Thursday, July 9, 2020

Marantz Introduces New 8K-Ready AV Receivers

Marantz Introduces New 8K-Ready AV Receivers
The 2020 SR-Series AV Receivers Pair State-of-the-Art Home Theater Specifications with
Marantz’s Signature Musicality
VISTA, Calif. (July 7, 2020)—Marantz®, the number one Hi-Fi brand in the world1
, today
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 theater, vinyl and streaming media. Like all Marantz products, the 2020 SRSeries AVRs are extensively tuned by world-renowned acousticians at state-of-the-art facilities,
producing Marantz’s unique audiophile-quality sound. This, paired with the AV industry’s latest
array of technologies, enables more immersion, visual beauty and detailed power than ever
“The new 2020 SR-Series AV receivers represent the next major step forward in home theater,
not just for Marantz, but the entire home entertainment industry,” said Jake Mendel, global
brand manager for Marantz. “Marantz fans will be some of the first to experience new levels of
incredibly sharp image quality, remarkably fast gaming and immersive surround sound. But
more importantly, superior Marantz HDAM-SA3 amplification based on decades of extensive
tuning transports the listener ever closer to their music.”
High-Performance Amplification & Multichannel Home Theater
Prioritizing 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 theater 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. 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.
2 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.
1 GfK Japan data 2017 Feb - 2018 Jan for HiFi amp, CD player and receivers
 GfK Europe data 2016 Dec -2017 Nov for amplifier and CD player
 US NPD 2017 Jan - Dec data for HiFi receivers and amplifiers
2 Review features table for supported Object-based audio technologies per product
Next-Gen HDMI Technologies
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/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. 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/120Hz
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.
The Marantz SR-Series can also upscale existing HD and 4K content to 8K3 so more people can
experience the power of 8K resolution. They also continue to support eARC (Enhanced Audio
Return Channel), 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, Roon Tested & Hi-Res Support
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
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).
Vinyl lovers can easily connect their turntable to the SR-Series’ phono input and enjoy the raw
purity of LP records. All models feature an advanced phono stage with HDAM, which
outperforms op-amp solutions, delivering the clarity and detail discerning listeners expect from
Audyssey Room Calibration
Listeners can optimize their experience with Audyssey MultEQ XT on the SR5015 and MultEQ
XT32 on the SR6015, SR7015 and SR8015 models, providing seamless setup for any room.
With the supplied measurement microphone, Audyssey analyzes 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), letting
listeners enjoy lower output levels while still enjoying clear dialogue and overall performance.
The Audyssey Dynamic EQ provides full-range clarity at any listening level.
Audyssey MultEQ XT32 is adding Low Frequency Containment using advanced psychoacoustic
algorithms to deliver more full-range balance, including deep bass, without disturbing neighbors
or people in other rooms of the home. Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual DSP tailoring of
each subwoofer in a dual subwoofer setup for deeper bass with improved definition. Plus, the
3 To compatible 8K-ready TVs
optional Audyssey MultEQ Editor app available for purchase at the app store, users can view
and adjust settings for detailed tuning.
New to Marantz, Dual Speaker Preset Memory enables users to toggle between two calibrated
speaker configurations, which are stored natively in the AVR and can be switched on the fly.
This ensures the listener can dictate where the sweet spot is for a variety of listening situations,
adding ease and flexibility for the overall listening experience.
Advanced Custom Installation Support
Designed with custom 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. These programs empower
integrators to monitor the status of connected products and troubleshoot remotely from a
separate location or on-the-go.
The 2020 SR-Series continues to feature HDMI Multiple Input Assign, which allows users to
listen to multiple audio sources while maintaining the same video content on-screen. All Zone
Stereo Mode—a.k.a. Party Mode— is storable on “Smart Select,” so both Main Zone and Zone
2 will initiate music playback in sync by simply pressing the “Smart Select” button on the remote,
app or third-party controllers. The new series also features HDMI Auto Input Rename, which
automatically renames HDMI inputs to the source devices, including “PS5” and “Apple TV,”
reducing wasted time naming inputs.
New 2020 8K Models SR5015 (DAB) SR6015 SR7015 SR8015
Price $1,099 $1,599 $2,299 $3,199 
Amplifier Channels 7 Channels 9 Channels 9 Channels 11 Channels
Processing Channels
with Preamp Outputs
7.2 Channels 11.2 Channels 11.2 Channels 13.2 Channels
Output Power4 100 watts per
channel (8 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, THD:
0.08%, 2 ch driven)
110 watts per
channel (8 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, THD:
0.08%, 2 ch driven)
125 watts per
channel (8 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, THD:
0.05%, 2 ch driven)
140 watts per
channel (8 ohms,
THD: 0.05%, 2 ch
Output Power 180 watts (6ohm,
1ch, 1%)
185 watts (6ohm,
1ch, 1%)
200 watts (6ohm,
1ch, 1%)
205 watts (6ohm,
1ch, 1%)
8K/60 & 4K/120
HDMI Pass Through
8K Upscaling
HDMI In/Out 6 In/ 2 Out 7 In/3 Out 8 In/ 3 Out 8 In/ 3 Out
Dual Sub Out
IMAX Enhanced Yes Yes Yes
Auro 3D Yes Yes
DTS:X Pro 5
All Zone TV Audio Yes Yes Yes
Integrated Phono
Input with HDAM Yes Yes Yes
Audyssey MultEQ XT,
Dynamic Volume,
Dynamic EQ
Yes Yes Yes
Audyssey MultEQ
XT32, LFC, Sub EQ
4 Marantz guarantees 70 percent power up to 5 channels driven as proof of quality
5 Via a future firmware update
The Marantz SR Series will be available at authorized Marantz retailers at the below dates.
To learn more about the Marantz SR series, visit
• SR5015 ($1,099) (September 15)
• SR6015 ($1,599) (September 15)
• SR7015 ($2,299) (July 15)
• SR8015 ($3,199) (August 15)
About Marantz:
The company can trace its roots back to the dawn of the first mono LP, when Saul Bernard
Marantz, a native of New York, was unhappy with the equipment available to play his cherished
record collection on. So he had to build his own! Saul officially founded the Marantz Company in
1953. Then, as now, the company’s cornerstones were quality and innovation. For over 60
years, Marantz has been developing unique technologies and bringing landmark hi-fi and home
entertainment products to market through its tireless and extensive R&D programs. Such
commitment to audio and video excellence ensures each Marantz design delivers class-leading
performance. Marantz is a part of Sound United LLC. Additional information is available
About Sound United
Sound United was founded in 2012 with a simple mission – to bring joy to the world through
sound. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest portfolio audio companies and home to several
legendary audio brands—Denon®, Marantz®, Polk Audio, Classé, Definitive Technology,
HEOS, and Boston Acoustics.® Each brand boasts its own philosophy and unique approach to
bringing home entertainment to life.
With centuries of collective experience, Sound United oversees the design and manufacture of
a diverse array of premium audio products, including loudspeakers, sound bars, AV receivers,
wireless speakers, amplifiers, turntables, and headphones. We create distinct and memorable
listening experiences for a wide range of consumers in more than 130 countries. For more
information on Sound United and our mission, please visit