Marantz has announced the latest edition of their SR-Series, comprising the SR5015 AV Receiver and the AV Amplifiers SR6015, SR7015 and SR8015.

The lineup consists of the SR5015 featuring 7ch with each 180W supporting Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, followed by the SR6015 with 9ch and 185W adding IMAX Enhanced certification. The later one already features 11.2ch processing and opens the possibility to extend the setup by an external stereo amplifier.

DTS:X Pro

The same counts for the 9ch 200W SR7015 with its second display behind the aluminium trap door and the AURO 3D format added to the list. The flagship SR8015 comes with 11ch 205W amplifiers built in, 13.2 processing capabilities, DTS:X Pro support and many audiophile components like single-board amplifier design, toroidal transformer or copper-plated chassis for a flagship performance.

Hyper Dynamic Amplification Module

The 2020 SR-Series feature high-current discrete power amplifiers on all channels to deliver Marantz’s signature power output, using the company’s proprietary Hyper Dynamic Amplification Module (HDAM) circuitry. With low impedance driver capability, the SR-Series offers operational stability with a wide range of speakers.

Multi-Channel Home Theatre Applications

For advanced multi-channel home theatre applications, the flagship SR8015 supports DTS:X Pro, which will allow users to enjoy up to 13 channels of DTS:X decoding with speaker configurations such as 7.2.6 or 9.2.4. Listeners can also enjoy the latest in IMAX Enhanced films in 7.2.6 or 9.2.4 speaker configurations thanks to newly adopted 13.2 channel processing capabilities with external amplification. The DTS:X Pro feature will be delivered via firmware update later this year.

In addition to DTS:X Pro, the 2020 SR-Series feature several other 3D audio formats, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, IMAX Enhanced and Auro-3D out-of-box.[ Review features table for supported Object-based audio technologies per product] The latest height virtualization technologies provide immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 7.1, 5.1 or 2.1 speaker arrangement.

Pre Amplifier

If listeners want to tap into separate power sources, the latest Marantz SR Series now support “Pre-Amplifier” mode on the SR6015, SR7015 and SR8015 models. Pre-Amplifier mode provides a clear signal path and more tolerance in clipping levels by disconnecting internal amplifiers when the receiver is used as an AV processor and all speakers are powered by external amplifiers.

Next-Gen HDMI Technologies

The new Marantz SR-Series AV receivers take advantage of the latest HDMI technologies. Enjoy movies and shows with stunning picture quality thanks to a dedicated “8K” HDMI input enabling 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video pass-through, new HDR format support including HDR10+ and Dynamic HDR, and a new HDMI feature called Quick Media Switching (QMS), which allows a source to instantly switch frame rate to eliminate screen blackout. For exceptional colour, clarity and contrast the latest SR Series models still support HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Dolby Vision, as well as 4:4:4 Pure Color subsampling and BT.2020 pass-through.

Several new features give gamers an edge, including razor-sharp motion clarity with 4K/120Hz pass through and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) to reduce frame tearing and improve overall precision. Get a jump on the competition with Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT), each designed to reduce lag and improve the overall experience.

The Marantz SR-Series can also upscale existing HD and 4K content to 8K[ To compatible 8K-ready TVs] so more people can experience the power of 8K resolution. They also continue to support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel), which allows lossless and object-based audio transmission like DTS:X and Dolby Atmos from TV apps or connected devices using a single HDMI cable.

HEOS Built-in, Roon Tested & Hi-Res Support

HEOS Built-in allows for unlimited and unrestrained listening anywhere in the home. The 2020 SR-Series can decode up to 24-bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks, empowering users to experience high quality content from services like Spotify, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL, TuneIn Internet Radio and more. Users can also play songs stored on smart devices or personal media servers. Pair HEOS Built-in AVRs, including the Marantz SR-Series, with other HEOS Built-in products or speakers for a seamless listening experience.

Marantz SR-Series AVRs are Roon Tested certified so users can get more out of their music libraries through the advanced Roon music interface on their PCs and smart devices. Marantz Roon Tested AVRs can be found and setup easily by Roon via AirPlay 2 or hardwired into a Roon Core device. Each receiver features a front-panel USB port that offers convenient audio playback of MP3 and high-resolution audio formats (WAV, FLAC, ALAC and DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz files).

Vinyl

Vinyl lovers can easily connect their turntable to the SR-Series’ phono input and enjoy the raw purity of LP records. All models feature an advanced phono stage with HDAM.

Audyssey Room Calibration

Listeners can optimize their experience with Audyssey MultEQ XT on the SR5015 and MultEQ XT32 on the SR6015, SR7015 and SR8015 models, providing seamless setup for any room. With the supplied measurement microphone, Audyssey analyzes each speaker’s output (including subwoofers) at up to eight measurement locations and generates precision digital filters to optimize each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response. Audyssey Dynamic Volume also smooths out disruptive jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting listeners enjoy lower output levels while still enjoying clear dialogue and overall performance.

Audyssey MultEQ XT32 adds Low Frequency Containment using advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to deliver more full-range balance, including deep bass, without disturbing neighbours or people in other rooms of the home. Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual DSP tailoring of each subwoofer in a dual subwoofer setup for deeper bass with improved definition. Plus, the optional Audyssey MultEQ Editor app available for purchase at the app store, users can view and adjust settings for detailed tuning.

New to Marantz, Dual Speaker Preset Memory enables users to toggle between two calibrated speaker configurations, which are stored natively in the AVR and can be switched on the fly. This ensures the listener can dictate where the sweet spot is for a variety of listening situations, adding ease and flexibility for the overall listening experience.

Setup Assistant

The Marantz Setup Assistant offers clear, step-by-step graphical on-screen instructions to ensure optimal setup for any configuration including the automatic room calibration by Audyssey, bringing the most out of the home theatre setup from the very beginning. Daily operation is a breath by the informative and intuitive to use graphical user interface.

The 2020 SR-Series continues to feature HDMI Multiple Input Assign, which allows users to listen to multiple audio sources while maintaining the same video content on-screen. All Zone Stereo Mode—a.k.a. Party Mode— is storable on “Smart Select,” so both Main Zone and Zone 2 will initiate music playback in sync by simply pressing the “Smart Select” button on the remote, app or third-party controllers. The new series also features HDMI Auto Input Rename, which automatically renames HDMI inputs to the source devices, including “PS5” and “Apple TV,” reducing wasted time naming inputs.

Price And Availability

The Marantz SR Series will be available at authorized Marantz retailers at the below dates.

  • SR5015 (€899 – £899) (September)
  • SR6015 (€1,199 – £1,149) (September)
  • SR7015 (€1,699 – £1,599) (August)
  • SR8015 (€2,999 – £2,799) (September)

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