A little over a month ago we told you that Denon had his new AV receivers ready for 2020. His star feature was the incorporation of HDMI 2.1 connectors, thus becoming one of the first manufacturers to include it. So, of course, the well-known manufacturer has also renewed the receivers of Marantz, the most specialized brand in music and a little higher-end. Within this range we have the new Marantz NR1711, an AV receiver with a compact design that also includes HDMI 2.1 connectors and that it will be one of the first to be put up for sale. Let’s get to know its characteristics better.
Small but bully
Within the range of Marantz receivers, the NR is a well-known model, both for being one of the cheapest from the manufacturer and for being one of the few models with a compact format on the market.
He Marantz NR1711 it follows the same design line as its predecessor, the Marantz NR1710. In fact, if we do not look at the model number it is practically impossible to distinguish them. So, we are before a receiver with a height of only 10 centimeters, almost half that of his older brothers.
Despite its compact size, the Marantz NR1711 offers much of the features of its older siblings. It has an amplification section with 7.2 channels and 90W per channel, in addition to being compatible with Dolby Atmos and DTS: X.
In terms of connectivity, it has 5 HDMI inputs compatible with 4K at 120fps and HDCP 2.3. On the other hand, it has one 8K-compliant HDMI input / output at 60fps. All of them are compatible with various HDR formats, including Dolby Vision, HLG, Dynamic HDR and HDR10 +. In addition, it has an HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) connection to be able to pass HD audio from a compatible television to the receiver.
Even being the smallest of the family, the Marantz NR1711 has the Dolby Atmos tall virtualization technology (via future firmware update) and DTS Virtual: X. These will allow us to simulate 3D sound when we do not have speakers on the ceiling.
Price and availability
The new Marantz NR1711 seeks to offer the latest technology to users who do not have too much space or who prefer to pay for what they are going to use. In addition to everything discussed, it is compatible with all the gaming technologies that will be necessary for the new generation, such as variable refresh rate, he low latency automatic mode and with Quick Frame Transport.
In addition, like its range brothers, it is part of the HEOS multiroom system Denon, with which we can transmit audio to multiple rooms. Also has AirPlay 2 and connectivity Bluetooth, plus a Phono input.
The Marantz NR1711 will go on sale in September with an official price of 700 euros.
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