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    Marantz Launches Two New Network AV Receivers (SR5012, SR6012)

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    (Marantz) The new SR6012 Network AVR

    (July 30, 2017) Marantz has added two new Network AVRs to its robust stable of receiver offerings. Both the SR5012 and SR6012 are loaded with interesting tech, including wireless playback with HEOS multi-room streaming. These receivers represent Marantz’s first 2017 ‘full-size’ home theater models, made specifically to anchor a true home theater system.

    "At Marantz, we strive to create products that boast exceptional audio quality and subtle, yet eye-catching design. Our new line of 'full-size' AV Receivers allows us to provide a wider range of options for those looking to create a premium home theater experience," said Joel Sietsema, senior vice president, brand management at Sound United. "The SR5012 and SR6012 aim to create a one-of-a-kind immersive sound experience that rivals those found in theaters today."

    The SR5012 ($999) is primed to deliver 4K video performance with a full complement of 4K Ultra High Definition video capabilities. That means owners can passthrough 4K 60Hz video with High Dynamic Range; HDCP 2.2 compatibility is included on each of eight HDMI 2.0 terminals. The receiver can also handle Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) content (with HLG requiring a future firmware update).

    On the audio front, the SR5012 can decode both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X across 5.1.2 speaker layouts, and processes legacy codecs for 5.1 and 7.1 arrangements. Sound quality is boosted by an eight-channel Digital-to-Analog conversion block consisting of eight 32-bit AKM AK4458VN DACs, which provides individual converters for each channel. And users can tune sound output to their specific listening space using the included Audyssey MultEQ XT room correction.

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    (Marantz) A backside view of the new SR6012
    For convenience, the SR5012 offers owners a wide range of music playback options, including internet radio streaming, network drive access (NAS drive at up to 192-kHz/24-bit and DSD 5.6 MHz), USB storage, and direct streaming from handheld devices through Bluetooth and Apple Airplay.

    The SR6012 ($1,499) takes the listening experience to a higher level with 11.2 channel processing paired with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room correction. The receiver is capable of native 7.1.2 playback (an amplifier is needed for a full 7.1.4 Atmos arrangement). In addition, the SR6012 allows for Zone Two video playback, offers Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) functionality, incorporates a Hybrid PLL Clock Jitter Reducer, and carries a moving magnet phono input.

    Marantz has outfitted the SR6012 with an aluminum front panel for greater rigidity and included both gold-plated connectors and speaker terminals.

    The SR5012 and SR6012 are available now from authorized Marantz retailers.


    SR5012 Specifications
    • 7.2 channel AV Receiver with 100 watts per channel (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive)
    • 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR, BT.2020 , Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) pass-through
    • 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support; 2 HDMI outputs
    • Analog to HDMI conversion and SD/HD to HD/4K Upscaling
    • Dolby Atmos (up to 5.1.2) and DTS:X™
    • Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support; built-in Bluetooth
    • Built-in HEOS wireless multi-room audio technology
    • AirPlay, Bluetooth, TuneIn Internet Radio, Pandora®, Spotify®, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Soundcloud®, Tidal, Napster or Deezer Network Audio Streaming
    • DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support
    • Audyssey MultEQ XT, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
    • Color-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App
    • Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting
    • Advanced Multi-Room options; 7.2ch Pre-out; RS232 Control

    SR6012 Specifications
    • 9.2 channel AV Receiver with 110 W per channel (8 ohm, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.08% 2ch Drive)
    • 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR, BT.2020 , Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) pass-through
    • 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support; 3 HDMI outputs (inc Zone 2)
    • eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) support via firmware update
    • Analog to HDMI conversion and SD to HD/4K Upscaling
    • Dolby Atmos (up to 7.1.4 with an external 2ch amplifier) and DTS:X™
    • Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support
    • Built-in HEOS wireless multi-room audio technology
    • AirPlay, Bluetooth®, TuneIn Internet Radio, Pandora®, Spotify®, Amazon Prime Music, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud®, Tidal, Napster or Deezer Network Audio Streaming
    • DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support
    • Audyssey MultEQ XT32, LFC, Sub EQ HT, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
    • Color-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App
    • Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting
    • Advanced multiroom options; 11.2-channel processing with pre-outs for all channels; RS232 Control; Crestron Connected
     
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    1. tripplej

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      Very impressive receiver. I never owned a Marantz but I hear they offer good products.
       
