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Marantz - NR1200 - Network Stereo Receiver
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The first question we get from customers usually starts with, “What’s the difference between...”
When you’re shopping for new speakers, a turntable, or even thinking of putting together that home theatre of your teenage dreams - you’ll likely be faced with stacks of comparisons.
Why would I buy the Bluesound Pulse 2i when the Flex 2i is half the price?
Is Marantz the best?
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Endless questions. Lots of FOMO. Loads of hmm-ing and ha-ing.
And there SHOULD be.
Because you don’t go to a Hi-Fi store and drop $2000, $3000, or $15000 on something you're not 100%, positively, secure-in-your heart sure of.
It’s a lot of hard-earned money on the line.
Imagine doing hours of your own research. Reading up the suppliers’ websites, taking notes from Hi Fi blogs, categorizing the differing opinions as you trawl r/audiophile. You know what you’re getting. You’ve narrowed the online stores down to the final five. You’ve checked and re-checked that you’re getting the best deal. You’re sure you’re not getting ripped off by shipping.
You hit the “Checkout” button. Momentary relief!
Until your speakers haven’t arrived by the estimated delivery date and you have yet to hear a peep about its progress.
Until your new turntable arrives with a crack in the dust cover.
Until your long-awaited amp set-up fails to deliver the kind of sound you had in mind. Now you’re not even sure if you got the right one anymore, or how to troubleshoot it.
What could possibly be worse?
What about: No after-sales service. No phone number to call. And no one responding to your tickets.
Not to mention the hundreds of man hours you’ve already lost on reading layman opinions from the likes of Graham H. from Melbourne and Sarah D. from Perth; dutifully scrolling through pages and pages of reviews. Torturing yourself by looking for all the ones with less than 3 stars... when you could have been sitting back and diving into a whole new world of immersive sound and deliciously satisfying body vibrations.
Would it make sense to go to audio specialists that know brands, specs, and installation like the back of their hands?
Should you spend less time on weighing up pros and cons and more time enjoying good music?
Want to get the absolute best home theatre for your budget and surroundings without the weight of 100++ brand offerings bogging you down?
We like to think so!
And that’s why we’re here. Two things to know about us:
Thing 1: We were voted Australia’s 2021 Hi Fi Retailer of the Year (Yay! And THANK YOU!)
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We got into this business because we genuinely love audio and because we realized there was a lot of faceless dropshipping in the HiFi industry - and not enough expertise out there. People who keep coming back to us do so because they’re getting attention to detail and individualized solutions that they can’t find elsewhere.
Our clients don’t need to worry about budget, brand name, or size.
All they need to worry about, is talking to us.
Because, when you come to us, you’re in for a conversation.
We want to know the picture in your head.
That final portrait of you back from the flea market with Pearl Jam’s Ten, eager to place it gently upon a turntable you haven’t quite decided on yet.
A summer barbeque in your garden with the boys. Having a yarn around a beer-filled cooler while appreciating the crisp, clear, quality of sound streaming through the open doors of your listening space.
The kids having mates over - quiet for once - immersed in a good movie, lights out, in the comfort of the home theatre that is your pride and joy. “I wish we had one of these at our place!”
Once we know precisely what your ultimate scenario looks like, we’ll want to know what you’re working with.
What kind of budget have you set aside?
What’s the existing set-up look like?
How big is the listening room you have in mind?
How much ambient light is coming in?
Are you running drywall or wood panelling? Carpet or hardwood?
What about room resonance and reflection?
No idea what we’re going on about? No worries. We intend to talk you through all that. Our aim is that you get the absolute best sound system for your home, at a price point you’re happy with, and an aesthetic you can’t help but want to show off.
To get to this end goal, an unhealthy interest in all things audio simply isn’t enough. That’s why we spend countless hours behind the scenes sourcing products from only the most reliable brands and trustworthy suppliers - regardless of their branding and marketing.
We don’t rely on them to tell us what’s good about their equipment. We’ve developed our own proactive testing process to judge what’s what. So you get hands-on knowledge every single time. Coupled with our tight networks and stable supply chain meticulously refined over the years, we strive to ensure that the experience you get at The Audio Tailor is personal, seamless, and painless.
