The 2020 SR-Series AV Receivers Pair State-of-the-Art Home Theatre Specifications with Marantz’s Signature Musicality
Marantz has announced the latest additions to its SR-Series AV receivers – the SR5015, SR6015, SR7015, and SR8015. Designed to deliver impactful and nuanced home cinema and listening experiences, the 8K-ready AV receiver line offers the most musical sound from any source, including home theatre, vinyl, and streaming media.
High-Performance Amplification & Multichannel Home Theatre
Prioritising rich, powerful audio, the 2020 SR-Series feature high-current discrete power amplifiers on all channels to deliver Marantz’s signature power output. Leveraging the company’s proprietary Hyper Dynamic Amplification Module (HDAM) circuitry, the AVRs provide optimal fidelity and maximum dynamic range of high-resolution files for stellar sound quality. With low impedance driver capability, the SR-Series offers operational stability with a wide range of speakers providing the clarity and balance users have come to expect from Marantz.
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. Other 3D audio formats will be supprted, including Dolby Atmos®, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X®, DTS Virtual:X™, IMAX® Enhanced, and Auro-3D® out-of-box.
Next-Gen HDMI Technologies
A dedicated “8K” HDMI input enables 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.
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. Auto Low Latency Mode and Quick Frame Transport reduce lag and improve stats.
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, 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 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.
Audyssey Room Calibration
Listeners can optimise their experience with Audyssey MultEQ XT on the SR5015 and MultEQ XT32 on the SR6015, SR7017, and SR8015 models, providing seamless setup for any room. With the supplied measurement microphone, Audyssey analyses 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.
Advanced Custom Installation Support
Designed with integrators in mind, the new SR-Series AVRs boast the latest remote monitoring and management capabilities via Domotz Pro and OvrC, as well as RS232C and IP control capabilities. Web User Interface is also supported providing access to the AV receivers’ setup menu remotely or from a computer on the same network.