Marantz SR6014 9.2 channels AV Receiver Review

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Release year: 2019 Rating: 4.4

The Marantz SR6014 AV Receiver shows how committed Marantz is to providing high-quality music without sacrificing features. This 9.2-channel receiver is a powerhouse of technology. It has both classic Marantz sound and new features that make it a great addition to any home theatre setup.The Marantz SR6014 is a good AV receiver for audiophiles and home theatre fans who want high-quality sound and advanced features. It works best in medium-sized to large places where its strong sound can be heard to its fullest. We should find out more about this.

Our Verdict

The Marantz SR6014 AV Receiver has great sound quality, a lot of features, and a style that is both stylish and practical. Whether you like to watch films at home or listen to music, the SR6014 is a great choice that works well on all fronts. The new HDMI 2.1 standard, however, is not supported by this AV Receiver. It shows that Marantz continues to make high-quality audio equipment and is a good buy for anyone who wants to improve their audio-visual experience.

PROS
  1. High-quality audio performance with excellent sound clarity and power.
  2. Supports a wide range of audio formats, including Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X.
  3. Extensive connectivity options with multiple HDMI inputs and outputs
  4. User-friendly interface and intuitive setup process.
  5. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  6. Works with popular voice assistants like Amazon Alexa, enabling convenient voice control.
  7. Premium build quality and design, fitting well into modern home entertainment setups.
CONS
  1. Lacks support for HDMI 2.1
  2. The price point may be relatively higher
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Specification

GENERAL

Receiver Type A/V Receiver
Number Of Channel 9.2 Channel
Number Channel Processing 11
Audio Feature Dolby Atmos , DTS:X
Video Feature HDR10 , Dolby Vision , 4K Passthrough , 4K Upscaling
Watts Per Channel 110 W
Zones 2
Radio Internet Radio , Pandora , Spotify , Tidal , Deezer , Napster , SiriusXM
Amplifier Class G , Non-Phase

CONNECTIVITY

Ethernet Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB Yes
RCA LIne Input: 6 (1 front)
RCA LIne Output: No
RCA Pre-Outs: 11.2
XLR Line Inputs: No
XLR Pre-Outs: No
Phono Input: Yes
Optical Inputs: 2
Optical Output: No
Coaxial Inputs: 2
Multi-Channel Input: 7.1
Headphone Out: 6.3 mm (1/4
HDMI Inputs: 8 (1 front)
HDMI Outputs: 3 (2 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
8K Inputs: No
Composite Video Input 4 (1 front)
Composite Video Output: 1
Component Video Input: 2
Component Video Output: 1
Front A/V Inputs: HDMI, USB, Composite, L/R Audio
Speaker A/B: assignable

AUDIO FEATURES:

Maximum Channel Processing 11.2
Dolby Atmos up to 7.1.4 with external amp
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Yes
Dolby Atmos Music N/A
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Surround Upmixer Yes
Dolby Pro Logic N/A
Dolby Digital EX Yes
Surround EX N/A
DTS:X up to 7.1.4 with external amp
DTS Neural:X Yes
DTS Virtual:X Yes
DTS Neo N/A
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Yes
DTS 96/24 Yes
DTS Express Yes
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced Yes
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USB MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD
Gapless Playback Yes
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter N/A
USB DAC N/A
Jitter Reduction Yes
DTS Dialog Control Yes
Dialog Enhancement N/A
Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
Dialog Normalization Yes
Dialogue Lift N/A
Compressed Music Enhancer MDAX2
High-resolution Music Enhancer N/A
Audyssey Dynamic EQ Yes
Audyssey Dynamic Volume Yes
Audyssey LFC Yes
Audyssey Sub EQ HT Yes
Audyssey DSX N/A
Direct Mode Yes
Pure Direct Mode Yes
Independent Subwoofer Outputs Yes
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey App Support Yes
Bass Sync N/A
Optimized Bass Redirection Yes

VIDEO FEATURES:

HDMI Version No
Enhanced ARC Yes
HDCP Version 2.3
HDR10+ N/A
Dynamic HDR N/A
Dolby Vision Yes
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) Yes
QMS (Quick Media Switching) N/A
3-D Ready Yes
Video Signal Passthrough Yes
Video Signal Upscaling Yes
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Yes
Component Video Upscaling N/A
isf Certified Calibration Control Yes

AMPLIFIERS

Channels 9.2
Front Wide Channel Support N/A
Current Feedback Topology Yes
Discrete Amplification Yes
HDAM Yes
THX™ Certification N/A
Continuous 6 Ω Rated Yes
Certified 4 Ω Performance Yes
Bi-amp Capability assignable

GAMING FEATURES

Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) N/A
Quick Frame Transport (QFT) N/A

ZONES

Zones 2
Powered Zones 2
Zone 2 Outs HDMI, Pre Out
Zone 3 Outs No
RS-232C Interface Yes
+12V Trigger Output 1

RADIO

Analog Tuner FM/AM
Digital Radio N/A
Internet Radio TuneIn
Pandora Yes
Spotify Yes
Tidal Yes
Deezer Yes
SiriusXM Internet Radio Yes
Napster Yes

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

On-Screen Display Advanced Graphic User Interface
GUI Languages 3
Web Browser Control Yes
IP Control for CI Yes
Control4 SDDP N/A
PreAmp Mode N/A
Display port hole
Remote Controller RC035SR
Remote Control In/Out 1/1
LCD Display N/A
Detachable Power Cord Yes
Setup Assistant Yes

