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Marantz Introduces New 8K Ultra HD Slim AV Receiver

Offers modern immersive sound options in a chassis that is nearly half the height as a standard AVR.

Marantz has announced its latest slimline 8K Ultra HD AV receiver, the NR1711. With 8K connectivity, the new Marantz NR1711 will elevate the home entertainment experience for years to come.

“The slimline AVR is a Marantz favorite and a must-have for those who want maximum impact from their favorite music, movies, and games from an elegant device,” says Jake Mendel, global brand manager at Marantz. “The NR1711 is nearly half the height of a standard AV receiver, so it doesn’t overcrowd your existing home entertainment system, but it still offers Marantz’s acclaimed warm amplification, immersive surround sound, high resolution streaming, and the latest 8K specifications.”

A high-current discrete power amplifier section produces sound for movies and music. Identical power is provided on all channels (50 watts per channel: 8-ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2ch. drive) with low-impedance driver capability. Every Marantz product is extensively tuned and tested by Marantz sound masters to ensure the iconic warm, detailed sound is maintained.

The NR1711 enables users to transform and upgrade their home cinema experience with its support of 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 Technology1 and DTS:X Virtual give users a 3D listening experience without the need for 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, and 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. Enjoy movies in 8K with 8K/60 Hz pass-through or upscaling as well as the latest in HDMI technology like Dynamic HDR for best contrast and colors and Quick Media Switching (QMS), which is used to avoid blank screens while switching sources. The new Marantz NR1711 also provides a lag-free gaming experience with 4K/120 Hz pass-through, as well as 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.

By supporting eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel), which allows lossless and object-based audio transmission like DTS:X and Dolby Atmos from TV apps or to the TV connected sources, the NR1711 gives users the power to enjoy better and more immersive surround experiences for TV audio.

Leveraging HEOS Built-in multi-room streaming or AirPlay 2 technology, users can enjoy their favorite music in any room of the home for a wireless, whole-home audio experience. Play the same song in every room or select a different song in each connected room from a variety of popular streaming services like TIDAL, Spotify, Amazon Music HD, Pandora, and many others.

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. Simply connect a pair of speakers to the multi-room amplified outputs or hook up an additional stereo amp and speakers to the Zone 2 preouts.

The Marantz NR1711 will be available in August 2020 at all authorized Marantz retailers. The NR1711 will retail for $799.

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