The Marantz SR7009 receiver and the Marantz AV7702 preprocessor (preamp) are the first Marantz products to feature Dolby Atmos. The SR7009 AV receiver came to market in September and the AV7702 became available in October. Both Marantz Dolby Atmos receivers deliver the multi-dimensional sound promised by the new Dolby Atmos technology. Dolby Atmos is designed to produce sound from all directions—even overhead. It also, unlike conventional surround formats, has the capability to produce point-source surround effects from any location within the room. This type of expandable DSP surround configuration is literally changing the way rerecording mixers are creating film soundtracks.
Marantz Dolby Atmos Receivers
These Marantz Dolby Atmos receivers have a whole new way of calibrating and reproducing Atmos-compatible soundtracks. For one, they have the processing power to run a 9 channel Dolby Atmos layout with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 calibration. This can be run in either a 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 configuration. Dolby Atmos configuration will utilize either ceiling mounted or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. A 5.1.4 speaker configuration adds 4 overhead speakers to a traditional 5.1 speaker layout. Alternatively, a Dolby Atmos-enabled 7.1.2 speaker system is based on a 7.1 speaker layout, but with 2 overhead (or Dolby Atmos-enabled) speakers.
“Only Dolby Atmos delivers multi-dimensional sound that fills the room to make every detail come alive, whether it is the roar of a racecar speeding around the track, the whisper of wind, or an arrow shot across the room. It’s a ground-breaking achievement for home theaters”Don Freeman, Vice President Global Marketing at D+M
Marantz AV7702 Preamp Processor
The AV7702 preamp has the processing capability to support a full 11 channel Dolby Atmos setup; taking advantage of 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos configurations. A 7.1.4 speaker configuration is based upon a traditional 7.1 speaker layout complemented by 4 overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ2ogmAnSfY