POWER

Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 150 W (0.7% THD)
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) 185 W (1% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front)
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 110 W (0.08% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 220 W (10% THD)
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Toroidal Transformer N/A
Power Consumption 680 W
No Sound Power ECO On/Off: 50 W/80 W
Standby Power 0.2 W

BUILD

Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-3/8" x 6-3/8" x 15-3/4"
Weight 12.8 kg
Chassis No
Front Panel Metal
Speaker Terminals 11
Large Speaker Terminals 11
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals Yes
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals N/A
High Grade Audio Components Yes
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function Yes
Auto Power off Yes
Warranty 3 Years

SPECIFICATIONS

THD digital 0.008% (1 kHz, at 0 dB)
Analog Distortion 0.005% (20 Hz-20 kHz, Direct mode)
Phono Distortion 0.03% (1 kHz, 3 V)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line) 200 mV/47 kΩ
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM) 2.5 mV
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance 1.2 V
Rated Output digital 2 V (at 0 dB playback)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 100 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 74 dB
S/N Ratio (digital) 102 dB
Phono RIAA Deviation ±1 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Frequency Response (Analog In) +1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI 2.8 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance 1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y) 0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR) 1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
Video Frequency Response 5 Hz - 60 MHz, 0, -3 dB (Component) 5 Hz - 10 MHz, 0, -3 dB (Composite)
Ethernet Standard 100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency 5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth Version 4․1
Bluetooth Frequency 2.4 GHz
USB Terminal USB2.0 5V, 1 A
FM Frequency 87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.) Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)
FM S/N Ratio Mono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%
AM Effective Sensitivity 520 kHz - 1710 kHz
AM Frequency 18 µV
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Details Review

Design and Build Quality

The Marantz SR8015 is an impressive piece of an audio equipment. The sleek black casing and big, easy-to-use screen give off a fancy and classy vibe. The build quality is superb, with a strong and durable construction that will last a long time. The design isn't just about how it looks, but also how it works. The buttons and ports are laid out in a way that's easy to understand and use. But the receiver is pretty big, so it might be a problem if you don't have much space.

Sound Quality

The sound quality of the Marantz SR8015 is quite amazing. The receiver can handle up to 11.2 channels of surround sound, giving you a super immersive audio experience that really puts you right in the middle of the action. When you're watching a movie, playing a game, or listening to music, the sound is super awesome. It's so rich, detailed, and totally lifelike. The bass is super deep and powerful, the mids are all clear and well-defined, and the highs are like really crisp and sparkling. The soundstage is really wide and spacious, and the separation between the channels is excellent. However, some people might think the sound is actually too bright, especially when you crank up the volume.

The Marantz SR8015's performance is really top-notch. Yeah, it can handle all the cool audio formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced. The sound is quite outstanding for movies, its almost like being in a movie theatre. The receiver also makes your visuals look better, with support for 8K/60Hz pass-through and upscaling to give you amazing picture quality. It's a great choice for gamers because of the low latency and support for HDR gaming. Then again, setting it up is kind of complicated, mostly when you have to calibrate the sound.

Connectivity

The Marantz SR8015 has tons of connectivity options. This thing has a bunch of HDMI inputs and outputs, so it works with all sorts of multimedia stuff. Having eARC compatibility is great because it makes it easier to connect your audio setup to your TV. The receiver also has Ethernet and Wi-Fi, so you can use online streaming services, music libraries, and get firmware updates. Having Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 is pretty great because it lets you easily stream audio wirelessly from your devices. However, considering how much it costs, not having HDMI 2.1 ports could be a bummer for some people.

Use Case

This AV receiver is particularly suitable for those who have a dedicated home theater room or a large living area where they can fully appreciate its high-quality sound reproduction. This thing has some fancy technology that makes the sound fantastic. Actually, its sophisticated room correction technology further enhances the audio quality by optimizing the sound based on the specific acoustics of your room. Yet, casual users might think that all the fancy features are too much.

Compatible Devices

The SR8015 works with lots of different devices like gaming consoles, Blu-ray players, and streaming devices. It also works with different smart home systems, so you can easily control your home theatre setup. Yes, it could be a bummer for some users that certain streaming services aren't supported. While it works well with popular platforms like Netflix and Spotify, users who rely on less common streaming services might be disappointed.

Ease of Use

The Marantz SR8015 has a really user-friendly interface that's super easy to use. The on-screen prompts make setting up a breeze, and adjusting the settings is a piece of cake. The receiver also works with different smart home ecosystems, so you can easily control your home cinema setup. There are some users might think the remote control is clunky and not as responsive as they want. The buttons might require a firm press, and the layout could be confusing for those who are not familiar with Marantz's design.

Cost

The Marantz SR8015 is a big investment, but it's totally worth it. The performance and features it has are unbeatable, so it's a great investment for any audiophile or home theatre fan. Some people might think it's a bit expensive, since it doesn't have HDMI 2.1 ports.

FAQs

Does the Marantz SR8015 support 8K video?

Yes, the Marantz SR8015 totally supports 8K video. It's got this cool HDMI thing that can connect to stuff and make it look better, even up-scaling to 8K/60Hz.

What is the warranty period for the Marantz SR8015?

The Marantz SR8015 usually has a one-year warranty starting from the purchase date. But then again, it's always a good idea to double-check with the store or company about the warranty stuff.

Does the Marantz SR8015 support multi-room audio?

Yes, the Marantz SR8015 totally does multi-room audio. You can sync audio playback in different rooms or make separate zones with its cool audio distribution features.

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