Marantz launch new AV Receivers with Dolby Atmos & DTS:X

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    1. Steve Withers

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      Personally I believe a lot of Marantz's success is down to their excellent sound quality and competitive pricing. Their entry level amps and CD players have all the attributes of high quality HiFi complete with loads of PRAT
       
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      The SR7010 looks like it has everything I want at a great price - the 9 channels, top end Audyssey MultEQ XT32/LFC, Atmos and 4K 60Hz passthrough / HDCP 2.2 being the most important for me.

      So from what I can see there is no difference between this amp and the higher pre-amps only the lack of built in power amps and the XLR outputs? Are there any other smaller tech specs missing?

      Would need an extra 2 channel amp to get to 7.1.4 though..

      I wish Marantz would bring out a companion 2 channel amp that would allow users to optionally upgrade the main reciever from 7.1.2 Atmos setup to a 7.1.4 setup with minimal trouble - it should commmunicate directly with main amp somehow and automatically turn on/off and everything else it needs to do and match the styling of the main amp (maybe sit underneath so front has same curved design)
       
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      Marantz UK | MM7025

      It will cost you about £700 though.
       
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      I did mention to both Denon and Marantz that a reasonably priced two-channel power amp would be a good idea for those who want 7.1.4 and would like their kit to match.
       
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      :thumbsup: Well I never... Expensive alright for the extra two channels.

      Pity it's not around half that price... seems to do what i want alright though with the Remote Power Control triggers...

      And the main amp allows you to re-assign the front left/right to this then?
       
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      And did they say "we have one already" or "we are not doing that" in case it cuts into the more expensive 2 channel amp sales...
       
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      Well Marantz said we've got one already but £700 is a bit toppy in my opinion. However, I'm pretty sure you can use the power amp for the front left and right, you definitely can with the Denon receivers. Denon agreed that a two-channel power amp would be a good idea.
       
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      Another member recently asked a well established hifi retailer what they'd recommend as a two channel partner for the AVRX7200 and they came up with the £2.7K NAD M22! :eek:

      Denon AVR-X7200W Owners Thread | AVForums

      Yes, you can opt to use the external power amp to power your front speakers if you'd prefer and use the internal amps onboard the SR7009/7010 for all 4 Atmos speakers.
       
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      I've never owned any Marantz gear, but these do look tempting.
       
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      Which one of these would be ideal for a 5.2.4 or 5.1.4 set up?
       
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      Those setups are not recommended (listen to latest podcast to see why) - you should go to 7.1 first before you use 4 overhead.
       
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      Yeah £2.7K so you can have the "whoosh" sound that comes out of the top effects speakers one time per movie out of 4 speakers instead of 2...

      ...and yes I definitely would make more use of a more powerful external amp in L/R position than a few fleeting effects sounds from ceiling...
       
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      I thought 5.1.4 was highly recommended by all who have heard it and those that have it?.
       
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      Only the SR7010 can fascilitate you with 5.1.4. This is the only Marantz 9 channel receiver within their line up.

      See my edit here:
      Marantz launch new AV Receivers with Dolby Atmos & DTS:X | AVForums


      The SR7010 is the only Marantz receiver within the lineup to have 9 channels of amplification buit in, but the 7 channel SR6010 does allow for an additional 2 channels to be added to the receiver via its pre outs and an external power amp. The receiver has the ability to process 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 Atmos if you add an ecternal power amp to give it two more channels of amplification. This is new to the SR6xxx model and last years SR6009 model lacked such an ability or even any ability to handle Atmos encoded content.
       
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      That's a question I would like answering,going mad for the 7010 or the 6010 and get a cheap two channel amp?.
       
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      Can anyone confirm this for Marantz recievers old or new?
       
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      THX are suggesting it better to have the back speakers plus two Atmos speakers rather than doing away with the back speakers in favour of 4 Atmos speakers.

      You can listen to the THX podcast here:
      https://www.avforums.com/podcast/avforums-podcast-thx-atmos-dts-x-interview-special.11590


      I guess it all depends on whether you've the space to have back speakers really? THX are also rather dismissive of Atmos upward firing speakers.
       
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      Yes, both the SR7009 and the SR7010 allow for this.
       
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      EDIT


      Contrary to what I posted, the SR6010 although a 7.1 receiver is listed as being able to fascilitate Atmos 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 so I can only assume that you can add a power amp to give it 9 channels and that it will have 9 channels of processing available to it?



      My apologies for any confusion caused.
       
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      the 7010 looks like my next buy,nicely future proofed.
       
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      You can get a cheap class D power amp off ebay for around £55 SMSL do a 160W class D amp which will be ok for surround sound duties
       
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      I've never considered Marantz before or really know anything about them. But their unique design is definitely appealing to me.

      I've currently got a trusty old Onkyo 905 which is a beast of a thing.
       
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      been waiting for this information, the 7010 or 6010 for me dependant on my budget and requirements. will also try and get a demo somewhere, ive always gone for denons mainly also had a sony and an onkyo, but fancy a change and the 7009 did so well in the reviews across the board, want to improve the musicality of my music with the convenience of an all rounder receiver. (obviously time to upgrade my speakers aswell)... thanks Steve for the update
       
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      I have been focusing on finding an AVP to replace a 'stop gap' 8 year old Arcam AV8 I'm currently using, however looking at the 7010 I'm beginning to think it might make more sense to buy than the 7702 MkII that would seem the obvious choice: I'm planing on a 7.4.4 set up so I would still need to add another 4 channels of power amp if I got the 7702 (my Arcam P7 is a 7 channel amp that doesn't have balanced inputs), but for less money I can have the same size box in the form of the 7010 and have the extra channels built in.

      I'll be using my DDRC-88A for Dirac room eq on the 7 ear level channels, so the only issue is that I wouldn't be able to add more external eq for the 4 height channels (I won't be using XT32 as IMHO Dirac does a much better job in my room). It's a bit of a waste having the other channels in the 7010 go unused, but we all know that they share the same supply, so at least the 4 height channels would have plenty in hand if that's all the 7010 has to run.

      Looking forward to reading more about these new AVRs. I'm a recent convert to Marantz, having bought a slim line AVR1605 for my conservatory set up and I like how they work (especially HDMI/ARC which makes it so easy for the family to use).
       
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      still happy with my SR7008....Dont think i have any reason to upgrade. :)
       
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      i wonder what the differences are between the 7010 and the 6010, wonder if they use the same dacs and have all the same features, but with 7010 just the additional channels and the power applifications? cant seem to get a full specs sheet anywhere yet?
       
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      I just wanted to point out that if you want to run 7.1.4 with current Marantz (SR7009) and Denon lines you have to use the external amp on the Top Rear speakers as it states in the manual...Marantz US | SR7009

      Look at page 235. I use to have this receiver and now have the Yamaha 3040 and this will allow you to redirect amp channels to the center and 8 surrounds in a 7.1.4 setup and use the external amp on the fronts.

      I hope they address this issue on the new SR7010.
       
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      Are you sure this is the case? Im under the impression that it is pssible to reassign the internal front amplification to power an additional pair of Atmos speakers while using an external amp to power the front left and right speakers?

      This issue has been raised previously and although the manual doesn't make it clear, it has been suggested that this is possible? I believe the receiver asks which amps you'd like to use and or reassign during the configuration for 7.1.4?
       
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