1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Marantz SR7015

Marantz SR6015

SCORE:
94
SCORE:
92

Highlights

  • 9.2 channels
  • 11.2 channel processing
  • 125 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro 3D capable
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 8K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, DLNA, HEOS
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

Highlights

  • 9.2 channels
  • 11.2 channel processing
  • 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 8K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, DLNA, HEOS
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Marantz SR7015 to Marantz SR6015 to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both receivers have 9 channel amplifiers with Marantz SR7015's being more powerful.


Marantz SR7015 Marantz SR6015

Marantz SR7015 was introduced in 2020. It is equipped with 9 channel amplifier with 125 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 11.2 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D, passes 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz and upscales up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 video signal.

Marantz SR6015 was introduced in 2020. It is equipped with 9 channel amplifier with 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 11.2 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz and upscales up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 video signal.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 94 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 92 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

AMPLIFIER
90
VIDEO FEATURES
100
AUDIO FEATURES
94
CONNECTIVITY
93
MULTIZONE
93
MISCELLANEOUS
88
RADIO
96
OVERALL
94

AMPLIFIER
89
VIDEO FEATURES
100
AUDIO FEATURES
92
CONNECTIVITY
92
MULTIZONE
84
MISCELLANEOUS
88
RADIO
96
OVERALL
92

Advantage of Marantz SR7015

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Marantz SR7015 over Marantz SR6015.

Marantz SR7015 has more power per channel, more zones and bigger power supply. It supports Auro3D.

Marantz SR7015 vs Marantz SR6015
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer Built-In vs
Bass Sync vs
More HDMI Inputs 8 vs 7
More Analog Audio Line Inputs 6 (1 front) vs 5 (1 front)
More Component Video Inputs 3 vs 2
Front A/V Inputs HDMI, USB, Composite, L/R Audio vs USB, Composite, L/R Audio
More Zones 3 vs 2
More Powered Zones 2 and 3 vs 2
Zone 2 Outs HDMI, Component, Composite, Pre Out vs HDMI, Pre Out
+12V Trigger Output 2 vs 1
Display 2 lines + port hole vs port hole
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display / / vs / /
Bigger Power Supply 710 W vs 680 W
Higher Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 125 W (0.05% THD) vs 110 W (0.08% THD)
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 channel driven, FTC) 165 W (0.7% THD) vs 150 W (0.7% THD)
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 235 W (10% THD) vs 220 W (10% THD)
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) 200 W (1% THD) vs 185 W (1% THD)

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

STRENGTHS
  11.2 Channel Processing
  Dolby Atmos
  Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
  DTS:X
  IMAX Enhanced
  DSD via HDMI
  Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  HDMI 2.1
  eARC
  New HDCP Version
  HDR10
  HDR10+
  Dolby Vision
  Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through
  VRR
  QFT
  4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  4K or 8K Signal Upscaling
  Analog To HDMI Upconversion
  HEOS
  Works with Amazon Alexa
  Google assistant
  Ethernet
  Wi-Fi
  Bluetooth
  Many HDMI Inputs
  Many HDMI Outputs
  USB Input
  Phono Input
  Composite Video Inputs
  Component Video Inputs
  Multi-Channel Input
  Analog Pre-Outs
  Zones
  Analog Tuner
  Pandora
  Spotify
  Tidal
  New Bluetooth Version
WEAKNESSES
  No Front Wide Channel Support
  No Chromecast Built-In
  Few 8K Inputs

Audio Section

Amplifier

Marantz SR7015 Marantz SR6015

9 channel Amplifier: Marantz SR7015 features 9 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 125 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

9 channel Amplifier: Marantz SR6015 features 9 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

  • Current Feedback Topology: Marantz SR7015 and Marantz SR6015 feature Current Feedback Topology which is a well known, Marantz’ original circuit technology. The Current Feedback amplifier technology fits perfectly with the high requirements set for Super Audio software providing wide-bandwidth, high-speed reproduction. The impedance at the Current Feedback point is limited resulting in a very low phase shift. Marantz receivers and amplifiers equipped with Current Feedback can keep the phase compensation via Negative FeedBack (NFB) to a minimum, resulting in high through-rate, excellent transient response and superb sonic transparency for the full bandwidth. Unlike conventional Voltage Feedback amplification, the Current Feedback amplification makes the power amplifier in-sensitive to difficult loudspeaker loads.
  • HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module): Marantz SR7015 and Marantz SR6015 feature exclusive Marantz HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) technology found on their Reference Series components. Marantz developed its own discrete circuit boards to replace standard IC's. These HDAM's consist of discrete surface mount components with short mirror image L/R signal paths. Those devices are doing exactly the same thing as the Op-Amps, but outperform the regular IC Op-amps dramatically in terms of the Slew Rate and reduced noise level, resulting in a much more dynamic, accurate and detailed sound. Over the years Marantz developed different types of the HDAM to improve quality and to fit to the special requirements of a product category like CD or amplifier.

