Marantz launches Cinema 30,a new reference for home theater audio

Marantz is introducing its new reference design for its Cinema series of home theatre AVRs entitled the Cinema 30.

Available in black or silver gold finishes, Cinema 30 incorporates the latest generation of Marantz’s porthole display combined with new industrial design language and is with a multi-layer chassis. Its fascia features selectable side illumination, and a fold down front panel conceals less frequently functions when not in use.

Cinema 30 is built around a symmetrical, monolithic amplifier. The amplifier channel is mounted on a separate PCB opposite the power supplies, delivering low-distortion power. Eleven channels of onboard amplification aim to ensure sufficient output to support a wide range of potential speaker configurations for all forms of audio. The 13.4-channel onboard processing with selectable pre-amp mode allows for the addition of an external power amplifier to suit the largest of dedicated home theater environments. All digital and analogue signals pass through the Marantz HDAM SA-2 pre-amplifier stage.

The Cinema 30 deploys analogue devices SHARC dual DSP chipset coupled to 32-bit ESS Sabre DACs with jitter reduction. The result is a digital platform able to decode and accurately process all forms of incoming audio, from stereo to the latest forms of immersive audio, including Dolby Atmos, IMAX Enhanced, DTS:X Pro and Auro 3D.

To ensure the best possible results with a broad range of speakers in any listening environment, Cinema 30 teams that capability with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 advanced room optimisation, based on automatic calibration of speaker sizes, speaker distances, level adjustment and more, all enabled by an included microphone. Dirac Live calibration is optionally available and includes Dirac Live Bass Control, allowing for optimised low frequency integration for up to four independent subwoofers, giving coherent bass response.

The Cinema 30 also supports the latest HEOS whole-home multi-room platform giving access to a broad range of streaming service content, all integrated into one unified user experience. Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth complement HEOS to ensure access to the broadest possible range of mobile devices. Cinema 30 can also be integrated with your choice of Alexa, Google or HomePod Voice Assistant.

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