Legendary Manufacturer Debuts Next Generation of Premium AV Receiver Featuring Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and HEOS Integration to Enhance Power and Performance
VISTA, Calif. (July 26, 2017) ) —Marantz®, a world leader in advanced audio technologies, introduces two new network, feature-packed AV receivers: the SR5012 and SR6012. Equipped with the latest versions of Dolby Atmos™ and DTS:X™, the SR5012 and SR6012 both offer the convenience of multiroom music playback via HEOS integration, in addition to full 4K Ultra High-Definition compatibility to create an immersive home theater and entertainment experience.
Elevating its AV receiver product portfolio, Marantz is releasing the new SR5012 and SR6012 as the first models under the company’s 2017 ‘full-size’ home theater range. Designed to sit at the heart of the home entertainment system, both AV receivers feature Marantz’s legendary sound quality via its historic audio tuning technology along with premium design. Both systems offer a wide range of capabilities and features to enable reliable network streaming via the HEOS wireless multiroom system, Bluetooth® and Apple Airplay® are also included for playback from portable devices.
“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-kind immersive sound experience that rivals those found in theaters today.”
Marantz SR5012: Providing high-definition sound and vision
The SR5012 is not only compatible with a full range of 4K Ultra High Definition video specifications—from 4K 60Hz video to HDR, as well as Dolby Vision compatibility and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG; via future firmware update)—it also can decode both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D surround sound, to deliver on home theater thrills.
The receiver has eight HDMI (HDCP 2.2) inputs to enable a complete array of high-definition sources to be connected, including Blu-ray Disc players, streaming devices, set top boxes and games consoles, with 4K video and hi-res audio as well as upscales legacy video sources (e.g. DVD) to 4K.
Packed with the power to perform, all seven channels of the SR5012 are identical in design and built from high-quality discrete components throughout, including the famous Marantz Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (HDAMs). It also features low-impedance drive capabilities to manage complex speaker loads. The SR5012 can also handle digital to analog conversion through its eight-channel DAC block, using advanced reference-class 32-bit AKM's AK4458VN D/A converters on all channels. This ensures consistent high-fidelity and precise channel matching for more accurate sound.
The SR5012 even creates immersive surround fields from older soundtracks using Dolby Surround and Neural:X processing as well as being compatible with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD soundtracks for conventional 5.1- or 7.1-channel surround.
Staying true to the essence of Marantz, the SR5012 takes music to the next level, as users can use wired or Wi-Fi connection to access music through their home network. This includes Internet radio and streaming services such as Spotify®, Connect, Tidal® and Pandora®; it can also stream music from a computer or NAS drive at up to 192kHz/24bit and DSD5.6MHz, connected USB storage or direct streaming from a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth ™ or Apple Airplay™ are also supported. HEOS integration gives the user the opportunity to create a wireless multiroom music system through the SR5012 by simply adding extra HEOS speakers to any room using the HEOS app, providing a fully connected experience.
For optimal performance and customization, Audyssey MultEQ XT can be leveraged to simplify pinpoint-accurate set-up and calibration, allowing users to access the optional Audyssey MultEQ Editor App to further refine the set-up or tune sound to suit personal preferences. Additionally, the Audyssey Dynamic EQ retains clarity and impact even when the system is playing at low levels, complementing the Dynamic Volume that evens out any jumps between programming and media transitions. Additional features of the SR5012 include an on-screen Setup Assistant to make it easy to install and configure the AVR, color-coded speaker terminals to simplify connections and an Intelligent ECO mode to minimize power consumption without compromising performance. The SR5012 is also ISF calibration ready, allowing professionals to precisely calibrate it for even better video performance with the user’s display.
Marantz SR6012: More power, more channels, even more entertainment
The SR6012 takes the SR5012 to the next level with 11.2-channel processing, preouts and extended custom installation features including Crestron Connected compatibility. Its identical nine channels of amplification offer smooth performance during playback and includes Marantz HDAMs to deliver high-resolution quality with both music and movies.
With low-impedance drive for even the toughest speaker loads, the SR6012 can drive 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 speaker configurations out of box to deliver an immersive 3D sound of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Its 11.2-channel processing even allows 7.1.4-channel to work with an extra two-channel amplifier. Dual subwoofers capability allows smoother and more dynamic bass reproduction.
Three HDMI outputs allow audio and video to be sent to a second zone, as well as two additional displays (e.g., TV and projector) simultaneously. The SR6012 will also support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) via a future firmware update to allow object-based audio, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X playback from TV video apps via a single HDMI cable.
The SR6012 has a higher-precision Audyssey MultEQ XT32 set-up and calibration and also has extra audio input (five, as compared to four on the SR5012) and a moving magnet phono input to allow a turntable to be connected. Other performance-enhancing additions include an aluminum front panel for greater rigidity, a Hybrid PLL Clock Jitter Reducer for the most accurate audio reproduction, and an extruded aluminum heatsink for more efficient heat-dispersion. The SR6012 also features gold-plated connectors and speaker terminals.
