Marantz is aiming for a spring shipment of its next generation SlimLine A/V receivers, one of which features 1080i/p video up-scaling and support for Apple AirPlay. The two 4-inch tall models are the $649 7.1 NR1603 featuring AirPlay and the $399 5.1 channel NR1403. The new models feature DLNA networking features, Internet radio and Pandora streaming, along with a new addition: SiriusXM Internet Streaming. Both AVRs feature Audyssey MultEQ room correction, Dynamic EQ to deliver balanced sound at high or low listening levels, and Dynamic Volume. The latter automatically adjusts volume levels when loud TV commercials come on, when a TV’s video inputs are switched among different video sources, and a video program transitions from soft to loud scenes. Expect both of these new SlimLines later the spring.
About the author: Marc Aflalo
After more than a decade of working with such media giants as CHUM Limited, Standard Broadcasting and Corus Entertainment, Marc Aflalo decided to combine his diverse expertise and form his own, now highly regarded corporation, Aflalo Communications Inc. His intersecting skill-sets in broadcast engineering, radio programming, audio/video production, streaming and internet marketing have resulted in an elite client base that includes such multi-million-dollar companies as Pivotal Payments, GotVMail Communications, Credico Marketing, XM Satellite Radio, Media-Alive, the IndyCar Series, and other businesses developing operational strategies to both grow and form a stable infrastructure. Aflalo was part of the pioneering team who launched XM Satellite Radio Canada in 2005, and oversaw the development and creation of infrastructure and programming. Day to day he manages French operations, Condition of License, Production as well as some of the internal web properties for XM. He oversaw the creation of state-of-the-art broadcast facilities in Montreal (Qc), Quebec (Qc) and Newmarket Ontario for the launch of ATN Asian Radio on XM.
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