Marantz SR6009 Review and Specs

Marantz SR6009 (UK version)

SCORE:
84
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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 and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing.

We evaluated the Receiver and gave 84 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
79
AUDIO FEATURES
78
CONNECTIVITY
89
MULTIZONE
84
MISCELLANEOUS
84
RADIO
82
OVERALL
84

Amplifier score is based on power ratings, minimum impedance load, power supply, transformer type, total harmonic distortion, damping factor, signal to noise ratio and other small details. Audio score depends on the number of channels, front wide channel support, maximum channel processing, support of audio formats, DAC specifications, room calibration algorithm... Video score is based on HDR, Dolby Vision and video signal passthrough and upscaling, analog to HDMI upconversion. Connectivity score is defined from all wired and wireless inputs and outputs, internet and bluetooth connections, HEOS, SONOS and others. Multizone score depends on the number of zones with their outputs. Radio score is evaluated form digital radio support and analog tuner with its frequency range, signal to noise ratio, harmonic distortion...

Pros and Cons

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

PROS
👍   Front Wide Channel Support
👍   HDAM
👍   Certified 4 Ω Performance
👍   Bi-amp Capability
👍   Dolby TrueHD
👍   Dolby Digital Plus
👍   Dolby Pro Logic
👍   Dolby Digital EX
👍   DTS Neo
👍   DTS-HD Master Audio
👍   DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
👍   DTS 96/24
👍   DTS Express
👍   DTS-ES
👍   High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network
👍   Gapless Playback
👍   DSD via HDMI
👍   DSD via USB
👍   Dialog Level Adjustment
👍   Dialog Normalization
👍   Compressed Music Enhancer
👍   Audyssey Dynamic EQ
👍   Audyssey Dynamic Volume
👍   Audyssey DSX
👍   Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
👍   Optimized Bass Redirection
👍   3-D Ready
👍   4K or 8K Video Passthrough
👍   4K or 8K Signal Upscaling
👍   Analog To HDMI Upconversion
👍   DLNA 1.5
👍   Ethernet
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Bluetooth
👍   New HDCP Version
👍   Many HDMI Inputs
👍   USB Input
👍   Many Analog Audio Line Inputs
👍   Phono Input
👍   Composite Video Inputs
👍   Composite Video Outputs
👍   Component Video Inputs
👍   Component Video Outputs
👍   Multi-Channel Input
👍   Analog Pre-Outs
👍   Zones
👍   Detachable Power Cord
👍   Analog Tuner
👍   Spotify
CONS
👎   No Dolby Atmos
👎   No Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
👎   No Dolby Surround Upmixer
👎   No DTS:X
👎   No DTS Neural:X
👎   No DTS Virtual:X
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
👎   No DTS Dialog Control
👎   No High-resolution Music Enhancer
👎   No Audyssey App Support
👎   No HDR10
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No BT.2020 color space
👎   No Dolby Vision
👎   No Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
👎   No HEOS
👎   No Chromecast Built-In
👎   Does not Work with Amazon Alexa
👎   Does Not Work with SONOS
👎   No eARC
👎   No Pandora
👎   No Tidal
👎   No Deezer
👎   No Napster
👎   No SiriusXM Internet Radio
👎   Old Bluetooth Version

Amplifier

Marantz SR6009 has 7 channel amplifier and delivers 110 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and also has a stable performance at 4 Ω load. This receiver even supports front wide channels which is found only in a very few high-end receivers these days.


Video Features

The Receiver has 4K passthrough up to 60p and 4K upscaling up to 60p.


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

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.


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.


Audyssey

Marantz SR6009 comes with Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Audyssey DSX.

Audyssey 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.

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.

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.


Room Correction

Marantz SR6009 comes with Audyssey MultEQ XT + PRO room correction system and includes the calibration microphone.

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.


Connectivity

Marantz SR6009 can be connected to internet using ethernet cable or built-in wi-fi adapter. It can also connect to bluetooth devices via built-in bluetooth adapter. The Receiver supports AirPlay. It has 8 HDMI inputs and HDCP 2.2 copy protection. There is a phono input with built-in phono stage for connecting the cartridge output of the turntable directly to the Receiver. There are 7.1 multi-channel analog inputs and 7.2 channel analog pre-outs for external amplification.

Front panel has HDMI, USB, Composite and L/R Audio inputs.

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Specifications

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

BASICS
BrandMarantz
ModelSR6009
TypeA/V Receiver
CountryUK
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 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 Dual Subwoofer Output
CALIBRATION
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. Audyssey MultEQ XT + PRO
Audyssey App Support
Optimized Bass Redirection
Bass Sync
VIDEO
HDR10
HDR10+
BT.2020 color space
Dolby Vision
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
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
Enhanced ARC
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI Input8 (1 front)
HDMI Output2 (1 for MAIN, 1 for ZONE2)
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 In2
Optical Out
Coaxial In/Out2 /
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 Out 6.3 mm
ZONES
Zones2
Powered Zones 2
Zone 2HDMI, Pre Out
RS-232
+12V Trigger Output1
MISC
On-Screen Display Advanced Graphic User Interface
GUI Languages9
Web Browser Control
IP Control for CI
FL 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 with RDS
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 230 V, 50/60 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 - 108.0 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 Frequency522 kHz - 1611 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
More Advanced Auto Speaker Calibration System Audyssey MultEQ XT32 + PRO vs Audyssey MultEQ XT + PRO
HDR10 vs
BT.2020 color space vs
Dolby Vision vs
HLG vs
More Analog Pre-Outs 13.2 vs 7.2

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

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