Marantz Launches AV 10 Pre-Amp/AMP 10, Pair For Advanced Home Theater Setups
Masimo’s high-end audio components brand Marantz announced Tuesday the launch of matched component separates including the AV 10 pre-amp/processor and AMP 10 power amp, designed to deliver up to 15.4-channels of customizable precision acoustic surround sound.
The Marantz AV 10 and AMP 10 are available for purchase starting today through Marantz.com and authorized retailers at a $7000 suggested retail price.
The Marantz AV 10 is billed as a reference quality 15.4-channel 8K AV preamp/processor designed to deliver engaging cinematic experiences, with flexible support for the latest AV formats and sound processing.
Listeners will have at their control selection for the latest 3D soundscapes.
Driving the power behind these experiences is the new companion Marantz AMP 10, which is a 16-channel 200 watt reference quality power amplifier developed to support Marantz’ most refined architectures.
Both components were said to have been “meticulously tuned and crafted” with a design style that maintains the modern accents that denote Marantz’s heritage for visual presentation and engaging tonal performance.
The package includes an ample selection of connectivity options and amplifier modes to support the newest and most robust standards.
Connectivity support includes seven (all 8K) HDMI 2.1 inputs, 2 HDMI outputs (up to 40 Gbps) one with eARC/ARC support, plus a complement of digital, analog and phono inputs as well as loudspeaker and pre-amp outputs. The HDMI ports support many of the latest advanced gaming features (ALLM, VRR, Quick Frame Transport) with no mention of proprietary the refresh rates and no support for Quick Media Switching).
Other key features in the Marantz AV 10 include:
Discrete HDAM and current feedback amplification
Immersive 3D sound from 15.4-channel output and processing
Decode/processing support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced and Auro 3D
Audyssey MultEQ XT32 auto room correction/calibration, as well as optional upgrade support for the advanced Dirac Live professional and remote calibration system through PC or smart devices.
HEOS Built-in wireless multi-room music distribution to compatible speakers and devices, including extensive streaming music service support
An upgradability path for input and output options plus an advanced software ecosystem to keep the unit going as the home theater grows.
Easy set- up and-use menus with an intuitive HD on-screen user interface
Included aluminum remote.
Accessible front panel controls.
Additional key features in the AMP 10 include the following:
Marantz Sound Masters build quality and tuning for reference quality output
Newly developed Class D amplification
Power output of 200 watts per channel 8 ohms and 400 watts per channel into 4 ohms
Customization for all 16 channels with switching for channel pairs into bi-amp mode for isolating frequency bands from each other or switched into BTL mode for the highest output demands.
Remote room control and status information transmitted to the AV 10 when paired.
Home control system automation.
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By Greg Tarr
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