Not only is the latest Marantz flagship integrated AV receiver loaded with abilities for both soundtracks and music, there is a special deal available until the end of March where you can get a free HEOS 5 wireless multiroom speaker (RRP $689) with purchase.
That’s because the new SR7011 receiver is one of the first in a new generation of Marantz products with built-in HEOS technology. HEOS is the wireless multiroom system developed (partly in Australia) by parent company D&M, so SR7011 owners will be able to stream any input on the receiver to their HEOS 5, and vice versa. The HEOS app has been integrated into the Marantz receiver control app with a toggle mode, so users can easily access all available functions from their smart device, anywhere on the network.
Meanwhile the receiver is at the top of its class for functionality, with nine channels of power rated at 125W each, and onboard processing for the latest formats including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X (systems of 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 with the included power, of 7.1.4 with an additional two channels of power), with Auro-3D available as an upgrade.
Eight HDMI inputs are all Ultra HD-compatible and HDCP-2.2-equipped, and the receiver can also upscale existing video content to 4K Ultra HD. Twin HDMI outputs allow you to run both a TV and a projector, while there’s also a Zone 2 HDMI out, allowing multi-room audio/video.
As you’d expect from Marantz, this is also a high-quality music amplifier, with plenty of stereo inputs, plus built-in Bluetooth and AirPlay, and both dual-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking for music streaming at resolutions up to 192kHz/24bit and DSD5.6MHz, and also easy access to the likes of internet radio, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal and Spotify Connect (subscriptions required for the three last of those).
And the HEOS functionality allows the SR7011 to operate as part of a whole home of HEOS speakers/soundbars/receivers. As noted D&M is widening HEOS to include both Denon and Marantz receivers and likely beyond, able tob share all their external inputs to other HEOS units around the home. The SR7011 includes a turntable phono input — so you could have your vinyl digitally streaming around the home! There’s cutting-edge modernity for you.
The SR7011 is available now for RRP $4190. The HEOS 5 offers runs until the end of March. More info: www.qualifi.com.au