MARANTZ CINEMA 60 DAB
MARANTZ CINEMA 60 DAB
MARANTZ CINEMA 60 DAB

Marantz Cinema 60 DAB: Advanced 7.1-channel surround receiver

The CINEMA 60 DAB is an incredible 7.1-channel surround receiver that delivers 100 hi-fi watts. It’s got everything you could ever want in terms of design, functionality, and sound quality. You’ll be the proud owner of a home cinema that will provide unforgettable experiences for years to come. If you’re not planning on expanding your home cinema beyond 7 channels, the CINEMA 60 DAB is the perfect control center that won’t break the bank.

Not only does it excel in home theater, but it also takes care of your music needs. With built-in DAB+/FM radio, wireless HEOS music streaming, Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2, and two-way Bluetooth function, you can enjoy your favorite tunes with wireless headphones and the receiver.

The CINEMA 60 DAB is not just a big metal box, it’s a beautiful piece of industrial art that will add a visually exciting touch to your living room. The sleek front design features the golden Marantz logo and the iconic round display, exuding confident elegance. It’s clear that every detail has been carefully considered.

MARANTZ CINEMA 60 DAB
MARANTZ CINEMA 60 DAB

Marantz is known for its natural and musical sound, and the CINEMA 60 DAB continues that tradition with conviction. Each component is meticulously chosen, and a highly skilled “Sound Master” has fine-tuned every detail to achieve the renowned Marantz signature sound. This sound has delighted music lovers worldwide for over 50 years – it’s truly the most musical sound.

With the CINEMA 60 DAB, you’ll experience a silky smooth and warm sound that beautifully captures the emotional essence of any audio. If you’re a true music lover and desire an ambitious home theater, you owe it to yourself to experience this incredible receiver.

100 HI-FI WATTS

The CINEMA 60 DAB is a powerful receiver that boasts 7 identical high-power analogue effect blocks, ensuring top-notch quality. Its analogue and digital sections are completely isolated from each other, and multiple power supplies guarantee a clean and abundant current supply to all circuits.

It’s important to note that the stated 100 watts are genuine hi-fi watts, measured at 8 ohms, 20-20,000 Hz, with two channels in operation. In comparison to some competitors who measure with a 1 kHz howling tone in one channel, the CINEMA 60 DAB delivers an impressive 180 watts. Keep this in mind when making comparisons!

Marantz’s renowned HDAM technology (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) is a standout feature in this receiver. HDAM modules, discreetly constructed amplifier circuits, replace the typical op-amp chipsets found in the preamplifier section. This audiophile solution allows Marantz’s Sound Master to fine-tune the sound using high-quality components in critical areas.

Compared to op-amps, HDAM offers lower distortion, a better signal-to-noise ratio, and a faster response rate (slew rate). The CINEMA 60 DAB also includes its own HDAM module in the built-in RIAA amplifier, allowing you to fully enjoy the qualities of a high-quality record player. Additionally, a precise and low-noise digital volume control adds the perfect finishing touch.

You have the option to choose between two filter characteristics. Mode 1 provides a soft roll-off in the upper treble, resulting in Marantz’s natural and musical signature sound. Mode 2, on the other hand, offers a steeper filter for maximum detail and dynamics. Ultimately, it’s up to your personal taste and listening room setup to determine which mode works best with your chosen speaker system.

6 x hdmi 2.1 with 8k

The CINEMA 60 DAB is fully loaded with the latest HDMI features. It offers 6 x HDMI 2.1 ports with complete 8K support on three inputs and two outputs, ensuring you’re well-prepared for top-notch picture quality in the future, whether it’s from a streaming service or a gaming console like PS5 or Xbox Series X.

Marantz has gone above and beyond to provide an incredible gaming experience in your home theater. With 4K/120Hz support, ALLM, QFT, and VRR, you’ll enjoy sharp, smooth visuals and perfect synchronization between audio and video during gameplay.

Thanks to eARC, you can send the audio signal – including Dolby Atmos – from your TV through the HDMI cable, delivering the best sound quality from Netflix and other high-resolution video services online. The CINEMA 60 DAB is versatile and ready for any setup you choose.

Streaming

With the CINEMA 60 DAB, you’ve got the HEOS multi-room feature right there, giving you access to a wide range of music from various streaming services and online radio stations. No need for extra gear – it’s all in the HEOS app. Plus, you can effortlessly add more wireless HEOS speakers for music in multiple rooms. And don’t forget, you’ve got an FM radio with RDS included, just like the bigger Marantz receivers. Enjoy the best of both worlds!

Voice Control

CINEMA 60 DAB is all set for voice control with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Siri. You can easily manage basic functions like adjusting volume and controlling playback with just your voice. More commands will be available in the future for an enhanced experience. The availability of voice control in your local language depends on the service provider. Remember, you’ll need a separate voice control device connected to your network along with CINEMA 60 DAB, such as a smartphone or a voice control speaker, which can be bought at an affordable price.

