these are the details, albeit sketchy for the brand new Marantz SR8012 AVR, 11 channels of superb amplification with all the 3 3D audio formats built in. Dolby Atmos – DTS-X – Auro 3D and includes Heos as standard
Marantz’s flagship AVR is due to be launched around December 2017 so please register your interest early
The Marantz SR8012 is able to drive up to 11.2 channels with a power output of 205W to 6 ohms. The video section of the Marantz SR8012 provides HDMI 2.0b inputs with HDCP 2.2, compatible with Ultra HD 60Hz resolution signals, HDR10 Dolby Vision and HLG ( Hybrid Log-Gamma ).
The Marantz SR8012 connectivity includes Ethernet Wi-Fi and Bluetooth . Also supported are DLNA andAirPlay . From USB and local network you can play audio files MP3 WMA FLAC AAC WAVAIFF and DSD up to 5.6MHz . The digital-analog conversion is entrusted to a DAC AK4458 . The Marantz SR8012 can be integrated into the multi-room ecosystem HEOS.
**Original post published on Digital Trends**
Marantz’s new flagship and step-down receivers are fully loaded for virtually any scenario, with support for everything from 4K and Dolby Atmos surround to Alexa and multiroom audio.
The Marantz SR8012 has been completely retuned by Marantz using upgraded parts and processors. While we’ll have to wait to evaluate Marantz’s new receivers to confirm whether they represent a noticeable and positive improvement in sound quality, we will note that, as a product of a corporate acquisition by loudspeaker supplier Sound United, Marantz and Denon receivers are being engineered by a 300-person team that comprises the expertise found within the Polk, Definitive Technology, and Boston Acoustics speaker brands. When more creative audio minds come together, great things can happen.
What is not subject to speculation however is the Marantz SR8012 AV receiver’s preparedness for the future of home theatre, or their armament of amplifier and processing technologies to support great sound. The Marantz SR8012 offers Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro 3D object-based surround sound, supported by massive power supplies and top-tier, high-resolution 192kHz/32bit digital to analog converters (DACs).
For its part, the Marantz SR8012 has 11 discreet channels of amplification at 140 watts per channel, which can be configured to support up to a 7.2.4 surround system, with four independent height channels for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro 3D. That prodigious power is delivered courtesy a massive toroidal transformer which historically means that not only will the Marantz SR8012 AV receiver offer plenty of headroom for explosive home theatre action sequences, it will also be exceptionally, quickly, and musically dynamic, as that power can be delivered almost instantaneously — the kind of performance usually reserved for much more expensive, separate components.
Marantz is quick to point out that every single one of the Marantz SR8012 eight HDMI inputs is fully compliant with the latest HDMI and HDCP 2.2 specifications. The Marantz SR8012 also supports 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Colour sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 21:9 video, 3D, BT.2020 pass-through, and Dolby Vision pass-through support.
Rounding out the already impressive feature set is the immediate availability of Amazon Alexa voice control using an Amazon Echo speaker or Fire TV product. For now, only basic controls like volume adjustment, power on/off, and track skipping are supported, but come November 2017, the Marantz SR8012 will support recently-announced Alexa multiroom audio support through Denon’s HEOS system, allowing users to launch and power streaming services like Spotify using voice commands, coordinated and commanded by either of the two A/V receivers.
A HEOS system could be composed of multiple available Denon HEOS wireless speakers or amplifiers available now, or any new products announced in the future, as Polk, Definitive Technology, and Marantz are brought into the Denon HEOS fold. Sources for this multiroom wireless distribution could range from streaming services, to analog sources like a CD player or turntable (thanks to an included MM phono input).
The Marantz SR8012 AV receiver is expected to be available in December 2017
Specifications for the Marantz SR8012 are below:
i’ll update the Marantz SR8012 specs when they are officially released but for now see below