ: Audyssey MultEQ technology helps create an optimal acoustic profile for your home theater. Using the included setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ measures sound levels and adjusts speaker configuration accordingly, making setup fast and easy. This room acoustic measuring and correction system analyzes (via the included microphone) the audio characteristics of your speaker system and your listening environment at up to 6 measurement points and automatically tailors the sound for top audio fidelity. You can set the Audyssey MultEQ to one of the following modes.
Note: You can also setup your speaker system manually using the receiver. You can select speaker configuration and size (large/small/none), as well as subwoofer (yes/no). Set subwoofer and LFE signal range playback (LFE/LFE+Main), as well as low-pass crossover frequency (80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz). Set distance (0-60') from listening position to speakers. Set the volume (+/-12dB) of the test tone to be the same when it is output from each speaker. And set the high-pass crossover frequency (40/60/80/90/100/110/120/150/200/250Hz) for each speaker.
Dynamic EQ: Audio engineers mix music and movie soundtracks at reference levels much louder than typical home listening levels. At lower volumes the human ear perceives sound differently; voices change, bass dissipates, and the surround effect becomes less enveloping. Dynamic EQ adjusts the frequency response curve based on volume to maintain consistent bass output, octave-to-octave balance, and surround impact, resulting in rich sound at any volume. You can set the Dynamic EQ to 0, 5, 10, or 15 dB.
Audyssey Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume solves the problem of large variations in volume level between television programs, commercials, and between the soft and loud passages of movies. Dynamic Volume addresses the issue of commercials that are too loud and movie soundtracks with vast differences between soft and loud passages; the results are more intelligible dialogue, loud passages maintain impact, and soft whispers are heard clearly. When the volume level changes, Dynamic EQ also adjusts the frequency response to maintain sound quality. You can set the Dynamic Volume to Day (low), Evening (middle), Midnight (high), or off.
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.
HT-EQ: The tonal balance of a film soundtrack will be excessively bright and harsh when played back over audio equipment in the home. This is because film soundtracks were designed to be played back in large movie theater environments. Activating the receiver's HT-EQ feature when watching a film made from movie theaters corrects this and restores the correct tonal balance.
Dynamic Range Compression (DRC): Motion picture soundtracks have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum sound level is lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to hear all of the sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC works when playing program sources recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS.
Bass & Treble: You can adjust the receiver's Bass and Treble (+/-6db) independently to suit your listening taste or room acoustics.
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.
Volume Setting: You can set a maximum volume level of 0, -10, or -20 dB to limit the receiver's total volume output. You can also specify a turn-on volume, from -80 to +18dB or Last (whatever the volume setting when the receiver was turned off).
Muting Level Adjustment: 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).
Digital Inputs: There is 1 optical digital input and 1 coaxial digital input on the receiver's rear-panel. The inputs accept digital audio signals from a compact disc, DVD, or other digital source component. You can designate the input for each digital input according to your component.
Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding-post speaker terminals for all speaker channels (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R). The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin-connectors, and single banana plugs. The terminals are spaced too far apart for dual banana plugs. The collar surrounding the binding post terminals prevent the use of spade connectors.
Note: You can connect 6-8 ohms speakers.
Surround Back/Front Height Pre-Out: The AV receiver is equipped with a pair of Surround Back/Front-Height Pre-Outs, so you can connect a secondary amplifier to power a pair Surround Back (DD+, TrueHD, DTS-HD) or Front-Height (DPL IIz) speakers for 7.1ch surround.
Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: The receiver features a front-panel minijack (3.5mm) auxiliary input for connecting an external audio source, such as a portable digital audio player.
Headphone Output: The receiver features a 1/4" stereo headphone jack on its front panel for connecting a pair of optional headphones. The unit's speakers will automatically be turned off when a set of headphones are connected.
AM/FM Tuner: The Marantz AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with 56 station auto-preset memory tuning. You can also set your presets manually. You can even label these presets. In addition, you can even directly tune in a frequency using the receiver's remote control.
HDMI (v1.4a): With four HDMI (v.1.4a) inputs, the NR1402 allows you to route multiple high-definition devices--like game consoles and Blu-ray players--to your TV. It also allows you to connect all of your devices to your TV with a single HDMI cable (via its HDMI monitor output), reducing cable clutter. The HDMI inputs are assignable to different input sources. They support HDCP copyright protection and are compatible with 3D signals, ARC, Deep Color, xvYCC technology, Auto LipSync, and HDMI control.
