Marantz SR-9200 or 8200... any info?

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  1. James_T

    James_T Stunt Coordinator

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    I saw a one-page ad for the Marantz SR-9200 in the latest issue of Home Theater Magazine... looks a lot like the SR-18, 19, and 14. Unfortunately, it didn't give any specs at all. Any info on this receiver or the 8200 yet?
     
  2. Mike Ilano

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    Found some new info on TVinsite.com:
    Marantz: The SR9200 is the company's first receiver with built-in seven-channel amp. It's also the company's first with software upgradability, via RS-232C port, to add future surround decoders and other processing algorithms. The $3,199-suggested, $2,999-MAP THX Ultra-certified receiver, due in November, is also said to be the first receiver with ability to display an on-screen menu through its component video outputs, making it unnecessary to switch to S-video or composite outputs to access the display.
    The 7x140-watt receiver features THX Surround EX, DTS ES Discrete and Matrix, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS Neo:6, Circle Surround 5.1, HDCD, and a 7.1-channel stereo mode that derives a 7.1-channel soundfield from stereo sources. Software upgrades can be downloaded via an RS-232 port from a PC.
    Other features include DC trigger, automatic TV on/off inputs, and two-way programmable touchscreen learning remote.
    A scaled down version, the THX Select SR8200, features six-channel amp and two back-channel preouts for THX EX playback. It lacks the 9200's HDCD decoding and copper chassis to help bring the price tag to $1,699-suggested, $1,599 MAP.
    The 9200 and 8200 are the company's first with THX EX and ES Discrete/ Matrix decoding.
    Earlier this year, the company brought the price of compatibility with Dolby Digital Surround EX soundtracks and decoding of DTS ES Discrete/Matrix down to suggested retails of $599, $749, and $849. The units included the company's first with built-in six-channel amps.
    The company's THX Ultra receivers with THX EX decoding range from $2,299 to $4,200 and feature five-channel amps with backchannel line-level outputs.
     
  3. James_T

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    Thanks!
     

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