Speaker Configurations

Marantz SR7015's and Marantz SR6015's amplifiers can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

  • Dolby Atmos Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for Dolby Atmos:
  • Marantz SR7015: 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier.
  • Marantz SR6015: 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier.
  • DTS:X Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for DTS:X:
  • Marantz SR7015: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier.
  • Marantz SR6015: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 7.2.2 with internal amplifier and 7.2.4 with addition of external 2 channel amplifier.
  • Configurations without height channels: There are also other speaker configurations available which do not include height channels:
  • Marantz SR7015: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
  • Marantz SR6015: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
  • Bi-Amp: You can bi-amp Marantz SR7015's and Marantz SR6015's front left and right speakers. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.

Dolby Atmos

Marantz SR7015 and Marantz SR6015 support Dolby Atmos. It is a cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. They can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity, and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. The format supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It recreates the director's original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater and delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.

  • Dolby Surround Upmixer: Both models support Dolby Surround Upmixer. If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.
  • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization: Both models support Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization which is a digital signal processing solution that leverages Dolby's deep understanding of human audio perception to create the sensation of overhead sound from the listener-level speakers.

DTS:X

Marantz SR7015 and Marantz SR6015 support DTS:X. A technique used in DTS:X is similar to the one used in Dolby Atmos. Instead of a fixed number of channels, DTS:X defines object locations from the listener in polar coordinates. An a/v receiver then dynamically renders sound according to the current speaker configuration. The speaker layout employed by DTS:X is the sum of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. It has standard 7.1 channel base layer, a 5 channel height layer above the base layer on the front and side walls, and 3 rows of speakers on the ceiling.

  • DTS Neural:X: Both models feature DTS Neural:X which is an advanced upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.
  • DTS Virtual:X: Both models feature DTS Virtual:X which bridges the gap between DTS:X codec and the reality of so many consumers' homes, allowing you to enjoy multi-dimensional sound regardless of room size, layout, or speaker configuration. If you have a limited speaker setup you will miss a full immersive potential of your entertainment system. DTS Virtual:X adds height and surround audio effect to your system without adding height speakers. It works with multiple configurations and delivers immersive sound experience out of 5.1 or even 2.1 speaker layouts.
  • DTS Dialog Control: Both models have DTS Dialog Control. This function adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream. It allows you to separately increase the dialog levels in contrast with the background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.

Auro-3D

Marantz SR7015 supports Auro-3D. It is an immersive 3D audio format developed by the Belgium-based company Auro Technologies. It consists of three layers of sound - surround, height and overhead ceiling. The base horizontal layer uses 5.1 or 7.1 format, the height layer is on top of the base layer and its information is extracted from the standard 5.1 surround PCM carrier. The a/v receiver decoder then extracts this information during playback. In home cinema Auro-3D comes with different listening formats - Auro 9.1, Auro 10.1 with added Top Ceiling channel ("Voice of God"), Auro 11.1 with added Front Height Center channel, and Auro 13.1 with added Left Rear Surround & Right Rear Surround channel.

  • Auro-Matic upmixer: Auro-Matic upmixer takes non Auro-3D sound and upmixes to the current speaker configuration.

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)

Marantz SR7015 and Marantz SR6015 support Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature allows the compatible TV to send audio signal to the a/v receiver through the same HDMI cable which is used to send audio and video signals to the TV. So one HDMI cable is used to transfer audio signal in both directions. New Enhanced ARC will support uncompressed audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio whereas the previous ARC could support only Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.