Dolby atmos and dts:x

With Dolby Atmos, you can bring the same incredible sound system found in the world’s top-notch cinemas right into your own home theater. Whether you’re playing console games or watching the latest films on Blu-ray or Netflix, you’ll experience the immersive audio of Dolby Atmos. Plus, the HDMI circuit is equipped with the eARC function, allowing you to enjoy Atmos from TV broadcasts.

By utilizing the two amplifier channels, you can connect Atmos speakers instead of rear channels in a traditional 7-channel surround setup. This means that with CINEMA 60 DAB, you can create a complete surround cinema experience, complete with two subwoofers and two Atmos speakers (5.2.2).

CINEMA 60 DAB also supports Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technology, which adds a sense of height to the sound coming from floor-level speakers. This enhances the realism of your audio without the need for ceiling speakers, and it works seamlessly with both stereo and multi-channel systems. Additionally, you have the option to choose the DTS:X format among other 3D hyper-surround formats, allowing you to customize your preferred format and setup.

Superb ease of use and app remote control

During the installation process, you’ll immediately notice the beautifully designed graphical user interface with a high-resolution of 1080p. This ensures that the menus appear sharp and visually appealing. When you connect the CINEMA 60 DAB to your TV or projector for the first time, the “Setup Wizard” will guide you through all the necessary settings step by step. This includes configuring your speakers, room correction, network, and connections.

The speaker terminals are positioned horizontally, allowing you to easily view and access them from above. Additionally, color codes are used to make the setup process even simpler. You can also use the supplied labels to color-code your cables. The CINEMA 60 DAB can store two different speaker setups, which you can quickly switch between using the Dual Speaker feature. This is useful for comparing different settings or saving your favorite configurations for movies, music, or a neighbor-friendly setting for late-night listening.

To top it off, the Marantz remote control app (AVR Remote) is the icing on the cake. With this app, you have complete control over all the system’s functions, including Spotify integration. You can easily manage setup and playback, as well as navigate your music collection from your PC or network hard drive, complete with cover art. The app also allows you to control other devices like your Blu-ray player. Thanks to the HDMI-CEC function, compatibility is not an issue, regardless of the brand of your player.

In addition to the extensive streaming capabilities provided by HEOS, the CINEMA 60 DAB also features built-in Wi-Fi for a wireless network connection. You’ll have access to Apple AirPlay 2, which enables advanced multi-room functionality with all wireless AirPlay 2 speakers using your iPhone or iPad. This technology is seamlessly integrated into Apple iOS, meaning that virtually any audio-playing app, including YouTube and Netflix, can directly stream audio to the speakers and devices with AirPlay 2 support.

If you’re already loving your Spotify app, then Spotify Connect is a game-changer for you. Instead of using your smartphone as a music player, it becomes a handy remote control for Spotify. Not only does it give you better battery life and stability compared to streaming via Bluetooth, but you can also play music directly from the familiar Spotify app.

With built-in Bluetooth, you and your loved ones can easily play wireless music on the system using your phone, tablet, or PC. The receiver even starts itself and switches to the right input when you select it via Bluetooth. And if you want to enjoy music privately, you can connect a pair of wireless headphones too.

Now, let’s talk about the CINEMA 60 DAB. It’s equipped with two HDMI outputs that work simultaneously, allowing you to connect an additional TV in the kitchen while using your primary TV or projector in the home cinema. Plus, you’ll find a total of 6 HDMI inputs, including some with impressive features like HDCP2.3, 8K resolution, and upscaling up to 8K/60Hz via HDMI.

Practically speaking, this means you can connect all your digital image sources (including 8K) to the receiver and enjoy the best possible quality on your TV or projector using just one cable. Thanks to the Audio Return Channel, you can even send the sound from your TV back to the receiver using the same HDMI cable, including Dolby Atmos information through the eARC function.

The CINEMA 60 DAB also boasts Audyssey MultEQ-XT, which offers top-notch digital room correction in up to eight different positions in the room. With Audyssey Dynamic Volume, you won’t have to constantly adjust the volume when switching between different sources or channels on your TV. And if you prefer listening at lower volumes, Audyssey Dynamic EQ will adapt the sound to ensure an optimal listening experience. No more constantly adjusting the volume during those pesky commercial breaks.

Pros and Cons:

Pros

  • 7.1-channel receiver with connections for 2 subwoofers
  • Great sound quality with a warm and natural sound
  • Exclusive and iconic design
  • Sound Master tuned
  • Built-in radio with DAB+ and FM radio with RDS
  • Advanced 1080p graphical user interface with setup guide
  • Built-in HEOS multiroom with internet radio
  • Wireless music streaming with Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, Roon ready etc
  • Audiophile signal processing with HDAM technology
  • 100% analog power amplifier
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT digital room correction
  • Advanced HDMI gaming functions incl. VRR
  • 6 x HDMI in (3 x 8K)
  • 2 x HDMI out with 8K
  • Voice control via Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri (via separate smart speaker)
  • Smart ECO mode for up to 50% energy savings

Cons

  • Not aluminum front plate
  • No aluminum lid and additional display on the front
  • 8K is only supported on 3 x HDMI inputs
  • Not Auro-3D
  • Cannot be upgraded with Dirac space correction
  • No analog video connections
  • No HDMI input on the front

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