Marantz has announced a new addition to its 2016 lineup of AV receivers, the SR6011. Featuring 11.2 channel processing with nine built-in amps, the SR6011 represents a reasonably affordable entry into the arena of 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos and DTS-X functionality.
Coming on the heels of the recently announced SR5011, Marantz has packed quite a bit of punch into its new SR6011. Nine internal power amplifiers allow owners to run 5.2 and 7.2 multichannel and 5.2.4 and 7.2.2 immersive sound speaker configurations. The addition of an external amp can unlock operation of two additional presence channels for 7.2.4 functionality. If immersive sound isn’t desired, owners can re-assign the SR6011’s amps to drive Zone 2 speakers in a different room. Of course, like other Marantz AVRs, the SR6011 ships with onboard Audyssey room correction software (this particular model features MultEQ XT32).
Marantz says the SR6011’s amplifier section contains discrete high current output devices on all nine channels, with all amp channels configured identically. Each channel is rated at 110 Watts (8 ohms, 0.08%, 20 Hz- 20kHz) and has the ability to drive 4 ohm speakers. Prior to reaching the amp section, audio signals are given a white glove treatment by Marantz’s proprietary Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module in Current Feedback topology.
Aside from audio, the SR6011 features a future-ready video section that can handle the most stringent modern 4K requirements. All eight of the SR6011’s HDMI 2.0a ports can deliver 4K/60Hz video, 4:4:4 color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range, 21:9 video, 3D, DCI color space pass through, and HDCP 2.2 support. This means the SR6011 can play nicely with every currently available 4K source (including 4K UHD Blu-ray, set-top boxes, and streaming). In addition, it can upscale non-4K sources.
The SR6011 offers user convenient Bluetooth and wireless streaming, giving owners access to network attached storage devices, Internet radio, Apple AirPlay, Pandora, SiriusXM, and Spotify Connect. It can also deliver Hi-Res audio, with support for DSD (2.8/5.6 MHz), FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, and WAV audio files.
Marantz says the SR6011 is expected to ship this coming September for $1,399.00
SR6011 9.2ch Network AV Receiver – Main Features
[*]Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support; built-in Bluetooth
[*]Improved network stability especially in Wi-Fi-crowded homes
[*]9ch discrete power amplifier, 110W per channel (8 ohms, 0.08%, 20Hz~20kHz)
[*]Enough power to fill big rooms with renowned Marantz sound
[*]4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR and BT.2020
[*]Latest HDMI standard for future-proof compatibility
[*]8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support; 2 HDMI outputs
[*]Plenty of inputs for your digital devices; ready to feed a TV and projector in parallel
[*]Analogue to HDMI conversion and full SD/HD to 4K Upscaling for legacy video sources
[*]Full HD and even Ultra HD video quality from existing DVDs or analogue sources
[*]Dolby Atmos (up to 7.1.4) and DTS:X
[*]Immersive 3D sound with effects from overhead
[*]AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, Pandora, SiriusXM, Network Audio Streaming
[*]Access to almost unlimited online music sources
[*]DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC, AIFF and WAV support
[*]High Resolution audio streaming for HiFi enthusiasts
[*]Advanced Multi-Room options; 11.2ch pre-out with 11.2ch processing; RS232 Control
[*]Audio and video in multiple rooms; ready for 3rd Party Home Automation systems
[*]Audyssey MultEQ XT32, LFC, SubEQ HT, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
[*]Delivering the ultimate equalization for your individual room
[*]Color-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Advanced GUI
[*]Hassle-free installation, setup and operation
[*]Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App
[*]Unprecedented level of command and control
[*]ISF video calibration
[*]Ready for professional calibration of home cinema TVs or projectors
[*]Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting
[*]Energy-conscious without compromising on performance
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