Marantz today announced the NR1200, a 75-watt-per-channel (8-ohm, 20Hz — 20kHz, 0.08% THD) HDMI and stereo receiver. The amplifier circuit design of the NR1200 features separate, symmetrical left and right power amplifier blocks. The power transformer is wired independently to the circuits of the amplifier, preamplifier, tuner and front display, which, Marantz says, improves channel separation, reduces crosstalk and preserves purity of audio.
The NR1200 includes five HDMI inputs, each one supporting HDCP 2.3, 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, HLG, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), 21:9 video, 3D and BT.2020 pass-through. Plus, ARC (Audio Return Channel) supports the transmission of audio from the TV with a single HDMI cable, simplifying overall setup. HDMI inputs automatically rename themselves based upon information provided by the source.
With HEOS built-in, the NR1200 can get music content from internet and can deliver music to any room throughout the home using other HEOS built-in-capable speakers or electronics for a wireless, whole-home entertainment experience. Users can play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room, including music from Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal and Spotify. Streaming content can be accessed via all popular providers using Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2 or the built-in HEOS app.
Marantz says the NR1200 is designed with custom integrators in mind. It offers both IP and IR control, web user interface and works with major remote room monitoring and management services, namely OvrC, ihiji Invision and Domotz Pro. The receiver also features L/R main and zone 2 preamp outputs, remote in/out terminals. The Marantz NR1200 will be available August 15th for $599 and all the specs are here.