If you (or more likely, your partner) don’t want big, imposing cabinets in your living room, then consider the slim-line NR1605 AV Receiver. Because, although it is super-slim it packs the same punch as its bigger brothers, delivering ear-cracking, seven-channel surround sound from 90W per channel and decoded Dolby True HD and DTS-HD audio. It also has Bluetooth® and WiFi built-in, so you can enjoy your digital media files on this beautiful set from wherever they are stored. Also, even though it is a slim-line receiver, it boasts the same networking facilities for audio streaming as its bigger cousins. It gives you Internet radio, AirPlay and Spotify Connect – as well as Gapless HD Audio and DSD streaming. But it’s not just the audio that is spectacular with the NR1605, it delivers superior video as well, thanks to the 4k 60Hz pass through capabilities, GUI overlay and 4k scaling. It gives you multiroom / multisource functionality without the need for an additional amp. Set-up is easy – with the help of the advanced GUI, Setup Assistant, Audyssey MultEQ and Microphone – so there is no need to study the manual, just follow the on-screen instructions. As with many of this year’s models, the NR1605 includes a smart ECO mode that can automatically save significant electrical power. It all adds up to easy-to-use slim-line elegance with Smart Select buttons and a powerful punch. What more could you ask for?
|Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive)
|Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.7% 2ch Drive)
|Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 1% 1ch Drive)