Marantz just announced the 7.2-channel SR5010 Network A/V Receiver for $900, which features 100-watts of discrete power per channel. But the company says it is not just about more power, it is made up of very high grade audio components that have been carefully selected. The whole internal circuit further enhances audio quality by delicately handling all signals via the Marantz-own HDAMs in Current Feedback topology before they reach the speakers. Marantz HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology found on the company’s Reference Series components provides superior low noise wideband performance in an all-discrete configuration, compared to conventional op amp ICs. HDAM technology provides an ultra-fast slew rate for true wideband response and maximum dynamic range to deliver optimum sound quality with today’s high-resolution audio formats.
Thanks to its built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, the SR5010 offers up nearly unlimited music sources, such as Internet Radio, Pandora, SiriusXM, Spotify Connect and AirPlay. It can play music files stored on a PC or NAS drive via DLNA. Almost any file is possible including high resolution FLAC HD, ALAC, WAV192/24 and even DSD. The iPod digital-compatible USB input on the front panel rounds up the various connectivity options.
The video section fully supports next generation 4K Ultra HD high resolution video, along with the latest HDMI 2.0a specification including 4K 60Hz pass-through and 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 BT.2020 4K Ultra HD video specification. All HDMI inputs are HDCP 2.2 compatible.
Setup is easy with the help of the on-screen Setup Assistant, and famous Audyssey MultEQ room calibration –no need to study the manual, users can just follow the on-screen instructions. A Marantz Remote App available for Android and iOS makes daily operation a breeze. At the same time, the NR1506 includes a smart ECO mode that can automatically save significant electrical power without influencing the overall performance.
The SR5010 is equipped with Dolby Atmos decoding and Dolby Surround upmixing to deliver captivating multi-dimensional sound through height speakers or Dolby Atmos enabled upfiring speakers. It will also support the new object based surround format from DTS, DTS:X via a firmware update later this year.
Another step-up in flexibility becomes obvious by a second HDMI output to connect a projector and a TV at the same time. A 7.2 channel pre-out section and the RS232 connection makes the SR5010 very attractive for custom installation purposes.
Price and Availability
The Marantz SR5010 A/V Receiver will be available in July/August 2015 for $899.
- Full size A/V receiver
- 100W x 7ch (8 ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08%THD) high quality discrete power amplifier for powerful and detailed sound
- 7+1 front HDMI in / 2 HDMI out (4k 60Hz, 3D, ARC, HDR, BT2020)
- Current Feedback topology and new Marantz HDAM
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in
- Audyssey MultEQ auto speaker setup and room calibration
- Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Audyssey Dynamic EQ
- Spotify Connect, Pandora, SiriusXM, Internet Radio support, AirPlay
- HD Audio streaming: FLAC 192/24, DSD, ALAC
- High grade audio components
- Full HDCP 2.2 support on all inputs
- Latest HDMI 2.0a version with 4k 60Hz 4:4:4 resolution
- 7.1 multichannel input / 7.2ch pre-out
- Dolby Atmos
- DTS:X ready
- Available in black