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Marantz Debuts New SR Series Home Theater Receivers

Marantz has debuted the latest models in its line of SR Series home theater receivers.

Marantz has debuted the latest models in its line of SR Series home theater receivers.

Featuring performance enhancements and significant upgrades, models SR5008, SR6008 and SR7008 raise the bar for sound quality, design, build, and ease of use, the company says. All SR Series models are equipped with Marantz’s proprietary HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology and current-feedback circuitry.

“This exclusive HDAM and current-feedback technology, part of what makes Marantz products sound so great, was previously found only in our flagship and Reference series products, but we’ve incorporated it into all three SR Series receivers,” said Paul Belanger, technical product manager, D+M Group. “These new SR Series receivers bring the finest sound quality to the full range of customers who want to build the best sounding home theater system to fit their budget—a proud testament to Marantz’s 60 years of audiophile heritage.”

Other upgrades in the new SR Series line include improved speaker terminals and enhanced, user-friendly setup and operation assistance on all models. In addition to HDAM and current-feedback circuitry, the SR6008 now features dual discrete HDMI matrix outputs and digital to analog audio conversion for multizone playback. The SR7008 now includes the same multizone capabilities added to the SR6008—plus 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.

As always, the SR Series lineup features Marantz’s iconic “star and circle” porthole display and curved front panel. The receivers’ build quality is 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.

The SR5008, SR6008 and SR7008 network receivers will have suggested retail prices of $899, $1,199, and $1,999, respectively. The new products will be available June 2013 in store and online at Marantz dealers.