New Denon/Marantz 2023 lineup to feature Dirac Live!

I can’t believe what’s happening here. Ever since Masimo, the parent conpany of Sound United took over the reign in Apr this year…this is the first big news that I will never believe even when it comes up…first of all, Audyssey partnered D&M for the longest time and even introduced MultiXT-X Pro software to compete against Dirac and the likes sometime in the first quarter of this year. I guess the adoption rate is poor becasue one have to pay an additionl $200 to acquire the software and its only avaliable in the Windows Store. I guess instead of paying for Audyssey solution, D&M decides to partner with Dirac as an option to upgrade, meaning one still needs to pay for the DLBC license in order to do calibration. We all knew this is equally expensive. I guess the winner at the end of the day is consumers as we are now given a choice to choose how far we want to go when it comes to audio calibration.

Source: https://www.avforums.com/threads/new-marantz-2022-2023-lineup-w-dirac-audyssey.2425567/

This is going to be a game changer for Denon and Marantz diehard fans.

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So one thing leads to another. One may need to get better mic.

Agreed. The Audyssey stock mic may not cut it if going to use it for Dirac. Not sure how this is going to develop. Its really an odd move but probably a necessay move to differentiate itself from North American brands ike Anthem, Arcam, Monolith

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Imagine when you do audyssey, vs dirac, and there’s difference (though less likely) from REW after cross checking…

One can of worms being opened. Lol

WOW!

Ground breaking news sia!

This will bring the denon and marantz to a whole new level.

Hope the price can remain competitive even though have to buy the bm module… Prices of jap AVRs nowadays is crazy

Only time will tell…but before that, we need members to buy one and test it out first :smiley:

Buy the marantz(again), ditch the Trinnov lol

Who? You? :laughing:

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This link https://audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/the-unofficial-marantz-cinema-series-2022-2023-av-pre-launch-thread.36988/ with easy to read specs.

** Edit: the post was taken down… Guess Marantz didn’t want the specs to be shown yet.

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Just clowning around lol

Try to get one of the AVRs in for review if you can.

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I’m ready to buy! Was going for the Onkyo then the reviews on sound weren’t good and the company going bankrupt added some risk. So, this is just perfect, but no idea when it will get here.

Here the unofficial list…

Stereo 70s…Replaces NR1200…Expected Q4 2023

Cinema 70s…Replaces NR1711…Expected Q4 2022

Cinema 60…Replaces SR5015…Expected Q4 2022

Cinema 50…Replaces SR6015…Expected Q4 2022

Cinema 40…Replaces SR7015…Expected Q3 2023

AV 10 + AMP 10 are the New Flagship Seperates…Expected Q3 2023

Further additions and updates…Expected 2024

-“S” denotes the slimline
-“Stereo”, “Cinema”, “AV”, and “AMP” are the new naming conventions

Dates for when to expect new information

-Official Press Release 9/26/2022
-Marantz @ CEDIA 9/29 - 10/1
-First Reviews 10/1
-Luxury & Lifestyle press release October
-Listening experience with Luxury Press 10/5
-Product drop email 10/30
-Cinema Listening Event 11/5
-Email for Product Drop 11/30

Things that you may notice at first glance
-New Target Markets and Marketing Strategies
-New design step-up by price point, but all materials are premium
-HDAM SA-2
-Marantz logo on the Power Transformer
-New Premium Remote
-New HD GUI is now called “Marantz Teal”
-Keeping the Porthole

New Features
-CINEMA Series includes these
plus many more new
improvements and technology
• CINEMA 40 and above are made in
Shirakawa
• Up to 4 independent subwoofer
outputs (Cinema 50 and above have 4 indendent Sub outputs, the others have two)
• Up to 7 native 8K inputs
• Dual subwoofer modes for better
blending with main channels (cinema 50 and above)
• Preamp mode shuts off internal
amps (all models)
• Dirac Live permits the most
advanced room correction suite on
the market (Cinema 50 and above)
• Across the board improvements in
audio performance (all models)