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Some of the big things we feel are missing in the HiFi world are:
- The need for expertise before, during, and after the sale
- A vast wealth of comparative knowledge, and
- A commitment to end-to-end service.
At The Audio Tailor, we hope we’ve made it clear that service doesn’t shut off when a problem pops up. It’s an opportunity to tighten the ship we run, bolster our 5-star reputation, and most importantly - make someone’s day.
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Slim Stereo Network Receiver with HEOS Built-in
Indulge in high-resolution sonic perfection with the Marantz NR1200 slim stereo network receiver that powers detailed, high-fidelity audio from a compact chassis. With a fully discrete amplifier design following the pure integrated amplifier layout and the renowned Marantz sound, the NR1200 is perfect for demanding music lovers wanting both excellent music quality, modern music streaming capability and digital connectivity. Stream music from your favourite services via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2 or the HEOS Built-in app. Listen to FM/DAB+ Radio, Internet Radio, a wide array of music services, or connect a turntable to the high-quality Phono input. The NR1200 also supports the latest HDMI connectivity with 5 inputs and 1 output, plenty enough to connect your TV by HDMI ARC and your source players including a set-top box, Blu-ray Player or game console. All of this in a sleek design lower than a CD jewel case.
- Slim profile that’s half the height of a traditional AV receiver: Delivers exceptional performance and Marantz renown audio quality
- Power to suit your audio preferences: Two-channel discrete power amplifier with separate L/R power amp circuit and power transformer with 75W per channel
- Hi-Fi construction and performance: Engineered with dedicated Hi-Fi parts for two-channel Hi-Fi performance, including custom designed power capacitors, sound parts exquisitely tuned by sound masters and dual DAC circuit design
- Versatile HDMI ARC connectivity: 5 HDMI inputs with full HDCP 2.3 support plus one HDMI out with ARC support for single cable connection with your television
- Flexibility for all configurations: Speaker A/B, tone control to tune sound to your exact specifications and dedicated dual subwoofer output for evenly dispersed bass, and no audible peaks or dips
- High-performance, high-resolution audio playback: Ability to decode high-resolution audio ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz — plus, DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks for high-resolution listening
- Connect your Bluetooth headphones: Listen to music or TV programs via your wireless headphones, either simultaneously with the speakers on, or individually. (available by software update in late 2019).
- HEOS Built-in: Enjoy more flexible music streaming in one room or many
- Stream your favourite music from popular services: Play music on Spotify Free and Premium, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Deezer and many others via Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 or the HEOS Built-in app
- Integrate with your home-network: Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support (dual antenna)
- Speak your commands: Supports all major voice control agents and streaming services for seamless control
- DAB+ / FM tuner: Listen to your favourite radio stations with crystal-clear sound quality and no static distortion
- Play vinyl with exceptional clarity: Integrated phono input that easily connects to your turntable
- Drive an exceptional gaming experience: Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) ensures Xbox One users have a more responsive and immersive gaming experience when connected with select TV models that also support ALLM
- Smart TV connectivity: Control the NR1200 with your TV remote, and HDMI-CEC support for seamless pass-through of the latest picture and audio coding from your TV to the stereo receiver
The Modern Stereo Receiver
The Marantz NR1200 stereo network receiver is simple to set up and easily rivals a sound bar for all of your home theatre, delivering superior audio quality, higher power to your choice of loudspeakers and greater connectivity for audio and video sources. Stream music from your favourite streaming services and enjoy voice control from leading agents. Modern and elegantly designed, the NR1200 is the consummate choice for Hi-Fi and television connection.
Enjoy the most musical performance from a compact, slim chassis. At half the height of a traditional AV receiver, the NR1200 still delivers the musical sound that’s synonymous with Marantz.
The Most Musical Sound
Extensively tuned by Marantz sound masters at the most state of the art facilities to deliver an exquisite sonic signature. No component leaves the hands of Marantz sound masters until it passes rigorous testing. Envelop yourself with the most musical sound, from any source.
Power to Suit Your Audio Preferences
Whatever your audiophile inclinations, the Marantz NR1200 always delivers the sound you require through its powerful high-current discrete power amplifier with separate L/R power amp circuit and power transformer. With 75W of power per channel (8-ohm, 20Hz – 20kHz, 0.08% THD), enjoy your high-resolution musical collection with refined Marantz sound.
