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AV Receivers

Marantz announces new receiver, price drops

Local distributor Qualifi has announced the newest receiver in the Marantz range, the SR6001, as well as a price drop for the top end models.

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The new Marantz SR6001 features HDMI switching and upconversion for $1,999.

Local distributor Qualifi has announced the newest receiver in the Marantz range, the SR6001, as well as a price drop for the top end models.

The Marantz SR6001 was originally going to be priced at AU$2,399, but on release will now be priced at AU$1,999. The SR7001 and SR8001 receivers will also be up to AU$500 cheaper under the new pricing. But the biggest price cut is for the flagship SR9600 which is reduced from $6,999 to $4,999.

The new SR6001 is a 7.1 channel receiver with video upconversion to HDMI , Audyssey autosetup, and a 'minimum 70 per cent power guarantee' for its 100W per channel -- meaning that it performs almost as well in 7.1 mode as it does in stereo.

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The flagship Marantz SR9600 enjoys a AU$2,000 price cut.

Other features include a learning remote control, Pure Direct mode for better sound, and four component inputs.

The Marantz SR7001 is a 7 x 110W receiver and now retails for AU$2,599, while the Marantz SR8001 is a 7 x 125W receiver and retails for AU$3,499.