Marantz has announced the SR5014 and SR6014 4K Ultra HD AV receivers. Prioritizing audio, the SR6014 features high-current discrete power amplifiers on all channels to deliver 110 watts of power per channel (8 ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08 percent THD, two-channel driven). Marantz’s proprietary Hyper Dynamic Amplification Module (HDAM) circuitry provides maximum dynamic range of high-resolution files for stellar sound quality. With low impedance driver capability, the SR6014 offers operational stability with a wide range of speakers providing the clarity and balance users have come to expect from Marantz.
For home theater applications, the SR6014 supports an array of multi-dimensional audio formats, including IMAX Enhanced, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X. Both the SR6014 and SR5014 add Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology to give users an object-based listening experience without the need for dedicated height or surround speakers. Listeners can configure up to seven channels for a 7.1 setting while the technology adds virtualized height effects.
The new SR Series include eight HDMI inputs, with one located on the front panel for quick connections. Each input supports the latest in video and picture formatting including, 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, HLG, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), 21:9 video, 3D and BT.2020 pass-through and HDCP 2.3 copy protection standard.
Both the SR6014 and SR5014 support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel), which allows lossless and object-based audio transmission like Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Atmos from TV apps using a single HDMI cable, the SR6014 gives users the power to easily enjoy better and more immersive surround experiences from their TV audio. The addition of Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) ensures Xbox One users have a more responsive and immersive gaming experience when connected with select TV models that also support ALLM.
Leveraging HEOS Built-in, the new SR series receivers work with leading voice agents — Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri and high-end smart home automation assistant, Josh.ai. Using a compatible smart voice speaker or phone, users can leverage their voice to stream music directly to the SR-series. With additional HEOS Built-in components, like HEOS-capable speakers or other Marantz electronics with HEOS Built-in, listeners can play all their music in one room or many. Other voice commands include the ability to switch between connected components, adjust volume, pause, mute, play a previous or next track, and more.
Listeners can optimize their listening experience with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room calibration, providing seamless setup for any room. With the supplied measurement microphone, MultEQ XT32 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, and Audyssey Low Frequency Containment uses 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 Audyssey MultEQ Editor app, users can view and adjust settings for detailed tuning.
For listening applications, legendary Marantz sound quality can be experienced via users’ favorite music, games, movies, and more. The SR series can also 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 content exactly as the creators intended.
Marantz AV receivers offer extended support for custom integration. Both the SR-Series receivers feature OvrC Smart Remote Management support alongside ihiji Invision and Domotz Pro. 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.
New for the 2019 AVR models, the SR series 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 now 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 feature HDMI Auto Input Rename, which automatically renames HDMI inputs to the source devices, including “PS4” and “Apple TV,” reducing wasted time naming inputs.
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