Marantz updates entry-level SR receiver for 2016

Marantz's new SR5011 receiver offers a raft of features including immersive surround support and eight HDMI ports.

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As Marantz's "cheapest" full-size SR receiver, the SR5011 fits most of the features you'd want into its distinctive tapering enclosure.

The $899 Marantz SR5011 is a 7 x 100-watt receiver which offers the latest sound and video technologies with the gentlemanly design ethic the company is known for. If you're paying this amount of money you wouldn't want to miss out on Dolby Atmos, and the SR5011 surely includes it as well as the tag-along DTS:X.

Of increasing interest to buyers of new televisions is the Marantz's support for video technologies you'll see more of in the coming years: HDR and 4K. The receiver offers HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 support on each of its eight HDMI inputs. It also offers dual HDMI outputs.


The receiver includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth streaming with support for AirPlay, internet radio, Pandora, SiriusXM, and Spotify Connect. The model also offers playback of AIFF, FLAC and WAV lossless files at up to 24-bit/192-kHz, plus ALAC/Apple Lossless at up to 96kHz/24-bit, as well as SACD-quality DSD2.8MHz and 'Double DSD' 5.6MHz.

The receiver features compatibility with the new Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App which the company says has been built from the ground up. It's available for iOS, Kindle Fire and Android.

The SR5011 will be available in the US for $899 in July while pricing and availability for Australia and the UK are yet to be announced. We'd plug the US price into the exchange rate website of your choice, but we all know how futile that is for now, given the volatility of both countries' currency in the past few weeks.