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Marantz NR1609 AV Receiver With Heos + Wharfedale DX-2 5.1 Speakers £699 Delivered @ Electric Shop - 2yr Warranty
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Marantz NR1609 AV Receiver With Heos + Wharfedale DX-2 5.1 Speakers £699 Delivered @ Electric Shop - 2yr Warranty

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Posted 3rd Jul

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Nice bundle here for those not wanting to spend an arm and a leg, but want a boost in sound options. Both items are rated well and if you want to upgrade your speakers later down the line to something higher end, then there are lots of options for that.

It can be quite pricey but well worth it in the end in my opinion. For what this bundle is, the price is decent.

You can get the receiver on it's own if you'd prefer, as seen HERE (thanks Msmyth)

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Marantz NR1609 AV Receiver Info:

AV Receiver with HEOS
With a slim profile that doesn’t sacrifice performance for looks, the Marantz NR1609 7.2 channel AV receiver supports immersive, object-based audio and the latest HDMI specifications. Enjoy movies with three-dimensional audio through Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X, and watch your favorite movies and shows in 4K 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020, HDR and Dolby Vision. Enjoy your favorite music services via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay or the HEOS app. Control NR1609 with your voice and Amazon Alexa — download the HEOS Home Entertainment skill and ask Alexa to play, pause or stop music, switch inputs for your different media players, turn up the volume and more.

Powerful, Slim Seven-channel Discrete Amplifier
Featuring a high-current discrete power amplifier section, you get exceptional sound and the latest formats for movies and music with identical power on all seven channels (50W per channel: 8-ohm, 20Hz – 20kHz, 0.08% THD). The slim profile is half the height of a traditional AVR, while delivering the dynamic sound quality that defines Marantz excellence.

Latest HDMI Connectivity
Includes eight HDMI inputs and an ARC output — with one HDMI input on the front panel for quick connection — each one supporting HDCP 2.2, 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, HLG, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and BT.2020 pass-through.

Supports Latest Object-based Audio Formats
Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with the latest surround formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X (creates virtual height effects in the absence of height channels).

  • Dolby Atmos
  • DTS:X offers improved immersion and heightened realism in all of your favourite movies.
  • HEOS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay Capability
  • HEOS Multi-room Streaming
  • Amazon Alexa Voice Control
  • High-resolution Audio Support
  • Integrated Phono Input
  • Marantz 2016 AVR Remote
  • Audyssey MultEQ for Simple Set-up and Room Calibration
  • Dual Subwoofer Outputs
  • Multi-source / Multi-room
  • Smart TV Connectivity
  • Simple Smart Select Functions
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Are these any better than an iPhone 7 with the uk radio app?
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Be quick on these Marantz receivers, new ones are out so they won't last long at these prices.
For the experts out there, is this really 3.5 times better than the Yamaha YHT1840 that was on here the other day for 199. ?
That package is a proper beginners package, , speakers wont be as good and you will only ever be able to get 5.1 out of the receiver. Really depends on room sizes and shapes as to which package would be better for you.


Markcfc103/07/2019 17:32

For the experts out there, is this really 3.5 times better than the Yamaha …For the experts out there, is this really 3.5 times better than the Yamaha YHT1840 that was on here the other day for 199. ?

Edited by: "benshaw627" 3rd Jul
Marantz or Onkyo, which is best ?
Markcfc103/07/2019 17:32

For the experts out there, is this really 3.5 times better than the Yamaha …For the experts out there, is this really 3.5 times better than the Yamaha YHT1840 that was on here the other day for 199. ?


I'm no expert but the big sell on these Marantz receivers is that they are slimline. Still not the smallest things in the world but much smaller than the big receivers. I've got the NR1504 (5 years old now, going strong) and can't fault it. EDIT - this receiver also looks streets ahead. The reality is if you're going from TV speakers to an AV receiver you'll notice an incredible improvement even with a cheap receiver.
Edited by: "steveyboy79" 3rd Jul
how does the receiver compare to denon avrx2500h ?
steveyboy7903/07/2019 18:59

I'm no expert but the big sell on these Marantz receivers is that they are …I'm no expert but the big sell on these Marantz receivers is that they are slimline. Still not the smallest things in the world but much smaller than the big receivers. I've got the NR1504 (5 years old now, going strong) and can't fault it. EDIT - this receiver also looks streets ahead. The reality is if you're going from TV speakers to an AV receiver you'll notice an incredible improvement even with a cheap receiver.


I bought the £199 Yamaha 1840 and set it up yesterday. Worlds better than my old pany 5.1 DVD player, but as my room can now shake with base and the surround is epic, how much better is this? I know it’s subjective but difficult to justify.
I was going to drop £350 on the Denon 2500 and £650 on speakers but totally amazed what £200 has got me.
Markcfc103/07/2019 19:13

I bought the £199 Yamaha 1840 and set it up yesterday. Worlds better than …I bought the £199 Yamaha 1840 and set it up yesterday. Worlds better than my old pany 5.1 DVD player, but as my room can now shake with base and the surround is epic, how much better is this? I know it’s subjective but difficult to justify. I was going to drop £350 on the Denon 2500 and £650 on speakers but totally amazed what £200 has got me.


