Now available in the UK are two new Marantz AV processors and a seven channel power amplifier designed for use in high-end home cinema methods.
Both the £1500 AV7701 (above) and £2500 AV8801 additionally offer complete network tune capability, whilst the 7x150W MM8077 energy amplifier joins the existing Marantz home cinema energy amplifiers, the five-channel MM7055 and two-channel MM7025.
First previewed finally summer time's D+M conference in Spain, the AV7701 preamp/processor has seven HDMI inputs and 3 outputs, all of that are 4K and 3D compatible, allowing the use of 2 presentations in one zone – as an example to permit a TV and projector to be run – plus Zone 2 output of a separate source.
Multichannel analogue inputs also are provided alongside multiple analogue video inputs, audio inputs (together with a transferring magnet phono stage) and digital connections, and there are 7.2-channel analogue audio outputs on both conventional RCA sockets and balanced XLRs, with the possibility of configuring the output to ship further entrance peak or width channels, or biamplify the entrance left and right audio system.
Video processing contains 4K passthrough along side the talent to up convert each standard definition and HD content material to 4K 3840x2160-pixel resolution, and the AV7701 additionally has a new GUI menu device for ease of set-up and adjustment.
Automatic set-up is supplied by means of Audyssey's MultEQ XT (Pro) room correction, and the processor also has Audyssey's Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ and DSX, the ultimate of these allowing the introduction of those additional top or width channels.
As smartly as community streaming capacity, internet radio, Spotify and closing.fm, the AV7701 additionally has Apple AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity for smartphones, capsules and the like, and a front-panel USB port. Marantz M-DAX processing is included to make the maximum of compressed music.
The processor can take care of streamed tune up to 192kHz/24-bit FLAC, and offers gapless playback.
The AV8801 (above), which takes its place as the flagship Marantz processor, provides similar amenities to the AV7701, but provides 11.2-channel capability, along side Audyssey MultEQ XT32 Pro, Audyssey Sub EQ HT Dual subwoofer EQ processing and Audyssey LFC.
11.2-channel analogue outputs are available on both RCA phonos and balanced XLRs, there may be an assignable two-channel XLR output, and the top-end processor also comprises a four-port Ethernet switch.
Like the AV7701, the AV8801 makes use of Marantz design options similar to Current Feedback circuitry, copper-plated chassis and the corporate's Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules, and will also be controlled the use of the Marantz Remote App on drugs and smartphones.
The MM8077 power amplifier delivers 7x150W into 8ohms or 7x180W into 6ohms, and at the side of high quality input and output terminals, has cause and far off control inputs and outputs, permitting it to be hidden away in customized installations if required.
The corporate says the power amp 'contains lots of the key innovations and technologies from Marantz’s Reference Series, like multi-layer backside panels and top covers for optimum pressure, high present toroidal power transformers to simply deal with musical bursts and the unique current comments discrete power amplifier level design.'
In addition there's the option to make a choice from balanced XLR and RCA inputs for every channel.
All three products might be in the shops by means of the finish of this month.
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