Latest HDMI Connectivity
Includes 5 HDMI inputs, each one supporting 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 your TV with a single HDMI cable, simplifying overall setup. HDMI inputs automatically rename themselves with information provided by the source.
Dual DAC Differential Circuit Design
The NR1200 slim stereo network receiver features high class 8ch AK4458 DAC configured in Dual Differential Mode, means two DACs are used per channel including the subwoofer channel. This design greatly improves the signal to noise (s/n) ratio, increasing the dynamic range significantly and is reproducing clearer sound even from sources with very low signal resolution.
Left/Right Power Amplifier Design
The amplifier circuit design of the NR1200 features separate, symmetrical left and right power amplifiers, with a central power supply distribution. This design improves channel separation, reduces crosstalk and preserves the musical sound stage clarity that you expect from a Marantz product.
Marantz Custom Sound Design
Marantz has a steadfast reputation for choosing the best-possible components for its Hi-Fi Premium Series products. Marantz engineers thoughtfully selected and optimized the NR1200 through extensive listening at dedicated Marantz facilities in Europe and Japan using only the most premier Hi-Fi tuned sound parts.
Separate Power Transformer for Sound Purity
Built for pure Marantz musical reproduction, the NR1200 features a power transformer wired independently from the circuits of the amplifier, pre amplifier, wireless module and front display, which reduces interference and provides pure, clean sound.
The NR1200 features speaker A/B letting you easily configure it to drive two pairs of loudspeakers in separate rooms, or to drive a single pair of bi-wired audiophile compatible speakers.
Listen via your Bluetooth Headphones
You can easily connect your Bluetooth Headphones to the NR1200, to enjoy even more listening comfort (via firmware update in late 2019). Use this feature to move freely in your living room, enjoying the source you have selected on the NR1200, with pure freedom. Use it at night for not to disturb the neighbours, or compensate a hearing loss so that you don’t have to turn up the volume of the speakers unnecessarily. Once connected, you can either select to play only through the headphones, or simultaneously play through the speakers and the headphones at the same time, with individual volume control on the headphones.
Connectivity, Streaming & Multi-Room Listening
Stream the most popular music services — like Spotify Free and Premium, Amazon Music, Tidal and many more — via Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 or the HEOS app.
With HEOS Built-in technology, enjoy your favourite music in any room of your home for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room — the choice is yours. Enjoy music from Spotify Free and Premium, Amazon Music, Tidal and more or your local music file libraries. With additional HEOS Built-in components, like HEOS-capable speakers, play all your music in one room or many.
Supports Major Voice Control Agents
Enjoy effortless voice control and total flexibility from the leading voice agents and HEOS Built-in. Speak commands with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri. Ask to play your favourite music, turn the volume up, skip to the next track, switch inputs and more. Switch between voice agents or pick a favourite to use — you’re in control. Functionality varies by voice agent.
AirPlay 2 + Apple Siri Voice Control
Stream audio from your favourite music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV. Hear the audio perfectly synced to your speakers from AirPlay 2 sources.
For multi-room audio, wirelessly stream content to multiple AirPlay 2 compatible devices simultaneously with improved audio buffering to ensure smooth audio playback. AirPlay 2 provides control and grouping of compatible audio devices within the Apple Music or Home app. Use AirPlay 2 in-app or with your voice via Siri.
Amazon Alexa Voice Control
Use your voice to stream your favourite music services to this HEOS Built-in device. Ask Alexa to play music from Spotify, Amazon Music and more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.), turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your voice.
With HEOS and Alexa, you can stream to this product and any other product with HEOS Built-in.
Google Assistant Voice Control
Ask your Google Home, Google app or other devices with Google Assistant built-in to control content across your listening environment. Start music in the HEOS app, then ask your Google Assistant to control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more. “Works with the Google Assistant” feature is always improving.
Hi-Res Audio Support
Decodes hi-res audio ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) lets you enjoy music exactly as the artist intended. Listen to your music via the front panel USB port or over network sources.
Integrated Phono Input
Easily connect your analogue turntable to the receiver and enjoy the pure intent of each recording within your vinyl collection.
Auto Low Latency Mode for Xbox One
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) ensures Xbox One users have a more responsive and immersive gaming experience when connected with select TV models that also support ALLM.
