|Marantz Intros a Pair of Networked AVRs|
|Home Theater News AV Receiver News|
|Written by Dick Ward|
|Thursday, 04 April 2013|
Marantz has announced two new receivers, both of which introduce some networking features to the company's AVR line. The $499 NR1504 and $649 NR1604 both offer streaming audio from Pandora, Sirius XM and Spotify, but only the 1604 gives you Apple AirPlay for easy streaming from your iOS device. The 1604 also gives you 7.1 channels of audio, while its little brother offers 5.1.
In addition to the new streaming features, you'll find the usual assortment of perks. Both Marantz Setup Assistant and Audyssey MultEQ are on board and you'll have plenty of input options including front panel USB and HDMI.