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Belmont North Installation

This installation was completed in a dedicated home theatre room and is a Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 home theatre system, this room is 4 meters deep by 3.5 meter wide. Originally the customer purchased all the equipment from a major retail store and the retail store orginised installation, the customer was not happy with them and called us, upon consulting with the customer we recommended that the speakers were returned as they were large floor standing speakers and was too big for the room, they also had a 115″ projector screen on order which we told them to cancel as well, where the screen was to go would not fit in the space, we recommended a 92″ screen instead, we ended up supplying the Jamo 360 speakers and the Epson EH-TW9200W projector.

 

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Marantz NR1508

Marantz NR1508

NR1508 – AV Receiver
Overview

Designed to deliver a thrilling sonic experience, the NR1508 AV Receiver features expanded connectivity including built-in HEOS wireless multi-room audio technology, to enable you to enjoy your favourite music anywhere and everywhere around your home. You can explore and play music from your own music library, from online streaming music services, and from thousands of Internet radio stations using the free HEOS app for smartphones and tablets, with high resolution audio fully supported for incredible fidelity. The NR1508 also features Bluetooth and AirPlay compatibility to stream music directly from any compatible device. For high resolution surround from your favourite movie soundtracks the NR1508 is equipped with advanced 32-bit DSP processing supporting all the major sound formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Its power amplifier section features high current discrete power transistors and identical circuit topology for all 5 channels, and is compatible with low impedance 4 ohm speakers.

The video section features 6 HDMI inputs (including 1 on the front panel), with full compatibility with the latest 4K Ultra HD video specification, including 60 Hz full rate content, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020, HDR and Dolby Vision compatibility. It’s also HDCP 2.2 compliant, for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content. HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) pass-through for future HDR broadcast content will be supported via a firmware update. Like the HEOS app, the “Marantz 2016 AVR Remote” control app is available free for Android and iOS from the Apple app store, Google Play and the Amazon appstore. 

Key Features

  • 5-channel discrete power amplifier, 85 W per channel
  • 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR and BT.2020, plus Dolby Vision compatibility and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG; via future firmware update)
  • 6 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support
  • Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support
  • HEOS wireless multiroom integration
  • AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, Network Audio Streaming
  • DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support
  • Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
  • Colour-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Advanced GUI, Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App
  • Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting

Powerful 7 Channel Discrete Amplifier with Eco Mode

The NR1508’s power amp section features discrete high-current output devices for superb sound with both music and movies, with, identical power on all 5 channels for precision sound. Rated at 85 watts per channel, the NR1508 features low-impedance drive capability, for excellent speaker control, and is compatible with 4 ohm speakers too. Meanwhile the Eco mode provides energy savings: it features an on-screen Eco meter, while it’s also possible to use the receiver in power-saving mode, either reducing the maximum output power or adopting low-power strategies at more modest settings – and all without any effect on the superb sound quality.

Latest HDMI Connectivity
HDR, Dolby Vision, HLG, and HDCP 2.2 Compatible

Six HDMI inputs – including one on the front panel for quick connections – feed the NR1508’s advanced video section, supporting the latest HDMI specification, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020 and HDR pass-through support on every input. Dolby Vision compatibility is now supported, too, with pass-through for new HDR broadcast format HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) to be enabled via a future firmware update.
HDCP 2.2 compatibility on all HDMI inputs, for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content, ensures the NR1508 is ready for the next generation of Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and 4K Ultra HD streams and downloads. The NR1508 also features Audio Return Channel (ARC), which lets you stream audio from your TV via a single HDMI connection (no need for a separate digital audio cable).

Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay

The NR1508 is equipped with an advanced dual antenna system for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming, for a robust connection even in congested urban environments. Apple’s AirPlay lets you listen to your favourite tracks wirelessly from iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.

HEOS: the Perfect Solution for Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming

With built-in HEOS technology, the NR1508 becomes a key component of the HEOS wireless multi-room system. Add more HEOS speakers, and enjoy your music anywhere and everywhere around your home, all controlled via the free HEOS app. Play the same song in every room, or a different song in every room.

