New Marantz AV receivers arrive

An updated range of Marantz AV receivers has been launched in South Africa. The most significant features of the newcomers include support for Amazon’s Alexa voice command protocol, as well as compatibility with the HEOS multiroom system. The latest Apple AirPlay 2, which includes multiroom playback, is also supported.

Auro 3D audio is a standard feature across the range, as is Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual:X. Other highlights include 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 and Dolby Vision pass-through on every input.

Already available in SA are the 9.2 channel SR6013 and 7.2 channel SR5013, with the SR-7013 due later this year. The slimline NR1609 and NR1509 network receivers are also new, replacing the previous NR1608 and NR1508 respectively. The current SR8012 remains the flagship of the Marantz AVR line-up.

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