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Marantz SR6009 (USA version)

SCORE:
83

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay, DLNA
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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Overview

Marantz SR6009 was introduced in 2014. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier with 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing. It passes 4K/60Hz and upscales up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 83 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
73
AUDIO FEATURES
77
CONNECTIVITY
88
MULTIZONE
84
MISCELLANEOUS
84
RADIO
89
OVERALL
83

Pros and Cons

In this section we present pros and cons of Marantz SR6009.

PROS
  Front Wide Channel Support
  DSD via HDMI
  Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  New HDCP Version
  4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  4K or 8K Signal Upscaling
  Analog To HDMI Upconversion
  Ethernet
  Wi-Fi
  Bluetooth
  Many HDMI Inputs
  USB Input
  Many Analog Audio Line Inputs
  Phono Input
  Composite Video Inputs
  Component Video Inputs
  Multi-Channel Input
  Analog Pre-Outs
  Zones
  Analog Tuner
  Pandora
  Spotify
CONS
  No Dolby Atmos
  No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
  No DTS:X
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
  No eARC
  No HDR10
  No HDR10+
  No Dolby Vision
  No HEOS
  No Chromecast Built-In
  Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
  Few 8K Inputs
  No Tidal
  Old Bluetooth Version

Audio Section

7 channel Amplifier

Marantz SR6009 features 7 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 SR6009 features 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 SR6009 features 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 SR6009's 7 channel amplifier can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

  • Configurations: Available configurations are:
  • 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
  • Front Wide Channel support: Marantz SR6009 supports front wide channels. With the presence of two front wide speakers you can enhance the front surround stage. The following speaker configurations are available for front wide channels - 7.2.
  • Bi-Amp: You can bi-amp 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.

Audyssey DSX

Audyssey DSX allows you to augment a standard five-channel home theater with either two Front Wide or two Front High speakers. The Wide channels create an expansive soundstage and bring out convincing directional effects. Alternatively, Height channels can add a vertical dimension to movie and game soundtracks.



Sound Processing

  • Audyssey: Marantz SR6009 comes with Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume.
  • 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.
  • MDAX2: Compressed music enhancement in Marantz SR6009 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 SR6009 comes with Audyssey MultEQ XT + PRO room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.

  • 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

Marantz SR6009 features 8 HDMI inputs. It has 2 outputs: 1 for MAIN and 1 for ZONE2.

  • 4K/60Hz Passthrough: All inputs pass up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
  • 4K Upscaling: Marantz SR6009 can upscale up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4 from HDMI and analog sources.
  • Analog To HDMI Upconversion: The a/v receiver supports video upconversion, so you can connect your analog Component and Composite video sources and Marantz SR6009 will output them via HDMI. This means that you will need only one HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
  • HDCP 2.2 Copy Protection: All inputs and outputs are HDCP 2.2 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
  • 3D Ready: Marantz SR6009 is able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

Multi-zone Playback

Marantz SR6009 offers multi-zone playback which allows you to play different input sources in 2 different rooms.


Zone 2

  • Powered Zone 2: You can use the unit's 2 amplifier channels by connecting Zone 2 speakers directly to the speaker terminals. The remaining 5 channels will be left for main zone amplification.
  • HDMI Output: Marantz SR6009 offers HDMI output for Zone 2. This means that it can send two different HDMI signals to two displays.
  • Audio Pre Output: If you have a dedicated power amplifier for Zone 2 you can connect it to the a/v receiver via pre outs and control volume from the a/v receiver.

Inputs and Outputs

Audio

  • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the a/v 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 the a/v receiver and use high quality DACs of the player instead of the ones in the a/v receiver.
  • Analog Pre-Outs: Marantz SR6009 has 7.2 preamplifier outputs which allow you to connect the a/v receiver to the external power amplifier. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the a/v receiver to power the rest.
  • Analog Line Inputs: There are 6 line inputs for analog audio connection.
  • Digital Inputs: 2 optical inputs and 2 coaxial inputs are available for digital audio connection.
  • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel.

Video

  • HDMI:
  • Inputs: 8 (1 front)   Outputs: 2 (1 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
    8K Inputs: 0
  • Composite Video: Connect you VCR, Laserdisc player and other old video equipment with composite video cables.
  • 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. Marantz SR6009 supports up to 1080p resolution on Component video connectors.
  • Inputs: 2   Outputs: 1
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Specifications

Here we list all the available features and specifications of Marantz SR6009.

