Sound United has unveiled the Denon AVS-3 and Marantz VS3003, a pair of 8K HDMI switcher units for its Denon and Marantz brand 8K AV receivers.
There’s no doubt about it, more is always better, right?
Denon and Marantz parent company Sound United thinks so and has introduced a convenient 3-in, 1-out 8K HDMI switcher designed to give owners of compatible Denon and Marantz 8K AVRs the flexibility to easily attach up to three 8K and 4K/120Hz source devices to their entertainment system - something that many AV enthusiasts have been requesting as availability of next generation games consoles continues to trickle along.
With a compact form factor to allow easy and discreet placement - it is after all another black box for your bursting AV rack - the Denon AVS-3 and Marantz VS3003 switchers are no bigger than a Blu-ray case in width and depth reckons Sound United, with a brushed aluminum front panel and a small hand-held IR remote to switch inputs. We reckon an old VHS cassette case is a closer comparison though.
In addition, the switchers are compatible with HDMI CEC, so they will automatically turn on and off, and switch inputs once HDMI CEC is enabled on all connected HDMI devices including the switcher, AV receiver, TV, and connected 8K source devices.
For extra ease of use, both switchers are also controllable via the AV receiver’s remote control if a user prefers that option over the dedicated IR remote or HDMI CEC.
Both units come with detachable wall-mount brackets, as well as IR repeater capability for rack installations, out-of-sight placement or AV furniture that may block IR reception.
Compatible AV Receiver and Processor Models from Denon and Marantz
|AVR-X2700H / DAB||SR5015 / DAB|
The Denon AVS-3 and Marantz VS3003 3-port 8K HDMI switcher units will be available in October 2021 from www.denon.com and www.marantz.com respectively, as well as through authorised dealers, for an MSRP of £179.00 ($199.00 / €199.00)
What do AVForums members think of this additional tool from Sound United. Is it a reasonable solution at a reasonable price?
Source: Press Release
Image Source: Sound United