Multiple streaming services can be played on the NR1508 or any other connected HEOS devices, including Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster or Deezer (*). You can also stream music from your phone, USB stick, or local network drives, with favourites and playlist functions supported.
*Availability differs by area, subscription may be required.

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote

The Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets gives you complete control over the latest Marantz network AV Receivers. Along with many new features, the graphics and user interface have been completely overhauled. Control power, volume, input and settings, or switch instantly to the HEOS App to access your music content and streaming services, with full HEOS wireless multi-room control.

Hi-Res Audio

The NR1508 lets you discover the incredible fidelity of high resolution audio tracks via the front panel USB port or network sources, with the ability to decode ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD). You can also listen to other popular file types, such as MP3.

Audyssey MultEQ for simple set-up

Using the measuring microphone and stand supplied, Audyssey MultEQ measures the speakers in your home theatre, including the subwoofer, and then applies multiple high precision DSP room acoustic correction filters, providing the smoothest, most natural tonal balance – regardless of the brand(s) or model(s) of speaker.
Audyssey Dynamic EQ features advanced psycho-acoustic processing to deliver clear dialogue and wide-band response even at reduced volume levels, delivering cinema-level clarity whatever listening level you choose, while Audyssey Dynamic Volume avoids nasty shocks by normalising volume when content switches to commercials or announcements, creating an easier listening experience.
Dual Subwoofer Outputs

A single subwoofer demands optimum placement within the room for the best bass response: depending on its location, the low-frequency response at the main listening position can be uneven with audible peaks and dips. The NR1508 supports two subwoofers: used in different locations, these will even out the low-frequency response for more accurate bass anywhere in the listening area.
Smart TV Connectivity

Via the HDMI CEC (consumer electronics control) functionality on some Smart TVs, it’s possible to control the NR1508 with the TV’s remote handset. With the receiver’s “HDMI control” set to ON, set “Smart Menu” receiver control functions and the TV’s Smart Menu home screen will provide you direct access to source and surround mode selections, the main setup menu, and Smart Select configuration presets.

Simple Smart Select Functions

4 Smart Select function buttons on the front panel and remote control will store your preferred setup – input, volume and Audyssey configuration – for particular sources. The push of just one button has the NR1508 perfectly configured for anything from Blu-ray or your TV set-top box to your favourite Internet radio station.

Easy To Setup,
Easy To Use

For easy installation, the NR1508’s horizontal row of premium loudspeaker terminals is colour coded, with a set of matching cable-labels supplied to ensure correct hook-up. The AVR’s clear graphical on-screen display has an exclusive Setup Assistant, combining with the Quick Start guide to provide guidance and optimise critical settings for the best possible sound quality, whatever your configuration.

More than 60 Years of Audiophile Heritage

Founded in 1953, Marantz has a long and rich history of designing audio components embraced by music lovers and critical listeners around the world. Because Music Matters so much in our lives, the NR1508 carries on our long tradition of delivering superlative stereo listening, as well as the ultimate home theatre experience.

Online manual

RRP $999

Marantz NR1608

Marantz NR1608

A thrilling Marantz RE1608 Receiverhigh-quality AV receiver occupying minimal space: that’s the NR1608. High current discrete power amplifiers on all 7 channels deliver astonishing power and clarity, and it delivers immersive 3D surround sound thanks to both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoders, yet at just a little more than 3 inches tall it’s slim enough to slip into any TV cabinet. It’s fully compatible with the latest HDMI and HDCP 2.2 specifications on all 8 HDMI inputs, and will pass all the latest video formats – 4K 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020, HDR and Dolby Vision – from Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, games consoles and streamed/download 4K Ultra HD content to an Ultra HD TV or projector. For future HDR broadcast content, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) pass-through will also be supported via a firmware update. Bluetooth and AirPlay can stream music directly from portable devices, while HEOS wireless multi-room music integration allows the NR1608 to become part of a complete home-wide music system. Explore and play your own music library, online streaming music services and thousands of Internet radio stations, using the free HEOS app. The “Marantz 2016 AVR Remote” app is also available free from the Apple app store, GooglePlay and the Amazon app store.
Key Features

