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Enter for your chance to win* a $2,200 Marantz receiver

This is one serious AV accessory for your home theater. It supports every technology and codec known to man, plus the excellent Auro-3D Immersive Sound format.

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This incredible prize comes to you courtesy of Auro Technologies. Thanks, Auro Technologies!


The ultimate home theater comes together one piece at a time.

Allow me to give you one of those pieces. Actually, allow Auro Technologies to do that; the company is offering one lucky Cheapskate reader a Marantz SR7011 9.2 Network AV receiver. (Feel free to click through if you want to learn more about it, but the giveaway happens here.) Retail value: $2,199.

Here's the key thing you need to know about the SR7011: It supports the cutting-edge Auro-3D Immersive Sound format, which "adds an additional height sound layer creating a true 3-D immersive sound experience at home." Sign me up!

The SR7011 also offers an 11.2-channel (!) processing capability, built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay, eight HDMI inputs (!!) and triple outputs.

Put simply, it's the receiver you always wanted, but might have had difficulty affording. (I don't want to make assumptions. I certainly couldn't afford one.) Talk about an awesome prize.

To win it, all you have to do is leave a comment here answering this question: What does "immersive sound" mean to you? Sound that's all around you, or sound that's more natural, more realistic? Or maybe it means something else. Put that meaning into words and, bam, you're entered.

After that, optional but appreciated: Vote in our poll, below.

Good luck, cheeps!

How to enter:

  • Register as a CNET user (by clicking Join CNET in the top-right corner of the page). If you're already registered, there's no need to register again -- you just need to be logged in.
  • Locate the comments section, then answer this question: "What does 'immersive sound' mean to you?" Then click Post Comment.
  • Leave only one comment. You may enter for this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified. The winners will be chosen randomly.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified via email. The winner must respond within three days of the end of the sweepstakes. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • Entries can be submitted until Friday, March 31, at 11:59 p.m. PT.
  • Some legalese: *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the US, 18 and older, and a registered user of CNET.com. Void where prohibited. Ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on March 31, 2017. See rules for details.