New and Improved AVR Experience
• 8K, Dynamic HDR content through AVR to 8K TVs – Improved – No. Of 8K/60 inputs increases, depends by model
• 4K HDR, Dolby Vision content through AVR to 4K TVs and projectors.
• Latency free gaming experience with the latest gaming consoles with higher frame rate, variable refresh rate and auto low latency mode
• Dolby Atmos, DTS:X objected based 3D sound formats up to 15.4 channel speaker configurations such as 9.4.6 Dolby Atmos/DTS:X pro layout (AV10 only)
• Enjoy most powerful, room-filling LFE performance up to 4 subwoofer connections – New
• Enjoy IMAX theater experience at home with IMAX Enhanced content
• Thanks to Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X technologies, enjoy 3D audio experience only from floor level speakers as small as 2.1
setup
• Enthusiasts, music lovers can enjoy Auro 3D content as well as Auro-Matic up-mixing up to 13.1 channel (7.4.6) out of box.
• Take advantage of built-in Audyssey room calibration and EQ technology to optimize room acoustics out of box, customize further via the Audyssey
MultEQ editor app.
• More advanced users can take full advantage of “Dirac Live” upgradability for more professional and remote calibration through PC or smart devices –
New AV10, C30,40,50
• Connect more powerful external amplifiers for all channel or your desired channels with least interference from internal amplification thanks to PreAmplifier mode or Pre-out only option for each speaker channel – New
• Enjoy single HDMI connection from AVR to the TV for TV Audio. Take uncompressed 3D audio from TV apps to the AVR through eARC (Enhanced Audio
Return Channel).
• All supported by excellent audio quality thoroughly tuned by Denon and Marantz sound masters.

Cinema 70s
7.2 Channel 50W Slimline AV Reciever

Summary

  • Latest A/V formats for pristine picture quality and best immersive sound experience
  • Powerful, immersive 3D soundscape, even with a 2.1 set up
  • Made with the installer in mind for ease of installation and
    management for the High End / Luxury consumer
  • Slim form allows for easier installation in media consoles and racks
  • Replaces NR1711

Specs / New Feature Enhancements

  • 7.2 channel, 50w per channel AV Receiver. 7.2 channel preouts
  • 6/1 HDMI input/output, 3 inputs supporting 8K / 60Hz and 4K / 120Hz passthrough.
  • Modern, high resolution TV Graphical User Interface for 4K/8K TVs
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
  • Audyssey MultEQ
  • Pre-amp mode for each channel, allowing greater customization
  • Luxury industrial design

Change from NR1711
• New back panel printing design
• Increased the “8K HDMI IN” terminals (1 => 3)
• Remove the Component Video in/out and the Video in/Out
• Add the 7.2ch PRE out

(SRP) US $1200 / CA $1600

PR Announcement 9/26/2022
Ad embargo date 11/1/2022

Cinema 60
7.2 Channel 100W AV Reciever

Summary

  • Latest A/V formats for pristine picture quality and
    best immersive sound experience
  • Powerful, immersive 3D soundscape, even with a 2.1
    set up
  • Made with the installer in mind for ease of installation
    and management for the High End / Luxury consumer
  • Replaces SR5015

Specs / New Feature Enhancements

  • 7.2 channel, 100w per channel AV Receiver. 7.2 channel preouts
  • 6/2 HDMI input/output, 3 inputs supporting 8K / 60Hz and 4K / 120Hz passthrough.
  • Modern, high resolution TV Graphical User Interface for 4K/8K TVs
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT
  • Pre-amp mode for each channel, allowing greater customization
  • Marantz HDAM design
  • Luxury industrial design

Changes from SR5015
• New back panel printing design
• Increased the “8K HDMI IN” terminals (1 => 3)
• Remove the Component Video in/out and the Video in/Out

(SRP) US $1700 / CA $2200

Ad embargo date 9/26/2022

Cinema 50
9.4 Channel 110W AV Reciever

Summary

  • Latest A/V formats for pristine picture quality and best immersive sound experience
  • Powerful, immersive 3D soundscape, even with a 2.1 set up
  • Made with the installer in mind for ease of installation and management for the High End / Luxury consumer
  • Replaces SR6015

Specs / New Feature Enhancements

  • 9.4 channel, 110w per channel AV Receiver. 11.4 channel preouts
  • 6/3 HDMI input/output, all inputs supporting 8K / 60Hz and 4K / 120Hz passthrough.
  • Modern, high resolution TV Graphical User Interface for 4K/8K TVs
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced, Auro 3D
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Dirac Live upgradable
  • Pre-amp mode for each channel, allowing greater customization
  • Marantz HDAM design
  • Luxury industrial design

