Audio accessories from Denon and Marantz are gaining support from Airplay 2 through firmware updates that are being distributed from today. before the Airplay 2 update, Denon and Marantz offered support for multiroom audio and were able to work with other AirPlay 2 devices such as Homepod, Apple TV, and Sonos Speaker.
Sonos speaker was quick to push AirPlay 2 to its compatible speakers last month. Sonos speakers with AirPlay 2 support for Apple’s latest technology also includes the Beam, Playbase, One, and Second-gen Play:5.
Though not yet announced on either of company’s website, Denon X3500H receiver users are reporting Airplay 2 availability through the online forums. Marantz is also pushing out AirPlay 2 compatible firmware for its AV7704 home theatre pre-amp.
Denon and Marantz, are closely aligned companies, who merged in 2002 to form D+M Group. The corporation, which had previously acquired many smaller audio brands, was purchased by Sound United in 2017, which brought it under the same roof as Polk Audio and Boston Acoustics.
Denon and Marantz announced their plan to bring Airplay 2 to 29 components, adding up with the Apple’s rolling list of compatible products. None of the Audio company provided details about the launch, although today’s releases serve as evidence that works on AirPlay 2 software is well underway.
AirPlay 2 was released as a part of iOS 11.4, which improves Apple’s audio streaming platform with support for multi-room audio, allowing users to synchronize music across multiple speakers. AirPlay was first available for Apple’s own Homepod, AirPlay 2 was later extended its compatibility to Sonos Beam, Sono One, Sono Play:5 and Sono Playbase in June.
Along with Denon, Marantz and Sonos, other audio manufacturers like Bang & Olufsen, Libratone and Niam have promised to also add AirPlay 2 support to both of their existing products.
Alongside Denon, Marantz and Sonos, audio hardware manufacturers Bang & Olufsen, Libratone and Naim have promised to add