An affordable 8K AV receiver? Consider the Marantz NR1711!
August 1, 2020
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Marantz’s latest 8K Ultra HD AV receiver has a lot going for it. The slimline NR1711 boasts features that make it perfect for audiophiles, gamers and everyday listeners.

The headline feature on the diminutive NR1711 is 8K support, with the NR1711 able to passthrough 8K at 60fps or perform upscaling up to 8K resolution. With the addition of 8K, the Marantz receiver also has features from the latest HDMI 2.1 spec, which includes Quick Media Switching (QMS) to avoid blank screens while switching sources. Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) syncs a display with game console’s refresh rate for less frame tearing, while Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), will instantly put a display into low latency mode for smoother, quicker gaming experience. The NR1711 also supports 4K/120fps, which brings it in line with the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Seriously future-proof, the NR1711 supports seven channels of amplification at 90W per channel. eARC compatibility allows for lossless and object-based audio formats to be played such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology (coming in a future firmware update) and DTS Virtual:X help produce a 3D sound experience without the need for height speakers in the mix.

On the connection front, the Marantz has six HDMI inputs, and each supports 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, BT.2020 pass-through, VRR, QFT, ALLM, QMS and the latest HDCP 2.3 copy-protection standard.

HEOS is built-in to enable multi-room streaming with compatible products, or users can choose AirPlay 2 to create wireless, connected system throughout their home. Music services such as TIDAL, Spotify, Amazon Music HD, Deezer, and others for streaming music libraries across compatible products. The slimline receiver also features Roon Tested certification, so users can get more out of their music libraries and stream content across devices through Roon.

The Marantz NR1711 slimline 8K Ultra HD AV receiver is available in Black and Silver variants.

For price and availability, connect with Audio Video consultants at DG+, Sharaf DG’s flagship AV boutique store at Time Square Dubai. Marantz products are also available at select Sharaf DG stores.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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