Some people (or their partners) just don’t want a big box in their living room. That’s why Marantz created a slim-line AV Receiver. Which means now you can enjoy fabulous ear-cracking sound from an elegant slim-line box: the NR1601. But don’t let appearances deceive you, this super-slim model packs as much punch as its big brothers, thanks to the discrete 7x 50W rms output and it creates a tidal wave of multichannel surround sound. On the video side, the four HDMI 1.4a inputs all support 3D video, while all analogue video signals are converted to HDMI level including I/P conversion. The set-up is easy - with the help of Audyssey MultEQ and Microphone - no need to study the manual, just follow the on-screen menu instructions. And, just like its bigger brothers, the NR1601 has an iPod-digital-compatible USB input, as well as an M-DAX2 to make the very most of sound quality from compressed audio. It all adds up to easy to use slim-line elegance with a powerful punch.