(September 10, 2021) To keep pace in the 8K arms race, Denon and Marantz have introduced small companion HDMI switchers designed to give owners of select AV receivers and Processors broad access to 8K and 4K/120Hz sources.
Sized no bigger than the width and depth of a Blu-ray case and shipping with detachable wall-mount brackets and IR repeater capability, the Denon AVS-3 and Marantz VS3003 give owners lots of flexibility when it comes to placement and integration. Both units ship with a hand-held IR remote, but are also controllable by the AV receiver's remote. Additionally, the switchers are compatible with HDMI CEC, meaning they can automatically turn on/off and switch inputs once HDMI CEC is enabled on all associated devices and displays.
Compatible Receivers and Processors include Denon's AVR-A110, AVR-X6700H, AVR-X4700H, AVR-X3700, AVR-X2700H, AVR-S960H, AVR-X8500HA, and Marantz's AV7706, SR8015, SR7015, SR6015, SR5015, NR1711, and AV8805A. Sound United says shipping will begin in October 2021 with an MSRP of $199.
For more information, visit www.denon.com or www.marantz.com.