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Marantz NR1403 Slim Line 5.1-Channel Home Theater AV Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Fully discrete power amplifier design for all 5 channels (50 W x 5 channel at 8 ohm) delivers the sound quality the Marantz is known for.
  • Low profile chassis. At less than 4 1/2 inches in height, the NR1403 fits into many spaces that other recievers cannot
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity via optional RX-101 adaptor
  • 6 x HDMI in/1 x HDMI out Lets you connect your HDMI-equipped devices with a single cable
  • Front Panel HDMI Input Provides an easy connection for quick hook-up and playback of your HDMI-equipped portable devices.
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Technical Details

Style: Receiver
  • 3D Compatiblity

Product Description

Style: Receiver

Product Description

Delivering optimum sound, the Marantz NR1403 5.1 Home Theater Receiver offers powerful performance in a slim design. The receiver's comprehensive features include easy on-screen setup and support for playback of the latest hi-definition audio formats. The NR1403's advanced technology provides cutting-edge sound for all your movies and music. With a generous supply of 6 HDMI inputs, including 1 on the front which can be used to connect mobile devices such as a camcorder or tablet, the NR1403 delivers all your videos, photos and music with pristine quality.

From the Manufacturer

Enjoy optimum audio and video quality through your home theater system with the NR1403 Slim Line AV Receiver from Marantz. Equipped with six HDMI inputs, including one on the front, this 5.1-channel receiver allows you to play sound and video from a variety of devices, including set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, DVD players, camcorders, and even tablet computers. Audyssey MultEQ technology optimizes the acoustics, while 3D pass-through support makes it great for playing Blu-ray 3D discs. Part of Marantz's Slim Line series, the NR1403 features a sleek design and a small footprint, making it well suited for audiophiles with space constraints.

NR1403 Slim Line AV Receiver

  • Slim design with half the height of traditional receivers
  • Five audio channels with discrete power amplifiers for surround sound
  • Audyssey MultEQ technology customizes audio for your living space
  • Built-in 3D pass-through support for playing 3D videos
  • Six HDMI inputs to play audio and video from multiple sources
  • Intuitive, on-screen "Setup Assistant" for easy installation
  • Three-year warranty
Surround Sound for Your Home Theater

With the NR1403 Slim Line AV Receiver, you can experience optimal sound through your home theater system and play music, movies, and more from a variety of sources, including Blu-ray players, game systems, and mobile devices. The NR1403 is a 5.1-channel receiver, so you can power left, right, and center speakers along with left and right surround speakers for optimal surround sound. It's well suited for family rooms, play rooms, dedicated TV and entertainment rooms, and even bedrooms.

Audyssey MultEQ for the Most Clear and Balanced Sound Possible

The NR1403 supports playback of the latest high-definition audio formats and has discrete power amplifiers for all five audio channels. Award-winning Audyssey MultEQ technology helps create an optimal acoustic profile for your home theater system, resulting in clear and balanced sound. In addition, built-in 3D pass-through technology allows the receiver to route 3D video signals from a Blu-ray player to your HDTV--making this great for enjoying Blu-ray 3D discs.

HDMI Inputs to Connect Multiple Devices

Thanks to six HDMI inputs--including one on the front--you can enjoy high-quality, high-definition audio and video from a variety of sources. The HDMI input on the front panel allows you to quickly and easily connect an HDMI-ready portable device, such as a camcorder or a tablet computer. The receiver is also equipped with one HDMI output along with front left and right preamp outputs for external power amplifiers.

The optional Marantz RX-101 Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately) enables the NR1403 to receive Bluetooth wireless signals.

Sleek Design and Easy On-Screen Setup

Like other products in Marantz's Slim Line series, the NR1403 receiver features a stylish black finish along with a slim profile and a small footprint, making it easy to fit into tight spaces. An intuitive, on-screen "Setup Assistant" simplifies the installation process.

Product and Warranty Information

The receiver measures 4-1/10 by 17-3/10 by 14-2/5 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 19-4/5 pounds. It comes with a remote control (batteries included).

The NR1403 Slim Line AV Receiver is backed by a three-year warranty.

