This slimline AVR re-imagines home cinema for the network age
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With the SR7005 Marantz has shaken off its reputation for staid amp performance and is now a home cinema supremo
Let's not beat about the bush, the Marantz SR6003 is ﬁ rst-class eye-candy. The all-new chassis and fascia design are grafted from the brand's high-end stereo products, creating a device that looks as sophisticated as Kate Winslet at the BAFTAs.
So, Marantz launches a flagship multichannel AV pre- and power combo to keep up with the Denons next door. This isn't surprising, as the two are owned by the same company and all but share office stationery in the UK.
Marantz's SR5500 has been doing the rounds since late 2004, which equates to being long-inthe- tooth in AV receiver terms. As such it doesn't boast any auto set-up system, has no truck with auto EQ and doesn't come supplied with...
The Marantz SR6001 has plenty in common with the high-end SR7001receiver we reviewed in our March issue. The design team may have spentless on connectivity, but from the front, it looks identical to its
Marantz' SR5001 sets a high standard for a receiver under £500. Build quality is outstanding for the money and only the lightweight and button-crazy handset give us any cause to grumble. Sacrifices have inevitably been made to keep pricing low.
The Marantz stand at IFA last September positively bristled with new kit, and the SR7001 is the first of a classy new line-up of AV receivers. In the past, Marantz's receivers have tended to concentrate on sound quality at the expense of gadgetry.
I haven't been too proud to beg in the past and at long last Marantz has thrown me a metaphorical penny - the SR8001. My prayers have been answered with a receiver offering two HDMI outputs