Marantz Adds 2 AVRs, One With Dolby Atmos

Mahwah, N.J. -- Two new high-end A/V receivers from Marantz include the brand’s first with Dolby Atmos surround processing.
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Mahwah, N.J. -- Two new high-end A/V receivers from Marantz include the brand’s first with Dolby Atmos surround processing.

The Atmos-equipped model is the 9.2-channel $1,999-suggested SR7009, which ships in September along with the $1,299 7.2-channel SR6009, which lacks Atmos. Like the SR7009, however, the SR6009 is a networked model with built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, DLNA 1.5, Windows 8 certification, and music-streaming services.

The D+M Group brand previously said it plans October shipments of its first preamp processor with Dolby Atmos.

Both new AVRs feature HDMI 2.0 inputs and outputs to pass through UltraHD 4K video at 60Hz and 4:4:4 pure color.

The SR7009 AVR delivers 9x125-watt output into 8 ohms and is 4-ohm capable. It packs the processing power to drive 11.1-channel (7.1.4 or 9.1.2) Dolby Atmos speaker configurations with the addition of an outboard two-channel amp. The AVR also supports 9.1-channel DSX and 11.1-channel DTS Neo:X post processing. The multizone AVR also features 13.2-channel preout capability to add amplifiers to step up power output or deliver music to speakers in different rooms while a multichannel movie soundtrack is playing.

Other key features include three HDMI 2.0 outputs (two simultaneous in-room outputs plus one zone output), eight HDMI 2.0 inputs, Audyssey MultEQ XT32 / Sub EQ HT/LFC (Pro ready) room correction, 4K/60Hz video upscaling, and decoding of high-resolution music formats via USB and network. They include FLAC HD, ALAC, WAV192/24, DSD, and AIFF with gapless playback.

The SR7009 also streams Spotify Connect, Pandora, SiriusXM, and vTuner streaming, and it features  Control4 SDDP certification, Crestron Connected technology, and ISF certification.

Other key features include iPod compatible USB input and a moving-magnet phono input.

The 7x110-watt SR 6009 offers many of the same features but lacks Atmos and supports 7.1-channel Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo: X post processing. Other differences include two HDMI 2.0 outputs and 7.2-channel preouts.

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