web analytics

Marantz introduces new 8K Ultra HD slimline AV receiver

Marantz

Marantz has announced his latest slimline 8K Ultra HD AV receiver: the NR1711. Enjoy movies like never before.

The new sleek Marantz NR1711 AVR provides movies and music with the exceptional, iconic sound Marantz is known for, without taking up too much physical space. With powerful 8K connectivity, the new Marantz NR1711 takes the home entertainment experience to the next level; according to Marantz that is.

“With half the height of a traditional AV receiver, the Marantz NR1711 delivers the familiar Marantz amplification, immersive surround sound, high-resolution streaming and the latest 8K specifications,” reports the manufacturer. The AV receiver will be available from September 2020 for €699. at all authorised Marantz dealers in black and silver-gold.

Powerful and nuanced amplification

We read further in the press release sent to us: ‘Thanks to the powerful, independent amplifier part, you can enjoy exceptional music and film sound. All seven channels are equipped with the same power (90 W per channel) and have a low impedance drive. Each product is rigorously tuned and tested by Marantz sound engineers to ensure iconic warm, detailed sound’.

Engaging surround sound capabilities

The NR1711 supports multidimensional, object-oriented audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X. This allows users to enjoy an enhanced home theater experience with surprisingly vivid cinematic experiences. Thanks to the NR1711’s Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology [1], users can enjoy a 3D listening experience without the need to add elevation or surround speakers.

The latest 8K HDMI technology

The new NR1711 from Marantz is equipped with 6 HDMI inputs and 1 output for all your favourite sources. In addition to 8K upscaling, all six HDMI inputs also support Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10+, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, 21:9 video, BT.2020 passthrough, as well as the latest HDMI features VRR, QFT, ALLM, QMS and the current HDCP 2.3 copy protection standard. One dedicated 8K HDMI input delivers the latest HDMI specifications and takes your home entertainment to the next level. Enjoy movies in 8K with 8K/60Hz passthrough and upscaling, as well as the latest HDMI technologies, such as Dynamic HDR for best contrast and colour, and Quick Media Switching (QMS), which prevents a blank screen. Experience even more gaming fun with the NR1711 at 4K/120Hz passthrough, as well as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which reduce or eliminate lag and frame tearing to provide a smoother, lag-free gaming experience.

eARC

The NR1711 supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) for the transmission of lossless and object-oriented audio, such as DTS:X and Dolby Atmos from TV-apps or TV-connected sources. This makes it easy for listeners to enjoy better and more immersive sound experiences while watching TV.

Superior multiroom listening experience and connectivity

Marantz: “Use HEOS Built-In streaming or AirPlay 2 technology to enjoy your favorite music anywhere in the house and add more compatible devices for a wireless audio experience. Play the same song in all rooms, or select a different song for each connected room via a variety of popular streaming services such as TIDAL, Spotify, Amazon Music HD, Deezer and many more’. You can also choose to play 5.2 or 7.2-channel surround sound in your home theater while simultaneously playing stereo sound from another source in a separate room. Simply connect a pair of speakers to the multiroom amplifier outputs or use a separate stereo amplifier and speaker in combination with the Zone 2 pre-outs.

Bluetooth

The NR1711 also supports Bluetooth for users who want to listen to their favorite content through a Bluetooth headset. In addition, users can play sound from a Bluetooth headset and connected speakers simultaneously. This is especially useful for hearing impaired family members or friends, as the volume does not need to be turned up unpleasantly loud.

Speech assistants

The NR1711 works with the most important voice assistants: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri. Users can control music from various popular streaming services with their voice via the HEOS app. You can also give voice commands to switch inputs, turn up or down the volume, pause, mute and play the previous or next song [2].

Easy to set up

Thanks to the NR1711’s high-quality speakers with matching cable labels, correct connection is a piece of cake, Marantz promises. The included Setup Assistant provides clear, graphical on-screen instructions and the Quick Start Guide shows the optimal installation for each configuration.

Specifications

The NR1711’s most important features are listed below:

  • 8K/60hz full-rate passthrough and upscaling, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR and Quick Media Switching (QMS).
  • 7-channel discrete power amplifier with 90 W per channel
  • The latest HDR video formats are also supported, such as HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, 4:4:4 color resolution and BT.2020, as well as Dynamic HDR.
  • Make the most of your games using 4K/120Hz passthrough or upscaling, with Variable Refresh Rate, Auto Low Latency Mode and Quick Frame Transport.
  • Support for uncompressed and object-based audio formats with eARC.
  • Audyssey MultEQ provides easy installation and room calibration for the very best audio quality.
  • Roon Tested certification allows listeners to enjoy their music libraries even more with searchable artist information and diverse data.
  • Leading 4458-bit AKM AK4458 D/A converter on all channels for optimum fidelity and the widest dynamic range with the least distortion.
  • HEOS Built-in for multiroom streaming, music streaming and voice control
  • Supports all popular streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and more via Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 or the HEOS app.
  • Supports Alexa, Google Home and Apple Siri voice assistants.
  • The NR1711 decodes lossless hi-res audio files in ALAC, FLAC and WAV formats up to 24-bit/192kHz, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz songs for a hi-res listening experience.
  • Audyssey dual speaker presets allow users to switch between two Audyssey configurations in an instant.
  • Integrated phono input.
  • Built-in wifi with 2.4 GHz/5 GHz dual-band support (dual antenna).
  • Remote app from Marantz for iOS and Android devices
  • Dual subwoofer outputs.

1] The level of functionality is variable and depends on the platform.
2] Available via a future firmware update

 

Leave a Reply

}