Marantz SR5013 and SR6013 AV Receivers announced

Added features and upgraded components

by Mark Hodgkinson Jul 24, 2018 at 4:06 PM


  • Marantz has announced two new AV receivers, the SR6013 and SR5013 with enhanced performance and added features.
    The two new receivers feature compatibility with the latest immersive 3D audio formats, of course, along with comprehensive network and Internet music streaming via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, and – with HEOS integration – can share music with complete multiroom audio systems.

    The SR6013 packs nine 185W channels of amplification and twin subwoofer outputs to make the most of Dolby Atmos, DTS: X/DTS Virtual:X soundtracks, and can be expanded to 11.2-channels. Iy has eight HDMI inputs, including one on the front panel, and three outputs. The SR6013 handles 4K/60 Hz full-rate pass-through, 4:4:4 color resolution, HDR and BT.2020, plus Dolby Vision compatibility and Hybrid Log Gamma. In addition, the SR6013 can upscale legacy video formats to 1080p and 4k Ultra HD (60Hz), converting analogue video inputs to HDMI. The SR6013 also supports eARC, for simpler high-resolution home cinema sound connectivity.

    Flexible surround sound amplification should help simplify installation of 3D audio systems, including discrete height channels, from full 11-channel DTS:X configurations through to 5.1.2-, 5.1.4-, 7.1.2- or 7.1.4-channel Dolby Atmos. Setting up and controlling even complex multi-speaker systems is made easy by the SR6013’s Audyssey MultEQ XT32 auto-calibration, plus Audyssey Dynamic Volume, LFC, Sub EQ HT and Dynamic EQ, aided by the built-in Setup Assistant and Advanced Graphical User Interface. The receiver can also be used with the Audyssey app for further customisation of the surround set-up and speaker/room compensation, as well as over a network, using a web interface.

    As well as playing music in ultra-high resolution from network storage or USB drives, the SR6013 can also access streaming services including Deezer, Internet radio, Spotify Connect and Tidal, and has built-in Bluetooth and AirPlay2 capability for wireless music streaming from portable devices and computers. Meanwhile HEOS integration means it can combine with other HEOS-capable products, from wireless speakers to remote amplifiers and receivers, to create a complete multiroom music system, all controlled from the HEOS app. The Alexa HEOS skill will also bring voice control to the SR6013.

    The SR6013 features fully discrete amplification for each channel using the company’s Current Feedback Circuitry and the latest version of the Marantz HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology. A Cirrus quad-core processor is used for all the digital signal processing, while separate digital to analogue conversion for each channel uses the high-performance AK4458 32-bit converter. The SR6013 also has two optical and two coaxial digital audio inputs, plus a range of analogue inputs – even including moving magnet phono for a turntable.

    For those who don’t need the full 9.2- or 11.2-channel surround experience, the SR5013 offers a simpler configuration with a 7.2-channel design – yet can still support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X systems with its seven 160W discrete amplifiers making possible Dolby Atmos speaker set-ups of up to 5.1.2 channels, or DTS:X 2.1.2, 3.1.2 or 4.1.2 configurations. Like the SR6013 it has eight HDMI inputs with futureproof 4K video support, with upscaling to 4K Ultra HD (30/25/24 Hz) for legacy video sources, while two HDMI outputs allow the operation of two screens (eg a TV and a projector) in parallel.

    It also features a full music streaming capability, handling files up to 192kHz/24bit and DSD 5.6 either over a network connection or from USB, and can also access services including Deezer, Internet radio, Spotify Connect and Tidal. HEOS is also built-in, allowing the SR5013 to integrate with a complete multiroom audio system, all controlled by the HEOS app, and there’s also Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 built-in as well as Ethernet and Wi-Fi networking.

    There’s Audyssey MultEQ XT with Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ, and like the SR6013 the SR5013 uses the latest Marantz HDAMs in the audio path, AK4458 32-bit digital-to-analogue converters for all channels, and has an extensive range of digital and analogue inputs including MM phono for a turntable.

    The Marantz SR5013 and SR6013 will be available in August 2018 in black or silver-gold, at £849 and £1,249 respectively.

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