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Denon and Marantz Intro 3-Port 8K HDMI Switcher

Suffering from a lack of 8K inputs on your AVR? Denon and Marantz have introduced a 3-port 8K HDMI Switcher to remedy that.

Denon AVS-3 HDMI Switcher Hooked Up to A/V Receiver

8K content isn’t exactly plentiful in 2021 but the day will come when it is and for consumers with multiple sources and potentially not enough inputs/outputs in their system to accommodate everything — an 8K HDMI switcher is going to be an essential accessory.

Denon AVS-3 HDMI Switcher Front Angle
Denon AVS-3 HDMI Switcher

Denon and Marantz today introduced a 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. 

Denon AVS-3 HDMI Switcher Rear

According to Denon’s support website, these switchers also fix the 8K pass-thru bug which plagued the 2020 line-up of Denon and Marantz A/V receivers and processors. Owners of 2020 models can still apply for an external HDMI box that fixes the video pass-thru bug. It’s free, but limited to just one port.

The Denon (AVS-3) and Marantz (VS3003) switchers feature a compact form factor for easy placement—no bigger than a Blu-ray case in width and depth, with a brushed aluminum front panel and a small hand-held IR remote to switch inputs.

On top of that, 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. A unique feature called “AVR Control” allows you to switch the HDMI Switcher’s inputs using your Denon AVR’s IR remote.

Denon AVS-3 HDMI Switcher Remote
Denon AVS-3 HDMI Switcher Side

As a bonus, both switchers are also controllable via the AV Receiver’s remote control if a user prefers that option over a dedicated IR remote, or HDMI CEC.

Integrators and enthusiasts will appreciate that both come with detachable wall-mount brackets and IR repeater capability for rack installations, out-of-sight placement or AV furniture that may block IR reception.

Compatible Models

Denon AVR-A110Marantz AV7706
Denon AVR-X6700HMarantz SR8015
Denon AVR-X4700HMarantz SR7015
Denon AVR-X3700HMarantz SR6015
Denon AVR-X2700HMarantz SR5015
Denon AVR-S960HMarantz NR1711
Denon AVR-X8500HAMarantz AV8805A

Price & Availability

Each will be available October 2021 for the same price:

  • Denon AVS-3 HDMI Switcher – $199
  • Marantz VS3003 HDMI Switcher – $199

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