Easy to Setup, Easy to Use
The NR1200 features a horizontal row premium loudspeaker terminals. The included Setup Assistant offers clear, graphical on-screen direction, and the Quick Start Guide ensures optimal setup for any configuration.
Dual Subwoofer Outputs
Supports dual subwoofers for even, low-frequency bass response within your listening environment. Enjoy accurate bass with no audible peaks or dips no matter where you place your subwoofer.
Marantz AVR Remote App
The Marantz AVR Remote app for iOS and Android provides complete control over the latest Marantz network AV receivers. Use it to power on/off, adjust volume, input and settings, or switch instantly to the HEOS app for controlling your network music.
Simple Smart Select Functions
Four Smart Select function buttons on the included remote control store your preferred setup — including input and volume. With the push of a button, the NR1200 perfectly configures for any source, from Blu-ray to TV set-top box, to your favourite Internet radio station and more.
Smart TV Connectivity
Easily control the NR1200 with your Smart TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your Smart TV. Simply set “HDMI Control” to ON in your receiver, then set “Smart Menu” to ON and begin controlling the receiver with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen gives you quick access to source and sound mode selections, the setup menu and four Smart Select options.
Intelligent ECO Mode
Integrated ECO mode provides energy savings and an on-screen ECO meter. Use the receiver in power-saving mode to reduce maximum output power or adopt low-power strategies across settings. Either way, the sound quality that defines Marantz excellence remains unchanged.
More Than 65 Years of Audiophile Heritage
Founded in 1953, Marantz has a long and rich history of designing audio components embraced by music lovers and critical listeners around the world. Because Music Matters, the NR1200 carries on the long Marantz tradition of delivering a best-in-class listening experience for music and cinema.
- HEOS Multi-Room and Streaming / Network Audio Streaming - Yes/Yes
- Lossy Formats: MP3 / WMA / AAC - Yes/Yes/Yes
- Lossless Formats: FLAC / ALAC / WAV - Yes/Yes/Yes
- FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24 - Yes/Yes/Yes
- DSD Audio Streaming - up to DSD5.6
- Gapless Playback - Yes (FLAC, WAV ,ALAC ,DSD)
- AirPlay2 Audio Streaming - Yes
- Internet Radio (Tune In) - Yes
- Spotify Connect / Deezer / TIDAL / Amazon Music - Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes
- Compatible with Remote APP (iOS/Android) - Marantz AVR Remote
- Ethernet / Wi-Fi - Yes/Yes (dual antenna/ dual band)
- Bluetooth - Yes
- 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 resolution / HDCP 2.3 - Yes/Yes
- Audio Return Channel - Yes
- GUI Overlay on HDMI - Yes
- HDR / HLG / Dolby Vision - Yes (HDR10) /Yes/No
- 3D Signal Pass-Through - Yes
- HDMI Pass-Through in Standby Mode - Yes
MULTIROOM / CI
- HEOS Multi-Room Integrated - Yes
- HEOS Link Compatibility: IR/ IP - Yes/Yes
- IP Control / RS232 Control / App Control - Yes/No/Yes
- HDMI In / Out - 5/1
- Analogue In / Out - 3/No
- Tuner: DAB+ / FM (RDS) - Yes/Yes
- Phono (MM) In - Yes
- Digital In: Optical / Coaxial - 1/1
- USB Audio - Yes
- Pre Out - Yes (2ch) + 2ch Zone
- Subwoofer Out - 2
- Speaker Terminal: Gold Plated Screw / Regular Screw - No/Yes
- Speaker A / B - Yes
- Setup Assistant - Yes
- Smart Select - Yes
- Firmware Update by Network / USB - Yes/Yes
- Variable Cross Over - Yes
- Optimized Bass Redirection - Yes
- ECO Mode - Yes
- Auto Power Off - Yes
- Sleep Timer - Yes
- Number of Poweramps - 2
- Number of Speaker Terminals - 4
- Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive) - 75W
- Power Output (6 ohm, 1 kHz, 1% 1ch Drive) - 135W
- System Remote Control - RC041SR
- Power Consumption in W - 180
- Standby Consumption in W - 0.2 (with CEC 0.5)
- Available colours - Black / Silvergold
- Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm - 440 x 367 x 105
- Weight in kg - 7.9