If you don’t have a lot of space for an AV receiver, then Marantz may have the solution for you. The Marantz NR1508 AV receiver is short and compact, but is also surprisingly feature rich.

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The NR1508 stands just a little over 4-inches tall which means it’s about half the height of your typical AV receiver. If you’re tight on space this amp is probably your best bet. The 1508 is a 5-channel amplifier that has an estimated power output of about 50 watts per channel. This doesn’t sound like much, but other slim-line Marantz models we’ve tested have sounded much bigger than their stats indicated.


The Marantz NR1508 has 5 HDMI inputs and 1 output. It also features all the latest and greatest features that HDMI has to offer for 4K video such as: 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDCP 2.2, HDR, BT.2020, Dolby Vision compatibility, and Hybrid Log Gamma. Despite its small stature, the 1508 has a fair amount of analog and digital inputs as well as USB and Ethernet. If you prefer a wireless connection, the Marantz NR1508 has both WiFi and Bluetooth built-in.


Denon’s HEOS multi-room audio system is included on the Marantz NR1508. Through the app you can access multiple streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Internet Radio, Amazon Music, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster, and Deezer. For music the 1508 can decode traditional MP3s as well as an impressive selection of HD formats including ALAC, FLAC, WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz, and DSD 2.8MHz/5.6MHz tracks.


The 1508 is designed to be as easy as possible to get up and running. The amp has color coded speaker terminals along with matching labels to aid in hook-up. The receiver also has an on board setup assistant that will walk you through configuring the  receiver from start to finish.


The Marantz NR1508 is surprisingly feature rich for its size. Considering Marantz is known for having some of the best sounding AV equipment on the market, we’d be surprised if the 1508 fell short in the audio department. The Marantz NR1508 is available at authorized retailers everywhere.

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