Marantz has unveiled a new flagship AV Receiver SR7008.

Building on the strengths of the company’s SR7007, the new SR7008 extends the number of channels from seven tomz_SR7008_SG-UD7007_med nine, and comes with further extensions like support for Spotify, or DTS Neo:X 9.1.

Marantz also upgraded Audyssey to MultEQ XT32/LFC as well as Audyssey Pro, so 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”. A Phono MM amplifier for vinyl fans is also on board, so is a 11.2ch pre-out for lots of system expansion possibilities.

Video signals are treated via advanced video processing, with 6+1 HDMI inputs, and 2+1 outputs (dual output for main zone and 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. InstaPrevue technology makes it possible to preview all HDMI input sources on the screen via picture-in-picture. The front digital connectivity (HDMI & USB) makes the SR7008 friendly for mobile, tablet, iPad/iPhone, camera & camcorder.

The front panel folds up to reveal an additional two-line display. in place.

   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

   DTS Neo:X (up to 9.1ch) and Audyssey DSX Processing

   6+1 HDMI inputs (3D/ARC/CEC/4k)

   2+1 HDMI outputs (2x simultaneous, 1x for Zone 2)

   Full 4k compatibility – Scaling – Pass-through – GUI overlay

   InstaPrevue to preview HDMI input sources on screen

   Multi-lingual Setup Assistant (9 languages)

   Multi-room/Multi-source (3 Zones), supports Zone Audio from HDMI, coax., opt., network

   11.2ch pre-out (with 2 independent subwoofers), Phono MM amplifier

   Marantz Remote App for iOS and Android

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