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Marantz NR 1501

Marantz NR 1501
alaScore 83

109 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Marantz NR 1501. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Marantz NR 1501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Marantz NR 1501

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Marantz NR 1501 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Marantz NR1501-BLACK Slim HD Audio AV-Receivers in SilverMarantz NR1501-BLACK Slim HD Audio AV-Receivers in Silver

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Marantz NR 1501

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Marantz NR 1501 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Marantz NR1501 Slim Line Home Theater ReceiverMarantz NR1501 Slim Line Home Theater Receiver

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

Marantz NR1501 Slimline AV Receiver Review

 

The $599 NR1501 receiver is Marantz' "Slimline" model which packs most of the functions of a full-size receiver into a smaller chassis. It features an analog power supply and ample power output.

Slim ; 4 x HDMI 1.3 inputs ; 3 x component video inputs ; Analogue to HDMI upconversion ; Full HD audio support via HDMI ; 5-way binding posts on primary speaker connections

No input level control ; No analogue 5.1/7.1 outputs ; No Zone 2 functionality

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Marantz NR1501 Slimline Receiver First Look

 

How many of your friends are more worried about form than function? How many will tell you how great their speakers are because they are so small or so rock-shaped? How many have bought an entertainment center without any idea or thought into how they...

Full featured, tons of inputs, and slim design all with the quality Marantz is known for? The NR1501 is really a no brainer for the the fledgling Audioholic that is working within the constraints of an existing piece of furniture or a spouse's decor....

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Marantz NR1501 Slimline Receiver Preview

 

The Marantz 7.1 NR1501 receiver may be slim in size (4" tall, 13" deep), but with 4 HDMI inputs, 3 component video, not to mention full HD audio decoding and auto calibration it's tall on features.

Full featured, tons of inputs, and slim design all with the quality Marantz is known for? The NR1501 is really a no brainer for the the fledgling Audioholic that is working within the constraints of an existing piece of furniture or a spouse's decor....

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Brian Kahn (hometheaterreview.com)

Marantz NR1501 Receiver Reviewed

 

One of the advantages of the Marantz NR1501 is its small size which allows it to fit where other similar models cannot. The setup is very easy as the system only requires a single cable to connect to your television. Our reviewer found the sound...

The Marantz NR1501's small form factor allows it to fit where others cannot ; Video conversion of composite and component video signals to HDMI allows for a single cable connection to your television ; Marantz's MRAC system made setup very easy for...

The unit can not accept digital files via USB like some other receivers and AV preamps in the market today ; As streaming services, satellite and Internet radio are growing inpopularity it would be nice to be able to receive these signals as well ;...

The Marantz NR1501 price and form factor make it an attractive choicefor the casual buyer. Its capabilities make it a solid choice for thoseseeking a high performing product. While the NR1501 can easily serve asthe hub for the vast majority of home...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Marantz NR1501

 

The Marantz NR1501, for the time being, isn't the best option available. For the same price and in some cases even less, you can get a superior AV receiver. The missing features and weak audio output degrades the system too much to justify it. Sooner...

Marantz has a speaker calibration system for adjusting to fit a room's acoustics

Other than the auto calibration system, the Marantz NR1501 is pretty featureless

We expected a little more from Marantz.

Consumer review by: KASR (hometheaterforum.com)

Slimline gives great room to breathe!

 

I just bought this two days ago and I am still learning the intricacy of the setup and calibration - I'll be able to give a better review once I've had time to real dig into it's nuances.

Great audio codecs and competent connection

No pre-amp out, no 6.1 analog in

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: KASR (hometheaterforum.com)

Marantz NR1501 Slim Line Home Theater Receiver

 

I just bought this two days ago and I am still learning the intricacy of the setup and calibration - I'll be able to give a better review once I've had time to real dig into it's nuances.

Great audio codecs and competent connection

No pre-amp out, no 6.1 analog in

Product Specifications

Quick... where are you going to put that surround sound receiver? Under a coffee table? In a closet? Maybe in the next room? Alright, Marantz is exaggerating a bit. But you get the point. Most surround receivers today are huge. They take up a lot of space. Yes, you can opt for a "compact" system with sub-par performance. But why compromise? Marantz's NR1501 answers your needs for both decor-friendly size and superb performance. That's because the NR1501 includes everything you need in a chassis that fits comfortably on a normal shelf or in a standard cabinet. It's just a bit more than 4" high and 13" deep so there's plenty of room for the cables you'll need to connect it to your flat-screen TV, a Blu-ray player, cable box, your favorite game console, a surround speaker system, and more. The NR1501 looks the part, too, thanks to a contoured front panel that combines aluminum and glass-reinforced resins for maximum shielding, dimensional stability, and sophisticated styling. Behind that panel are the features you need to enjoy the best home entertainment sources today. To begin with there are four HDMI inputs, all version 1.3-capable, of course. That means you'll enjoy both today's - and tomorrow's - video sources with stunning clarity and definition. The HDMI inputs are part of a comprehensive system that goes beyond mere switching capability. That's because the NR1501 includes decoding for advanced audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio, to name just a few. The NR1501 doesn't forget older sources either. There's a built-in upscaler so you can enjoy your favorite composite and component videos on your flat-screen TV through the HDMI input. As you might expect from Marantz, the audio circuitry matches the video side for sophistication. The carefully-optimized audio signal path rests on a separate circuit board for maximum performance as well as isolation from the spurious interferences generated by high speed video processing. The very efficient seven channel in-line amplifier benefits from voltage feedback for enhanced linearity.