Marantz introduces 8K UHD slim receiver

Marantz has announced a slimline 8K Ultra HD AV receiver, the NR1711, available from next month for $799. The new product includes 8K connectivity and promises to “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,” said 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.”

The amp section of the receiver includes seven channels of discrete power, and 50W per channel with two channels driven into 8 ohms (20Hz – 20kHz, and THD of 0.08%). The NR1711 also supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X. Furthermore, connectivity is augmented by 8K upscaling on one HDMI input, and Dolby Vision, HLG, Dynamic HDR, HDR10+, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling and BT.2020 pass-through are supported on all six HDMI inputs.

One of the HDMI inputs includes 8K/60Hz pass-through or upscaling, as well as Dynamic HDR and Quick Media Switching (QMS) for preventing a blank screen when switching sources. Gaming supports 4K/120Hz pass-through, VRR, Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM). As well as eARC for audio transmitted from your TV, there is the regular inclusion by Marantz of its HEOS multi-room streaming platform or the option to use AirPlay 2 (with apps such as TIDAL, Spotify, Amazon Music HD and Pandora). There are also voice control options and Zone 2 pre-outs for a second room stereo setup.

For more information, visit Marantz.

Martin, a seasoned journalist and AV expert, has written for several notable print magazines. He’s served in key roles at Lucasfilm’s THX Division, NEC’s digital cinema division, and has even consulted for DreamWorks. Despite his illustrious career, Martin remains rooted in his passion for cinema and acting, with notable appearances in several Spielberg films, Doctor Who, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. He currently resides in San Francisco.

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