Marantz's New CINEMA 30 Reference 8k AVR with 11.4 Channels

Marantz's New CINEMA 30 Reference 8k AVR with 11.4 Channels

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Build Quality
  • Clean Power
  • State-of-the-art Processing
  • Digital & Analog Solution in one
  • Price & Availability
  • Conclusion


The Marantz CINEMA 30 is the flagship A/V receiver in the Marantz portfolio for 2024. It offers 11.4 channels of amplification, support for the latest audio formats, and a range of features that make it ideal for a high-end home theater.

Build Quality

The CINEMA 30 is built to the highest standards, with a multi-layer chassis incorporating extensive use of copper. The elegant fascia features selectable side illumination and a fold-down front panel that conceals less frequently used functions.

Clean Power

The CINEMA 30 is built around a symmetrical, monolithic amplifier. Eleven channels of onboard amplification ensure sufficient output to support a wide range of speaker configurations. The 13.4-channel onboard processing with selectable pre-amp mode allows for the addition of an external power amplifier.

State-of-the-art Processing

The CINEMA 30 deploys the latest and most powerful Analog Devices SHARC dual DSP chipset coupled to state-of-the-art 32-bit ESS Sabre DACs. It supports Dolby Atmos, IMAX Enhanced, DTS:X Pro, and Auro 3D. To ensure the best possible results with a broad range of speakers in any listening environment, the CINEMA 30 teams that capability with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 advanced room optimization. Dirac Live calibration is optionally available and includes Dirac Live Bass Control, allowing for fully optimized low frequency integration for up to four independent subwoofers.

Digital & Analog Solution in one

The CINEMA 30 scales to meet an extensive range of system configurations now and in the future. Each of its seven HDMI inputs can support 8K video. Multiple analog and digital inputs, coupled to an extensive range of custom installation optimized features means the CINEMA 30 can be adapted to suit every possible customer use case. It also supports the latest HEOS whole-home multi-room platform, Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth. Finally, the CINEMA 30 can be integrated with your choice of Alexa, Google or HomePod Voice Assistant.

Marantz 30 rear view

Price & Availability

The Marantz CINEMA 30 is available now for $4,500.


The Marantz CINEMA 30 is a high-end A/V receiver that offers excellent performance and a wide range of features. It is a good choice for home theater enthusiasts who demand the best.

Additional Notes

  • The CINEMA 30 is available in black or silver finishes.
  • It has a five-year warranty.
  • It weighs 44 lbs.