The Audio Tailor Voted #1 Australian Hi Fi Store 2021 + 2022
Marantz - NR1510 - AV Receiver
Thank you for visiting The Audio Tailor.
We’re Stuart, Gabby, Nathan and Vaughan. It’s a pleasure to have you here!
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?
Should I wait for a sale? Or get this now? What will I be missing out on when the new model comes out next year?
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!)
Thing 2: This is purely because we are sound specialists and audioheads - NOT salesmen.
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.
Personal, because it’s uniquely you in musicality, design, and taste. Your options are hand picked by us from amongst some of the world’s biggest, best, and most dependable brands.
Seamless, because we’re only small. You get one of us. Not one of dozens of salesmen milling about the place, working for commission and pushing the most expensive products.
Painless, because we don’t recommend anything until we’re clear about your needs. We follow up with you to make sure everything’s arrived in one piece. For us, the transaction isn’t over until your equipment is safely installed and fully satisfying.
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.
Hi! We see you’ve actually made it to the end of this page. Love it!
We’d like to end this by giving a shout out to all the enthusiasts and audiophiles we’ve been fortunate enough to work with over the years. It has been a privilege to share our desire, passion, and journey for the purest sound and finest entertainment solutions for your homes and businesses.
Thank you to all our customers - past, present, and future - for helping us chase after something above the ordinary.
To make your audio dreams come true - call, email, or hop on down to our Brisbane store.
We’re looking forward to meeting you!
NR1510 - Ultra-Slim 5.2ch AV Receiver with Online Music Streaming
Experience exceptional audio performance from the slim profile Marantz NR1510 5.2ch 4K Ultra HD AV receiver that drives elevated surround sound and high-fidelity audio from a compact chassis. At half the height of a traditional AV receiver, the NR1510 features the latest in HDMI connectivity and delivers high-resolution surround sound from Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Stream music from popular online sources and control the NR1510 with voice control compatibility via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri. Six HDMI inputs — including one on the front panel — support the latest video and picture formatting and eARC transmission of enhanced audio.
- Slim profile that’s half the height of a traditional AV receiver delivers exceptional performance and the most musical sound
- 5-channel discrete power amplifier, 85W per channel
- 6 HDMI inputs with full HDCP 2.3 support
- Supports Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), eARC and ALLM for enhanced picture and audio
- 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 colour resolution, HDR10 and BT.2020
- Surround format support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
- ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless file decoding up to 24-bit/192-kHz for high-resolution listening
- HEOS Built-in for multi-room streaming, music streaming and voice control
- Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support (dual antenna)
- Supports all major voice control agents and streaming services
- Integrated phono input to directly connect your turntable
Enjoy the most musical performance from a compact, slim chassis. At half the height of a traditional AV receiver, the Marantz NR1510 delivers the musical sound that’s synonymous with Marantz.
Powerful 5-Channel Discrete Amplifier
Featuring a high-current discrete power amplifier section, enjoy elevated sound for movies and music with identical power on all five channels (85W per channel) with low-impedance drive capability for superb speaker control.
The Most Musical Sound
Extensively tuned by Marantz sound masters 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.
Connectivity, Streaming & Multi-Room Listening
Stream the most popular music services — like Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and many more — via Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 or the HEOS app.
Utilize HEOS Built-in multi-room streaming or AirPlay 2 technology to 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 in each connect room — the choice is yours.
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 — the choice is yours. 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 on any iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV and 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 Tidal, Spotify, Amazon Music and much 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.
Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Wireless Streaming with Dual Diversity Antennas
Featuring dual diversity antennas, the NR1510 lets you stream your favourite audio tracks wirelessly via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The dual diversity antenna system ensures stable streaming even in congested urban environments, and the Wi-Fi function features 2.4GHz(11b/g/n), 5GHz(11a/n) technology for compatibility with the widest range of smart devices. The NR1510 offers quick and easy push button Wi-Fi protected setup and simple iOS Wi-Fi sharing.
Hi-Res Audio Support
Enjoy music exactly as the artist intended. The NR1510 decodes high-resolution 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). 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.
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.
