Marantz Unveils $549 Hi-Res-Capable Stereo Receiver

Marantz today announced a feature-packed stereo receiver with 4K-capable HDMI inputs that supports high-resolution (hi-res) audio playback, wireless streaming, and voice control.

Slated to ship in mid-August, the svelte NR1200 supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) for simplifying audio connections to a TV and boasts a front-panel USB input, a phono input, and five HDMI inputs — each of which supports HDCP 2.3, 4K at 60 Hz, high dynamic range (HDR) and automatically renames itself according to the source selected.

The receiver supports FLAC, ALAC, and WAV formats at resolutions up to 24 bits/192 kHz and DSD streaming up to 5.6 MHz in addition to standard Bluetooth streaming.

App-based multiroom streaming is available via Apple AirPlay 2 and Denon’s HEOS platform, which provides ready access to a number of music services, including Amazon, Spotify (free and premium), Pandora, and Tidal.

The receiver is rated to deliver 75 watts/channel into 8 ohms (with 0.08% THD) from an amplifier featuring discrete left and right channels and custom power capacitors. To further increase channel separation and reduce crosstalk, the transformer is wired independently to the amplifier, preamplifier, tuner, and display.

Voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri are supported when the receiver is paired with compatible products.

Other highlights include front-panel bass, treble, and balance controls, dual subwoofer outputs, gold-plated A/B speaker outputs, and a remote control with four Smart Select buttons for storing preferences by source. The receiver also supports ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) for more responsive gaming with compatible TVs.

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Can this receiver decode DSD, from a SACD player such as an Oppo, through its HDMI inputs? What kind of DAC does it have?