Denon/Marantz paid upgrade program for the AVC-X8500 AV amp and the AV8805 processor
Sound United have released details of their long awaited paid ugrade programs for the flagship Denon AVC-X8500 AV amp and the Marantz AV8805 processor:
The upgrade will allow for 8K/60Hz upscaling and pass-through, 4K/120Hz pass-through, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR, HDCP 2.3, as well as other HDMI 2.1 technologies* supporting transmission up to 40Gbps. Owners can upgrade to the new specifications by paying for an HDMI board upgrade (shown above).
*Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT)
The AVC-X8500H delivers the most cutting-edge home theatre technology to-date. To build on its robust capabilities, you can now upgrade to the latest HDMI specification to experience superior picture quality, enhanced gaming options and other convenient features to match the uncompromising audio performance.
The upgrade - requiring hardware modification at an authorized Denon Service Center – will enable you to enjoy the following benefits of that adhere to the latest HDMI specifications. Please contact your local Denon retailer for more details.
The Marantz AV8805 defines the finest in home entertainment musicality and quality. It provides expansive connectivity and capabilities to design incredible immersive movie and music experiences in your home. Building on our legacy of superior AV processors, you can now upgrade your AV8805 to enjoy the latest HDMI specifications. Discover the industry’s best picture quality and gaming features alongside Marantz’s legendary audio performance.
We are excited to offer an HDMI 8K Upgrade for Marantz AV8805 owners. Discover more of what matters from your AV8805 with support for the latest HDMI specifications to enjoy your movies and video games like never before. The upgrade - requiring hardware modification at an authorized Marantz Service Center – will enable you to enjoy the following benefits of that adhere to the latest HDMI specifications. Please contact your local Marantz retailer for more details.
Along with the upgrades, both the AVC-X8500 and the AV8805 will be made available with the upgraded HDMI boards pre installed:
Pricing and availability: The Denon AVC-X8500HA starts shipping next month and will cost $4299 / €3,999 / £3,699. Owners of the previous Denon AVC-X8500H model can upgrade their existing AV amplifier with all the new features of the “A” model. The upgrade will cost $599 / €749 / £679.
Denon has just upgraded its flagship home cinema amplifier. The new Denon AVC-X8500HA includes a dedicated 8K HDMI 2.1 input, support for HDR10+ and Dynamic HDR, plus a new HDMI feature called Quick Media Switching.
Pricing and availability: The new Marantz AV8805A costs $4,799 / €4,299 / £3899 and is available next month from authorized Marantz retailers. The upgrade to “A” spec for owners of the previous AV8805 model can be booked by contacting a Marantz dealer directly and will cost $599 / €749 / £679.
Just like its stablemate Denon AVC-X8500HA, the venerable Marantz audio brand has announced an upgrade to its flagship 13.2-channel AV8805A home cinema preamplifier.