Sound Processing

  • Audyssey: Both receivers come with Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume, LFC and Sub EQ HT.
  • Dynamic EQ: selects the best possible frequency response and surround volume levels moment-by-moment. This ensures that the bass response, tonal balance and surround impression remain constant despite changes in volume. This is the first technology that carefully combines information from incoming source levels with actual output sound levels in the room, a pre-requisite for delivering a dynamic volume solution.
  • Dynamic Volume: Your Listening experience can be greatly diminished when there are significant shifts in volume between television programs, commercials and within the program material itself. When this happens you must constantly adjust the volume to maintain your desired listening level. Audyssey Dynamic Volume monitors the volume of program material moment-by-moment and automatically adjusts it, maintaining the desired listening level for all content while optimizing the dynamic range to preserve impact.
  • LFC (Low Frequency Containment): While high frequencies are easily stopped by walls low frequencies pass right through. After identifying the frequency range that most readily passes through walls Audyssey developed a technique, called Audyssey LFC (Low Frequency Containment) that reduses the volume at those frequencies and applies psychoacoustic processing to restore the perception of low bass for listeners in the room. The result is no more angry neighbors and no loss of enjoyment for listeners.
  • Sub EQ HT: Placing two subwoofers in the room can cause problems, they can create standing waves or even cancel each other out resulting in even less bass than a single sub can produce. Audyssey Sub EQ HT allows two subwoofers to be properly used in a home theater system. The process is automated and takes only a few minutes. The result is rich, full bass for everyone in the room.
  • Compressed Music Enhancer: Marantz SR7015 and Marantz SR6015 feature Compressed Music Enhancer which enhances the quality of the music files with lossy compression.
  • MDAX2: Compressed music enhancement in Marantz SR7015 and Marantz SR6015 is done by Marantz’ MDAX2 technology. The use of compressed audio files like MP3, Windows Media™ Audio or AAC is getting more and more popular. The audio quality of these compressed files however is less than the original lossless files that are on a CD, especially lacking the higher frequencies and affecting the lower frequencies which make the audio image less wide and deep. The Marantz Digital Audio Expander 2, also called M-DAX2, recalculates the outputted frequency range. This enables you to get a more detailed and clearer sound.

Room Calibration

Marantz SR7015 and Marantz SR6015 come with Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room correction system.

  • Audyssey Room Calibration: Audyssey is an acoustic measurement technology which automatically restores the acoustic distortion caused by the acoustic behaviour of a room with only a push on a button. Audyssey equalization provides an clear, accurate, natural sound with voices and dialog that become focused and intelligible, restoring the musical balance. Musical instruments and sound effects become precisely localized and the surround soundstage is made seamless and enveloping.

Video Section

HDMI 2.1

Marantz SR7015 comes with 1 HDMI 2.1 input with 8K support and 7 inputs with 4K support. It has 3 outputs - 2 x 8K for MAIN and 1 x 4K for ZONE2.

Marantz SR6015 comes with 1 HDMI 2.1 input with 8K support and 6 inputs with 4K support. It has 3 outputs - 2 x 8K for MAIN and 1 x 4K for ZONE2.

  • 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz Passthrough: On both receivers 1 out of 8 inputs passes up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 and the rest of the inputs pass up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
  • 8K Upscaling: Both receivers can upscale up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 from HDMI and analog sources.
  • Analog To HDMI Upconversion: Both receivers support analog to HDMI Upconversion, so you can input your analog video sources and output them digitally via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
  • BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35% (available on both models).
  • HDCP 2.3 Copy Protection: Both receivers are HDCP 2.3 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
  • Quick Media Switching (QMS): With HDMI 2.1a, Quick Media Switching for movies and video uses the HDMI VRR mechanism to eliminate the blackout period when an HDMI Source device switches its video mode. As long as the resolution remains the same and only the frame rate changes, QMS will instantly switch between frame rates. QMS eliminates A/V blackouts by using VRR technology to change frame rates, allowing instant changes from 24Hz to 60Hz frame rate, and anywhere in-between. The viewer never sees blank screens and gets a seamless experience (available on both models).
  • 3D Ready: Both receivers are able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Both receivers support HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Dynamic HDR and Hybrid Log-Gamma.

High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.

