8K Atmos AV Receiver - With 9 channels of power, Dolby Atmos and 8K passthrough the SR6015 from Marantz is set to be the centre of your home cinema or gaming setup.
OUR VERDICT - Due to the huge success of the almighty SR6014 there has been much speculation and hype as to whether the new SR 6015 will be much of an improvement, after all 'When it isn't broke, don't try to fix it'. That phrase is not in Marantz's ethos and its a good job too as the all new SR6015 is something quite spectacular with all the original features and more. What's even more fascinating is that they have managed to do all this and keep the price down.
So what can you expect and what has changed from the SR6014 ? Quite a lot would be the answer to that but we believe that the main features that will grab your attention are the eARC, HDCP 2.3 Support and 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through. I can hear you saying what is eARC ? Enhanced Audio Return Channel is the next generation of ARC. It’s a feature that was implemented in the HDMI 2.1 specification but until now rarely used by manufacturers. The main benefit of eARC is a big boost in bandwidth and speed. This allows you to send higher-quality audio from your TV to your AV receiver. There’s scope for eARC to deliver up to 32 channels of audio, including eight-channel, 24bit/192kHz uncompressed data streams at speeds of up to 38Mbps. This means all those high bitrate formats currently available on Blu-ray discs, 4K Blu-rays and some streaming services – Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and object-based formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X – will all be compatible.
Something that has been carried over from the SR6014 is the 'Alexa' feature, the duties of an AV Receiver would normally include enhancing your audio visual experience but Marantz have been working extremely hard to make your experience easier and smarter. The Alexa feature means that there will be no more scrambling for the remote to adjust the volume or change the input so you can play your favourite game on your console, just let your voice be the remote....simple.
Marantz have also included their proprietary Heos wireless multiroom. Now your living room cinema can be part of your whole house audio system thanks to Heos, this also means that if you have other Heos devices, such as the Superb Denon Home 150, around your home you can enable TV sound grouping and listen to the football game around the house. The Marantz SR 6015 also features Dolby Atmos, 9 channels of power, 4K UHD HDMI's, an 8K HDMI input, 8K upscaling, Bluetooth, WIFI, Audyssey MultEQ Editor App and so much more. In short the SR6015 has everything you could ever want combined with legendary Marantz sound, we believe that this is an award winner in the making. - Thoroughly Recommended.
Featuring discrete high-current power amplifiers on all channels, the SR6015 delivers 185W of power per channel. With low impedance driver capability, it offers operational stability with a wide range of speakers for balanced, quality sound. Auto Eco Mode adjusts power output to speakers based on volume level and on-screen eco meter, delivering power consumption reduction in real-time without sacrificing superb Marantz sound.
Extensively tuned by Marantz sound masters at the most state of the art facilities to deliver an exquisite sonic signature. No component leaves the hands of the Marantz sound masters until it passes rigorous testing. Envelop yourself with the most musical sound, from any source.
The new Marantz SR6015 includes 7 HDMI inputs and 3 outputs for all your favourite sources. One dedicated 8K input supports 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz** pass-through capability, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10, 21:9 video, 3D and BT.2020 pass-through. Additionally, the latest HDCP 2.3 copy protection standard is supported on all HDMI ports. Showcasing the latest HDMI technology and specifications, the new SR6015 lets you take home entertainment to the next level with HDR10+, Dynamic HDR, ALLM, VRR, QMS and QFT support. The video processor is capable of upscaling native video sources up to 8K quality. The SR6015 also features HDMI eARC support, which supports 3D audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X in masterful quality from your TV apps.
Dolby Atmos Simplified
Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional audio with Dolby Atmos. Set up Dolby Atmos with a 5.2.4 surround sound speaker system using Dolby Atmos elevation speakers, or dedicated overhead speakers, for the ultimate home cinema experience. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualisation Technology provides immersive audio without height channels, creating virtual height effects in a 7.2, 5.2 or 2.2 speaker arrangement.Tailored To You
Every listening room has its own characteristics and acoustical problems. That’s why Marantz equipped the SR 6015 with the advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT automatic room acoustic correction system. Via the supplied measuring microphone and mic stand, Audyssey MultEQ measures all the speakers in your home cinema during setup, including the subwoofer, and then generates multiple high precision DSP room acoustic correction filters which together provide smoothest and most natural tonal balance, regardless of the brand or model of the various speakers. Audyssey Dynamic Volume smoothes out annoying jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels and still enjoy clear dialogue, music and sound effects. Audyssey Dynamic EQ provides precision tonal tailoring for full range clarity at any listening level.
Audyssey MultEQ Editor App - With this comprehensive app, you can harness the power of Audyssey MultEQ to take total control of the way your home cinema sounds. Go ‘under the hood’, view and adjust settings for detailed tuning, customise the sound more precisely to the specific problems in your room, and tailor the sound to your personal preferences. The app is available for purchase from the Apple AppStore, Google Play or the Amazon app store.
Featuring Bluetooth and dual band Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, the SR6015 is equipped with an advanced dual diversity antenna RF transceiver system for robust and error-free streaming, even in congested environments. Connect to the internet through your home Wi-Fi network (or with a hard-wired connection via the RJ-45 Ethernet LAN port) and enjoy all the music options the HEOS technology offers, including thousands of internet radio stations around the world. With AirPlay 2 you can enjoy listening to your favourite tracks wirelessly from your favourite iOS devices including the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.One Remote
Control the Marantz SR6015 with your TV remote via the HDMI CEC functionality associated with your TV. Simply set “HDMI Control” to ON in your receiver, then set “Smart Menu” to ON and begin controlling the SR 6015 with your TV remote. The Smart Menu home screen provides you quick access to source and surround mode selections, the AVR’s setup menu and four Smart Selects.Get Connected
With the latest in HDMI support, the new SR6015 will take your gaming to the next level. Enjoy gaming with 4K/120Hz pass-through and upscaling, as well as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which reduces or eliminates lag and frame tearing to offer a smoother, lag-free gaming experience. Enjoy your favourite movies, shows and games with the best picture quality available. The SR6015 features an advanced HDMI section (7 in/3 out) with a dedicated 8K input that will support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video pass-through. All HDMI inputs feature 4:4:4 Pure Colour sub sampling, HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), Dynamic HDR, and BT.2020 pass-through support for exceptional colour, clarity and contrast. Enjoy full-rate 8K upscaling as well as HDCP 2.3 processing to play copy-protected content uninhibited. The SR 6015 also adopts eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) to support 3D audio formats directly from your smart TV apps to your AV amplifier.
The SR6015 supports High Dynamic Range video format, HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). Dolby Vision transforms the viewing experiences with astonishing brightness, contrast, and colour. HLG offers HDR technology over broadcast content for a crisper, cleaner image. The Marantz SR6015 also supports HDR10+, which sends dynamic meta data to TV for more realistic images, as well as Dynamic HDR.
|Max Continuous Output, One Channel
Driven @ 6 Ohms 1% THD
|Standby Power Consumption||0.2W|
|INPUTS & OUTPUTS|
|eARC - Audio Return Channel||Yes|
|HDMI Version & Features||
|Analogue Inputs||6 + Phono|
|Multi Channel Out||Yes 11.2|
|Audio Decoding||Dolby Atmos
DTS-HD Master Audio
|Room Correction||Audyssey MultEQ XT32|
|Remote Control App||iOS & Android|
|Wireless Audio||Heos, Airplay 2|
|Voice Control||Alexa, Google assistant, Siri|