Marantz, a world leader in advanced audio technologies celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2013, today unveiled its new network AV receiver SR7008 marking the pinnacle of this year’s refined home theatre line-up. Building on the strengths of the award-winning SR7007, the new SR7008 extends the number of channels from seven to nine, and comes with further extensions like support for famous Spotify, or DTS Neo:X 9.1 for the most spacious surround experience ever. This true flagship home cinema centre will be available across Europe in either black or silver-gold from August onwards.
SR7008 Network AV Receiver at a glance:
• 9ch discrete power amplifier, 200 W per channel
• Trap door design with hidden 2nd display
• Current Feedback circuitry with Marantz HDAM and customized components
• 9.2ch signal processing and Clock Jitter Reducer
• DLNA 1.5 Network audio streaming
• MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, WMA, Lossless, FLAC192/24(HD)
• Gapless playback
• Spotify, last.fm, Flickr, Internet Radio
• Apple AirPlay and Windows 8/RT compatible
• Audyssey MultEQ XT32, LFC, Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume + PRO ready
Simplicity and elegance characterize the SR7008. With its iconic blue illuminated porthole display plus the drop-down door on the brushed aluminum front panel, this receiver offers style, comprehensive features and power at the same time. Marantz’s proprietary HDAM audio circuitry, Current Feedback topology, and nine fully-discrete 200-watt amplifiers deliver the dynamic, beautifully detailed sound you expect from a receiver of this caliber. And because this muscle-pack is supported by Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X 9.1, home theatre enthusiasts are flooded with the ultimate experience in surround sound thanks to additional front height or front wide channels.
Marantz also upgraded Audyssey to MultEQ XT32 / LFC as well as Audyssey Pro, so proud owners get an even more accurate calibration of the speakers with a guarantee that every seat in the room is a ‘sweet spot’ for audio.
And because the SR7008 comes with full state-of-the-art network facilities, it literally offers unlimited music sources including Apple’s AirPlay technology, Internet Radio, Spotify and last.fm online music streaming (where available), and even Windows 8/RT compatibility. Thanks to the DLNA standard, you can easily stream your favourite tunes from your network drives at home, including HD audio (WAV HD, FLAC HD, Apple lossless) and gapless support for uninterrupted live concert experiences. In addition, the SR7008 has multi-room support to bring different audio and video signals into up to 3 different zones. It now even offers zone output from digital sources (HDMI, optical, coaxial or network). A Phono MM amplifier for vinyl fans is also on board, so is a 11.2ch pre-out for ultimate system expansion possibilities.
Video signals are treated with extra loving care via advanced video processing, with 6+1 HDMI inputs, and 2+1 outputs (Dual output for main zone & Multi Zone output), all of which support 3D 4k pass- through and 4k video processing. Lower resolution video can be up-scaled to Full-HD or even 4k for the ultimate in video experience. InstaPrevue technology makes it possible to conveniently preview all HDMI input sources on the screen via picture-in-picture. The front digital connectivity (HDMI & USB) makes the SR7008 particularly friendly for mobile, tablet, iPad/iPhone, camera & camcorder.
What’s more, the front panel folds up to reveal an additional two-line display. And to get it all up and running effortlessly, there is also a multi-lingual Setup Assistant, an intuitive Graphical User Interface and a Marantz Remote App for iOS and Android in place.