  • 7-channel discrete power amplifier, 90 W per channel
  • 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR and BT.2020, plus Dolby Vision compatibility and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG; via future firmware update)
  • 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support
  • Analogue to HDMI conversion and SD/HD to 4K Upscaling for legacy video sources
  • Dolby Atmos (up to 5.1.2) and DTS:X
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support
  • HEOS wireless multiroom integration
  • AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Deezer, Network Audio Streaming
  • DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support
  • Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
  • Audyssey MultEQ Editor app support (available for EUR 20 in the Appstores)
  • Colour-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Advanced GUI, Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App
  • isf video calibration
  • Multi-room/Multi-source (2nd zone; via amplifiers or via pre-out)
  • Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting

 

Powerful 7 Channel Discrete Amplifier with Eco Mode

Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism. Enjoy a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 additional overhead speakers or 2 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theatre experience – including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.

 

Latest HDMI Connectivity
HDR, Dolby Vision, HLG, and HDCP 2.2 Compatible

Eight HDMI inputs – including one on the front panel for quick connections – feed the NR1608’s advanced video section, supporting the latest HDMI specification, including 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020 and HDR pass-through support on every input. Dolby Vision compatibility is now supported, too, with pass-through for new HDR broadcast format HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) to be enabled via a future firmware update. HDCP 2.2 compatibility on all HDMI inputs, for 4K Ultra HD copy-protected content, ensures the NR1608 is ready for the next generation of Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and 4K Ultra HD streams and downloads, while the video processor can also upscale SD and HD video to 4K Ultra HD. Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation, the NR1608 features a full suite of video calibration controls for use by an ISF technician, along with ISF Day/Night video modes.

 

Dolby Atmos

Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism. Enjoy a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 additional overhead speakers or 2 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theatre experience – including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.

DTS:X

DTS:X™ immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favourite movies. The included spatial remapping engine, DTS Neural:X™, gives your movie, game and music collections a new lease on life! DTS:X brings the theatre home.

 

Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay

The NR1608 is equipped with an advanced dual antenna system for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming, for a robust connection even in congested urban environments. Apple’s AirPlay lets you listen to your favourite tracks wirelessly from iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.

 

HEOS: the Perfect Solution for Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming

With built-in HEOS technology, the NR1608 becomes a key component of the HEOS wireless multi-room system. Add more HEOS speakers, and enjoy your music anywhere and everywhere around your home, all controlled via the free HEOS app. Play the same song in every room, or a different song in every room.

Multiple streaming services can be played on the NR1608 or any other connected HEOS devices, including Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Napster or Deezer (*). You can also stream music from your phone, USB stick, or local network drives, with favourites and playlist functions supported. *Availability differs by area, subscription may be required.

 

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote

The Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets gives you complete control over the latest Marantz network AV Receivers. Along with many new features, the graphics and user interface have been completely overhauled. Control power, volume, input and settings, or switch instantly to the HEOS App to access your music content and streaming services, with full HEOS wireless multi-room control.

Hi-Res Audio

The NR1608 lets you discover the incredible fidelity of high resolution audio tracks via the front panel USB port or network sources, with the ability to decode ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD). You can also listen to other popular file types, such as MP3.

 

Audyssey MultEQ for simple set-up

Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism. Enjoy a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 additional overhead speakers or 2 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theatre experience – including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.
The Audyssey MultEQ Editor App

The NR1608 supports the brand-new Audyssey MultEQ Editor App. Go ‘under the hood’, view and adjust settings for detailed tuning, customize the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room, and tailor the sound to your personal preferences.

  • View the speaker detection results, to check correct installation.
  • View before and after results of the Audyssey calibration, making it easy to identify room problems.
  • Edit the Audyssey target curve for each channel pair to suit your tastes.
  • Adjust the EQ frequency adjustment range for each channel pair.
  • Switch between 2 high frequency rolloff target curves.
  • Enable/Disable midrange compensation to make the vocal region brighter or smoother.
  • Save and load calibration results.

The Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, for Android and iOS, is available for purchase from the Apple AppStore or Google Play Store.

 

Dual Subwoofer Outputs

A single subwoofer demands optimum placement within the room for the best bass, to even out peaks and dips in response. The NR1608 supports two subwoofers: used in different locations, these will give a smoother low-frequency response for more accurate bass anywhere in the listening area.

Multi-Source/Multi-room

Whatever your family’s entertainment needs, the NR1608 delivers: you can enjoy 5.2-channel surround sound in the main room, and at the same time play stereo sound from another source in another part of the house. Simply connect a pair of speakers to the multi-room amplified outputs, or hook up a separate stereo amp and speakers to the Zone 2 pre-outs.

Smart TV Connectivity

Via the HDMI CEC (consumer electronics control) functionality on some Smart TVs, it’s possible to control the NR1608 with the TV’s remote handset. With the receiver’s “HDMI control” set to ON, set “Smart Menu” receiver control functions and the TV’s Smart Menu home screen will provide you direct access to source and surround mode selections, the main setup menu, and Smart Select configuration presets.

 

Simple Smart Select Functions

4 Smart Select function buttons on the front panel and remote control will store your preferred setup – input, volume and Audyssey configuration – for particular sources. The push of just one button has the NR1608 perfectly configured for anything from Blu-ray or your TV set-top box to your favourite Internet radio station

Easy To Setup,
Easy To Use

For easy installation, the NR1608’s horizontal row of premium loudspeaker terminals is colour coded, with a set of matching cable-labels supplied to ensure correct hook-up. The AVR’s clear graphical on-screen display has an exclusive Setup Assistant, combining with the Quick Start guide to provide guidance and optimise critical settings for the best possible sound quality, whatever your configuration.

More than 60 Years of Audiophile Heritage

Founded in 1953, Marantz has a long and rich history of designing audio components embraced by music lovers and critical listeners around the world. Because Music Matters so much in our lives, the NR1608 carries on our long tradition of delivering superlative stereo listening, as well as the ultimate home theatre experience.

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RRP $1,299

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Marantz SR7011

 9.2 Channel Network AV Receiver with HEOS Music Streaming Technology

Experience the top of the line Marantz AV Receiver range with the new SR7011. Surround yourself in thrilling 3D surround sound with the most complete immersive format including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro 3D (via paid upgrade). All three codecs are able to drive overhead speakers for a true 3D sound experience. And thanks to the receiver’s 9 high quality amplifier stages, each providing 200 W of pure Marantz power and finesse, you can drive a full 5.1.4 home cinema setup without the need of additional external amplifiers. The SR7011 features high grade audio components that have been carefully selected. The whole internal circuit further enhances audio quality by delicately handling all signals via the Marantz-own HDAMs (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) in Current Feedback topology before passing them on to the power stage to fire up the connected speakers.

With built-in HEOS technology, the SR7011 becomes a part of the HEOS wireless multi-room music network that enables you to enjoy your favourite music anywhere and everywhere around your home. You can explore, browse, and play music from your own music library, from online streaming music services, and from thousands of internet radio stations using the free HEOS app. And additional Bluetooth and AirPlay let you stream music directly from any compatible device.

Prepared for the future, the SR7011 features an advanced video section that’s fully compatible with the latest HDMI and HDCP 2.2 specifications on all 8 HDMI ports. With 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support on every input, the SR7011 is ready for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and other modern 4K Ultra HD sources. In addition, the SR7011 can upscale standard and high definition analogue and digital video content to 4K Ultra HD, breathing new life into your favourite legacy sources.

Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound technologies dispensedolby atmos logo dts:xwith channel-based coding in favour of object-based coding, giving the sound designer the ability to precisely place sounds anywhere in the 3-dimensional space. The SR7011, features the ability to connect a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and 4 additional overhead speakers (or 4 additional Dolby Atmos elevation speakers) for the ultimate home cinema experience. Thanks to the 11ch processing capability, you can just add an external 2-channel amplifier and even enjoy a thrilling 7.1.4 channel Dolby Atmos or DTS:X experience. Dolby Surround Upmixer and DTS Neural:X Upmixer are also in place to simulate 3D sound from standard formats.