  • HDR10: HDR10 uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors. It is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness, however common HDR10 contents are mastered with peak brightness from 1,000 to 4,000 nits.
  • HDR10+: HDR10+ is an HDR video technology that adds dynamic metadata to HDR10 source files. The dynamic metadata are used to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis. HDR10+ supports maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness and 10-bit or more (up to 16-bit) color bit depth. It uses Samsung's dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-40.
  • Dolby Vision: Dolby Vision is a set of technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories for high dynamic range (HDR) video. It covers content creation, distribution, and playback. Like HDR10+, it includes dynamic metadata that are used to adjust and optimize each frame of the HDR video to the consumer display's capabilities in a way specified by the content creator. Dolby Vision allows for a maximum resolution of 8K up to 12-bit color depth, maximum peak brightness of 10,000 nits and a color gamut up to Rec. 2020. It uses Dolby's proprietary dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-10.
  • Dynamic HDR: Dynamic HDR enables a noticeable progression in overall video image quality from SDR to static HDR, and now static HDR to dynamic HDR. Dynamic HDR support ensures every moment of a video is displayed at its ideal values for depth, detail, brightness, contrast, and wider color gamuts - on a scene-by-scene or even a frame-by-frame basis. HDR-enhanced content is available for movies, videos, TV shows, video and PC games and VR.
  • Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG): The Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a transfer function developed mainly for HDR live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It is an HDR format that uses BT.2020 color primaries and a bitdepth of 10-bit. It is backward compatible with the transfer function of SDR and is designed to be better-suited for television broadcasting, where the metadata required for other HDR formats is not backward compatible with non-HDR displays. HLG defines a non-linear optical-electro transfer function, in which the lower half of the signal values use a gamma curve and the upper half of the signal values use a logarithmic curve.

IMAX Enhanced

Marantz SR7015 and Marantz SR6015 are IMAX Enhanced certified. To qualify for IMAX Enhanced certification, 4K HDR televisions, projectors, sound bars, a/v receivers, loudspeakers, powered subwoofers and other premium home entertainment devices must meet carefully prescribed performance requirements established by IMAX, DTS and Hollywood's leading experts.

  • What makes an IMAX Enhanced A/V receiver different from an A/V receiver with DTS:X technology? DTS:X technology is commonly found in most multi-channel A/V receivers on the market today. All IMAX Enhanced A/V receivers include DTS:X technology and deliver additional features, such as auto-sensing of IMAX Enhanced content, via IMAX Mode. IMAX Mode indicates that your A/V receiver supports fully immersive IMAX signature sound.
  • IMAX Enhanced Content: IMAX Enhanced studio partners have announced IMAX Enhanced versions of movies that exclusively feature IMAX's signature picture, sound and scale.
  • Picture: Stunning, ultra-vivid 4K HDR picture that utilizes the newest, proprietary Digital Media Remastering technology (DMR) developed by IMAX. DMR accurately reduces noise and grain under the filmmaker’s guidance to best optimize the content for a much higher-quality, higher-brightness display. Without this technology, high-dynamic range content can actually look worse than what was originally seen and intended by the filmmaker.
  • Sound: IMAX and DTS have partnered with award-winning Hollywood sound mixers leveraging DTS:X codec technology integrated in home audio equipment and select televisions to deliver an IMAX signature sound experience with deeper bass and more dynamic range.
  • Scale: Select IMAX Enhanced titles that were shot with IMAX-certified cameras or specially formatted for IMAX theatres feature its exclusive expanded aspect ratio, enabling viewers to see the full scale and scope of the picture on 4K HDR TVs.
  • Streaming Services: IMAX Enhanced is now available on the world’s biggest streaming services, including Disney+, BRAVIA CORE, Tencent, iQiyi and more.

Gaming Features

Both receivers support Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) for lag-free and smooth gaming.

  • Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Auto Low Latency Mode enables the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. When the receiver detects a gaming signal it will enter ALLM. The signal will also be sent to the TV causing it to automatically switch to a low-latency, low-lag mode for gaming. Some functions will not be available on the receiver and TV during ALLM.
  • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): VRR enables a gaming source such as a console or computer to deliver video frames as fast as it can, which in many cases is slower than the normal static refresh rate. It allows the TV to adapt to certain frame rate which reduces or eliminates lag, judder and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay.
  • Quick Frame Transport (QFT): QFT reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality. It transports each frame at a higher rate to decrease display latency, which is the amount of time between a frame being ready for transport in the GPU and that frame being completely displayed.

