N.J. – Marantz is expanding its selection of AV receivers with network
capabilities and Apple AirPlay technology, continuing a networking focus
new AVRs include two slimline models with 4.13-inch height. They are the
$399-suggested NR 1402 and the $649-suggested NR1602. The latter features Apple
AirPlay and home-networking capability to stream thousands of Internet radio
stations, stream music from a networked PC, and access the online music services Pandora, Rhapsody and Napster.
Two new SR series AVRs are the7x110-watt SR6006
at a suggested $1,199 and the 7×100-watt SR5006 at $799. Both feature Apple AirPlay, and the SR6006
adds networking capabilities to stream Internet radio stations, Pandora,
Rhapsody, Napster, the Flickr photo-sharing service, and music and photos from a
networkd PC.The SR6006 also features a built-in HD Radio tuner, expanding the selection of AVRs with HD Radio
The SR models feature the brand’s star and porthole display, multiple HDMI
1.4a inputs for compatibility with all
HDMI-mandated 3D formats, HDMI audio return channel, optional stereo Bluetooth
streaming via a $99 accessory, HDMI-signal upscaling to 1080p, front-panel
iPod-compatible USB ports, and playback of MP3, WMA and WAV files. Their remotes provide iPod playback control of the play, stop, FF, BWD, skip forward, random and repeat play functions, and the AVRs show music track
information on their new graphical user interface.
The SR5006 has six HDMI inputs, and the SR6006 has seven, plus two HDMI outputs. The SR6006 also adds DLNA 1.5
SR6006 features three-zone output, while
the 5006 has a two-zone output. Both support audio bit-streams up to
320kbps and feature Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Dolby True HD and dts HD decoding.
In the slimline AVRs, Marantz is offering
3D-capable HDMI 1.4a inputs and outputs, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, optional stereo
Bluetooth streaming, a
dedicated 2.1-channel preamp output, Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Audyssey MultEQ.
The NR1602 adds two-zone output, AirPlay, networking, full RS232 control, and an iPod-compatible front-panel USB connection.