Key features of the SR5012 and SR6012 AV Receivers with HEOS
- 7.2 channel AV Receiver with 100 watts per channel (8ohms, 20Hz~20 kHz, 0.08% THD)
Enough power to fill bigger rooms with renowned Marantz sound
- 8 HDMI inputs (incl. 1 front) with full HDCP 2.2 support; 2 HDMI out
Extended connectivity: ready to feed a TV and projector in parallel
- 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR, BT.2020 and Dolby Vision, plus Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) via future firmware update
Latest HDMI standard for future-proof compatibility
- Analog to HDMI conversion and SD/HD to HD/4K Upscaling
HD video quality from existing DVDs or analogue sources
- Dolby Atmos (up to 5.1.2) and DTS:X™
Immersive 3D sound with effects from overhead
- Audyssey MultEQ XT, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ
Delivering perfect equalization for your individual room
- Compatible with Audyssey MultEQ Editor App
Allows more precise adjustment, storage and editing of set-up parameters
- Built-in Wi-Fi with 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band support; built-in Bluetooth
Improved network stability especially in Wi-Fi-crowded homes
- Built-in HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Audio Technology
Simple multiroom audio with other HEOS products, controlled by app
- AirPlay, Bluetooth, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, Pandora, SiriusXM, Napster, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer and more
Access to almost unlimited online music sources
- DSD (2.8/5.6MHz), FLAC, ALAC and WAV support
High Resolution audio streaming, with gapless playback
- Color-coded speaker terminals, Setup Assistant, Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App
Hassle-free installation, setup and operation
- Intelligent ECO mode with off/on/auto setting
Energy-conscious without compromising on performance
- Advanced connectivity and control options; 7.1ch External Inputs, 7.1ch Pre-out,
IP Control and RS232C Port
Ready for third-party Home Automation systems
- isf calibration ready
Allows precision set-up by qualified professionals for enhanced video performance
Additional SR6012 features:
- 9-channel built-in amplifier, supporting 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 3D surround sound
- 110W (8ohm, 20Hz-20kHz,THD:0.08%) for each channel
- 11.2 channel processing and preouts
- Aluminium front panel with trapdoor
- Extruded aluminium heatsink
- Dual main zone HDMI output and 2nd Zone HDMI monitor outputeARC (Enhanced Audio Return channel; via future firmware update) to allow Dolby Atmos/DTS:X from TV apps
- 5 audio inputs (SR5012 has 4), plus Phono input, with gold-plated inputs and speaker terminals
- HEOS audio distribution not limited to HEOS music sources but also all connected AVR sources including HDMI, coaxial and optical audio inputs
- Hybrid PLL Clock Jitter Reducer for the most accurate audio reproduction
- 4K full-rate up-scaling
- DSD playback capability (via HDMI)
- Digital in (PCM) to Zone 2 preout with HDMI Source
- Advanced custom installation features including Crestron Connected compatibility
The SR5012 ($999) and SR6012 ($1,499) will be available in July 2017 through authorized Marantz retailers.
Marantz is a part of Sound United LLC. The company can trace its roots back to the dawn of the first mono LP, when Saul Bernard Marantz, a native of New York, was unhappy with the equipment available to play his cherished record collection on. So he had to build his own! Saul officially founded the Marantz Company in 1953. Then, as now, the company’s cornerstones were quality and innovation. For over 60 years, Marantz has been developing unique technologies and bringing landmark hi-fi and home entertainment products to market through its tireless and extensive R&D programs. Such commitment to audio and video excellence ensures each Marantz design delivers class-leading performance. Additional information is available at www.us.marantz.com.
About Sound United
Sound United is a division of DEI Holdings with an award-winning portfolio of audio brands that deliver industry-leading home theatre and personal audio listening experiences for a wide-range of consumers. Each brand provides an expansive array of audio products that includes high-end and custom installation audio, to mid-tier markets that cover loudspeakers, sound bars, AV receivers, wireless multi-room music systems, Bluetooth® speakers, amplifiers, turntables and headphones.
Dedicated to artfully reproducing audio for listeners and enthusiasts around the world, Sound United is comprised of Denon®, Marantz®, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, Polk BOOM, HEOS® by Denon, and Boston Acoustics®. And each brand offers a unique approach to bringing home theatre and music to life. Whether it’s through the legendary heritage of Denon, the classic sound of Polk Audio, the premium performance of Definitive Technology, the highly-sought-after amplification of Marantz, the action-inspired form factors of Polk BOOM, the wireless home audio solutions of HEOS, or the accessible performance of Boston Acoustics, Sound United is your sound — so listen.
To learn more about Sound United and its brands, visit www.soundunited.com.
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