Marantz announced its latest slimline 8K Ultra HD AV receiver, the NR1711, on Thursday. Identical power is provided on all channels (50 watts per channel: 8-ohm, 20 hertz – 20 kilohertz, THD: 0.08%, two-channel drive) with low-impedance driver capability. The NR1711 enables users to transform and upgrade their home cinema experience to support multidimensional object-oriented audio formats including Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X. The NR1711’s Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology and DTS:X Virtual give users a 3D listening experience without dedicated height or surround speakers.
The NR1711 includes six HDMI inputs with one output to cover all users’ favorite sources.
In addition to 8K upscaling, all six HDMI inputs support Dolby Vision, HLG, Dynamic HDR, HDR10+, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020 pass-through, as well as the latest HDMI features VRR, QFT, ALLM, QMS and current HDCP 2.3 copy-protection standard.
One dedicated 8K HDMI input delivers the latest HDMI specifications with 8K@60Hz pass-through or upscaling and new HDMI technology like Dynamic HDR for contrast and colors and Quick Media Switching (QMS), which is used to avoid blank screens while switching sources. According to the company, the new Marantz NR1711 also provides the best lag-free gaming experience with 4K@120Hz pass-through. Marantz also says the NR1711 includes Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which reduces or eliminates lag and frame tearing for smoother, lag-free enjoyment and perfect sync between audio and video.
The NR1711 also supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) — which allows lossless and object-based audio transmission like DTS:X and Dolby Atmos from TV apps or TV-connected sources.
Users can also leverage HEOS Built-in multiroom streaming or AirPlay 2 technology. As an optional configuration, listeners can enjoy 5.2 or 7.2 channel surround sound in the home theater and simultaneously play stereo sound from the same or another source in a separate room.
NR1711 Key Features:
- 8K@60Hz full-rate pass-through or upscaling, along with HDR10+, Dynamic HDR and Quick Media Switching (QMS).
- Seven-channel discrete power amplifier featuring 50W per channel (8-ohm, 20Hz – 20kHz, 0.08% THD, two-channel driven).
- The latest video support includes HDR format support including HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, 4:4:4 color resolution and BT .2020 as well as Dynamic HDR.
- Enhanced gaming is possible with 4K@120Hz pass-through or upscaling along with Variable Refresh Rate, Auto Low Latency Mode, and Quick Frame Transport.
- Support for uncompressed and object-based audio formats with eARC.
- Audyssey MultEQ delivers simple room setup and calibration for the absolute best audio quality.
- Roon Tested certification enables listeners to enjoy their music libraries with searchable information about artists and rich data.
- Reference-class 32-bit AKM AK4458 D/A converter on all channels offers optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with minimal distortion.
- HEOS Built-in for multiroom streaming, music streaming and voice control.
- Supports all major streaming services including Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and several others via Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 or the HEOS app.
- Supports Alexa, Google Home, Apple Siri and Josh.ai voice assistants.
- Ability to decode high-resolution audio ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz as well as
- DCD 2.8-megahertz and 5.6-MHz tracks for high-resolution listening.
- Dual speaker preset with Audyssey allows users to switch between two Audyssey settings on the fly.
- Integrated phono input.
- Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support (dual antenna).
- Marantz AVR Remote iOS and Android app.
- Dual subwoofer outputs.
The Marantz NR1711 will be available in August 2020 and will retail for $799.
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