Marantz has announced the latest models in its SR line of network A/V receivers, and they include a number of features to appeal to both music fans and home theater enthusiasts.
The new SR5008 (7.2 channel), SR6008 (7.2 channel) and SR7008 (9.2 channel) are equipped with Marantz’s proprietary HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology and current-feedback circuitry. Other upgrades in the SR Series include improved speaker terminals and enhanced, user-friendly setup.
“This exclusive HDAM [Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module] and current-feedback technology [is] part of what makes Marantz products sound so great. Previously [the HDAM technology was] found only in our flagship and Reference series products, but we’ve incorporated it into all three SR Series receivers,” says Paul Belanger, technical product manager, D+M Group. “These new SR Series receivers bring the finest sound quality to the full range of customers who want to build the best sounding home theater system to fit their budge. [It’s a] proud testament to Marantz’s 60 years of audiophile heritage.”
The SR6008 also now features dual discrete HDMI matrix outputs and digital to analog audio conversion for multizone playback. The SR7008 now includes the same superior multizone capabilities added to the SR6008, plus an upgrade from 7 to 9 channels of amplification and Audyssey Laboratories’ suite of room correction features, including Audyssey MultiEQ XT32 and Sub EQHT.
Here’s a look the standard features on all Marantz SR receivers:
• HDAM & Current Feedback Circuitry
• Audyssey MultiEQ XT
• 7 HDMI Inputs
• Networking with Apple AirPlay
• Spotify, Pandora, and SiriusXM network streaming
• Component Video Switching
• 4K Ultra HD Scaling and Pass-Through
• RX101 Optional Bluetooth adapter compatible
• Detachable Power Cord
• I/P and RS-232 Control
• Control4 Certification
• Three Year Warranty covering parts and labor
The SR5008, SR6008 and SR7008 network receivers will have suggested retail prices of $899, $1,199, and $1,999, respectively, and will be available June 2013.
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