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MARANTZ OPENS UP EXCITING NEW NETWORKING POSSIBILITIES FOR CUSTOM INTEGRATORS WITH NR1603 AND SR7007 RECEIVERS
– Content Is King, and New Marantz Receivers Make It Easier, More Accessible and More “Networkable” Than Ever Before! –
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, September 5, 2012 – Marantz®, a world leader of advanced home entertainment solutions, is making it easier, more efficient and more accessible for custom integrators to create fully networked home entertainment systems with two leading-edge multi-zone AV receivers, the 7.1-channel NR1603 (SRP: $649.99) and the 7.2-channel SR7007 (SRP: $1,799.99). Both models feature Apple’s Airplay which allows users to stream their iTunes music, whether from a Mac or PC, as well as directly from their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.* The NR1603 and SR7007 are powerful “nerve center” components that dramatically enhance and expand a user’s home entertainment universe, delivering pristine audio and video quality, plus an array of features that provide simple, common-sense solutions for maximizing all the benefits of today’s content-rich consumer market.
Easier Access to the “Connected Home Entertainment Space”
AirPlay is just one of the exciting features that make both the NR1603 and SR7007 invaluable centerpieces to any audio/video system and to the “connected entertainment space” of a networked home. Both units also feature front panel USB inputs for audio and photo playback from most USB-enabled devices. The same connection supports iPod Digital Direct, for improved sound quality from any iPhone, iPad or iPod. In addition to the AirPlay feature, both models feature access to content sources including Internet Radio, Pandora and Sirius-XM**.
In addition to these services, thanks to their DLNA 1.5 compliance, users have the option with both models to stream audio and photo content from networked computer.. To make the experience intuitive, seamless and straightforward, Marantz’s new GUI in both units features an improved design with richer graphics, multi-language support and an enhanced feature set promoting faster browsing.
In addition to their extensive content access and networking capabilities, both models boast sophisticated video enhancement circuitry. The SR7007 includes pass-through of 4k content and scaling to 4k, allowing consumers to enjoy the maximum quality video performance from all sources. The SR7007 features a full array of advanced connectivity options, with a total of 7 HDMI inputs and 3 HDMI outputs, and its 1080 i/p video scaler enables higher video quality from all sources
For total ease of installation, both models feature Marantz’ newly improved onscreen “Setup Assistant,” an easy-to-use onscreen instructional guide that includes language select, speaker connection and calibration instructions, plus Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ settings, source setup and more.
Here’s a brief look at the outstanding features and networking capabilities of Marantz’ SR7007 and NR1603 receivers:
7.2-channel, 125 watts per channel. Aluminum front-panel with a polished and black anodized premium finish; fold up door conceals additional 2-line display. AirPlay and networking, with latency-free distribution. Access to online content including internet radio, Pandora, Sirius-XM. 7 HDMI Inputs (6 + 1 front-panel). 3 HDMI outputs, with true 2 source/2 zone audio/video distribution over HDMI. 4k video support with pass-through, scaling, and GUI overlay. Phono input.
7.1-channel, 50 watts per channel. Airplay®, new GUI, Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ. Ethernet port and DLNA 1.5 compliant, front panel USB and HDMI. Total of 6 HDMI inputs. Multi-zone/multi-source audio, 2 component video inputs/1 output.
* AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.2 or later. A home Wi-Fi network is required.
** Some services may require a subscription
About D+M Group
D+M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer, professional and automotive markets, D+M Group brands include Allen & Heath, Boston Acoustics®, Calrec Audio, Denon®, Denon DJ, Denon Professional, Marantz®, Marantz Professional, McIntosh® Laboratory and Premium Sound Solutions. D+M Group has approximately 2,000 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries. D+M Group is a Bain Capital portfolio company.