High Grade Audio Components; Marantz HDAM

hdam logoThe SR7011 owns very high grade audio components that have been carefully selected. The whole internal circuit further enhances audio quality by delicately handling all signals via the Marantz-own HDAMs in Current Feedback topology before they reach the speakers. Marantz HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology found on the Reference Series components provides superior low noise wideband performance in an all-discrete configuration, compared to conventional op amp ICs. Furthermore, the technolgoy provides an ultra-fast slew rate for true wideband response and maximum dynamic range to deliver optimum sound quality with today’s high resolution audio formats.

Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and AirPlay capability

Featuring Bluetooth & Wi-Fi wireless streaming connectivity, the SR7011 is equipped with an advanced dual antenna transceiver system, for robust streaming even in congested urban environments. With Apple’s AirPlay compatibility, you can enjoy listing to your favourite tracks wirelessly from your favorite iOS device such as iPhone and iPad.

 

Wide array of music streaming services

The HEOS app will open the gate to multiple steaming services to play on your SR7011 or any other connected HEOS devices for endless fun! Those services include Spotify, TuneIn Internet radio, Sound Cloud, Tidal, Deezer, and more. You can also stream music contents using the HEOS app from your phone, USB stick, or local drives such as NAS connected to the same network. Favourites and playlist functions are supported.

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Introducing HEOS, your perfect solution for wireless multi-room music sheos roomstreaming

With built-in HEOS technology, the SR7011 will become a key component of the HEOS wireless multi-room system. You can enjoy your favourite music anywhere and everywhere around your home with free HEOS app. Command music in every room from any device with the free HEOS app. Play the same song in every room, or a different song in every room. Explore available HEOS products here.

Latest HDMI 2.0a Connectivity; HDCP 2.2 Compatible; ISF-Certified

Prepared for the future, the SR7011 features an advanced video section that’s fully compatible with the latest HDMI and HDCP 2.2 specifications on all 8 HDMI inputs. With 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, the SR7011 is ready for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and other 4K Ultra HD sources. Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation, the SR7011 features a full suite of video calibration controls (for use by an ISF technician), along with ISF Day and ISF Night video modes.

The video processor also has the ability to transcode and upconvert standard definition and high definition analogue and digital video content to 4K Ultra HD, breathing new life into your favourite legacy sources. The SR7011 features 8 HDMI inputs, including 1 conveniently located on the front panel, and 3 HDMI outputs – 2 for the main zone, and 1 for the 2nd zone.

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High Resolution audio

The SR7011 lets you discover the incredible fidelity of high resolution audio tracks with the ability to decode up to 24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks (the audiophile format of SACD) via the front panel USB port and network sources, and you can also listen to other popular file types such as MP3.

Powerful 9 Channel Discrete Amplifier with ECO Mode

The SR7011 features a sophisticated power amplifier section with all 9 channels configured identically, employing discrete high current capable power transistors. Each channel is rated at 200W and all channels are able to safely drive lower impedance speakers (down to 6 ohms). Our intelligent ECO mode adjusts power consumption according to signal level, and there’s an on-screen Eco Mode display that lets you see the power consumption reduction in real time.

Smart TV Connectivitysmart tv controls

Via the HDMI CEC (consumer electronics control) functionality in your Smart TV, you may be able to control your Marantz AVR with the Smart TV’s remote control. With “HDMI control” set to ON in your receiver, you can set “Smart Menu” to ON to start controlling your Marantz AVR with your Smart TV’s remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR’s setup menu, and 4 Smart Selects.

Audyssey Platinum Room Correction Suite

audysseyEquipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite of advanced DSP algorithms, the SR7011 features Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction. With the supplied measurement microphone, MultEQ XT32 analyzes each speaker’s output (including the subwoofers) at up to 8 measurement locations and generates precision digital filters that optimize each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response.

Audyssey Dynamic Volume smoothes out annoying jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels and still enjoy clear dialogue, music and sound effects. Audyssey Dynamic EQ provides precision tonal tailoring for full range clarity at any listening level.

