New Marantz AV Receivers - AVR Suite 2020

August 12, 2020
New Marantz AV Receivers - AVR Suite 2020
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Marantz AVR - 2020 models

When you’re passionate about your Home Theatre and on the lookout for even more, it's hard to be indifferent to new launches that are around the corner, especially when they're coming from AV stalwarts like Marantz.

We’re sure that (just like us) movie buffs, gaming enthusiasts and audiophiles will be interested to see what’s coming next with the announcement of an all-new Marantz 8K-Ready 2020 AV Receiver Lineup.

Following in the footsteps of SR5014, SR6014, SR8012 come a series of high-resolution AVRs from Marantz — specifically the SR5015, SR6015, SR7015, and SR8015.

These new systems are particularly interesting because they can upscale HD and 4K resolution content to a whopping 8K pixels. Makes us wonder what kind of impact this will have on our audio, home cinema and gaming experiences.

Extensively tuned by leading global acousticians at functionally sophisticated facilities, the SR5015, SR6015, SR7015, and SR8015 leverage superior technology to deliver impactful audio, home cinema and gaming experience. Every model can also upscale HD and 4K content to 8K resolution.

Why are we excited about it?

Given Marantz’s tradition of delivering a well-tuned acoustic performance, we’re looking forward to remarkable audiophile quality sound in addition to high-quality images from these receivers. We’re also expecting to see the high-end build quality and support for content from any source, including home theatre, vinyl and streaming media. The Marantz 2020 SR-Series models should also deliver high fidelity and impressive sound quality, like its predecessors. It is expected to incorporate low impedance drivers which should ensure operational stability with a wide range of speakers for crystal clear audio.

Accurate, intricate and immersive surround sound

The flagship SR8015 model also integrates DTS:X Pro® which is an update of the object-based DTS:X format. This will let users enjoy up to 13.2 channels of audio processing which results in an even more accurate, intricate and immersive surround sound. This feature will be delivered via a firmware update later this year. However, you will probably need an external stereo amplifier connected to the SR8015 to drive the additional 2 channels that are supported.

A safe haven for gamers

For gamers, all the 4 receivers support 4K @ 120Hz pass through, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) that reduces frame tearing, lag and drops along with improved overall precision.

Superior bass performance

Speaking of bass, all the models from this series will have dual subwoofer pre outputs. They also come packed with Voice control via Amazon Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant, AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HiRes audio and HEOS® multi-room audio playback.

For auto sound calibration the SR5015 supports Audyssey MultEQ XT, while the rest of the lineup supports Audyssey MultEQ XT32 and LFC as well as subEQ HT for independent subwoofer calibration delivering a more balanced and controlled bass performance.

What the individual models offer 

Tech Specs






7.2 channel receiver

9.2 channel AVR

9.2 channel AVR

11.2 channel AVR

Output power

100W @ 8 Ohms per channel

110W @ 8 Ohms per channel

110W @ 8 Ohms per channel

140W @ 8 Ohms per channel 


6 HDMI inputs

7 HDMI inputs

8 HDMI inputs

8 HDMI inputs


2 outputs

3 outputs

3 outputs

3 outputs

Surround format

5.2.2 Dolby Atmos surround (or a standard 7.1, 5.1 or 2.1)

7.2.2 Dolby Atmos (also 5.2.4)

7.2.2 Dolby Atmos (also 5.2.4)

9.2.4 Dolby Atmos (also 7.2.6)

A final word on Marantz SR-Series AVRs

Marantz' 2020 SR series AV receivers provide a suite of powerful features and useful updates compared to the earlier models. They feature support for the latest audio and video standards which will ensure they remain future proof for longer and promise a powerful listening experience for our home theatres.

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