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Marantz Cinema 60: Powerful 7.2-channel AV receiver

The 7.2-channel Marantz Cinema 60 is the junior AV receiver in the updated line of AV receivers from the Japanese company, supporting work with three-dimensional object-based sound formats Dolby...

Marantz Cinema 60
Marantz Cinema 60

The 7.2-channel Marantz Cinema 60 is the junior AV receiver in the updated line of AV receivers from the Japanese company, supporting work with three-dimensional object-based sound formats Dolby Atmos and DTS:X in a 5.1.2-channel version. DTS Virtual:X and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization are available, providing virtually immersive 3D audio without the need for dedicated speakers in the system.

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Three of the six HDMI ports support 8K (60Hz) video resolution, as well as the latest HDR10+ (with support for dynamic tone mapping) and Dynamic HDR. Features such as VRR (Variable Refresh Rate, variable refresh rate, eliminates lags and frame gaps, which is important for modern video games), QMS (Quick Media Switching, removes the blank black screen when switching sources), ALLM (auto-tuning) are available delay parameters in order to minimize it) and QFT (Quick Frame Transport, minimizing input delay). This HDMI port can also transmit a 4K signal at a frequency of 120 Hz. In addition, Marantz Cinema 60 can upscale any video to 8K.

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For amplification, discrete HDAM modules are used with current feedback, a wide dynamic range and a very fast slew rate of the output signal. The receiver guarantees a nominal power of 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms and a maximum of 180 watts into 6 ohms. A similar module works in the receiver’s built-in MM phono preamplifier. The Audyssey MultEQ XT system helps calibrate speakers connected to the Marantz Cinema 60. Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume technologies are also used (optimization of frequency response and volume).

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Supports playback of PCM (up to 24 bit/192 kHz) and DSD (up to 5.6 MHz) via USB and local network, for integration into which you can use LAN or 2-band Wi-Fi. The built-in Bluetooth module allows you not only to receive, but also to broadcast audio to wireless headphones. The model supports the AirPlay 2 protocol for iOS devices, the HEOS wireless ecosystem and interacts with voice assistants Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant, Josh.ai. Online services TIDAL, Spotify Connect, Deezer, TuneIn, etc. are available. Work with the Roon audio platform is supported. To control the receiver, a remote control and a proprietary application are provided.

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There are two HDMI outputs with support for 8K and an extended eARC return channel (eARC/ARC are available only on one HDMI Monitor 1 output), through which you can broadcast audio in DTS:X, Dolby Atmos, etc. Among the abundance of switching connectors, you can highlight a set S/PDIF inputs, 7.2-channel Pre Out and preamp output for zone 2. There are seven pairs of color-coded screw terminals for connecting speakers.

Characteristics Marantz Cinema 60

Number of channels 7.2
Discrete amplifier modules HDAM yes
Output power 100 W per channel (8 Ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2 channels active), maximum power: 180 W per channel (6 Ohms , 1 kHz, THD: 0.7%, 2 channels active)
Input sensitivity 200 mV (analog line input), 2.5 mV (MM phono stage)
Frequency range 10 Hz – 100 kHz (+ 1, – 3 dB, mode Direct, analog connectors)
Signal-to-noise ratio 100 dB (analog line connectors, Direct mode)
Jitter minimization technology yes, Hybrid PLL Clock Jitter Reducer
AM/FM tuner
Built-in decoders (main) DTS:X (up to 5.1.2), DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X, DTS Neural:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, Dolby Atmos (up to 5.1.2), Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Surround
Pure Direct, Direct modes
Supports HEOS wireless multiroom ecosystem yes
Supported audio formats (via LAN and USB) MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, FLAC HD (24 bit/192 kHz ), ALAC (24 bit/192 kHz), WAV (24 bit/192 kHz), DSD (up to 5.6 MHz)
MDAX2 compressed audio enhancer
Gapless playback mode for FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD
Supported web services TuneIn, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Deezer, Amazon Prime Music, etc.
Network audio streaming supported
Audyssey MultEQ auto-calibration system for speakers
Audyssey Dynamic EQ/Dynamic Volume technologies yes
Support for the Audyssey MultEQ Editor App for finer correction of speaker calibration settings yes
ISF certification for prof. video calibration has
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz
Bluetooth version 5/0, maximum range: up to 30 m, supported codec: SBC; broadcasting to wireless headphones is available
AirPlay/AirPlay 2
support 8K and 4K support 8K (60 Hz), 4K (120 Hz)
HDMI signal pass-through in standby mode
Signal pass-through in 8K resolution
Scaler converts any signal to 8K resolution (60/ 50Hz)
Control via Marantz app via iOS, Android and Amazon Kindle Fire tablets
IP control
Voice control using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri and Josh.ai
Setup Assistant setup system
Smart Select function 4 remote control buttons for quick access to one of four previously installed settings profiles
Number of additional. zones 1
Inputs 3 x HDMI (4K/60 Hz, HDCP 2.3, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, BT.2020), 3 x HDMI v2.1 (8K/60 Hz, 4K/120 Hz, HDCP 2.3, HDR10/HDR10+ , Dynamic HDR, Dolby Vision, HLG, BT.2020, QMS, QFT, VRR), 4+1 line RCA (one on the front panel), MM phono input (RCA), 2 coaxial, 2 optical, USB for external drives (front panel), LAN port
Outputs 2 x HDMI v2.1 (8K/60 Hz, HDCP 2.3, supports ARC, eARC and CEC only for HDMI Monitor 1 output), 7.2 channel Pre Out (RCA), Pre Out ( RCA) for zone 2, 6.3 mm for headphones
Other connections 3.5 mm for calibration microphone, RS-232C interface, 2 system bus connectors, trigger output (12 V), IR input, AM / FM antenna jacks , 2 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna sockets, ground terminal
Supports ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) gaming mode
Supports CEC control protocol for working with Smart TV yes
Speaker terminals 7 pairs of color-coded screw terminals (4 –16 Ohm)
Power consumption 650 W, standby: 0.2 W
Power consumption when idle without sound 45 W (eco mode), 75 W (without eco mode)
Remote control RC042SR
Dimensions (WxHxD) 440x161x348 mm (Wi-Fi /Bluetooth antennas in horizontal position); 440x231x348 mm (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antennas in vertical position); without antenna: 440x161x338 mm
Weight 10.1 kg