Marantz today announced three SR Series home theater receivers, which each include proprietary HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology and current-feedback circuitry, along with improved speaker terminals and enhanced, user-friendly setup and operation assistance. The SR6008 adds dual discrete HDMI matrix outputs and digital to analog audio conversion for multizone playback, while the SR7008 gets an upgrade from 7 to 9 channels of amplification and Audyssey Laboratories’ most advanced suite of room correction features including Audyssey MultiEQ XT32 and Sub EQHT.
SR5008 – 7.2 Channel 4K Ultra HD Networking Home Theater Receiver with Airplay
At an MSRP of $899, the SR5008 (picture top) offers 100-watts x 7 channels and the newly added Marantz-proprietary current feedback and HDAM pre-amplifier circuitry. Combining network capability and audiophile sound, along with Marantz’s well-known “star and circle” front display, the SR5008 includes both style and comprehensive features such as an Ethernet port, seven HDMI inputs, and playback of the latest high-definition audio formats.
The power amplifier section features discrete high-current devices and identical topology for all channels. AirPlay allows users to stream their iTunes music whether from Mac or PC, as well as music stored on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Two audio zones and additional support for Bluetooth devices via an optional RX101 adaptor make the SR5008 a powerful and versatile solution for all home theater and music-listening needs.
SR6008 – 7.2 Channel 4K and 3D Pass-Through Networking Home Theater Receiver with DTS Neo:X, Audyssey DSX, and AirPlay
At an MSRP of $1,199, the 110-watt per channel SR6008 also adds Marantz’s acclaimed current feedback and HDAM pre-amplifier circuitry, giving it a clean sound. Beautiful, simple style, including Marantz’s signature “star and circle” front display, is paired with comprehensive features including an Ethernet port, seven HDMI inputs, and playback of the latest high-definition audio formats. The SR6008 is equipped with DTS Neo:X and Audyssey DSX to create a 3D sound space when speakers are set up for the front-height or front-wide channels.
A second HDMI port allows enjoyment of audio/video or music entertainment in a separate room while the system is in use in the main room. Two audio/video zones, networking, and support for Bluetooth devices via an optional RX101 adaptor make the SR6008 a flexible, expandable solution for home theater and music listening. The SR6008 includes the same user-friendly setup and ease-of-operation features as the SR7008, plus HDMI pass-through in standby mode.
SR7008 – 9.2 Channel 4K Ultra HD Networking Home Theater Receiver with MultiEQ XT32 & Sub EQHT
At an MSRP of $1,999, the flagship SR7008 offers simplicity and elegance with the classic blue illuminated porthole display, plus a drop-down door on a brushed aluminum front panel. Nine fully discrete, 125-watt amplifiers deliver the dynamic, beautifully detailed sound audophiles expect from a receiver of this caliber.
Comprehensive features include an Ethernet port, seven HDMI inputs, three HDMI outputs, and playback of the latest high-definition audio formats. DTS Neo:X and Audyssey DSX make full 9.2-channel playback possible when speakers are set up for the front-height or front-wide channels.
SR7008 features Audyssey MultEQ XT32 and Audyssey Sub EQ HT Dual subwoofer calibration system making it simple and straightforward to maximize home theater performance for any size or configuration of room. MultEQ measures the characteristics of each speaker in the system and quickly generates precision digital filters for the smoothest, most natural tonal balance over the entire audio range. Additionally, Audyssey LFC solves the problem of low frequency sounds disturbing people in adjacent rooms.
SR Series Features
The entire SR Series lineup features Marantz’s unparalleled design with the iconic “star and circle” porthole display and curved front panel. The receivers’ build quality is second to none, backed by a three-year warranty on all models covering parts and labor. All three models feature Apple’s AirPlay, allowing users to stream their iTunes music whether from Mac or PC, as well as music stored on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Users can also enjoy music from sources such as Pandora, SiriusXM, and Spotify.
All Marantz SR Series Home Theater Receivers include:
- HDAM & Current Feedback Circuitry
- Audyssey MultiEQ XT
- 7 HDMI Inputs
- Networking with Apple AirPlay
- Spotify, Pandora, and SiriusXM network streaming
- 7.2 Preamplifier Outputs
- 7.1 Multi-Channel Analog Inputs
- Component Video Switching
- 4K Ultra HD Scaling and Pass-Through
- RX101 Optional Bluetooth adaptor compatible
- Detachable Power Cord
- I/P and RS-232 Control
- Control4 Certification
- Three Year Warranty covering parts and labor
Price and Availability (June 2013)
SR Series Remote Controls
(models RC021SR for SR5008, RC022SR for SR6008, RC023SR for SR7008 – left to right)