Marantz goes up to 11 (chan­nels)

Marantz com­bines leg­endary sound qual­ity with the lat­est Home Cinema tech­nol­ogy – in­clud­ing Voice Con­trol, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D and Ap­ple Air­Play 2 – with their lat­est home cinema line-up in­clud­ing two new high-end net­work AV re­ceivers, the SR7012

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Marantz SR7012

Hav­ing com­pletely re-tuned sound us­ing up­graded parts and fea­tures, the SR7012 is a 9.2 chan­nel net­work AV re­ceiver with 11.2-chan­nel pro­cess­ing ca­pa­bil­ity. It in­cludes a 192kHz/32-bit dig­i­tal-to-ana­log con­verter block with Clock Jit­ter Re­ducer for a more pre­cise, pure and high-qual­ity sound.

The SR7012’s nine am­pli­fier stages see each chan­nel pro­vid­ing 125W of pure Marantz power and fi­nesse, giv­ing users the abil­ity to drive a full 5.1.4 home cinema set-up with­out the need for ad­di­tional ex­ter­nal am­pli­fiers. Priced at $4190.

Marantz SR8012

Tak­ing the SR7012 ad­vance­ments to a whole new level is the SR8012, Marantz’s first-ever 11.2-chan­nel AV am­pli­fier. It’s com­pat­i­ble with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D sound for­mats, so the 11 am­pli­fiers can be used in a 7.1.4-chan­nel or 9.1.2-chan­nel con­fig­u­ra­tion.

Power out­put is rated at an im­pres­sive 205W per chan­nel, and is High-Res au­dio friendly. The re­ceiver can de­code up to 24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC, and WAV loss­less files as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks via the front panel USB port and from net­work sources.

Ben­e­fit­ing with its part­ner­ship with Denon, HEOS in­te­gra­tion also means this AVR can be paired with other HEOS speak­ers in a whole house net­work, while it’s also Blue­tooth and Air­Play com­pat­i­ble and made in Ja­pan. Priced at $5740.

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