Hot on the heals of a similar announcement by sister brand Denon, Marantz has now confirmed the latest additions to its SR-Series line of AV receivers, the SR5015 ($1,099, available Sept. 15), SR6015 ($1,599, available Sept. 15), SR7015 ($2,299, available July 15), and SR8015 ($3,199, available August 15). All the receivers are 8K-ready and promise to deliver “audiophile-quality” sound.
“The new 2020 SR-Series AV receivers represent the next major step forward in home theater, not just for Marantz, but the entire home entertainment industry,” said Jake Mendel, global brand manager for Marantz. “Marantz fans will be some of the first to experience new levels of incredibly sharp image quality, remarkably fast gaming and immersive surround sound. But more importantly, superior Marantz HDAM-SA3 amplification based on decades of extensive tuning transports the listener ever closer to their music.”
Marantz SR8015 flagship 8K AV receiver
The flagship SR8015 supports DTS:X Pro for up to 13 channels of decoding (available later in the year via firmware update) with speaker configurations such as 7.2.6 or 9.2.4 possible. The 2020 SR- line also features Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, IMAX Enhanced and Auro-3D out-of-the-box. A new 8K HDMI input enables 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video pass-through, new HDR format support with HDR10+ and Dynamic HDR, and a new HDMI feature called Quick Media Switching (QMS) for a source to switch frame rate instantly to eliminate screen blackout. HD and 4K content can, of course, be scaled up to 8K.
Gamers are supported with 4K/120Hz pass through, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT), each designed to reduce lag and improve stats. The Marantz receivers carry an impressive array of music streaming features, while Audyssey Room Calibration now supports a ‘Low Frequency Containment’ feature for mitigating the effect of disturbing neighbors, and ‘Sub EQ HT’ for tailoring more than one sub in a room for improved bass definition. Custom installations will benefit from Domotz Pro and OvrC remote monitoring.
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