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      I've been leaning towards Marantz for my next AVR, sure do wish they had chosen Dirac Live. That is going to be a deal breaker! Does look like a fine AVR though.
       
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      It looks like it's definitely Audyssey for 2017... not expecting anything different for the SR7012.
       
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      I just picked up last years SR6011 for a great deal. Aside from the extra HDMI out I am not even sure what the difference is between the two. I will say I have been very happy with it so far, especially for the price.
       
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      Great time of year to strike a deal!

      I'm going to guess that your receiver isn't capable of passing Dolby Vision? And I wouldn't be surprised if Marantz with holds HLG upgrades from older models (shot in the dark guess). Also... does the SR6011 have TIDAL onboard?

      Nit picky things, for sure... the SR6011 is a rock solid AVR.
       
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      This was my only real concern before purchasing it until I found this on their website:
      http://marantz-uk.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4725/~/hdr-format-compatibility
      They are claiming an update late this year, early next year. My bigger concern is Sony pushing out an update for my A1E (I can get around it in the receiver with a different UHD player)
      Never really had an interest in Tidal but if I did my Oppo has it
       
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      Dirac Live in more products would be so nice. I wonder if the license and hardware costs are a little too high at the moment? Dirac is quite a bit more complicated than the others, which justifies the price.
       
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      I think the cheapest AVR that has it is over $3K so expecting to find it in a sub $2K AVR is probably a bit of a stretch. I am sure the licensing cost is much higher than Audesey and Onkyo was not even willing to pay that.
       
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      I purchased a sub 3k pre/pro with Dirac included... takes REW filters and has 11 band PEQ for each channel too!

      Audyssey is what people are familiar with and it is more affordable, also they are always making strides to improve. Perhaps they will catch the powerful new kid-on-the-block, Dirac, someday.
       
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      Right, that's why I said AVR and not pre/pro for under 3K Granted an XMC-1 with external amps is a better overall package but you are easily over 3K at that point anyway.
       
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      I hear you, Dirac-enabled is not yet inexpensive. Deals can be had. I bought the XMC-1 during a holiday sale for a good bit off the regular price. A decent 5 channel amp need not cost another $1k, or even $500, used. It can be done for under $3k with power.

      Hopefully the big dogs, like Marantz, can get onboard. I do not think Audyssey is down for the count, though. I expect them to catch up to the bleeding edge room correction tech.

      Sounds like a good topic for a separate thread.
       
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      My next receiver might be a Marantz. Dirac I'm sure will soon be available in most receivers. I say in less then 4 years.
       
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      I can't seem to open that link (must be down at the moment). I'm guessing it probably says HLG will be included?
       
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      There must be hardware/chip requirements that kick the cost of DIRAC up... I'm curious about this. Hmmm... might be time to hit DIRAC up for a little Q and A. ;-)
       
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      Weird the link stil works for me but yes it says:
      "...For the following models, Marantz will issue a firmware update to additionally support Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) HDR pass-through:
      AV-8802A, NR1607, SR5011, SR6011, SR7011 and AV7703...
      With this update, Marantz delivers on the promise to do the utmost to keep already available products future-proof. The update for all above mentioned Marantz models is currently scheduled for late 2017 / early 2018."
       
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      Having some net issues :sad:

      Good news that Marantz included the DV chipset in those receivers. I think you'll be good to go!
       
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      The data collected has to be sent to a (super?) computer in Sweden to crunch the numbers. The comparatively small economy of scale combined with maintaining the networking makes it pricier.
       

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