You'd probably have to listen to a £1k system to really know but there's a bunch of things that improve with budget. With that system you get the basics. You get discrete multichannel. A sub. AV. It's a cracking deal. But listen to some quality speakers and it will be obvious. My surrounds cost more than that system, and they're "budget" in the AV world.
Edited by: "rev6" 3rd Jul
benshaw62703/07/2019 17:52

you will only ever be able to get 5.1 out of the receiver.


says 7.2 in the description
paulj4803/07/2019 19:48

says 7.2 in the description


According to Yamaha it’s only 5.1 and looking at the picture of the rear of the receiver it’s definitely not 7.2
paulj4803/07/2019 19:48

says 7.2 in the description


I think we may have got the wrong end of the stick, I was answering a question on the Yamaha 1840
benshaw62703/07/2019 19:54

I think we may have got the wrong end of the stick, I was answering a …I think we may have got the wrong end of the stick, I was answering a question on the Yamaha 1840


Yes, just realised now LOL.
I bought the NR1609 last October after my aged Denon 4308 died and I wanted to take the opportunity to shrink the volume of "gear" in my TV room and also added a pair of the (cheap) Onkyo Atmos speakers. Feature wise it's good, does everything and more the old Denon did. Doesn't have a full set of pre-outs but I'd probably only ever want to drive the fronts with an external power amp anyway.

Went for the 1609 over the 1608 (and £100 extra) at the time for the simplicity of the built-in phono pre-amp for an aged turntable that I have in that room.

Power output is more than enough to drive my Focal 816W fronts and matching centre and satellites in a normal environment.

Can't say anything about the speakers though.
You'd be far better getting this: centresdirect.co.uk/p-2…spx and then getting a decent set of second hand speakers to match
3LeggedDog04/07/2019 15:48

You'd be far better getting this: …You'd be far better getting this: https://centresdirect.co.uk/p-21757-sony-str-dn1080-strdn1080ceka.aspx and then getting a decent set of second hand speakers to match


Something tells me you're not really a hi-fi kind of guy...
Haircut_10004/07/2019 23:41

Something tells me you're not really a hi-fi kind of guy...


The 1080 is a more capable AV. Am I mistaken?
rev605/07/2019 00:23

The 1080 is a more capable AV. Am I mistaken?


There are no AV Receivers in the link posted above, just soundbars and all-in-one sets.
I've got the NR1508 as I didn't want or need a full size receiver. Paired with a Canton Movie 95 set.

Depending on the source usually run the volume at 30 to 40, which is plenty loud enough for a semi detached house.

Very happy with it, although the menus on these look like something out of the 1980s and the volume overlay doesn't work with 4k sources (though I think both may be true of a lot of receivers)
Edited by: "Bossworld" 5th Jul
Are these any better than an iPhone 7 with the uk radio app?
Are the speakers wireless?
I have the NR1608 which is fantastic and fits in a normal sized rack. Never ever ran it at full volume and it does all the switching to my 4k screen with all of my devices with no problems. Make sure you get proper hdmi cables though.
Markcfc103/07/2019 19:13

I bought the £199 Yamaha 1840 and set it up yesterday. Worlds better than …I bought the £199 Yamaha 1840 and set it up yesterday. Worlds better than my old pany 5.1 DVD player, but as my room can now shake with base and the surround is epic, how much better is this? I know it’s subjective but difficult to justify. I was going to drop £350 on the Denon 2500 and £650 on speakers but totally amazed what £200 has got me.


Spending money on speakers gives you a larger improvement than anything else. More control. Not more bass, necessarily, just better bass.
d3ron05/07/2019 11:48

I have the NR1608 which is fantastic and fits in a normal sized rack. …I have the NR1608 which is fantastic and fits in a normal sized rack. Never ever ran it at full volume and it does all the switching to my 4k screen with all of my devices with no problems. Make sure you get proper hdmi cables though.


Class D amplifiers run cool, most of the load is carried by the active sub anyways, there's really no justification for the big fat AV amps any more.
Markcfc103/07/2019 19:13

I bought the £199 Yamaha 1840 and set it up yesterday. Worlds better than …I bought the £199 Yamaha 1840 and set it up yesterday. Worlds better than my old pany 5.1 DVD player, but as my room can now shake with base and the surround is epic, how much better is this? I know it’s subjective but difficult to justify. I was going to drop £350 on the Denon 2500 and £650 on speakers but totally amazed what £200 has got me.


You bought it yesterday, live with it a while before switching up...!
"Sounds Good", thanks !
MrMatt99105/07/2019 13:50

Class D amplifiers run cool, most of the load is carried by the active sub …Class D amplifiers run cool, most of the load is carried by the active sub anyways, there's really no justification for the big fat AV amps any more.


There is if you want a ton of power.
rev605/07/2019 16:56

There is if you want a ton of power.


But what you really want is lots of volume, in decibels, you don't actually care how much power is used to achieve that. Depending on your speakers and room you may only need 30 watts a channel to get a clean 100 decibels everywhere. And like I said, a lot of the power is in the sub, which is generally active so has its own amp.

There are some people who need lots of power - if you have a huge room or terribly inefficient speakers. That's not most people.

Also if you double the power output of your amp (the marantz puts out at least 50w/ch) then you increase the sound pressure level by only 3db. A bump in output by 30-40 watts makes almost no difference, you need to head into the many hundreds of watts range to make a decent impact on sound pressure.
Edited by: "MrMatt991" 5th Jul
I have this receiver - it is excellent. Plenty loud enough for my front room and some great features like dynamic volume and the like. Lots of inputs too. Far better than my old (huge) Onkyo. Recommended!
Haircut_10005/07/2019 07:19

There are no AV Receivers in the link posted above, just soundbars and …There are no AV Receivers in the link posted above, just soundbars and all-in-one sets.


That means it sold out.
Pointlessusername05/07/2019 07:31

Are these any better than an iPhone 7 with the uk radio app?


You can't make phone calls on the Marantz so what do you think?
I always liked the nr150x series for a cheaper priced alternative. Drop the two extra channels and save a couple of hundred quid. Fine for smaller rooms.
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