Marantz announced the arrival of the $599 NR1200 stereo receiver this week, housed in a slimline enclosure, and allowing switching between five 4K UHD-capable HDMI inputs.
Aimed at integration into the center of an entertainment system, it combines “superior audio quality” and stable power for loudspeakers, while also offering greater connectivity for audio and video sources. The AVR includes a 75 watt per channel (8-ohm, 20Hz – 20kHz, 0.08% THD) amp section, and emphasis has been placed on the quality of custom-designed capacitors and dual DACs.
“We have seen a resurgence in demand for a high-performance two-channel receiver that enables people to enjoy a superior entertainment experience versus a traditional sound bar without making the leap to a multichannel AVR,” said Emmanuel Millot, Sr. Director Brand Management at Sound United. “The NR1200 delivers Marantz’s sonic signature with all of the power and connectivity options consumers and integrators need to get started. Its slim, sophisticated design makes it the perfect bragging piece for any entertaining space.”
Augmenting the the AVR’s amplifier design, the NR1200 also features five HDMI inputs, with each supporting HDCP 2.3, 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, HLG, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), 21:9 video, 3D and BT.2020 pass-through. Marantz has incorporated its home-grown HEOS platform for multi-room functionality and multiple streaming options.
Vinyl aficionados can also capitalize on a sophisticated in-built phono stage, voice control from leading AI platforms (Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri), and custom installation support with IR and IP control and remote monitoring services from OvrC, ihiji Invision and Domotz Pro.
The NR1200 will be available from Marantz approved resellers from August 15th for $599. You can get more detailed information and specs from Marantz US.