3D Pass-Through: With the advent of 3D media, it is important to own a receiver that recognizes 3D video signals. The NR1402 is able to pass through 3D signals from your Blu-ray player, ensuring that the 3D effect doesn't get lost in translation. It also recognizes signals from 3D television broadcasts. By connecting a 3D-compliant Blu-ray disc player and 3D-compliant TV to the NR1402, you will have a 3D home theater where you can enjoy high-definition sound and video on a level you've never experienced before.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.
Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The NR1402 also supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
Auto LipSync: This feature automatically compensates for the timing shift between the audio and video of the receiver. If needed, the audio signal can be manually delayed to match the video signal; adjust from 0-200ms.
Component Video Inputs/Output: This unit has 2 component video inputs to obtain the color information (Y, Cb, Cr) directly from the recorded DVD signal or other video component; and 1 component video output to output the video signal directly into the matrix decoder of your television. By sending the pure DVD component video signal directly, the DVD signal forgoes the extra processing that normally would degrade the image. The result is vastly increased image quality, with incredibly life like colors and crisp detail.
Video Mode: You can select between 3 video processing settings.
Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal.
Slim Design Chassis: The Marantz NR1402 A/V Surround Receiver features a slim designed chassis which measures only 17.3125" wide x 4.0625" tall x 14.5625" deep so it easily fits on a shelf or inside a cabinet.
Contoured Front Panel: The Marantz NR1402 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.
On-Screen Menu: The AV receiver's on-screen menu provides quick information about your system's settings. You can easily make settings for your home theater system while viewing menus on the TV screen. Simple settings are enabled with the setting menus displayed on the TV screen. When you control the sound volume, the volume level is displayed on the screen, and when you switch the input source, the name of the input source is displayed. These menu displays can be output to your TV via HDMI.
Setup Wizard: The Marantz NR1402 features an on-screen Setup Wizard that provides easy-to-follow setup instructions.
Screen Saver: The Screen Saver function is activated during menu display or Tuner screen display - if no operation is performed for an approximately 5-minute continuous period.
Rename: You can change the display name (up to 8 characters) of a selected input source.
Source Delete: 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.
Sleep Timer: This 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.
Panel Lock: To prevent accidental operation of this unit, you can disable operation of the buttons on the front-panel.
Personal Memory Plus: This function sets the settings (input mode, surround mode, HDMI output mode, MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, audio delay, etc.) last selected for the individual input sources.
Last Function Memory: This function stores the settings which were made before going into the standby mode. When the power is turned back on, the settings are restored.
Multibrand Remote Control: The NR1402 comes with an IR wireless remote control that can operate the receiver as well as other remote control capable components. It is pre-programmed with control signals for other brand products; including DVD players, Blu-ray Disc players, VCRs, TVs, cable boxes, satellite receivers, and CD players. The remote control features Glow keys so it can easily be used in the dark.
HDMI Control: When you make an HDMI connection between the Marantz AV Receiver and a HDMI control-function compatible TV or Blu-ray/DVD player, you can perform the following operations.
Remote In/Out: These RCA input/output connectors allow you to connect the NR1402 to a Marantz component equipped with remote control (RC-5) terminals.
Flasher In: This 3.5mm input is used to control the NR1402 from an external key-pad (sold separately)
Bluetooth Ready: Through its proprietary M-Xport, the NR1402 offers Bluetooth capability. Simply add the optional RX101 Bluetooth adaptor (642RX101, sold separately) to the NR1402 and you can play the music stored on any Bluetooth-enabled portable device (your iPhone, iPod Touch, or PDA for example) through your home theater system. The optional RX101 doubles as an IR (infrared) receiver so you can place all your components out of sight and still maintain full remote control.
iPod Dock Station (Optional): The Marantz IS301 iPod docking station (642IS301, sold separately) allows easy and flexible integration of select docking style iPods to your home audio system through the Marantz NR1402. By connecting an iPod to the Marantz NR1402 via the IS301, you can play back audio files stored in your iPod through your home speakers and watch video files from your iPod on your connected TV. The Marantz IS301 consists of a wireless Bluetooth handset (with iPod dock), wired base unit, Bluetooth extender module, and IR wireless remote control. The IS301 offers wired or wireless installation and is designed to be table-top or wall mounted so you can integrate the Marantz iPod docking station into your home AV system quickly and easily.
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