Published On: September 12, 2015

Marantz Announces SR6010 and SR7010 Network AV Receivers

Published On: September 12, 2015

Marantz Announces SR6010 and SR7010 Network AV Receivers

Marantz has unveiled details on two new AV receivers: the $1,399 SR6010 (shown here) and the $2,199 SR7010. The SR6010 is a 7.2-channel model with support for Dolby Atmos and the option to use 9.2-channel processing with the addition of...

Marantz-SR6010.jpgMarantz has unveiled details on two new AV receivers: the $1,399 SR6010 (shown here) and the $2,199 SR7010. The SR6010 is a 7.2-channel model with support for Dolby Atmos and the option to use 9.2-channel processing with the addition of an external two-channel amp. Likewise, the SR7010 is a 9.2-channel AV receiver that supports 11.2-channel processing with the added external amp. Both receivers feature Audyssey MultEQ XT32 and are loaded with network-streaming capabiltiies, hi-res audio support, HDMI 2.0a and multi-zone capability. Both models will be available in October.

From Marantz
Marantz announces the addition of two new Network AV receivers with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to its 2015 standard full-size home theater lineup. The SR6010 and SR7010 Premium Network AV Receivers excel with brilliant home theater and stereo audio performance, paired with the latest in audio and video processing technology, wireless connectivity, and total ease-of-setup and use. The products are expected to be available in October.

SR6010: 7.2-channel Network AV Receiver ($1,399)
The SR6010 packs an impressive 110 watts of power per channel, to fill even large home theaters with Marantz quality sound. Integrating carefully selected high-grade audio components, the entire internal circuitry further enhances audio quality by delicately handling all signals in a current feedback topology before they reach the speakers. Marantz HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology, shared with Marantz Reference Series components, provides superior, low noise wideband performance in an all-discrete configuration, compared to the conventional op amp integrated circuits found typically in this application. HDAMs provide exceptional signal-to-noise ratio, ultra-fast slew rate, ultra-wideband frequency response, and maximum dynamic range for the most lifelike sound possible. Overall, the SR6010 delivers optimum sound quality with today’s high-resolution audio formats.

In terms of audio formats, the SR6010 comes equipped with a groundbreaking Dolby Atmos decoder and Dolby Surround up-mixer. These deliver captivating multi-dimensional sound through height or in-ceiling speakers or Dolby Atmos elevation speakers. On its own, the SR6010 can support a 5.1.2 Atmos configuration. However, thanks to its nine-channel processor, adding an external two-channel amplifier will facilitate 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 configurations. The Marantz MM7025 is an ideal amplifier to pair with the SR6010. This 140-watt two-channel power amplifier matches the sonic characteristics of the SR6010 while offering increased power and a separate power supply for the main left and right speakers. The SR6010’s internal amplification would power the balance of the system. The SR6010 is ready for DTS:X and the DTS Neural:X up-mixer that can create a more immersive soundfield for the listener no matter how many speakers are installed.

With its built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, the SR6010 opens up nearly unlimited music sources, such as Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, and Apple AirPlay. It can play music files stored on a PC or external storage thanks to its support of the DLNA network streaming standard. Playback of almost any audio file is possible, including high-resolution FLAC HD, ALAC, WAV192/24 and even DSD. Other connectivity options include an iPod digital-compatible USB input on the front panel, a dedicated moving magnet phono input for the vinyl lover, and numerous analog and digital audio inputs. Thanks to the AV receiver’s 9.2-channel processing capability and 13.2-channel preamplifier outputs, it can be used as a full home entertainment center. It can also distribute music from any digital or analog signal path to a second zone.

The video section fully supports next generation 4K Ultra HD high-resolution video, along with the latest HDMI 2.0a specification, which includes 4K 50/60Hz pass-through and scaling, and the HDCP 2.2 compatibility that is required for 4K copy-protected content. It also features HDR (High Dynamic Range) and wide color gamut compatibility, key components of the Rec.2020 4K Ultra HD video specification. There are eight HDMI inputs, including one conveniently located on the front panel, all of which support HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 compatibility. Its dual HDMI outputs are multi-source/multi-zone, allowing two displays to work independently and simultaneously.

Setup is easy – with the help of its best-in-class advanced GUI, Setup Assistant, and the most advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room calibration. For users there is no need to study the manual; they can just follow the onscreen instructions. A Marantz Remote App available for Android and iOS makes daily operation a breeze. At the same time, the SR6010 includes a smart ECO mode that can automatically reduce electrical consumption without influencing overall performance.