BASICS
BrandMarantz
ModelSR6009
TypeA/V Receiver
CountryUSA
Release Year2014
AMPLIFIER
Channels7.2
Front Wide Channel Support
Current Feedback Topology
Discrete Amplification
HDAM
THX™ Certification
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Bi-amp Capability (assignable)
AUDIO
Maximum Channel Processing7.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Atmos Music
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic PLIIz
Dolby Digital EX
Surround EX
DTS:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neo Neo:X
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC
Jitter Reduction
DTS Dialog Control
Dialog Enhancement
Dialog Level Adjustment
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift
Compressed Music Enhancer 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
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Audyssey MultEQ XT + PRO
Audyssey App Support
Optimized Bass Redirection
Bass Sync
VIDEO
Enhanced ARC
HDCP Version2.2
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 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling up to 4K 50/60Hz 4:4:4
Analog To HDMI Upconversion Component, Composite
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
Component Video Maximum Resolution1080p
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY
MHL Input
DLNA 1.5
FireConnect
FlareConnect
Domotz Pro Compatible
Remote Monitoring with ihiji
OvrC Compatible
HEOS
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Works with SONOS
AirPlay AirPlay
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote App Marantz Remote App for iOS and Android devices
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
HDBaseT Compatible
HDMI Inputs8 (1 front)
HDMI Outputs2 (1 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
8K Inputs
USB Input1 (Front) for iPod/iPhone and USB memory
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Input6 (1 front)
Analog Audio Line Output
Phono Input
Optical Inputs2
Optical Outputs
Coaxial Inputs2
Composite Video Input4 (1 front)
Composite Video Output1
S-Video Input
S-Video Output
Component Video Input2
Component Video Output1
PC In
Multi-Channel Input 7.1
Analog Pre-Outs7.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsHDMI, USB, Composite, L/R Audio
Speaker A/B assignable
Headphone Out6.3 mm (1/4")
ZONES
Zones2
Powered Zones 2
Zone 2 OutsHDMI, Pre Out
RS-232C Interface
+12V Trigger Output1
MISC
On-Screen Display Advanced Graphic User Interface
GUI Languages3
Web Browser Control
IP Control for CI
Display port hole
Remote ControllerRC025SR
Pre-programmed / Learnable / LCD Display / /
Detachable Power Cord
Flasher In
Remote Control In/Out1 / 1
Setup Assistant
RADIO
Analog Tuner FM/AM
Digital Radio
Internet Radio
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION
ChassisTrapdoor design
Front PanelAluminum
Solid Aluminum Front
Speaker Terminals9
Large Speaker Terminals9
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
High Grade Audio Components
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption650 W
No Sound PowerECO On/Off: 50 W/80 W
Standby Power0.2 W
GENERAL
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Auto Power off
Dimensions (W x H x D)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 up: 17-3/8" x 9-1/8" x 15-3/4")
Weight11.4 kg (25 lbs 2 oz)
Warranty3 Years
SPECS
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2110 W (0.08% THD)
Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2150 W (0.7% THD)
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC)185 W (1% THD)
THD digital0.008% (1 kHz, at 0 dB)
Analog Distortion0.005% (20 Hz-20 kHz, Direct mode)
Phono Distortion0.03% (1 kHz, 3 V)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)2.5 mV
Rated Output digital2 V (at 0 dB playback)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)100 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)74 dB
S/N Ratio (digital)102 dB
Dynamic Range (digital)100 dB
Phono RIAA Deviation±1 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Frequency Response (Analog In)+1/-3 dB (10 Hz to 100 kHz, Direct mode)
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB2.8 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)
Video Frequency Response5 Hz to 60 MHz, 0 dB/-3 dB (Component)
5 Hz to 10 MHz, 0 dB/-3 dB (Composite)
Ethernet Standard100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency2.4 GHz
Bluetooth Version2․1 + EDR
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz
USB TerminalUSB2.0 5V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 2.8 µV (20.2 dBf)
FM Effective Sensitivity1.2 µV (12.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 70 dB/67 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.7%/1.0%
AM Frequency530 kHz - 1710 kHz
AM Effective Sensitivity18 µV

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

Successor

In 2015 Marantz SR6009 was replaced by SR6010. Let us now have a look at some important changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Marantz SR6010 vs Marantz SR6009
More Channel Processing 9.2 vs 7.1
Dolby Atmos up to 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 with external amp vs
Dolby Surround Upmixer vs
DTS:X up to 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 with external amp vs
DTS Neural:X vs
Audyssey LFC vs
Audyssey Sub EQ HT vs
Independent Subwoofer Outputs vs
More Advanced Auto Speaker Calibration System Audyssey MultEQ XT32 + PRO vs Audyssey MultEQ XT + PRO
HDR10 vs
Dolby Vision vs
HLG vs
BT.2020 color space vs
More Analog Pre-Outs 13.2 vs 7.2
More Speaker Terminals 11 vs 9
More Large Speaker Terminals 11 vs 9

DOWNGRADES Marantz SR6010 vs Marantz SR6009
Dolby Pro Logic vs PLIIz
DTS Neo vs Neo:X

For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Marantz SR6009 vs Marantz SR6010.

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