Marantz’s latest flagship AV receiver is clearly aimed at demanding home theater enthusiasts with complex setups, with 13 Cinema 30 speakers and four subwoofers, and can be connected to three 8K TVs simultaneously.
|Seven HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs, with three inputs supporting HDMI 2.1. HDMI 2.1 supports 8K signals up to 60 Hz and 4K signals up to 120 Hz. Features include VRR, ALLM, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and HDMI CEC.
|Diverse Port Options
|Comprehensive range of ports, including Phono input for record players, composite- and component inputs, and optical Toslink ports. Ensures compatibility with various audio and video sources.
|Speaker Terminals and Subwoofer Outputs
|13 speaker terminals and four dedicated subwoofer outputs, enabling the setup of 13.4 surround-sound systems.
|Eleven 140-watt class AB amplifiers power passive speakers. The receiver can also function as a preamplifier, allowing connection to an additional power amp for larger speakers.
|Advanced Audio Technologies
|Features a SHARC dual DSP and an ESS Sabre 32-bit D/A converter for distortion-free sound. Audyssey MultEQ-XT32 software and included microphones allow users to customize sound based on their environment.
|Supports streaming features such as Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, and Bluetooth, providing additional flexibility for audio playback.
|Additional Power Options
|Can be used as a preamplifier, and an additional power amp can be connected for driving larger speakers if more power is required.
|Available in black or silver with gold accents, offering buyers aesthetic choices.
|Price and Availability
|The Marantz Cinema 30 AV receiver is set to be available at specialist retailers from mid-March, with a recommended retail price of $4500.
|Official Product Page
|More detailed information on features can be found on the official product page.
Marantz Cinema 30 aims to conquer buyers with maximum compatibility and flexibility, for which the manufacturer has installed seven HDMI inputs and three HDMI outputs. Of these, three inputs support HDMI 2.1 and therefore 8K signals up to 60 Hz, or 4K signals up to 120 Hz, including support for VRR, ALLM, Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HDMI CEC.
From a phono input, vintage composite and component inputs to a Toslink optical port for a turntable, the list of ports couldn’t be longer – the Cinema 30 is missing a standard. Additionally, there are 13 speakers. terminal and four dedicated subwoofer outputs, allowing for effortless setup of 13.4 sound systems. Eleven 140-watt class AB amplifiers are used to drive the passive speakers.
If such power is not enough, the Cinema 30 can also be used as a preamplifier and an additional power amplifier can be connected to drive larger speakers. A SHARC Dual DSP and ESS Saber 32-bit D/A converter ensure distortion-free sound, while the Audyssey MultEQ-XT32 software and supplied microphone allow users to tailor the sound to their own environment. Streaming features like Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, and Bluetooth are also part of the AV receiver’s standard features.