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Marantz Steps Up Support for Object-Based Surround

Marantz is launching its first three audio/video receivers with HDMI 2.0a ports and HDCP 2.2 copy protection and its first two AVRs incorporating both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround decoding.
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Marantz is launching its first three audio/video receivers with HDMI 2.0a ports and HDCP 2.2 copy protection and its first two AVRs incorporating both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround decoding.

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Marantz’s $699-suggested 7.1-channel slim-line NR1606 AVR with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, HDMI 2.0a, and HDCP 2.2 

When Marantz’s three new AVRs become available in July and August, HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 will start at a suggested $499 in the NR1506 slim-line 5.1-channel AVR. AVRs combining Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround decoding will start at $699 in the 7.1-channel NR1606 AVR, also a slim-line model.

In full-size AVRs, the starting price for a model combining Atmos and DTS:X will be $899 with the launch of the 7.2-channel SR5010. DTS:X will be available later this year in the NR1606 and SR5010 as a firmware update.

Currently, the only Marantz component with HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0a is the flagship $3,999-suggested AV8802A AV preamplifier, available earlier this year. The current starting price for Dolby Atmos in Marantz’s component lineup is $1,999 for the SR7009 AVR. No current components offer DTS:X.

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