The Marantz NR1200 was built from scratch as a high-performance two-channel receiver that enables people to enjoy a superior entertainment experience versus a traditional sound bar without making the leap to a multichannel AVR, which can be intimidating to install and configure. It delivers Marantz’s amazing warm sonic signature with plenty of power, despite the compact chassis. With 10 years of experience in building powerful slim line components of less than a CD case height, the NR1200 allows for seamless integration into any entertaining space without compromising on performance.
Marantz engineers thoughtfully selected and optimized the NR1200 through extensive listening at dedicated facilities in Europe and Japan using only the most premier HiFi tuned sound parts. At its heart, the NR1200 features a newly designed high-current 75 watt per channel amplification section which is capable of driving any loudspeaker with ease. The circuit design features separate, symmetrical left and right power amplifiers sharing a centralized power supply with independent windings for each critical function. This means the power transformer is wired independently from the circuits of the amplifier, preamplifier, wireless module and front display, which improves channel separation, reduces crosstalk and preserves the musical soundstage and detailed clarity that enthusiasts expect. Additionally, the stereo receiver features two separate DACs per channel, increasing the dynamic range and improving signal to noise ratio, which delivers clearer sound from sources with very low signal resolution.
With HEOS Built-in, users can enjoy music from Spotify (Free and Premium), Amazon Music, Tidal, TuneIn Internet Radio and more, or local music file libraries via the comfortable HEOS App. It can also deliver music to any room throughout the home using other HEOS-capable speakers, systems or components for a wireless, whole-home entertainment experience. Users can play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room. In addition, streaming content can easily be played back via Bluetooth or Apple AirPlay 2. Digital radio can be enjoyed without distortion thanks to the built-in DAB+ tuner, while Vinyl lovers can easily connect their turntable to the NR1200’s phono input and enjoy the purity of classic sound of their LP record collection. The advanced Marantz proprietary HDAM phono stage of the NR1200 outperforms inferior op-amp solutions, delivering the clarity and detail discerning listener became to expect from a Marantz.
To most conveniently connect Blu-ray Players, set-top-boxes or gaming consoles, the NR1200 includes 5 HDMI inputs, each one supporting all latest standards, including HDCP 2.3, 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, HLG, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), 21:9 video, 3D and BT.2020 pass-through. Plus, ARC (Audio Return Channel) supports the transmission of audio from the TV with a single HDMI cable, simplifying overall setup. HDMI inputs automatically rename themselves based upon information provided by the source. In addition, the NR1200 will automatically down-mix all surround formats to achieve flawless playback of any movie audio.
NR1200 users will enjoy effortless voice control and total flexibility from the leading voice agents such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple Siri. Use verbal commands to initiate music playback, turn the volume up or down, skip to the next track, input selection and more. Users can switch between voice agents or pick a favorite. Functionality varies by voice agent.
After a firmware update end of 2019, users can easily connect their Bluetooth Headphones to the receiver, to enjoy even more listening comfort. Using this “Bluetooth Out” feature lets users move freely in their living room, enjoying the music source they selected with pure freedom. Owners can also use it at night for not to disturb the neighbors, or to compensate a hearing loss so that the speakers’ volume does not have to be turned up unnecessarily high. Once connected, users can either select to play only through the headphones, or simultaneously listen via the speakers even in surround mode and via the headphones in stereo at the same time, with individual volume control on the headphones.