Marantz and Denon announce AirPlay 2 Upgradable Receivers and Sound Bars

Marantz and Denon AVRs upgradable to Apple AirPlay 2

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Marantz X8500H AVR will support Apple AirPlay 2
Marantz X8500H AVR will support Apple AirPlay 2

Marantz and Denon have announced current receiver and sound bar models that will be firmwareupgradable to Apple’s forthcoming AirPlay 2 whole home streaming technology.

AirPlay 2 is Apple’s response to Amazon Alexa and Google, who have made tremendous inroads with music streaming platforms like Sonos, Heos, and MusicCast.  With AirPlay 2, you’ll be able to control all AirPlay 2-enabled speakers from a single app and use Siri voice commands to play songs in particular rooms.

Yesterday, Apple made a big splash by announcing AirPlay 2 compatible products. Unfortunately, when it comes to Marantz’s and Denon’s AV receivers, Apple published an incorrect and incomplete list of current products that will support AirPlay 2.

Apple AirPlay 2 introduces multi-speaker, multi-room support and Siri voice control.
Apple AirPlay 2 introduces multi-speaker, multi-room support and Siri voice control.

Marantz and Denon have provided us with a correct list of AirPlay2 upgradable products below.

Brand Model
HEOS HEOS Home Cinema HS2
Marantz ND8006
Marantz NR1508
Marantz NR1608
Marantz SR5011
Marantz SR5012
Marantz SR6011
Marantz SR6012
Marantz SR7011
Marantz SR7012
Marantz AV8805
Marantz AV7704
Marantz AV7703
Marantz SR8012
Marantz NR1509
Marantz NR1609
Denon AVR-X4300H
Denon AVR-X6300H
Denon AVR-X8500H
Denon AVR-X6400H
Denon AVR-X4400H
Denon AVR-X3400H
Denon AVR-X2400H
Denon AVR-X1400H
Denon AVR-X1500H
Denon AVR-X2500H
Denon AVR-X730H
Denon AVR-X930H
Denon AVR-X640H
Denon AVR-X740H
Denon AVR-X940H

 

 

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