Denon, Marantz Add Network AVRs
D&M Holdings, which is the manufacturer of AV components under the Denon and Marantz brands, recently unveiled new network AV receivers under each of the audio equipment lines.
Under the Denon brand, the company unveiled the AVR-X3300W Network AV Receiver (shipping in July at a $999 suggested retail price) designed to fill larger rooms with surround sound. It is compatible with a wide range of loudspeaker models, including 4 ohm versions using the receiver’s low impedance drive capability providing operational stability.
Under Marantz, the company introduced the SR5011 Network Receiver (shipping this month at an $899 suggested retail) offering a full-size cabinet, high-grade component parts and 7 x 100 Watts per channel of power.
Read more on the Marantz SR5011 and Denon AVR-X3300W network AV receivers after the jump:
Features in the Marantz SR5011 include: support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound; a proprietary Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM), for Hi-Fi sound, 7 x 180 Watts of power, and advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT auto room calibration.
The SR5011 includes eight of the latest HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 digital inputs, supporting 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support on every input. Lower-resolution video signals can be further upscaled to Full HD 1080p and 4K Ultra HD For added convenience, the receiver offers dual HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2. outputs.
For wireless connectivity the SR5011 offers both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with dual antennas to stream music through AirPlay, network attached storage devices (NAS), Internet Radio, Pandora, SiriusXM, and Spotify Connect. The receiver also supports high-resolution audio formats and playback.
Custom installation features include: a 7.2 channel pre-out section and the RS232 connection with IP control.
Meanwhile, the Denon AVR-X3300W incorporates high quality video upscaling of standard and high definition content to 4K Ultra HD 50/60 Hz resolution.
Dual HDMI outputs support different program sources, to enable listening to music of a movie in stereo in one room while playing a second movie in surround sound in the home theater area. The receiver is equipped with 7.2-channel pre-out, an RS232 port and flexible amp assignment options for more sophisticated custom installations.
Surround sound support includes the latest Dolby Atmos (a firmware update to include DTS:X in scheduled for later in the year) object-based formats to drive overhead or upward-firing speakers for a 3D audio experience. Users can also choose between Dolby Surround and DTS Neural: X up-mixers (via update) to create 3D sound from both legacy Dolby or DTS material.
Video support includes eight HDM 2.0a with HDCP 2.2 inputs for 4K Ultra HD up to 60Hz, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, HDR, 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support on every input.
The Denon AVR-X3300W is certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) for video quality, and is equipped with the full suite of ISFccc advanced video calibration controls.
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Wireless connectivity includes Bluetooth music streaming from a smartphone, and Wi-Fi. Streaming playback viA Apple AirPlay, Internet Radio, Pandora, Spotify Connect, and SiriusXM.
The receiver will also decode the latest high-resolution audio formats including: FLAC, AIFF or DSD (up to 192kHz/24-bit) and DSD (up to 5.6MHz). A front USB port can be used to connect either USB storage devices or an iDevice to playback music and charge at the same time.
Denon AVR-X3300W is rated at 105 Watts per channel into 8 ohms. With the AVR-X3300W’s multi-room capability, users can enjoy two different sources in different rooms at the same time.
The SR5011 is easy to figure out and use with a simple Graphical User Interface, Setup Assistant, and Audyssey MultEQ auto room calibration.
By Greg Tarr
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