Marantz introduces the SR6011 AV receiver.


Marantz has announced yet another addition to its 2016 AV receiver line. The Marantz SR6011 beats out last year’s model by adding two additional channels. With its 9.2 channels, the SR6011 is ideally suited for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound tracks. With the extra channels, you can run  5.1.4 or 7.1.2 configurations for Atmos and DTS:X. If you throw an external 2 channel amplifier into the mix, then the 6011 can process up to 11.2 channels. This makes it possible to run a 7.1.4 config. More features are listed in the press release below.

From Marantz –

Marantz continues to add to its 2016 home theater lineup with the SR6011, which follows the recently announced slim-design NR1607 and full-size SR5011. The Marantz SR6011 offers a step up in quality build and design, sonic performance and features for the advanced home cinema enthusiast. A key attribute in this price class is that it comes with nine power amplifiers that are each rated at 110 watts for greater flexibility in multiroom and 3D sound setups.

Packed with all the latest audio and video technologies, the Marantz SR6011 is an ideal addition to any home cinema, thanks to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X compatibility. Both new formats feature object-based surround sound with the ability to drive overhead speakers to deliver the ultimate immersive 3D audio experience. To enjoy the new dimensions with ease, the SR6011 is equipped with nine-channel amplification, enabling users to setup a 7.1.2 or 5.1.4 speaker 3D experience without the need of an external amplifier. If users choose to use an external amplifier, the setup can be extended to 7.1.4 because the SR6011 features 11.2-channel processing. If the SR6011 is not in use for 3D audio, the integrated amplifiers can get assigned to drive another pair of speakers in a second audio zone, running a different source than the main room.

The SR6011 features high-grade audio components that have been carefully selected for the renowned Marantz sound. The whole internal circuit further enhances audio quality by delicately handling all signals via Marantz's HDAMs (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) in Current Feedback topology before passing them on to the power stage to fire up the connected speakers. The powerful amplifier section features discrete high current output devices on all nine channels, and all amp channels are configured identically. Rated at 110 watts per channel (8 ohms, 0.08 percent, 20 Hz-20 kHz), the SR6011 has the ability to drive lower impedance 4 ohm speakers on all channels. It has enough power to fill large rooms, and thanks to advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT32 is tailored perfectly to any individual listening room.

Prepared for the future, the SR6011 features an advanced video section that's fully compatible with the latest HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 specifications on all eight HDMI inputs. With 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through support on every input, the SR6011 is ready for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc players, set-top boxes and other 4K Ultra HDsources. In addition, the SR6011 can upscale standard and high definition analog and digital video content to 4KUltra HD, breathing new life into favorite legacy sources.

Full wireless connectivity is provided by both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, with dual antennas that help ensure robust signal transmission and reception. Once connected, music can easily be streamed through AirPlay, networkattached storage devices (NAS), Internet Radio, Pandora, SiriusXM, and Spotify Connect (where available; subscription required). High resolution audio formats and playback are fully supported for incredible fidelity. To round up the flexibility, an 11.2-channel pre-out section, the RS-232 port, IP control and support for Crestron Connected makes the SR6011 very appealing for advanced custom installation purposes.

No need to study a manual to set up the SR6011; users can follow the onscreen instructions with the assistance of the Graphical User Interface, Setup Assistant, and Audyssey MultEQ room calibration. Once set up, daily operation is simple and convenient with the new Marantz 2016 AVR Remote app available on iOS, Android andKindle Fire. For energy savings, the SR6011 includes a smart ECO mode that can automatically save significant electrical power without influencing the overall performance.

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 percent, 20 Hz-20 kHz)
- 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
• Analog 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 analog 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 (2.8/5.6 MHz), 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; RS-232 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

Available from - Sound & Image Menlyn 012 368-1440 and Sound & Image Sandton 011 884 5165.