Inputs and Outputs

Audio

  • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input on Marantz SR7015 and Marantz SR6015 with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the receiver.
  • 7.1 Multichannel Input: In case you have a high quality Blu-Ray or a DVD player with multichannel analog outputs you may connect it to a 7.1 multichannel analog inputs of Marantz SR7015 and Marantz SR6015 and use high quality DACs of the player instead of the ones in the receiver.
  • Analog Pre-Outs: Marantz SR7015 and Marantz SR6015 have 11.2 preamplifier outputs which allow you to connect the receivers to the external power amplifiers. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the receiver to power the rest. Also, both receivers have 11 channel processing but have only 9 channel amplifiers, so they need external amplifiers connected to the analog pre-outs in order to reach their maximum speaker configurations.
  • Analog Line Inputs: There are 6 pair of line inputs on Marantz SR7015 and 5 pair of line inputs on Marantz SR6015 for connecting sources with analog outputs.
  • Digital Inputs: 2 optical inputs and 2 coaxial inputs are available for digital audio connections on both receivers.
  • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel of each receiver.

Video

  • HDMI:
  • Marantz SR7015
    Inputs:
    8   Outputs: 3 (2 x 8K for MAIN, 1 x 4K for ZONE2)
    8K Inputs: 1.
  • Marantz SR6015
    Inputs:
    7   Outputs: 3 (2 x 8K for MAIN, 1 x 4K for ZONE2)
    8K Inputs: 1.
  • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
  • Marantz SR7015
    Inputs:
    4   Outputs: 1.
  • Marantz SR6015
    Inputs:
    4   Outputs: 1.
  • Component Video: Component video connection gives you the higher quality video compared to the composite video connection. So in case your old DVD player and other equipment do not have an HDMI output but have Component video output use this connection over the composite one. resolution on Component video connectors. resolution on Component video connectors.
  • Marantz SR7015
    Inputs:
    3   Outputs: 1.
  • Marantz SR6015
    Inputs:
    2   Outputs: 1.

Front A/V Inputs

  • Marantz SR7015: HDMI, USB, Composite, L/R Audio
  • Marantz SR6015: USB, Composite, L/R Audio

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Specifications

And in the end let us list all the available specifications of the receivers side-by-side.

