a. For the same reason your AV8805 isn't included with the 2018 Marantz models, it's unique.I am writing this as a separate thread, because the starter of the Marantz 2019 thread, did not want this device included for some reason.
I had a couple of questions in case anyone has some answers:
1. On their website, Marantz states that the NR1200 has "High-performance, high-resolution audio playback: Ability to decode high-resolution audio ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit/192-kHz — plus, DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks for high-resolution listening." As far as I can tell, it will convert everything to PCM then plays it. It will not decode DSD. The PCM light comes on, no matter what the digital audio source is. Can anyone else confirm this?
2. There was a new update that was applied last night to my NR1200 unit, but I do not see any reference to it nor any explanation of what it included. Does anyone have the inside track on this?
1. Like the other Marantz NR models, the NR1200 can only play 2CH DSD via Network/USB while the higher level models (like your AV8805) can also play multi channel DSD via HDMI and use DSD DIRECT.
2. Marantz doesn't generally post firmware change logs; however, the firmware update applied HEOS fixes and added Amazon Music HD.