Recognizing the confluence of market trends, the popular electronics manufacturer Marantz has incorporated its parent company’s surging HEOS wireless whole-house audio platform into its latest home theater products.
SR7011 A/V Receiver
As the first of a new generation of Marantz products with built-in HEOS technology, the SR7011 now has more ways to access an enhanced range of music services, as well as fast content browsing with the HEOS App- so users can find and play tunes almost instantly. HEOS also enhances the multi-room functionality of the SR7011 by allowing the AV receiver to become part of the HEOS multiroom audio system so that music can be shared with speakers throughout the house.
The SR7011 delivers 125 watts to each of its nine channels, and it provides 11.2 channels of preamp outputs. Through its amplification, which features the company’s Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM) and its Current Feedback topology, object-based surround setups can be configured.
Some of the features built into the receiver to augment its analog audio and digital audio performance include Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room calibration, and other Audyssey technologies such as LFC, Sub EQ HT, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ.
Other features include zone two options, dual-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet, along with support for 24-bit/192kHz and DSD 5.6MHz (SACD) high-resolution streaming audio.
The receiver also incorporates Pandora, SiriusXM, Deezer, Amazon Music, TIDAL and Spotify Connect streaming audio, as well as Apple’s AirPlay wireless audio format and Bluetooth.
Delivering those features in the form factor of a preamplifier/processor, Marantz points out that dealer can pair the AV7703 with Marantz amplifiers like its MM8077, MM7055 and MM7205 products, as well as other manufacturers’ amps. The AV7703 employs 11.2 preouts in a choice of unbalanced (RCA) and balanced (XLR).
Both the SR7011 A/V Receiver and AV7703 Preamplifier/Processor offer homeowners the ability to handle the latest video formats, including 4K with HDR and wide color gamuts, along with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D object-based surround sound decoding. The receiver’s eight HDMI inputs support Ultra HD 4K at 60Hz, 4:4:4 Pure Color Sub-sampling, HDR, HDCP 2.2, and it provides BT.2020 pass-through.
They retail for $2,199 each.
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