Changes from SR6015
• New back panel printing design
• Decreased the “HDMI IN” terminals (7 => 6)
• Increased the “8K HDMI IN” terminals (1 => 6)
• Increased the “SUBWOOFER” terminals (2 => 4)
• Remove the Component Video in/out and the Video in/Out and the 7.1 ch in

(SRP) US $2500 / CA $3300
Ad embargo date 9/26/2022

Cinema 40
9.4 Channel 125W AV Reciever

Summary

  • Latest A/V formats for pristine picture quality and best
    immersive sound experience
  • Powerful, immersive 3D soundscape, even with a 2.1 set
    up
  • Made with the installer in mind for ease of installation
    and management for the High End / Luxury consumer
  • Replaces SR7015

Specs / New Feature Enhancements

  • 9.4 channel, 125w per channel AV Receiver. 11.4 channel preouts
  • 7/3 HDMI input/output, all inputs supporting 8K / 60Hz and 4K / 120Hz
    passthrough.
  • Modern, high resolution TV Graphical User Interface for 4K/8K TVs
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced, Auro 3D
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Dirac Live upgradable
  • Pre-amp mode for each channel, allowing greater customization
  • Marantz HDAM design
  • Luxury industrial design
  • Made in Shirakawa Audio Works, Japan

Change from SR7015
• New back panel printing design
• Increase the “TRIGGER OUT” terminals (2 => 3)
• Increased the “8K HDMI IN” terminals (1 => 7)
• Increased the “SUBWOOFER” terminals (2 => 4)
• Remove the Component Video in/out

(SRP) US $3500 / CA $4500
PR Announcement 9/26/2022
Ad embargo date 2/1/2023

AV 10
15.4 Channel AV Pre Amplifier

Summary

  • The most powerful and customizable system to create your ultimate
    Home Theater
  • Latest A/V formats for pristine picture quality and best immersive
    sound experience
  • Powerful, immersive 3D soundscape
  • Made with the installer in mind for ease of installation and
    management for the High End / Luxury consumer

Specs / New Feature Enhancements

  • 15.4 channel processing with advanced bass management. 4 subwoofer
    connections
  • 7/3 HDMI input/output, all inputs supporting 8K / 60Hz and 4K / 120Hz
    passthrough
  • Modern, high resolution TV Graphical User Interface for 4K/8K TVs
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Pro, IMAX Enhanced, Auro 3D
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Dirac Live upgradable
  • Toroidal Power Transformer, 19 channel monolithic HDAM design
  • Luxury industrial design
  • Made in Shirakawa Audio Works, Japan
  • 1 colorway

(SRP) US $7000 / CA $9000
PR Announcement 9/26/2022
Ad embargo date January 2023

AMP 10
16 Channel 200W Power Amplifier

Summary

  • The most powerful and customizable system to create your ultimate
    Home Theater
  • Made with the installer in mind for ease of installation and
    management for the High End / Luxury consumer

Key Specs & Technologies

  • 16-channel power amplifier with newly developed Class D amplification
  • 200W + 200W at 8ohms, 1kHz, 2 channel driven
  • 400W + 400W at 8ohms, 1kHz, 2 channel driven at BTL (Bridge-Tied Load)
  • 16 channel XLR/RCA inputs
  • Toroidal Power Transformer. Marantz HDAM design. Porthole analog level
    meter
  • Luxury industrial design
  • Made in Shirakawa Audio Works, Japan
  • 1 colorway

(SRP) US $7000 / CA $9000
PR Announcement 9/26/2022
Ad embargo date January 2023

Seems like price jump a lot

Let me know. Give you good price :blush:

Ok bro. Thanks.

Did they announce the denon higher end models yet? 6 series and above.

Only saw the entry to mid range ones thus far

If you are saying X8500H level? Then not yet. I can see the possibility (if Sound United wants) of X8500H getting an upgrade to Dirac Live? It is after all, a feature add-on (like Auro 3D) from what I read where you will pay a sum to upgrade.

Yes the 8 series. :slightly_smiling_face:

Well i hope they make it available as an upgrade too on 8500. That would be awesome man

This is correct. In fact they should! This will win the cockles of many hearts with their flagships don’t you think?

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