Latest HDMI Connectivity
Includes six HDMI inputs — with one HDMI input on the front panel for quick connection — each one supporting HDCP 2.3, 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, HLG, High Dynamic Range (HDR10) and 21:9 video, 3D and BT.2020 pass-through. eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) supports the transmission of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio from your TV apps with a single HDMI connection for the simplest setup.
HDMI inputs automatically rename themselves with information provided by the source when available.
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 NR1510 features a horizontal row of colour-coded, premium loudspeaker terminals with a set of matching cable-labels supplied to ensure correct hook-up. 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.
Smart TV Connectivity
Easily control the receiver 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 to begin controlling the NR1510 with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen gives you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR setup menu and four Smart Selects.
Audyssey MultEQ for Simple Setup and Room Calibration
Optimize your audio experience with Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ for a seamless setup of your listening environment. With the supplied measurement microphone, MultEQ analyzes each speaker output (including the subwoofer) and generates precision digital filters that optimize each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response. Use Audyssey Dynamic EQ to deliver clear dialogue and wide-band response even at reduced volume levels, or Audyssey Dynamic Volume to avoid shocks and normalize volume when content switches between commercials, announcements and TV programs.
Simple Smart Select Functions
Four Smart Select function buttons on the included remote control store your preferred setup — including input, volume and Audyssey configuration — for particular sources. With the push of a button, the receiver perfectly configures for any source, from Blu-ray to TV set-top box, to your favourite Internet radio station and more.
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
The most musical sound. 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 NR1510 carries on the long Marantz tradition of delivering a best-in-class listening experience for music and cinema.
- DTS HD Master / DTS:X / DTS NEO:6 - Yes/No/Yes
- Dolby TrueHD / Dolby Atmos / Dolby ProLogic II - Yes/No/Yes
- Multichannel Stereo - Yes
- Compressed audio Enhancer: MDAX2 - Yes
- Audyssey - MultEQ
- Audyssey Dynamic EQ / Dynamic Volume - Yes/Yes
NETWORK / SOURCES
- Network Audio Streaming - Yes
- HEOS Multiroom integrated - Yes
- Voice Control - Works with Amazon Alexa*
- Lossy formats MP3 / WMA / AAC - Yes/Yes/Yes
- Lossless formats FLAC / ALAC / WAV - Yes/Yes/YEs
- DSD Streaming - Yes (2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz
- FLAC HD 192/24 / WAV 192/24 / ALAC 192/24 - Yes/Yes/Yes
- Gapless playback - Yes (FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD)
- AirPlay 2 audio streaming - Yes
- Internet Radio (TuneIn) - Yes
- Spotify Connect, Deezer, TIDAL, Soundcloud * - Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes
- Compatible with Remote APP for Smart Phones - Android/iOS
- Android/iOS - Yes/Yes (dual antenna / dual band)
- Network: (IP-control / update) - Yes/Yes
- Front Inputs: HDMI / USB - Yes/Yes
- USB Audio - Yes
- FM / AM Tuner - Yes/Yes
- Bluetooth - Yes
- 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 resolution / HDCP 2.3 / eARC - Yes/Yes/Yes
- Dolby Vision compatible / Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) - Yes/Yes
- HDMI pass through on stand-by - Yes
- 3D video pass through - Yes
INPUTS/OUTPUTS - VIDEO
- Composite In / Out - 3/1
- Component In / Out - No/No
- HDMI In / Out - 5+1 / 1
- Analogue In / Out - 3/0
- Phono In - 1
- Digital Optical In - 1
- Digital Coaxial In - 1
- Multichannel Pre Out - Yes (2.2)
- Zone audio preout - No
- Subwoofer Out - 2
- Number of poweramps - 5
- Power Output per channel - 6 ohm, 1 kHz, 1%, 1ch Drive = 85W / 6 ohm, 1 kHz. 0.7%, 2ch Drive = 60W / 8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08%, 2ch Drive = 50W
- Audio Signal to Noise Ratio - 98 dB
- Available colours: Black
- System Remote Control - RC040SR
- Power Consumption in W - 210
- Power Consumption No-Sound (ECO ...on/off) in W - 25 / 35
- Standby Consumption in W - 0.2 (with CEC 0.5)
- Maximum Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm - 440 x 378 x 105
- Weight in kg - 8.2