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Marantz unveils its first receivers with HDMI 2.1

14 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |

Marantz has unveiled its first line of "8K ready" receivers with HDMI 2.1 for 4K120 and 8K60 passthrough. However, only a single input port is HDMI 2.1 compatible.

Marantz HDMI 2.1 receivers

Marantz' new SR series of AV receivers (SR5015, SR6015, SR7015, and SR8015) are its first "8K ready" models, or more specifically its first with an HDMI 2.1 port. HDMI 2.1 enables the receiver to pass through 4K120 and 8K60 signals from a next-generation game console or video player. The company added that the receivers also support pass-through for optional HDMI 2.1 features such as Dynamic HDR, QMS (Quick Media Switching), VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) and QFT (Quick Frame Transport). Also read: HDMI 2.1: 8K/10K, variable refresh rate, eARC, new cable Like Denon's first HDMI 2.1 receivers, the new Marantz receivers are equipped only with a single HDMI 2.1 input (40 Gbps). Additional HDMI 2.1 players or consoles should be connected directly to the TV that can feed lossless audio back to the receiver via HDMI eARC.

Marantz 2020 SR receivers

- "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, 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." TVs with HDMI 2.1 are already available in the market and the first players/consoles are expected to launch later this year. With HDMI 2.1-capable receivers starting to emerge the pieces for next generation of video/audio are starting to fall into place. The receivers support Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro 3D, and IMAX Enhanced along with many other features that are listed in the table below. Marantz's new receivers will be available in the US and Europe starting from August/September. Pricing details are listed below.

Marantz 2020 SR receivers - specifications

SR5015
SR6015
SR7015
SR8015
Price$1099 / €899 / £899
$1599 / €1199 / £1149
$2299 / €1699 / £1599
$3199 / €2999 / £2799
Amplifier Channels7 Channels
9 Channels
9 Channels
11 Channels
Processing Channels with Preamp Outputs7.2 Channels
11.2 Channels
11.2 Channels
13.2 Channels
Output Power
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, 20Hz-20KHz, THD: 0.05%, 2 ch Driven)
Output Power180 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 ThroughYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
8K UpscalingYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI In/Out6 In/ 2 Out
7 In/3 Out
8 In/ 3 Out
8 In/ 3 Out
Dual Sub OutYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IMAX EnhancedYes
Yes
Yes
Auro 3DYes
Yes
DTS:X Profirmware update
All Zone TV AudioYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Integrated Phono Input with HDAMYes
Yes
Yes
Yes



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