Marantz SR6015 Review – Hitting Sweet Spot

Marantz SR6015

9.2

Build and Design

9.1/10

Features

9.3/10

Sound quality

9.3/10

Value

9.1/10

Pros

  • The long list of features
  • Superb sound quality
  • Future-proofing with 8K video capabilities
  • Superior gaming experience
  • Compatibility with different surround sound format
  • Compatible with all voice assistants
  • HEOS built-in
  • Audyssey multEQ XT32 sound calibration system

Cons

  • No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic up-mixer
  • No MHL input

Marantz SR6015 Review

Marantz Has launched its new 2020 line of audio-video receivers. Today will have an in-depth and comprehensive look at Marantz SR6015 model. Is this model is good enough for asking price and is it capable of fulfilling the expectations created by earlier Marantz’s models? Is it the right fit for you in terms of features and sound quality, we’ll explore in today’s Marantz SR6015 review.

Marantz sr6015 review

Marantz SR6015 overview

Marantz SR6015 is a 9.2 channel model. It is an 8K ultra HD capable AV receiver. It is also capable of producing fine musical sounds with digital streaming. It has various surround sound modes like Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos height virtualization, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, and IMAX. It is also compatible with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Josh.AI.

It is capable of tremendous video performance with the help of advanced HDMI technologies like 8K at 60Hz upscaling. It supports various HDR formats like HDR 10, HDR 10+, Dolby Vision, hybrid law Gama, and dynamic HDR. You can even enjoy the unparalleled gaming experience with 4K at 120 Hz technology. It also supports variable refresh rate and auto low latency mode which helps further in enhancing the gaming experience. Marantz SR6015 is capable of producing unrivaled audiophile quality sound with the help of Marantz’s decades of experience.

Marantz SR6015 build quality and design

This model like some of the other Marantz’s receivers has slightly different designs if compare to the A/V receivers from other manufacturers. Instead of a rectangular display in the center of the front panel, it has a round circular display. It has two round knobs, one for volume and one for input selection on both sides of the round display. This round display design language makes looks of front panel quite symmetrical but it also makes the front display a little smaller.

The build quality of Marantz SR6015 is excellent.

Marantz SR6015 features

Marantz sound master

Marantz SR6015 is built and tuned by Marantz sound masters at the state of the art facilities to produce the most exquisite sound signature. Every part goes through rigorous testing before it leaves the hand of Marantz sound masters. It is capable of giving you the most musical sonic experience from any source.

9-channel discrete amplifier

Marantz SR1615 features discreet the current power MP fire on all channels, which delivers 110W of power per channel, two channel-driven. It is capable of low impedance driver, which offers operational stability with a wide range of speakers for exceptional quality sound. Auto eco-mode alters power output to speakers based upon the volume level and on-screen eco-meter, providing power consumption reduction in real-time without affecting its Great sound.

8K HDMI connectivity with eARC support

This model supports seven HDMI inputs and three outputs for all your sources. One dedicated 8K input that supports 8K at 60 Hz and 4K at 120 Hz passthrough capability. It also supports Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10, 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through. It also supports the latest HDCP 2.3 copy protection standard on all HDMI inputs which makes it Futureproof.

The video processor in this model is capable of upscaling native video sources up to 8K quality. The SR6015 also supports HDMI eARC which is capable of producing 3D audio formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X from your smart TV to your home theatre speakers, when you connect your TV and receiver at HDMI eARC port.

Dolby Atmos and Dolby Atmos height virtualization technology

This receiver is capable of producing Dolby Atmos sound, you can enjoy a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound speaker system and four additional overhead speakers or four Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for immersive home theatre experience.

You don’t need to worry if you don’t have ceiling speakers, Dolby Atmos height virtualization technology creates virtual height effects with the help of Dolby is a deep understanding of the human audio perception of creating the sensation of overhead sound from listener level speakers.

DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X

With the help of DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X, this receiver produces multi-dimensional surround sound experience for ultimate immersion.

IMAX enhanced technology

To give you the most premium home entertainment experience, this model comes equipped with IMAX enhanced technology. You can experience unmatched audio and video with the content digitally remastered by IMAX.

Elevated home cinema

With this model, you can screen your movies in 8K with 8K at 60 Hz passthrough or upscaling, and take advantage of HDMI technologies like dynamic HDR and quick media switching (QMS) to eliminate video delay.

Superior gaming

With the help of supported technologies like 4K at 120 Hz passthrough, as well as variable refresh rate (VRR), quick frame transport QFT),  and auto low latency mode (ALLM), you can enjoy gaming in its highest quality to date.

Supports all voice assistants

Marantz SR6015 supports all the major voice assistants and lets you control all the major functionality of your audio video receiver hands-free. You can give voice commands with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Josh.AI. You can ask to play your favorite music turn volume up and down, skip to next track, shift input, and more.

