NEWS: Marantz SR5013 and SR6013 AV Receivers announced

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Phil Hinton, Jul 24, 2018.


    1. Mark Hodgkinson

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      Marantz could get a bigger share of the lower end market if the 5013 was priced more keenly, as it currently sits in no mans land. It's priced too highly to get bargain hunters interested (lets face it they wait for the Denon 2xxx to drop to 300-400) and it doesn't really compete in the mid range market because of it's lack of channels and lower end room correction, so it's a slightly odd product.

      The irony of me writing that is I bought a 5010 back in late 2015.
       
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      The Marantz 5012 never became available to buy in the UK market. Odd.
       
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      see no mention of hdmi 2.1?
       
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      Lack of sales probably. Lets face it, it's not a good buy really, as every other receiver it competes against is a lot cheaper. I bought mine for 2 reasons. First being I could purchase everything from the same shop and the other being the better musical abilities compared to the 2200 (the only other decent receiver they sold below my budget of 1k). The 6010 was €1400 and the 7010 was €1900 at the time.

      I could see them ditching the 5xxx and making the 6xxx the budget model now they actually have a high(er)-end receiver on the market. The 7xxx is nice, but at the end of the day it competes with mid-range models from other brands.
       
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      I believe the 5012 was an exclusive for installers, it wasn't on general sale I dont think. I suspect the same will be for the 5013.
       
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      No HDMI 2.1 at this point is no good...
       
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      Looks like there's no HDMI 2.1 on the immediate horizon either. I just bought the SR7012 which is currently a decent price as it's end of life ready for the 7013.

      So there's some deals to be had.
       
    9. Jamie

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      Why?
       
    10. golden phoenix

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      we know the equipment is not there yet, and like me, we don't want to be upgrading every year..so we want equipment that is as future-proofed as it can be in any given year. the fact that hdmi 2.1 has officially been released..there no real excuse why new av equipment from this point on shouldn't have the most up to date spec..its all backwards compatible anyway. i wont be buying a new receiver until it has 2.1 end of.
       
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      These receivers were finalized way before the HDMI 2.1 specifications were. Next years models which are under development now probably will be.
       
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      Good point, that's why I will wait, same goes for tv
       

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