Marantz introduces audiophile AV receivers

Following on from Denon’s announcement of its “audiophile grade” DRA-800H receiver, the profile of Marantz’s latest receiver offerings revealed today are to enjoy similar music-based features and control options. The latter has introduced the 7.2-channel SR5014 ($999) and 9.2-channel SR6014 4K ($1,499) Ultra HD AV receivers, which again keep integrators in mind by boasting remote monitoring and management capabilities via Domotz Pro, ihiji Invision and OvrC, as well as RS232C and IP control capabilities. These receivers will also support the ability to assign different music sources to the same HDMI input.

“The new Marantz SR-Series AV receivers define high performance for home entertainment enthusiasts, combining Marantz’s classic sound with the most advanced entertainment technologies to ensure nearly all available content is supported to the highest degree possible,” said Emmanuel Millot, global brand director at Marantz. “From outstanding 9-channel amplification and IMAX Enhanced upgrades in the SR6014, to the clarity of 4K Ultra HD and the addition of Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization to both models, the Marantz SR-Series AV receivers are the ultimate home entertainment solutions for the most demanding audiophile and video enthusiasts.”

Discrete amps on the SR6014 deliver a claimed 110 watts of power per channel (8 Ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 channel driven) with a proprietary Hyper Dynamic Amplification Module (HDAM) circuit for “optimal fidelity and maximum dynamic range” of high-resolution files. The SR6014’s home theater credentials include IMAX Enhanced, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and DTS Virtual:X, while both receivers have Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology built in, supposedly negating the need for dedicated height or surround speakers.

Both receivers provide eight HDMI inputs which support 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10, 21:9 video, 3D and BT.2020 pass-through, and HDCP 2.3, as well as eARC functionality. The new units also include a host of voice control options, Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room calibration, hi-res music file support, a phono input for turntable, and advanced phono stage with HDAM.

As with the Denon DRA-800H, Marantz has doubled down on custom integration features with support for OvrC, ihiji Invision and Domotz Pro, allowing service providers to track system status and remotely troubleshoot issues.

You can find out more on Marantz’s US website by clicking here.

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Martin Dew

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