Audyssey Low Frequency Containment uses advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to deliver a full range tonal balance, including deep bass, but without disturbing close-by neighbours or family members in other rooms, and features a multi-step adjustment that lets you dial in the amount of containment to your preference.

Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual DSP tailoring of each subwoofer in a dual subwoofer setup, for deeper bass with improved definition, compared to a single subwoofer configuration.

Marantz 2016 AVR Remote

Designed from the ground up, the Marantz 2016 AVR Remote is a brand new app for iOS, Android Phone and Tablet devices that will give you an unprecedented level of command and control over the latest generation of Marantz network AV Receivers. Along with many new features, the graphics and user interface have been completely overhauled. Control the basic functions of your Marantz product with power, volume, input and settings.

Dual Subwoofer Outputs

With a single subwoofer, optimum placement within the room for the best bass response isn’t always possible. Depending on the location, bass response at the main listening position can be uneven with audible peaks and dips. With 2 subwoofers positioned in different locations, response averaging evens out the low bass range for more accurate bass anywhere in the listening area.

Multi-Source/Multi-Room

You can enjoy your favourite movie in the main room, while others enjoy stereo sound from different sources in 2 other rooms. The SR7011 is equipped with speaker connections, as well as pre-amp outputs for a 2nd zone and 3rd zone. There’s also a dedicated HDMI output for 2nd zone audio and video so you can have 2 different video sources in 2 different rooms at the same time. Any network source, as well as Bluetooth and AirPlay streamt content can be enjoyed in 2nd and 3rd zone too.

Colour Coded 4-Way Speaker Terminals

The high quality speaker terminals feature multi-way connection capability to handle a number of speaker cable terminations including banana plugs. They’re also colour coded for correct hookup the very first time and colour coded speaker cable labels are included.

Easy To Setup, Easy To Use:

Featuring a clear, easy to understand graphical on-screen display, the SR7011 guides you through the setup process that ensures the right configuration the very first time. Our exclusive Setup Assistant and the included Quick Start guide together provide easy setup guidance, optimizing critical settings for the best possible sound quality with your particular equipment configuration.

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Easy To Use Smart Select Functions

There are 4 Smart Select function buttons on the front panel and the remote control. These let you choose your favourite sources and each one remembers your preferred sound mode for that source.

External Control Capabilities

The SR7011 is equipped with a range of features that provide enhanced control capabilities and compatibility with 3rd party and custom integration solutions.

For remote control compatibility with other components in your home theater system, the SR7011 features an IR (infrared) remote control input and remote control output on the rear panel, along with dual 12V trigger outputs.

The SR7011 can also be set up and operated by a home computer on the network via IP control, either via wired LAN connection or via Wi-Fi wireless connection. For direct connection to external home automation and control equipment, the SR7011 is equipped with an RS-232C serial port.

The SR7011 also features Crestron Connected certification for quick and easy integration with Crestron home automation equipment.

60+ Years of Audiophile Heritage

Founded in 1953, Marantz has a long and rich history of designing audio components that have been embraced by music lovers and critical listeners around the world. Because Music Matters so much in our lives, the SR7011 carries on our long tradition of delivering a superlative music listening experience, and it’s equipped to deliver the ultimate home theater experience as well.

RRP $4,190

Denon AVR-X7200W

Denon AVR-X7200WA

Denon AVR-X7200WFeaturing ultimate build quality with a left/right-separated monolithic amplifier design and custom made DHCT (Denon High Current Transistors), the AVR-X7200WA guarantees best-in-class sound quality with minimum interferences. Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, it is perfectly set for all network services including Spotify Connect, AirPlay, Network Music Streaming and Internet Radio. Via its 8 HDMI inputs (including one on the front panel) it handles 4k 60Hz pass through playfully, and even upscales video to 1080p and 4k 60Hz. Now add brandnew Dolby Atmos, triple HDMI outputs with multi-source/multizone functionality and integrated Audyssey MultEQ XT32/Sub EQ HT/LFC to guarantee the ideal calibration of your setup. The unique Denon Link HD function, guaranteeing the ultimate in entertainment pleasure works in combination with AL32 Processing Multi Channel and DDSC-HD32 for higher resolution audio playback. All sums up to the most comprehensive AVR experience we are pleased to offer.

