Marantz Cinema 70s
Marantz Cinema 70s
Marantz Cinema 70s

Marantz Cinema 70s: Modern 7.2-channel AV receiver

The top 7.2-channel AV receiver in the low-profile NR line, the Marantz Cinema 70s, which replaced its predecessor NR1711, now has the ability to work with 8K resolution (60 Hz). Support is provided via three HDMI inputs out of six available. This opens up access to such modern functions and standards as HDR10+ with Dynamic Tone Mapping (support for dynamic tone mapping), Dynamic HDR, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR, eliminates delays, lags, frame breaks, etc.). etc., relevant for games), Quick Media Switching (QMS, removes the delay before the start of video playback, during which the user could see a blank screen), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM, automatically adjusts latency settings to minimize it) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT, minimizes delays). Video broadcasting in 4K/120 Hz resolution and upscaling to 8K are also available.

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The Marantz Cinema 70s model works with multi-level immersive audio formats DTS:X and Dolby Atmos (5.1.2-channel version), as well as their virtual versions DTS Virtual:X and Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, which are relevant in the absence of specialized speakers in the system. The receiver’s discrete amplifiers provide a power of 50 W per channel at 8 ohms, and Audyssey MultEQ technology is used in conjunction with Dynamic Volume/Dynamic EQ technologies (volume/frequency response optimization) to automatically calibrate the sound of speakers in accordance with the characteristics of the room.

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The Marantz Cinema 70s receiver has streamer functions with support for PCM up to 24-bit/192 kHz and DSD up to 5.6 MHz over a local network and via external USB drives. There is access to streaming services Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn, etc. There is Bluetooth on board (audio transmission to wireless headphones is possible) and 2-band Wi-Fi. Work is available as part of the HEOS wireless multiroom ecosystem, and thanks to AirPlay 2 support, access to organizing a multiroom network based on Apple devices is available. The ability to communicate with voice assistants Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, etc. is supported. The receiver is able to interact with the multifunctional audio platform Roon. Control is available via the application or the standard remote control.

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The Marantz Cinema 70s receiver has 6 HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.3 support, three of which work at 8K resolution. The only HDMI output supports 8K and an expanded eARC return channel, through which broadcasts of Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD, etc. formats are available. The model has a wide switching set. There is an MM phono input. There are S/PDIF inputs, 7.2-channel Pre Out and Pre Out for the second zone. To connect the speakers, there are 7 pairs of color-coded screw terminals.

Characteristics of the Marantz NR1711 AV receiver

Number of channels 7.2
Seven high-current discrete amplifiers yes
Output power 50 W per channel (8 Ohms, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD: 0.08%, 2 channels active), 70 W per channel (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 0.7%, 2 channels active), 90 W per channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD: 1%, 1 channel active)
Input sensitivity 130 mV (analog line input), 2.5 mV ( MM-phono stage)
Frequency range 10 Hz – 100 kHz (+ 1, – 3 dB, Direct mode, analog connectors)
Signal-to-noise ratio 98 dB (analog line connectors, Direct mode)
AM/FM tuner yes
Built-in decoders (main) DTS:X (up to 5.1.2), DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual: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 yes
Support for 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 Audyssey
Dynamic EQ/Dynamic Volume technologies
Audyssey MultEQ Editor App support for fine-grained calibration corrections speaker settings
ISF certification for prof. Wi-Fi video calibration
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz
Bluetooth version 4.1, 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 signal conversion from any HDMI input to 8K resolution (60/50 Hz)
Control via Marantz app via iOS, Android devices 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) and 3 x HDMI (8K/60 Hz, 4K/120 Hz, HDCP 2.3, HDR10/HDR10+, Dynamic HDR , Dolby Vision, HLG, BT.2020, QMS, QFT, VRR), 3 line RCA, MM phono input (RCA), coaxial, optical, USB for external drives (front panel), LAN port HDMI outputs (8K
/ 60 Hz, HDCP 2.3, ARC, eARC, CEC), 7.2 channel Pre Out (RCA), Pre Out (RCA) for zone 2, 6.3 mm headphone jack
Other switching 3.5 mm for calibration microphone, 2 system connectors buses, trigger output (12 V), AM/FM antenna jacks, 2 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna jacks, ground terminal
Supports ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) gaming mode for Xbox One consoles yes
Supports CEC control protocol for working with Smart TV yes
Speaker terminals 7 pairs of color-coded screw terminals (4-16 Ohms)
Power consumption 250 W, standby: 0.2 W
Power consumption when idle without sound 30 W (eco mode), 40 W (without eco mode)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 440x105x378 mm (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antennas in horizontal position); 440x173x378 mm (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antennas in vertical position)
Weight 8.3 kg

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