There are two new slimline AV receivers, three full-size AV amps and two high-end preamps in the Marantz 2015 AV line-up.

More news from the annual Denon & Marantz product showcase comes in the form of new home cinema amplifiers from Marantz. Seven in total, prices start at £449 and go right up to £3349.

All seven-channel and above amplifiers support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X (with an upgrade), while some top-end models will also support Auro 3D. HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0a are on board ensuring the AV amps are ready for 4K Ultra HD video.

Elsewhere there's a continued focus on stereo and multi-channel music performance, a new remote app and set up assistant, plus "class-leading" support for 3rd party control for the custom install market.

Marantz NR1506

First up are two new slim network AV receivers, the NR1506 and NR1606. Both are due in August and will cost £449 and £559 respectively.

The amps feature WiFi, AirPlay, Bluetooth and Spotify Connect, plus gapless HD audio, DSD and AIFF music streaming. There's also an Apple-compatible USB input on the front. 

Both feature a "retuned sound", plus the updates to the app and set up process.

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Marantz NR1606

The NR1506 has a 5.1-channel setup and outputs 50W of power per channel (8ohm, 2ch driven). There are six HDMI inputs (5 rear/1 front).

The NR1606 is a 7.1-channel, 50W-per-channel amp, with eight HDMI 2.0 inputs (7/1). The '1606 also supports Atmos 5.1.2 and DTS:X, and uses a new Quad Core DSP. 


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Marantz SR5010

If you like something a little more imposing on your AV rack, then there are three network AV receivers in the SR range. All feature the same wireless streaming functionality as the amps above.

The SR5010 is due in August, priced at £749, the SR6010 is due in September, priced £899, while the SR7010, also coming in September, will cost £1399.

The step-ups here come in the form of audio channels, feature support for the next-gen audio formats, upgrades to the internal audio components and external design changes.

The '5010 is a 7.1-channel amp, pumping out 100W per channel (8ohm, 2ch driven). It supports Atmos 5.1.2 and DTS:X, has a new Quad Core DSP and a retuned sound. There are eight HDMI inputs (7/1) and two outputs.

Marantz SR6010

Next is the '6010, a 9.2-channel amp capable of 110W per channel. Atmos 5.1.4 is supported here, as well as DTS:X and Neural:X 9.1. 

As well as the same number of HDMI inputs and outputs and support for a Zone 2, there are 13.2-channel preouts and a 7.1-channel external input. There's also Audyssey MultEQ calibration.

The Marantz NR6010 also has a 'trapdoor design' and aluminium front.

Marantz SR7010

Lastly, the '7010 is a nine-channel, 125W amp with 11.2 signal processing. It ups the ante with Atmos 7.1.4 support, DTS:X, Neural:X 11.1 and Auro 3D.

There's an extra HDMI output on the '7010, plus a new 32bit/192kHz DAC and an ECO mode.

MORE: Marantz reveals M-CR611 and M-CR511 network systems

Also new are upgraded versions of two high-end preamps. The new models are the AV7702mkII and the AV8802A. 

The AV8802A gets full HDCP 2.2 support, necessary for 4K video (there's an upgrade for existing AV8802 amps, too). The new model is due this month and will cost £3349.

The Marantz AV7702mkII is due on sale in October and will cost £1699. It supports Atmos 7.1.4 and DTS:X, and will also get support for Neural:X 11.1 and Auro 3D via an update. It has the new 32bit/192kHz DAC, retuned sound, HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2.

MORE: Denon unveils five AV receivers for 2015

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bigboss's picture

Just to clarify; SR7010 is a

Just to clarify; SR7010 is a 9 channel amplifier with 11.2-channel signal processing.

Son_of_SJ's picture

I did wonder! The article

I did wonder! The article could maybe have made that clearer. So, if you add an external stereo amplifier, will the SR7010 do both 11.2 Audyssey and, in another configuration, 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos?

bigboss's picture

Yes, exactly the same as 7009

Yes, exactly the same as 7009.

FunkyMonkey's picture

What is the difference

What is the difference between the processors? Seems to be a massive price difference..for what?

johnomahony's picture

hdcp 2.2

It seems unclear, will the sr 7010 be hdcp 2.2 enabled?

bigboss's picture

Yes, the 7010 will be HDCP 2

Yes, the 7010 will be HDCP 2.2.

johnomahony's picture

Hdcp 2.2

Brilliant thankyou! Sorry for the multiples, couldn't remove them.

Rootsboy's picture

Dimensions and Differences

Will the Dimensions of the SR7010 and SR6010 be the same as thw 2014 SR7009 and SR6009? and apart from the extra amps and signal processing, what other differnqces are there between the SR7010 and SR6010?

I guess they will both have HDCP2.2 and HDMI 2.0a, but will they both have the 32kbit DAC, or is that limited to just the SR7010.

I would also me interested to know, in what direction they have taken the retuned sound?

maverick78's picture

The Marantz AV7702 DAC


The Marantz website says that 7702 has 24Bit DAC and your preview says that it has 32Bit DAC.

Which information is right?

Thank you.  

Andy Clough's picture

Marantz AV7702

Marantz has confirmed that it's a 32-bit DAC as it says in our news article.

4saken150's picture

Marantz sr7010

Does anybody know when they will release the sr7010

elnoni5's picture

sr5010 or sr 7009

what would be the better option of the 2 as they are roughly the same price.  want to upgrade my sr5007 which has served me well but i would like the new specs.

mgillespie05's picture

7010 or pioneer lx59 ?

I want to upgrade my Onkyo 906 , my speakers are AE ageoso 3 7.1 and I hopened to upgrade  these in the next 12 months, maybe. I am not in a situation  were I can audition,  tournament between the two, 4k is not on my agenda  at the moment,  my pioneer kuro 60 inch is still going strong.

Andy Clough's picture

Marantz vs Pioneer

I'm afraid we haven't tested the SR7010 so can't make a direct comparison but the SC-LX59 is excellent, it was one of our 2015 Award winners.