Marantz Unveils New ‘Cinema’ Xbox Series X Series and PS5-Friendly AV Receivers and Amplifiers

Marantz has unveiled a new line of five powerful AVR receivers and amplifiers packed with the cutting-edge technologies of today’s ever-expanding global home entertainment demands. Including error-free support via HDMI loop paths for 8K video and, more importantly in today’s media landscape, the 4K/120Hz and variable refresh rate features so important to today’s cutting-edge gaming world.

The five new models from top to bottom are: The AV 10 processor (£5,999/€6,999/$7,000) and AMP 10 combo (£5,999/€6,999/$7,000), the Cinema 40 AVR (£2,399/3,750 €) , the Cinema 50 (£1,699/€2,000/$2,500) AVR, the Cinema 60 (£1,249/€1,350/$1,700) AVR and the Cinema 70s (£849/€1,000/$1,200).

The flagship AV 10 and AMP 10 are built around Marantz’s HDAM technology (with Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules claimed to be able to operate with near-zero background noise) and are designed to be the heart of a reference-level entertainment system that it would give you 16 channels of amplification and seven HDMI inputs complete with 8K and 4K/120Hz compatibility.

The Cinema 40 AVR will provide an 11.4-channel configuration with a healthy 125W per channel, while its premium design will feature an aluminum front panel to give it a look that befits its place so high up in Marantz’s new lineup.

The Cinema 50 AVR retains the 11.4 channel count, but reduces the power per channel to a still impressive 110 W. Marantz describes this model as “ideal for discerning movie and music fans seeking to create an immersive home cinema experience with rich tonal qualities and realistic dynamics”.

Cinema 60 reduces the number of channels to 7.2 and the power per channel to 100W and is described as “ideally suitable for dedicated home theater applications as well as multi-purpose media rooms of any size”. A version with built-in DAB radio reception will be available in the UK and Europe for £50/€50 more than the standard Cinema 60.

Cinema 70s, finally, features a slim design capable of delivering 7.2 channels of sound at 50W each. And for the avoidance of doubt, yes, even this base model still has 8K and 4K/120Hz VRR support.

In addition to multi-channel and multi-power, the entire new Cinema series will decode object-based Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio formats, as well as offering multi-input room optimization, HEOS multi-room support and streaming of personal music libraries, podcasts and so on via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay 2.

The latest AVRs also seek to increase their appeal to custom installers as well as end users by including both voice control compatibility and a brand new high-definition graphical user interface.

The Cinema series is set to go on sale at the end of October, starting with the Cinema 50 and Cinema 60 models.

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