January 30, 2024, New York: Marantz, one of the most revered names in high-end audio for over 70 years, is proud to introduce its new reference design for its CINEMA series of high performance home theater AVRs – the CINEMA 30.
CINEMA 30 represents the pinnacle of Marantz’s celebrated approach to AVR design. In every regard, this no-holds-barred flagship model distills all of the timeless yet progressive design, unrivalled performance and technological excellence of Marantz’s product philosophy into one outstanding component.
Beautiful design, exceptional build quality
Available in Black or Silver Gold finishes, CINEMA 30 incorporates the latest generation of Marantz’s iconic porthole display combined with new industrial design language and is built to the highest standards, with a multi-layer chassis incorporating extensive use of copper. Its elegant fascia features selectable side illumination and a fold down front panel conceals all less frequently functions when not in use, creating a clean aesthetic not typically associated with AVRs. Even the aluminum remote control has been carefully considered and features backlighting to ensure an effortless user experience in darkened rooms.
Clean, low-distortion power
At its core, CINEMA 30 is built around a symmetrical, monolithic amplifier – the most advanced amplifier layout available in the AVR category.
Amplifier channel is mounted on a separate PCB exactly opposite the power supplies, delivering remarkably clean and instantaneous low-distortion power. Eleven channels of onboard amplification ensure sufficient output to support a wide range of potential speaker configurations for all forms of immersive audio. The 13.4-channel onboard processing with selectable pre-amp mode allows for the addition of an external power amplifier to suit the very largest of dedicated home theater environments.
Of course, all aspects of the power amplification, power supply and signal path have been carefully honed by the Marantz Sound Master, based in Shirakawa, Japan, to ensure the best possible sound quality with all source components and in all audio modes. All digital and analog signals pass through the Marantz HDAM SA-2 pre-amplifier stage to ensure the characteristic warmth and musicality expected from any Marantz audio product.
Digital excellence meets state-of-the-art processing
As befits its status as the flagship AVR in the Marantz portfolio, the CINEMA 30 deploys the latest and most powerful Analog Devices SHARC dual DSP chipset coupled to state-of-the-art 32-bit ESS Sabre DACs with dedicated jitter reduction. The result is a powerful digital platform able to precisely decode and accurately process all forms of incoming audio, from high resolution 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 optimization, 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 fully optimized low frequency integration for up to four independent subwoofers, giving perfectly coherent bass response in even the most challenging room environment.
A complete digital and analog solution in one
CINEMA 30 scales to meet an extensive range of system configurations now and in the future. Each of its seven HDMI inputs can support 8K video and its brand-new high resolution user interface makes setup and customization seamless. Multiple analog and digital inputs, coupled to an extensive range of custom installation optimized features means CINEMA 30 can be adapted to suit every possible customer use case from intimate media rooms through to large dedicated home theaters.
Naturally, CINEMA 30 also supports the latest HEOS whole-home multi-room platform giving effortless access to a broad range of streaming service content, all seamlessly 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 and use cases. Finally, CINEMA 30 can be integrated with your choice of Alexa, Google or HomePod Voice Assistant for the ultimate in simple yet smart accessibility.
Dave Sheen, President of the Luxury Performance Audio Group, Masimo Consumer commenting on the launch, said: “CINEMA 30 represents a statement of excellence for Marantz in the AVR category and one of the most sophisticated designs the team has created in its 70-year history. I cannot wait to hear how it is received by our loyal customers and specialist reviewers.”
Enjoy the theatrical excellence of the new Marantz CINEMA 30 available from February 2024 with a valuable 5-year warranty for $4500 at Marantz.com and from selected retailers.
Marantz CINEMA 30 – Audio Visual Receiver – $4500
- SHARC Dual DSP with 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC
- Symmetrical, Monolithic amplifier with 11x 140w channels
- Timeless design with the iconic Marantz porthole display and modern high definition on-screen display
- 8K support for x7 HDMI inputs with x3 HDMI outputs
- Support for Dolby Atmos™, IMAX Enhanced™, DTS:X Pro™ and Auro 3D™
- Audyssey MultEQ XT32 advanced room optimization and Dirac Live calibration optionally available
- Access to streaming services via HEOS®, Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and more, all built-in
- Sound Master tuned, made in Shirakawa, Japan
- Marantz five-year warranty
Marantz was founded in 1953 by Saul Marantz with a simple philosophy: getting the listener as close as possible to the original recording. Marantz’s love of music inspired an uncompromising ear and eye for detail and led to the development of products that would define excellence for generations of listeners. Tantamount to Saul Marantz’s original mission, Marantz product design, materials and components result in the Most Musical Sound to this day. Your music always sounds better on a Marantz.