Marantz AV Receivers: Comparing the SR & NR Series Features

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Marantz AV receivers are some of the best examples of surround sound amplifiers on the market.

They have been making audio products since the 1950's and have been long admired for their high-quality equipment.

However, it can be confusing to understand which model you want to buy as there seems to be such a large range of products on the market.

To make things easier, I have listed the latest models of the Marantz receiver and summarized the differences between them.

There are currently two main ranges:

  • SR Series: high-end AV receivers
  • NR Series: slimline models

I have grouped these receivers by their year of release, and then listed them in order of value (using the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price as a guide).

The MSRP will often be beaten by the retailers, but it is still a useful guide as to the quality of each product.

The specifications are from the models in the US so you may find these vary slightly worldwide.

If you want some more help understanding what all the features and specifications mean, don't forget to take a look at my guide to the best AV receivers in 2018.



Marantz SR Series

The SR Series of Marantz AV receivers are their flagship models. If you want their best quality receivers then this is where you need to look. The main highlight of the Marantz brand is their 'musical' sound. So, if you want an all-rounder that can work well for movies and music, then these are well worth considering.

2018

Marantz SR7013 9.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $2,199

Marantz SR7013 9.2-Ch AV Receiver
Marantz SR7013 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
9.2 7+1 / 3 5.2.4 / 7.2.2 (Processing for 7.2.4 + Auro-3D) Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio) / Zone 3 (2-ch audio)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 110 4 - 16 Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
11.2 Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay 2 / Bluetooth / HEOS / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa 31.3 17-3/8 x 7-3/8 x 16-1/4 in | 440 x 185 x 411 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch), Auro-3D + Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X & DTS Virtual:X
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2018

Marantz SR6013 9.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $1,499

Marantz SR6013 9.2-Ch AV Receiver
Marantz SR6013 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
9.2 7+1 / 3 5.2.4 / 7.2.2 (Processing for 7.2.4) Zone 2 (HDMI and 2-ch audio)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 110 4 - 16 Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
11.2 Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay 2 / Bluetooth / HEOS / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa 28.2 17-3/8 x 6-3/8 x 15-3/4 in | 440 x 161 x 398 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch) + Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X & DTS Virtual:X
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2018

Marantz SR5013 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $999

Marantz SR5013 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Marantz SR5013 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 7+1 / 2 5.2.2 Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 100 4 - 16 Audyssey MultEQ XT
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
7.2 Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay 2 / Bluetooth / HEOS / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa 22 17-3/8 x 6-3/8 x 13-3/4 in | 440 x 161 x 348 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch) + Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X & DTS Virtual:X
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2017

Marantz SR8012 11.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $2,999

Marantz SR8012 11.2-Ch AV Receiver
Marantz SR8012 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
11.2 7+1 / 3 7.2.4 / 9.2.2 Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio) / Zone 3 (2-ch audio)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 140 4 - 16 Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
11.2 Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / HEOS / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa 38.4 17-3/8 x 7-3/8 x 18-1/8 in | 440 x 185 x 460 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch), Auro-3D + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2017

Marantz SR7012 9.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $2,199

Marantz SR7012 9.2-Ch AV Receiver
Marantz SR7012 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
9.2 7+1 / 3 5.2.4 / 7.2.2 (Processing for 7.2.4) Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio) / Zone 3 (2-ch audio)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 125 4 - 16 Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
11.2 Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / HEOS / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa 31.3 17-3/8 x 7-3/8 x 16-1/4 in | 440 x 185 x 411 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch), Auro-3D + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.05% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2017

Marantz SR6012 9.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $1,499

Marantz SR6012 9.2-Ch AV Receiver
Marantz SR6012 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
9.2 7+1 / 3 5.2.4 / 7.2.2 (Processing for 7.2.4) Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 110 4 - 16 Audyssey MultEQ XT32
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
11.2 Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / HEOS / Spotify Connect 28.2 17-3/8 x 6-3/8 x 15-3/4 in | 440 x 161 x 398 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2017

Marantz SR5012 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $999

Marantz SR5012 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Marantz SR5012 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 7+1 / 2 5.2.2 Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 100 4 - 16 Audyssey MultEQ XT
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
7.2 Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / HEOS / Spotify Connect 22 17-3/8 x 6-3/8 x 13-5/8 in | 440 x 161 x 346 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch) + Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

Marantz NR Series

The 'NR' series of receivers offer a slimline chassis and a cut-down feature list to provide a simpler, cheaper option. If you are short of space, or don't need all the high-end features, then you can still get that great Marantz sound at a very reasonable price.

2018

Marantz NR1609 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $749

Marantz NR1609 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Marantz NR1609 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 7+1 / 1 5.2.2 Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 50 4 - 16 Audyssey MultEQ
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Front L+R / Subwoofer (x2) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay 2 / Bluetooth / HEOS / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa 18.3 17-3/8 x 4-1/4 x 15 in | 440 x 105 x 378 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch) + Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X & DTS Virtual:X
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2018

Marantz NR1509 5.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $549

Marantz NR1509 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
Marantz NR1509 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
5.2 5+1 / 1 None None
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 50 4 - 16 Audyssey MultEQ
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Front L+R / Subwoofer (x2) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay 2 / Bluetooth / HEOS / Spotify Connect / Amazon Alexa 18 17-3/8 x 4-1/4 x 15 in | 440 x 105 x 378 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch) + Dolby Pro Logic II & DTS Neo:6
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2017

Marantz NR1608 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $749

Marantz NR1608 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Marantz NR1608 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
7.2 7+1 / 1 5.2.2 Zone 2 (2-ch audio)
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 50 4 - 16 Audyssey MultEQ
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Front L+R / Subwoofer (x2) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / HEOS / Spotify Connect 18.3 17-3/8 x 4-1/4 x 14-7/8 in | 440 x 105 x 376 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch) + Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X & DTS Virtual:X
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

2017

Marantz NR1508 5.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $549

Marantz NR1508 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
Marantz NR1508 AV Receiver Specifications
Channels HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos? Zones
5.2 5+1 / 1 None None
HDR Support Power (W/Ch)* Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 50 4 - 16 Audyssey MultEQ
Pre Out? Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
Front L+R / Subwoofer (x2) Ethernet / WiFi / AirPlay / Bluetooth / HEOS / Spotify Connect 18 17-3/8 x 4-1/4 x 14-7/8 in | 440 x 105 x 376 mm (w/o antenna)
Digital Audio Formats
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES (Matrix6.1 & Discrete6.1), DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DSD, LPCM (Up to 192/24 7.1ch) + Dolby Pro Logic II & DTS Neo:6
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven CLICK FOR LATEST PRICE

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Paul started the Home Cinema Guide to help less-experienced users get the most out of today's audio-visual technology. He has worked as a sound, lighting and audio-visual engineer for around 20 years. At home, he has spent more time than is probably healthy installing, configuring, testing, de-rigging, fixing, tweaking, re-installing again (and sometimes using) various pieces of hi-fi and home cinema equipment.