Denon & Marantz anounce out-of-the-box Auro-3D


Auro-3D available out-of box in Denon® and Marantz® AV receivers.

VISTA, Calif. (Sept. 7, 2017)—Today at CEDIA 2017, taking place from September 5-9 in San Diego,

Marantz®, a world leader in sound quality, announced the expansion of its latest home cinema lineup with the arrival of two range-topping network AV receivers, SR7012 and SR8012, along with the AV7704multichannel AV preamplifier/processor. A major step forward in the category, the SR7012 and SR8012 are among the first AVRs on the market compatible withAmazon Alexa’s Smart Home Skill for Entertainment Devices starting September 19, 2017, and will support Alexa Multi-room functionality via a firmware update in November, bringing the powerand simplicity of voice control to the home theater. On the other hand, Marantz’s AV7704 offers installers even more flexibility and power through its ability to manage the latest audio and video formats. Serving as yet another testament to Marantz’s reputation of delivering legendary performance and premium sound quality, the SR7012, SR8012 and AV7704also boast full HEOS wireless multiroom audio integration, empowering integrators and users to seamlessly create a whole-home audio experience unlike any other on the market. With the ability to create true 3D surround sound, the SR7012 and SR8012feature high-grade audio components that enhance sound quality by delicately handling all signals via Marantz’s proprietary HDAMs (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) before passing them on to the power stage. Marantz’s AV7704 pre-amplifier provides outstanding playback and performance through its versatile, multichannel audio format. It takes advantage of high-resolution content quality in order to present the purest output. Without compromising video quality at the expense of music playback, these new AV systems are designed to sit at the heart of a high-end home entertainment system.The SR7012, SR8012 and AV7704 each are equipped with a new AV solution that supports full 4K compatibility and provides advanced home cinema intelligence, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and out-of-box Auro-3D decoding. “Marantz is committed to paving the way for the future of audio performance by giving consumers and integrators the technologies needed to experience new dimensions of sound,” said Brendon Stead, senior vice president, product development at Sound United. “Users will be excited to put these new Marantz receivers to the test, as the SR7012, SR8012 and AV7704 offer even more power and advanced functionalities, such as HEOS compatibility for whole-home audio and voice control compatibility that pairs with the latest smart home devices. These partnerships are revolutionary to the industry and will serve as cornerstones for any elite home-cinema system moving forward.”Marantz SR7012and SR8012Having completely re-tuned sound using upgraded parts and features, the SR7012 is a 9.2 channel network AV Receiver with 11.2 channel processing capability, that includes a 192kHz/32bit digital to analogue converter block with Clock Jitter Reducer for a more precise, pure and high quality sound.

Denon®, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality home entertainment products, today announced two new AV Receivers from its legendary power amp line, the AVR-X4400H and AVRX6400H, boasting the highest quality build, components and power output for the modern home theater experience.The new receivers offer full HEOS whole-house music playback and are some of the first AVRs on the market enabled to support Amazon Alexa’s Smart Home Skill for Entertainment Devices starting on September 19, 2017, making both receivers an easy choice as the hub for all home audio and video needs. Additionally, Alexa multi-room functionality will be available on both receivers via a firmware update in November. The AVR-X4400H and AVR-X6400H receivers also support Auro 3D out-of-box, 4K Ultra HD with HDR, and Dolby Vision, enabling huge sound and stunning video. “Denon is always listening to installers and implementing new features for those looking to integrate the most up-to-date technologies and power options they require for home automation and top-of-the-line home entertainment solutions. Now with out-of-box support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro 3D, the AVR-X6400H and the AVR-X4400X are capable of powering the most advanced 3D audio entertainment centers,” said Brendon Stead, senior vice president of product development at Denon. “Aside from supporting the most advanced formats for audio and video, both of these receivers can power a whole home entertainment experience with HEOS. Plus, as voice command solidifies itself in our every day lives, the AVR-X4400H and AVR-X6400H’s support for Alexa’s Smart Home Skill is as future-proof as it gets.”