Multiroom / Multisource

The AVR-X7200WA lets you enjoy a program source in the Main Zone (the room where the AVR-X7200WA is located) and in Zone 2 and Zone 3. The source can be the same for all zones, or you can enjoy different sources in those zones if you prefer. The sources for the zones can be either analogue or 2 channel digital PCM sources (incl. optical, coaxial, HDMI and network).

Audyssey MultEQ-XT32 / LFC

It is the most accurate room correction solution with more than ten thousand individual control points allowing finer details of the room’s problems to be captured and corrected. The ultra high resolution filters are applied to all channels including the two independent subwoofers, with the most obvious benefit being heard in the low frequency range where correction is needed the most. Audyssey LFC uses psychoacoustic algorithms to prevent bass from passing your walls and disturbing your neighbours while maintaining the bass performance in the listening room. The AVR-X7200WA is also Audyssey Pro ready for the most advanced professional room correction.

Dolby Atmos

With Dolby Atmos, sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill the home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth. The AVR-X7200WA has the processing power to run a more enveloping, Audyssey MultEQ XT32 calibrated 7, 9 or 11 channel Dolby Atmos layout using 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1.2, 7.1.4* or 9.1.2* configurations utilizing ceiling mounted, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. A 5.1.2 speaker configuration is based upon a traditional 5.1 speaker layout complemented by 2 overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. A 5.1.4 configuration is based on a 5.1 speaker layout with 4 overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. A 7.1.2 or 7.1.4 configuration is based on a 7.1 speaker layout with 4 overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. A 9.1.2 configuration is based on a 9.1 speaker layout with 2 overhead speakers. (* with additional power amplifier).

Powerful 9 Channel Discrete; Amplifier with Eco ModeDenon AVR-X7200 Back

With each channel rated at a maximum power of 210 watts, the AVR-X7200WA features a left/right-separated monolithic power amplifier design with Denon custom made transistors and identical circuit topology on all 9 channels. Our new Eco Mode provides the ability to reduce overall power consumption and features an on-screen Eco Meter that lets you see the power consumption reduction effect. The Auto Eco mode automatically switches between normal and Eco modes, depending on the volume level chosen, and the power amplifier block is rated to drive low impedance speaker loads, down to 4 ohms, for compatibility and stability with virtually any loudspeaker model.

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RRP $5,499

REVIEWS

July 2015

Home Cinema Choice – “Edge of Tomorrow” Home Cinema Choice 5 stars and Best Buy

“This is undoubtably a smashing sounding AVR, but the confidence-inducing architecture Denon has emplyed beneath the lid may yet prove to be its biggest claim to fame.”

June 2015

Home Cinema Choice – “Revamped Flagship”

“Owners of Denon’s top-end AVR-X7200W will soon be able to upgrade it to support HDCP 2.2 copy protection, ensuring compatibility with forthcoming 4K video sources”

April 2015

AV Forums – “Denon AVR-X7200W 9.1 AV Receiver Review: It’s a superb AV receiver that even has the X factor”

Highly Recommended

“In terms of its price tag, the X7200 is one of the more expensive 9-channel AV receivers but there is nothing we have reviewed to date that out-performs the Denon”

“In fact in overall performance terms, the X7200 is one of the best Dolby Atmos receivers on the market…..if you do decide to buy the Denon AVR-X7200W, you certainly won’t be disappointed.”

To read the full online review please click here.

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos, what is it all about? part 2

… so the more speakers you have, the better and more realistic the 3D sound will be. The information on the blu-ray disc is not in channels anymore but now it is called a “sound object”, so for example a car driving past, a child yelling, wind blowing are all different “sound objects”, and all the objects put together is called a “bed”, each object has height, width and depth information in a 3D field (x, y, z coordinates) built in. But how does the system know what speakers the sound needs to come out of? Well, this is where things get interesting, when all the speakers are installed along with the new amplifier, when running a blu-ray movie, the amplifier will receive each “object” and from the build in x, y, z coordinates, the amplifier will then send that sound to the correct speaker/s and move the sound around to give the 3D sound effect.