SR7010: 9.2ch Network A/V Receiver ($2,199)
Our new top-of-the-line SR7010 marks the epitome of power, connectivity and versatility, and comes with even more features for the most advanced users. It goes beyond the SR6010, with a nine-channel amplifier outputting 125 watts per channel. Thanks to its 11.2-channel processing capability, home theater enthusiasts can even set up a Dolby Atmos or DTS:X configuration of up to 7.1.4 or 9.1.2. The Marantz MM7025 is an ideal amplifier to pair with the SR7010 for an 11-channel system configuration. The MM7025 would power the main left and right speakers. The SR7010’s internal amplification would power the balance of the system. Most remarkably, it can also be upgraded to support Auro-3D and the Auromatic upmixer (up to 10.1 channels with an additional amplifier; a fee is charged), to complete today’s available 3D sound options. Whatever format, superb audio quality is guaranteed by the unique Marantz sound technologies, a powerful 32-Bit SHARC DSP, and high-quality 192kHz/32bit Digital-Analog Converters used for all channels.

SR6010 7.2ch Network A/V Receiver – Main Features
• Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in
• 110 watts x 7 channels (8 ohms, 20-20kHz, THD:0.08%) discrete power amplifier
• Dolby Atmos (up to 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 with additional amplifier)
• DTS:X ready
• 13.2-channel preamplifier outputs with 9.2-channel processing
• Current Feedback circuitry with Marantz’s new HDAM
• Audyssey MultEQ XT32, LFC, Sub EQ HT, Pro ready
• Latest HDMI 2.0a with 4K/60Hz 4:4:4 resolution
• 7+1 HDMI in / 2 multi-source HDMI out (4k 60Hz, 3D, ARC, HDR, Rec.2020)
• Full HDCP 2.2 support on all inputs
• Advanced Video Processing with HDMI scaling up to 1080p, 4K 50/60 Hz
• MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, AIFF
• High resolution audio streaming: FLAC 192/24, DSD, ALAC
• Gapless Playback
• Spotify Connect (where available), Internet Radio support, AirPlay on board
• Phono (MM) input
• Setup Assistant and Advanced GUI
• Aluminum front panel with small trapdoor
• Blue LED Marantz porthole
• Marantz Remote App for iOS and Android devices
• ECO mode
• Available in black

SR7010 9.2-channel Network A/V Receiver – Additional Features
• 125 watts x 9 channels (8 ohms, 20-20kHz, THD:0.08%) discrete power amplifier
• 13.2-channel preamplifier outputs with 11.2-channel processing
• Dolby Atmos (up to 7.1.4 or 9.1.2 with additional amplifier)
• Auro-3D upgradeable (optional paid upgrade)
• High quality 192kHz/32-bit D/A converters for all channels
• 7+1 front HDMI in / 3 HDMI out (4k 60Hz, 3D, ARC, HDR, BT2020)
• Zone 3 audio
• Full-size trapdoor with additional 2-lines FL display
• Universal LCD remote control
• Available in black

MM7025 2-channel Power Amplifier (Available today – $799)
• 140 watts x 2 channels (8 ohm, 20-20kHz, THD:0.08%) discrete power amplifier
• Current Feedback amplifier design
• Unbalanced and balanced input terminals
• Flasher input / DC trigger input and output / RC-5 remote control
• Blue LED Marantz porthole design
• Available in Black

Additional Resources
Marantz AV8802 AV Processor Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Marantz Unveils 2015 AV Receiver Lineup at HomeTheaterReview.com.

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Justin Myers

Hah…..I almost…almost bought into the Onkyo when I started reading about the Marantz. The best of both worlds with tons of both HDMI and analog inputs. I have owned two onkyos in the past and have never gone wrong but I figured I might check out the alternatives to see what else is out there. DTS:X? I was reading the review here pocinc.net/blog/technology-news/marantz-sr7010-9-2-channel-4k-receiver-yamaha-isnt-the-only-one-with-a-beast/ where they said some good things about Marantz. There was a link that lead to some other stuff that talked about this DTS:X and I started squirming around with excitement like a little child. I only have 5.1 speakers, but now I want more because this sounded absolutely wicked cool. First off, the Marantz was a few hundred more than what I was originally going to spend, so I was nervous. However, I thought that if I didn’t like it, I can always bring it back and get the Onkyo. Nope. No way…never. My speakers sound so nice, I want to wet myself any time I listen to my Yes albums. So many features, I am still learning the menus and I can see myself soon becoming addicted to buying more speakers. I kind of already planned on this to begin with but this whole ceiling business…I don’t know if I have the royal jewels down there to start cutting holes in my roof. I’ll probably work my way there very slowly.

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