We always had a soft spot for Marantz’s slimline series as it always amazed us how much they could fit into such a small-factor design. Marantz could sustain a high level of audio quality output and produce an AV receiver that was fully packed with connectivity options and features. And so, in our Marantz Cinema 70s review, we will look at their latest offering in this particular category.
The Cinema 70s is the last of the new series that comes out in the market after both the Cinema 60 and Cinema 50 were released in November 2022. And the new Cinema 70s keeps all the elements that make the new Cinema series such a particular release. As such, we get a similar elegant design, but in a smaller size and capabilities that even some fully sized AV receiver would be jealous of.
But we will go through everything in more detail, so let’s first review the specs quickly. The new Cinema 70s is a 7.2 channel receiver with 50 watts per channel, supports both Dolby Atmos and DTS: X formats, along with up-mixing and virtual audio technologies. It comes with an Audyssey MultEQ audio calibration system. It packs a massive list of extra features like HEOS, Airplay 2 and High-Resolution Audio, while the most noticeable update is the three bug-free, 40Gbps capable HDMI 2.1 ports.