Amazon Alexa voice control

You can give a voice command to stream your favorite music service from Marantz SR6015 through Amazon Alexa with HEOS built-in. Give voice command to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL, and more. You can also give voice commands to turn the volume up or down, ports, mute, and play the next track.

You just need to upgrade HEOS home entertainment skill in the Alexa app and then select your device in the Alexa app, to start streaming music wirelessly with your Voice commands with Alexa.

Google Voice assistant

You can also give voice commands to play content, Control volume, play, pause, skip tracks, and more to your SR6015 device with the help of Google Home, Google app, or other devices with Google assistant.

Airplay 2 and Apple Siri

You can stream music from music services like Apple Music and Spotify or watch videos from services like YouTube and Netflix from your iPhone iPad or any other Apple device like Apple TV with the help of airplay 2.

Airplay two also supports multiroom audio, wirelessly stream content to multiple airplay two compatible devices simultaneously with the help of airplay 2. You can use AirPlay 2 in the app or with your voice commands via Siri.

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi built-in

With the help of dual antennas attached at the back of your AV receiver, You can stream your favorite music wirelessly via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth from your Marantz SR6015. The dual diversity and Tina system make sure that you get stable streaming even in congested network environments.

Bluetooth audio transmission

Now you can watch the latest movies or listen to your favorite music without disturbing the others in your home. While most of the AV receivers come only with Bluetooth receivers this Marantz SR 6015 also has Bluetooth transmitter facility which lets you connect your wireless earphones just with the help of a button. This feature is especially helpful when you don’t want to wake others in your home. You can also play audio on Bluetooth headphones and your speakers simultaneously if you want.

HEOS built-in

With HEOS or home entertainment operating system built-in, you can enjoy your favorite music in any room of your home for a wireless, Complete home audio experience. Play the same song in every room or select a different song for each connected room.

Marantz AVR remote app

Marantz SR6015 is compatible with Marantz AVR remote app for iOS and Android. This lets you control your AV receiver,s complete functionality with an iOS or Android device, you just need to download the Marantz AVR app.

Audyssey multEQ Room calibration system

This industry-leading sound calibration system, with the help of a supplied microphone, measure each speaker’s output including subwoofers at up to 8 different listening positions, and then automatically optimizes each channel frequency and output according to your listening environment. It also adjusts the other sound functions like dynamic volume and dynamic EQ and fine-tunes them according to your unique listening environment. Audyssey multEQ XT32, with the help of such fine-tuning, can enhance your listening experience many folds and can bring dramatic improvements in the sound you are getting from your AV receiver.

Marantz SR6015 sound quality and performance

When it comes to sound quality and performance, we have had some really high expectations from Marantz SR6015, because of levels set by Marantz’s previous models, and to our pleasant surprise, this Marantz SR6015 doesn’t disappoint even a little bit. This really is sonic bliss.

Marantz has a long and rich history of designing audio components, which were praised by music lovers and audiophiles around the world. Marantz SR 6015 takes a heritage further and delivers the best in class listening experience for music and movies.

Marantz SR 6015 has a power output of 110 W per channel when 2 channel driven. The sound output from this receiver is sufficient even for larger than average size rooms and will satisfy even the critical listeners.

Verdict

Pros

  • The long list of features
  • Superb sound quality
  • Future-proofing with 8K video capabilities
  • Superior gaming experience
  • Compatibility with different surround sound format
  • Compatible with all voice assistants
  • HEOS built-in
  • Audyssey multEQ XT32 sound calibration system

Cons

  • No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic up-mixer
  • No MHL input

Final words

With its long list of features and benchmark quality sound, this is one of the easier models to recommend. Because of Marantz’s history of making some of the best sounding AV receivers, we had high hopes with this model and we are pleased to find that this one is also a great sounding one.

Talking about the competition, if you don’t like Marantz’s design you can check similarly placed models like Denon AVR-X3700H or Denon AVR-X4700H.

Because of its great sound, rich list of features and future proofing with 8K video, Marantz SR6015 hits the sweet spot in Marantz’s premium receiver lineup. This really is one of the best around.

This Post Has 2 Comments

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    Alex

    Vivek, good afternoon. Is it better than the Denon 3700h in terms of music quality? Cheers

    1. Vivek Sehgal
      Vivek Sehgal

      Hello Alex,
      Both, Marantz SR6015 and Denon AVR-X3700H, are excellent receivers in terms of sound quality. SR6015 has 5 watt more in sound output than X3700H. Also, both have rich feature set, making them excellent future proof receivers. Although they differ in terms of design. Also pricing wise SR6015 will be at slight premium over X3700H.

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