Marantz has announced the latest additions to its SR-Series AV receivers, the SR5015, SR6015, SR7015, and SR8015. 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. With low impedance driver capability, the SR-Series offers operational stability with a wide range of speakers.
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. 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.
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.
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/60 Hz and 4K/120 Hz 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 color, 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/120 Hz 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 stats. See the enemy before they see you with stunning 8K picture quality.
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 2.8 MHz and 5.6 MHz 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).
The Marantz SR Series will be available at authorized Marantz retailers at the below dates.
- SR5015 ($1099) (September 15)
- SR6015 ($1599) (September 15)
- SR7015 ($2299) (July 15)
- SR8015 ($3199) (August 15)
For more information, visit www.marantz.com/us.