Marantz Readies New 8K Cinema Receivers for 2022

Marantz has unveiled six new elements in its AV line, now referred to as the Cinema vary, with extra 8K-compatible inputs, a sleeker design and costs beginning at $1,200. 

The entire fashions — bar the facility amp — embrace options similar to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding, HDMI 2.1 inputs and HEOS streaming built-in. In contrast to sister model Denon, which launched its personal line of AVRs final week, there are not any price range entries within the Marantz lineup. For instance, the reasonably priced vary of slimline receivers launched in earlier years has been diminished to a single, $1,200 “prime of the road” mannequin.

The receivers share the identical look of the sooner Mannequin 30 and Mannequin 40n with their convex end-pieces and selection of silver or black coloration schemes. Given Marantz is now owned by the identical firm as Bowers & Wilkins, it is not stunning in addition they share the “the wrong way up” naming conference — the place the extra fundamental fashions have the best numbers. (The 2 manufacturers have additionally made an amazing sonic pairing prior to now.)

The slimline Marantz Cinema 70s.


The Marantz Cinema Sequence of AVRs is as follows:

Marantz Cinema 70s:

  • $1,200
  • 7.2 channel 
  • 50 watts per channel
  • HDMI inputs: 6; with 8K: 3

Marantz Cinema 60:

  • $1,700
  • 7.2 channel
  • 100 watts per channel
  • HDMI inputs: 6; with 8K: 3

Marantz Cinema 500:

  • $2,500
  • 11.4-channel processor, 9-channel amplifier
  • 110 watts per channel
  • HDMI inputs: 6; with 8K: 6

Marantz Cinema 400:

  • $3,500
  • 11.4-channel processor, 9-channel amplifier
  • 125 watts per channel
  • HDMI inputs: 7; with 8K: 7

Whereas 8K will not be actually a factor but, these receivers might be of particular curiosity to avid gamers, as they need to have the ability to move 4K/120Hz video from an Xbox Sequence X or Nvidia graphics card.

The corporate additionally detailed a brand new pre-pro/energy amp setup within the AV 10 ($7,000) and AMP 10 ($7,000), with seven HDMI inputs and 16 channels of amplification, respectively.

With the brand new vary the corporate is launching itself again into the realm of luxurious AV merchandise — inhabited by manufacturers similar to Anthem and Arcam — and leaving Denon to fill in on the entry degree. Whereas the Marantz elements supply classier seems and elements such because the patented Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules, Denon sometimes affords related sound high quality and could also be a greater worth total.

The Cinema Sequence will grow to be obtainable from the top of October, beginning with the Cinema 50 and 60.

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