Posted Fri Sep 26, 2014 at 01:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company has announced its latest Atmos-enabled audio component.
Marantz has revealed pricing and availability for its upcoming AV7702 preamplifier. The device includes support for Dolby's new Atmos audio technology, allowing users to add overhead audio to their surround sound setups.
The 11.2 channel AV7702 offers compatibility with 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1.2, 7.1.4, and 9.1.2 Atmos configurations. Likewise, the preamp includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4K passthrough, and high-res audio streaming. Finally, the device also comes complete with eight HDMI 2.0 inputs (one in front) and internet radio apps like Spotify Connect, Pandora, and Sirius XM.
Dolby Atmos is a home theater technology that uses object-based mixing to expand audio design beyond the traditional limitations of channel-based systems, and incorporates the inclusion of overhead sound. For more information, check out High-Def Digest's Dolby Atmos Home Theater Guide. The Marantz AV7702 will be available in October for a suggested retaile price of $2,000.
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