Marantz is well known in the audio industry for their quality and stylish AV receivers. This September they’re hoping to launch two new AV receivers, the Marantz SR6009 and the SR7009. Both of these receivers will have advanced networking and audio decoding capability, but the SR7009 will also support Dolby’s new Atmos audio format.


Marantz SR6009 7.2 Channel Receiver ($1,299)

Marantz SR6009

The SR6009 has the same elegant design that we’ve come to expect from Marantz. In fact, it looks similar to it’s predecessor the SR6008. However, Marantz has made a few notable changes.  The buttons on the front of the unit are now concealed behind an aluminum trap door. The 7-channel SR6009 boasts 110 watts of power per channel. Based on the technology Marantz has used on some of it’s reference series components, the 6009 uses Marantz’s HDAM and Current Feedback technology to create a detailed and rich sound field.


As is expected, the SR6009 can decode most of the major HD surround formats including Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio as well as Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X. Music aficionados will be pleased to hear that the 6009 can also decode a wide range of audio files including MP3, WMA, FLAC HD, ALAC, WAV192/24 & AAC. Gapless, DSD, and AIFF. The 6009, which is Bluetooth and WiFi compatible, also offers a wide variety of internet radio stations and streaming services to choose from.


For video processing the SR6009 supports the latest HDMI standard and is capable of upscaling video to 1080p or 4K-Ultra HD. The unit also includes a total of 8 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs for those of you running a two zone configuration.


The SR6009’s ECO mode also includes 3 power settings which helps the receiver to run more efficiently and reduce overall power consumption.


Specifications at a Glance:

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in
  • Current Feedback topology and new Marantz HDAM
  • 7ch discrete power amplifier, 110 W per channel
  • New small trapdoor design; aluminum front panel
  • Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT room calibration (Pro ready)
  • Audyssey DSX; dts-Neo:X (7.1ch)
  • Latest HDMI version with 4k 50/60Hz 4:4:4 resolution
  • 7+1 front HDMI in / 2 out (zone out) (4k 50/60Hz, 3D, ARC, Deep Color)
  • HDMI scaling 1080p, 4k 50/60 Hz
  • HD Audio streaming: FLAC 192/24, DSD, ALAC
  • Gapless Playback
  • USB port
  • vTuner Internet Radio, Spotify Connect*, Pandora,*, Sirius XM*, (*where available, subscription required)
  • Phono (MM) input
  • Setup Assistant and Advanced GUI
  • 4 Smart Select buttons for fast selection of listening presets
  • 7.2ch pre-out, RS232
  • 7.1 ch External Inputs
  • Marantz Remote App for iOS and Android devices
  • ECO mode
  • 110 watts per channel (8ohm, 20-20kHz, THD 0.08%)


Marantz SR7009 9.2 Channel Receiver ($1,999)

Marantz SR7009

The Marantz SR7009 has all of the goodies of 6009 and more. The 7009 has four DSP (Digital Sound Processing) engines which are pushed by 125 watts of power per channel. It can support up to 11 channels which makes it ideal for an Audyssey DSX, DTS Neo:X 11.1 configuration. On top of this, the 7009 supports Dolby’s latest surround format Atmos. Atmos allows for the addition of overhead speakers in order to create a more enveloping sound field. Depending on the number of channels you plan on running, the SR7009 may require the use of an additional power amplifier.


The SR7009 includes 3 HDMI outputs for multiple zone configurations and has 13.2ch pre-out capability. It also includes Audyssey’s MultEQ XT32 / Sub EQ HT/LFC for room correction.


Marantz SR7009 Additional Specs:

  • 9ch discrete power amplifier, 125 W per channel
  • Big trapdoor design
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Audyssey MultEQ XT32, LFC, Pro ready
  • Audyssey DSX; DTS Neo:X (11.1ch)
  • Audyssey Sub EQ HT
  • 3 HDMI out (2 + 1 zone)
  • 125 watts per channel (8ohm 20-20kHz, THD 0.05%)
  • 11.2ch signal processing and 13.2ch pre-out (with 2 independent subwoofers)

Those of you eager to get your hands on one of these receivers won’t have to wait long. Both of these feature rich components are expected to hit store shelves this September.

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