There is some good news in regards to equipment. In your current system, all that you’ll need to do is replace your receiver with a Dolby Atmos enabled receiver and purchase the extra speakers, this is also assuming your existing system was installed properly as well. As every installation is different, each existing system will need to be examined so as to only purchase the extra speakers that are needed. Now a lot of people may already have speakers in the ceiling, the only speakers that will need to be purchased are the floor standing speakers (speakers at ear level) or visa versa… Your current Blu-ray player will stay the same, it will pass all the information for Dolby Atmos to work with your new receiver.

Dolby Atmos is scalable, so what this means is you can add as many speakers as you like, and the amplifier will process all the blu-ray information and send it to the correct speakers, regardless of how many speakers you have the amplifier will try to make the same sound at a specific area of the room, and form now on, gone are the days of a movie being in 5.1 or 7.1TrueHD ect ect, 99% of new release blu-ray movies will be in Dolby Atmos so you don’t need to worry about your speaker configuration and older blu-rays that are not in Dolby Atmos as it can be simulated in that format so you will still get some 3D effect from the movie.

Dolby Atmos SpeakersA last note that needs to be made, if you like the idea of purchasing the Dolby Atmos enabled speakers, the system will of course work best on a flat ceiling, if you have a cathedral type ceiling, this won’t work as good, you should purchase the extra speakers and have then installed, it is ok though if the ceiling is pitched in a single direction for example the front low and the back is high but only as long as the pitch is not too steep. Also if the ceiling is too low, again the reflection will not work as good. And with the Atmos enabled speakers there are two sets of speaker terminals so a wire will need to run to each speaker terminals, this basically means doubling up on speaker cable as compared to a regular home theatre system.

More information can be found at

http://www.dolby.com/us/en/technologies/dolby-atmos.html

http://www.dolby.com/us/en/home/index.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXLQ4mIwyAk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c295SyGQag

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos, what is it all about? part 1

There has been a lot of talk lately about a new soundDolby Atmos format coming out for home theatre systems, Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos has been in commercial movie theatres for last few years and finally it will be released to a select amount of 2015 home theatre receivers.

So to best describe what it is, Dolby Atmos basically adds a 3D aspect to the sound system with ceiling speaker added in specific locations to your current speaker configuration, the extra speakers is sound that is comes down from the ceiling that work in conjunction with your existing speaker 5.1 or 7.1 speaker configuration. The new Dolby Atmos speaker configuration can be configured in one of two different ways.

The first way and the easiest way is to purchase special Dolby Atmos enabled speakers. These speakers will look the same as normal speakers except there is an extra speaker on the top looking up to the ceiling on an angle, also on the back of the speaker there is a second set of speaker terminals especially for the up would looking speaker. The idea of this speaker is that it works off reflected surfaces, so the sound will be bounced off the ceiling, but this is said to be about 70% effective at its best and this will depend a lot to the ceiling construction as well.

Dolby Atmos LayoutA true representation would be to physically install the ceiling speakers, this will give you a true Dolby Atmos system. Currently Dolby Atmos home theatre specifications say it can handle up to 24 speakers at ear level and 10 on the ceiling (represented as 24.1.10) but this requires a lot of amplifiers to drive all the speaker and currently there are no domestic grade receivers that is capable of driving that many speakers yet, and of course this isn’t realistic in normal home theatre system either, so adding 2, 4 or 6 ceiling speakers would be more likely, so in a normal 5.1 home theatre system, if 4 ceiling speakers are added, this would be 5.1.4 now. To give you an idea, a commercial cinema will have up to 64 independent speakers.

How Dolby Atmos works is different to previous sound formats, but to put it into the most basic form, the format produces a 3D sound effect that moves around the room so it’s more realistic then ever before…

Have a look at part 2 of Dolby Atmos, what is it?