What's in the Box

NR1403 Slim Line AV Receiver, remote control, two AAA batteries, AM loop antenna, FM antenna, AC power cable, quick setup guide, owner's manual on CD, and Audyssey setup microphone.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 14.4 x 17.3 x 4.1 inches
Item Weight 19.8 pounds
Shipping Weight 21.9 pounds
Manufacturer Marantz
ASIN B0081N916M
Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Item model number NR1403
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 175 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #143 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Receivers & Amplifiers > Receivers
#208 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > AV Receivers & Amplifiers
#912 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Stereo System Components
Date first available at Amazon.com April 25, 2012

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[UPDATE: July 23, 2016] 31 months later, the Marantz is still going strong. I've since upgraded the TV to a Sony 55X850C and am using the HDMI ARC feature, which allows me to run all my sources through the TV and "slave" the Marantz to it, particularly handy now that I'm using Sony's built-in Android TV OS a lot. Dolby Digital 5.1 passthrough works great through ARC; I haven't gotten DTS passthrough to work, but that appears to be a limitation of the TV. HDMI CEC control works well too, and I'm now able to control the Marantz's volume (in addition to power) via the TV remote control, so I've completely ditched the universal remote and almost never need to touch the Marantz - everything just works. My only nit is that adjusting volume takes a while when holding down the button because it goes in 0.5dB increments, and lacks the rapid change of the Marantz's remote control. Overall, extremely happy with it still - definitely one of my more satisfying electronic purchases.


I tend to be a little OCD (ok, maybe more than a little) when it comes to researching and purchasing gear, particularly audio/video stuff, so for any kindred spirits out there agonizing over what receiver to buy, hopefully this will be somewhat helpful...

A. WHAT I NEEDED: A simple, no-frills way to run a high-quality 2.1 speaker system with my TV setup, with possible upgrade to full surround later. Baseline requirements:

1. Excellent sound quality (I'm a self-professed audiophile), meaning: clear, accurate surround/LF decoding and mix-down to 2.
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Marantz is notorious for making very good quality products. I purchased this along with a new projector and 3D blu-ray player to replace an aging Denon. The Denon had the benefit of 7.2, but since for the foreseeable future I'll be using 5.1, that was a worthwhile compromise.

Having 6 HDMI and 3D passthrough was really the primary reason for the upgrade, as the Denon only had 2 HDMI and no 3D passthrough. I have 5 devices, so I was constantly plugging/unplugging.

Like another reviewer I really don't care about all the internet features. I've got an XBOX, a Tivo, a blu-ray player and a computer hooked up that can all do the internet stuff.

I also noticed that there are no component inputs. Not a huge deal to me, as most of my stuff is HDMI. Fortunately it does still have some standard RCA inputs for my VCR (yes, I still have a VCR!).

On to more important things: sound. I actually did notice a difference between the aging Denon and this. It seems to handle my small speakers (Bose) better. I was constantly fighting with the center not putting out enough with the Denon. I do like a little more sound out of the center than the calibration decided was enough, but it's simple to turn up. After playing a few XBOX shooter games I really liked how it performed. In Half-Life 2 I was always fighting with game sounds being too loud and dialog being to quiet. This receiver did a good job. Gun sounds seem more crisp and less obnoxious. Directional sounds were very accurate (ie. opponents coming up from behind). TV sounds great, and blu-rays are just simply stunning.

Calibration was very easy with the included mic and the automated calibration.
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I recently set-up a nice stereo system in a bedroom. It's not a large room and the system is not designed for ear-splitting volume levels. I chose this unit based primarily on it's compact size and Marantz's reputation. I have not been dissapointed.

This AVR is compact. The styling is simple and attractive. The materials and contsruction all seem to be high quality. The compact size makes this unit ideal for a smaller room setting (bedroom, office, den, etc).

It is very easy to set up. It offers the option of automatic set up via Audyssey or completely manual set up. Either way, the on-screen menus are logically arranged and the instructions are easy to follow.

In keeping with it's compact nature and simple interface, this is not a highly featured AVR. It supports only 5.1 channels (no 7.1 available, no Zone 2 speakers). It does not offer network connectivity. It is relatively low powered (50 W per channel), although I have not found this to be an issue in my smallish room.

For reference, I am using this AVR to drive a pair of Martin Logan Motion 4 bookshelf speakers and a Martin Logan Dynamo 300 subwoofer.

Best Features:
-Outstanding Sound Quality
-Compact Size
-Quality Fit and Finish
-Simple, Easy to Use Interfaces
-6 HDMI Inputs

-Minimalist feature set
-Only 5.1 channels
-No network connectivity
-Only video connections other than HDMI are composite (no component), which may be an issue with older video players or game consoles.
-Some features can be accessed only via remote

The Marrantz NR-1403 Compact AVR is an ideal solution for achieving high quality audio where a minimalist set up is desired. The sound quality is truly outstanding and the lack of a full feature-set can be forgiven in exchange for the compact size and ease-of-use that this unit provides. Highly Recommended.
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