Bring the best of cinematic sound home with Marantz

Bring the best of cinematic sound home with Marantz
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If you’ve always dreamed of bringing the ultimate, authentic cinema sound home, Marantz’s all-new Cinema Series AV receivers will make that dream a reality. Combining exceptional levels of craftsmanship with nearly 70 years of audio innovation, it delivers a truly uncompromising cinematic experience that is nothing less than extraordinary. 

Founded in 1950s New York, Marantz has a long history of bringing modern musical luxury to homes around the world. And the new Marantz Cinema Series (opens in new tab) sees this master of AVR deliver its most complete home cinema solution to date, looking as spectacular as it sounds.

There are three fabulous models to choose from, all crafted to perfection, engineered in Japan, and hand-tuned by Marantz’s in-house Sound Master. The 9.4-channel Cinema 50 (opens in new tab) (110W per channel) is the perfect solution for anyone wanting to create the ultimate immersive home theatre system that will do blockbuster films justice and make your favourite songs truly sing. 

For smaller spaces, the slimline 7.2-channel Cinema 70s (opens in new tab) (50W per channel) provides all the sonic heft you need for an impactful sound, without taking up too much room on your TV stand (or crowded AV rack). Meanwhile, the 7.2-channel Cinema 60 DAB (opens in new tab) is ideal for dedicated home theatre applications and suits rooms of any size, making it a fantastic solution for anyone that wants the might of 100W per channel that can work anywhere in the home.

Sporting Marantz’s typically superb construction and architectural design, the luxurious styling of the Cinema Series is enhanced by satisfyingly-precise controls and the brand’s Marantz’s iconic ‘porthole’ display, making for a suite of elegant AV receivers anyone would be proud to display in their home.

Of course, being easy on the eye is all very well, but performance is everything. To that end, we’re pleased to report that buyers will be treated to Marantz's superb HDAM (Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules) technology, which promises to make each unit quieter, more efficient and exceptionally musical.  Think rich, warm, subtle, lifelike tones – the kind of sound profile that Marantz is renowned for in these parts.

Over the years, we’ve seen the firm raise the bar higher and higher in terms of technology (a quick glance at Marantz’s considerable pile What Hi-Fi? Awards should confirm this). So, it’s no surprise to find that the new Cinema Series is packed with the latest high-end upgrades, including support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and 8K video through multiple inputs.

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Built-in HEOS points to fuss-free multi-room capabilities, while a full complement of wireless technologies runs the gamut from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, to Apple AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect.  All three AVRs are Roon Tested, too. Don’t fancy stretching for the remote? Voice compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant means you needn’t put down your wine glass.

Setting up your Cinema Series AVR should be all-but-effortless thanks to Marantz’s excellent acoustic room optimisation technology, which works its magic through multiple inputs and with the supplied microphone. If it’s anything like the versions we’ve tested, it should work beautifully.

In short, if you want to extract the best possible experience from your home cinema set-up, and unlock fresh sonic details missed by lesser rivals, this trio of Marantz Cinemas Series AV receivers deserves to be at the very top of your shopping list. Discover more at marantz.com (opens in new tab)

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