BASICS Marantz SR7015 Marantz SR6015
BrandMarantzMarantz
ModelSR7015SR6015
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryUSAUSA
Release Year20202020
AMPLIFIER Marantz SR7015 Marantz SR6015
Channels9.29.2
Front Wide Channel Support
Current Feedback Topology
Discrete Amplification
HDAM
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability (assignable) (assignable)
AUDIO Marantz SR7015 Marantz SR6015
Maximum Channel Processing11.211.2
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos up to 7.1.4 with external amp up to 7.1.4 with external amp
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Atmos Music
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital EX
Surround EX
DTS:X up to 7.1.4 with external amp up to 7.1.4 with external amp
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neo
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1 Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer Built-In
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSDMP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSDApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, DSD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC
Jitter Reduction Hybrid PLL Clock Jitter Reducer
DTS Dialog Control
Dialog Enhancement
Dialog Level Adjustment
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift
Compressed Music Enhancer MDAX2 MDAX2
High-resolution Music Enhancer
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Direct Mode
Pure Direct Mode
Independent Subwoofer Outputs
CALIBRATION Marantz SR7015 Marantz SR6015
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Audyssey MultEQ XT32 Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Audyssey App Support
Optimized Bass Redirection
Bass Sync
VIDEO Marantz SR7015 Marantz SR6015
HDMI Version2.12.1
Enhanced ARC
HDCP Version2.32.3
HDR10
HDR10+
Dynamic HDR
Dolby Vision
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
BT.2020 color space
QMS (Quick Media Switching)
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
QFT (Quick Frame transport)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component**, Composite Component**, Composite
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Marantz SR7015 Marantz SR6015
MHL Input
DLNA 1.5
FireConnect
FlareConnect
Domotz Pro Compatible
OvrC Compatible
HEOS
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Google assistant
Apple Siri
Works with SONOS
AirPlay AirPlay 2 AirPlay 2
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote App Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App for iOS and Android devices Marantz 2016 AVR Remote App for iOS and Android devices
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC SBC
Bluetooth Headphone Transmission
HDBaseT Compatible
HDMI Inputs87
HDMI Outputs3 (2 x 8K for MAIN, 1 x 4K for ZONE2)3 (2 x 8K for MAIN, 1 x 4K for ZONE2)
8K Inputs11
USB Input1 Front for USB memory1 Front for USB memory
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Input6 (1 front)5 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Output
Phono Input
Optical Inputs22
Optical Outputs
Coaxial Inputs22
Composite Video Input4 (1 front)4 (1 front)
Composite Video Output11
S-Video Input
S-Video Output
Component Video Input32
Component Video Output11
PC In
Multi-Channel Input 7.1 7.1
Analog Pre-Outs11.211.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsHDMI, USB, Composite, L/R AudioUSB, Composite, L/R Audio
Speaker A/B assignable assignable
Headphone Out6.3 mm (1/4")6.3 mm (1/4")
ZONES Marantz SR7015 Marantz SR6015
Zones32
Powered Zones 2 and 3 2
Zone 2 OutsHDMI, Component, Composite, Pre OutHDMI, Pre Out
Zone 3 OutsPre Out
RS-232C Interface
+12V Trigger Output21
MISC Marantz SR7015 Marantz SR6015
On-Screen Display Advanced Graphic User Interface Advanced Graphic User Interface
GUI Languages33
Web Browser Control
IP Control for CI
Control4 SDDP
Display 2 lines + port hole port hole
Remote ControllerRC043SRRC042SR
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display / / / /
Detachable Power Cord
Flasher In
Remote Control In/Out1 / 11 / 1
Setup Assistant
RADIO Marantz SR7015 Marantz SR6015
Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM
Digital Radio
Internet Radio TuneIn TuneIn
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Marantz SR7015 Marantz SR6015
Front PanelMetalMetal
Speaker Terminals1111
Large Speaker Terminals1111
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
High Grade Audio Components
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Marantz SR7015 Marantz SR6015
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Toroidal Transformer (EI) (EI)
Power Consumption710 W680 W
No Sound PowerECO On/Off: 65 W/110 WECO On/Off: 60 W/100 W
Standby Power0.2 W0.2 W
GENERAL Marantz SR7015 Marantz SR6015
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Auto Power off
Dimensions (W x H x D)440 mm x 185 mm x 411 mm (with antenna: 440 mm x 247 mm x 411 mm)
17-3/8" x 7-3/8" x 16-1/4" (with antenna: 17-3/8" x 9-3/4" x 16-1/4"
440 mm x 161 mm x 398 mm (with antenna: 440 mm x 229 mm x 398 mm)
17-3/8" x 6-3/8" x 15-3/4" (with antenna: 17-3/8" x 9-1/8" x 15-3/4")
Dimensions of Package (W x H x D)537 mm x 281 mm x 497 mm537 mm x 257 mm x 483 mm
Weight14.2 kg (31 lbs 5 oz)12.8 kg (28 lbs 4 oz)
Weight of Package16.9 kg15.4 kg
Warranty3 Years3 Years
SPECS Marantz SR7015 Marantz SR6015
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2125 W (0.05% THD)110 W (0.08% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2165 W (0.7% THD)150 W (0.7% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)235 W (10% THD)220 W (10% THD)
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)200 W (1% THD)185 W (1% THD)
THD digital0.008% (1 kHz, at 0 dB)0.008% (1 kHz, at 0 dB)
Analog Distortion0.005% (20 Hz-20 kHz, Direct mode)0.005% (20 Hz-20 kHz, Direct mode)
Phono Distortion0.03% (1 kHz, 3 V)0.03% (1 kHz, 3 V)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ200 mV/47 kΩ
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)2.5 mV2.5 mV
Rated Preout Level and Impedance1.2 V
Rated Output digital2 V (at 0 dB playback)2 V (at 0 dB playback)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)100 dB100 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)74 dB74 dB
S/N Ratio (digital)102 dB102 dB
Dynamic Range (digital)100 dB100 dB
Phono RIAA Deviation±1 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)±1 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Frequency Response (Analog In)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz2.8 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component Y)
0.7 Vp-p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 Ω (Composite)
Video Frequency Response5 Hz - 60 MHz, 0, -3 dB (Component)
5 Hz - 10 MHz, 0, -3 dB (Composite)
5 Hz - 60 MHz, 0, -3 dB (Component)
5 Hz - 10 MHz, 0, -3 dB (Composite)
Ethernet Standard100BASE-TX100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/nIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency5 GHz, 2.4 GHz5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth Version4․24․2
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz2.4 GHz
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5V, 1 AUSB2.0 5V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)
FM Effective Sensitivity1.2 µV (12.8 dBf)1.2 µV (12.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dBMono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%
AM Frequency520 kHz - 1710 kHz520 kHz - 1710 kHz
AM Effective Sensitivity18 µV18 µV

* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted

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