If you (or more likely, your partner) doesn’t want big, powerful cabinets in your living room, then consider the slim-line NR1604 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. But it’s not just the audio that is spectacular with the NR1604, it delivers superior video as well, thanks to the 4k pass through capabilities, GUI overlay and 4k scaling. And this is not the only difference to the smaller NR1504, as it includes additional HDMI and component video in and out ports. It also gives you multiroom / multisource functionality without the need for an additional amp. Also, even though it is a slim-line receiver, it also boasts the same networking facilities for audio streaming as its bigger cousins. It gives you Internet radio, AirPlay from your iPhone, iPad or iPod, as well as an iPod-digital-compatible USB input. 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. It all adds up to easy-to-use slim-line elegance with a powerful punch.