Marantz has added two new Network A/V receivers with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to its 2015 standard full-size home theater lineup.
The SR6010 7.2-channel Network A/V Receiver ($1,399) delivers 110 watts per channel. "The entire internal circuitry further enhances audio quality by delicately handling all signals in a current feedback topology before they reach the speakers," said the company. The SR7010 ($2,199) goes beyond the SR6010, with a nine-channel amplifier outputting 125 watts per channel.
More from the press release on the SR6010:
Marantz HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology, shared with Marantz Reference Series components, provides superior, low noise wideband performance in an all-discrete configuration, compared to the conventional op amp integrated circuits found typically in this application. HDAMs provide exceptional signal-to-noise ratio, ultra-fast slew rate, ultra-wideband frequency response, and maximum dynamic range for the most lifelike sound possible. Overall, the SR6010 delivers optimum sound quality with today’s high-resolution audio formats.
In terms of audio formats, the SR6010 comes equipped with a Dolby Atmos decoder and Dolby Surround up-mixer. On its own, the SR6010 can support a 5.1.2 Atmos configuration. However, thanks to its 9-channel processor, adding an external 2-channel amplifier will facilitate 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 configurations. The Marantz MM7025 is an ideal amplifier to pair with the SR6010. This 140-watt 2-channel power amplifier matches the sonic characteristics of the SR6010 while offering increased power and a separate power supply for the main left and right speakers. The SR6010’s internal amplification would power the balance of the system. The SR6010 is ready for DTS:X and the DTS Neural:X up-mixer that can create a more immersive soundfield for the listener no matter how many speakers are installed.
With its built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, the SR6010 opens up nearly unlimited music sources, such as Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, and Apple AirPlay. It can play music files stored on a PC or external storage thanks to its support of the DLNA network streaming standard. Playback of almost any audio file is possible, including high resolution FLAC HD, ALAC, WAV192/24 and even DSD. Other connectivity options include an iPod digital-compatible USB input on the front panel, a dedicated moving magnet phono input for the vinyl lover, and numerous analog and digital audio inputs. Thanks to the A/V receiver’s 9.2-channel processing capability and 13.2-channel preamplifier outputs, it can be used as a full home entertainment center. It can also distribute music from any digital or analog signal path to a second zone.