Two new Marantz AV receiver models continue the company’s tradition of delivering movies and music in equal measure. The $1,399 SR5003 (pictured above) and $1,899 SR6003 (pictured below) have been designed to meet the needs of today’s high definition AV formats, while sounding the business with music. Both are clad in Marantz’ new-look ‘M1’ chassis, and incorporate an independent audio circuit that is isolated from noise produced by the video processing and other circuitry.
Decoding of all the latest HD audio formats is supported by both models, including Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus and both DTS-HD formats. To make the most of compressed music from your iPod or MP3 player, both receivers feature Marantz’ M-DAX system which boosts the audio quality of digital music files.
The SR5003 is rated at 7 x 90 watts per channel, while the SR6003 musters some 100 watts across each of its seven channels. Both will upscale video sources to 1080p quality via HDMI, and feature Audyssey’s Multi-EQ Auto setup for optimising the soundfields in up to six separate seating positions.