Marantz has expanded its home cinema line-up by adding a high-end 11.2-channel AV preamplifier/processor, the AV7704, which features Dolby Atmos/DTS:X/Auro-3D decoding and full 4K compatibility, along with HEOS wireless multiroom audio capability.

‘The Marantz AV7704 is designed to be used with external Marantz amplification for a flexible, upgradable high-performance system,’ said Ralph Grundl, of QualiFi, which distributes Marantz in Australia. ‘It has been designed with meticulous attention to detail to deliver the legendary Marantz sound quality, honed over the company’s near-65-year history, and fitted out with a wide range of facilities to enable your favourite music to be shared and enjoyed, including network streaming, compatibility with ultra-high-resolution music formats, Bluetooth and Airplay for playback from portable devices, and HEOS wireless multiroom system providing access to popular streaming services like Deezer, Spotify, TuneIn Internet Radiom, Tidal, SoundCloud and more.’

The main features of the Marantz AV7704 processor/preamplifier are:
 
• 11.2-channel preouts on both RCA and XLR sockets
• Supports 7.1.4-channel configurations with external power amps, and allows upgrading
• Built-in Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz)
• Built-in HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Audio Technology
• Simple multiroom audio with other HEOS products, controlled by app
• AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Deezer and more
• HEOS distribution of audio from connected sources
• Share input audio with wireless multiroom speakers
• Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
• Compatible with Audyssey MultEQ Editor App
• 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR, BT.2020 and Dolby Vision, plus Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) 
• 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support; 3 HDMI out
• Extended connectivity: ready to feed a TV and projector in parallel
• Zone 2 HDMI monitor output in addition to dual main-zone HDMI outs
• eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) via future firmware update
• New 192kHz/32bit digital-to-analogue conversion with Clock Jitter Remover
• DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support 
• High Resolution audio streaming, with gapless playback
• Analogue to HDMI conversion and SD/HD to HD/4K Upscaling 
• HD video quality from existing DVDs or analogue sources
• Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D built-in
• Advanced Multi-Room options; 11.2ch Pre-out; RS232 Control; isf calibration ready; Crestron Connected compatibility; IP Control

Available now, the Marantz AV7704 11.2-channel processor/preamplifier retails for $3,970 (RRP).

For further information, please contact Qualifi