Marantz Launches New HT Receivers
Flagship model SR7200 offers six channels of 105 watts of output power backed by surround sound decoding for several formats: Dolby Digital 6.1- channel, Dolby Pro Logic II, Circle Surround 5.1, Dolby Digital 6.1, and DTS 6.1. Digital signals are converted to analog via 24-bit/96kHz technology. The amplifier section features six equal-power output stages, all of them offering low-impedance driving capability and plenty of dynamic reserve. The 7200 has multi-zone capability, allowing it to be used to provide a different program in another room. A programmable remote control is included, of course.
Also capable of highly dynamic 105 watts x six channels, the SR6200 digital surround receiver features decoding for Dolby Digital 6.1, Dolby Pro LogicII, Circle Surround 5.1 and DTS6.1. With DACs running at 24-bit/96kHz, the 6200 is said to be ideal for both movies and music, and comes with a programmable remote. A step below the 6200 is the SR5200, with six channels of amplification rated at 85 watts, more than sufficient to drive most loudspeakers on the market today. The 5200 features Dolby Digital 6.1 - channel decoding, and is compatible with Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS 6.1. Digital-to-analog conversion is accomplished via high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz technology for more natural sound reproduction. The SR5200 comes with a pre-programmed remote control.
Home theater fans with 5.1-channel speaker systems might take a look at the Marantz SR4200, which includes S-video switching, 96kHz/24-bit audio D/A conversion, and decoding for Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS soundtracks. The 4200 puts out 70 watts x 5 channels, with dynamic reserve to spare and excellent sound quality.