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Marantz SR5006 / Marantz SR6006 Receiver Thread

post #1 of 1955
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SR5006 Key Features (Bold features are upgrades vs. the SR5005) - $799 Retail

* 7ch Discrete Amplifier 100Wx7 (8 ohms)
* Network/streaming (Internet radio, Napster, Rhapsody, Pandora, Wizz App control, Flicker, I/P control, DLNA, AirPlay, firmware updates and remote maintenance)
* New Setup Wizard
* Audyssey MultEQ XT, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, dts Neural Surround, etc.
* Multi Room Audio
* M-XPort for Bluetooth wireless receiver connected with iPhone / Cell Phone
* Back Lit Learning remote with LCD
* Certified Control4, Crestron & AMX compatible (RS232C)
* HDMI 1.4a(3D, Audio Return Channel & CEC)
* USB Connectivity with iPod Digital. One touch playback
* Up-scaling the HDMI to HDMI 1080 video signal
* Six HDMI inputs



SR6006 Key Features (Bold features are upgrades vs. the SR6005) - $1,199 Retail

* 7ch Discrete Amplifier 110Wx7 (8 ohms)
* Network/streaming (Internet radio, Napster, Rhapsody, Pandora, Wizz App control, Flicker, I/P control, DLNA, AirPlay, firmware updates and remote maintenance)
* Phono Input and Two DC trigger outs
* NEW Setup Wizard
* Audyssey MultEQ XT, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, dts Neural Surround, etc.
* Upgraded transparent speaker binding posts
* Three zone of audio and digital input playback
* M-XPort for Bluetooth wireless receiver connected with iPhone / Cell Phone
* Back Lit Learning remote with LCD
* Built in HD Radio tuner
* Certified Control4, Crestron & AMX compatible (RS232C)
* HDMI 1.4a(3D, Audio Return Channel & CEC)
* USB Connectivity with iPod Digital
* Up-scaling the HDMI to HDMI 1080 video signal
* HDMI 7 Inputs (6 on back panel and 1 on front panel/ 2 output (simultaneous)
post #2 of 1955
Any word on which video chip they're using in these models?
post #3 of 1955
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Originally Posted by mikea1234 View Post

Any word on which video chip they're using in these models?

I would be willing to bet they have dropped ABT like their Denon cousins in favor of analog devices' chip.
post #4 of 1955
Why do you think they would do that? Are the ABT inferior? Are the others cheaper?

Any word on ship date?
post #5 of 1955
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Originally Posted by Frank_K View Post

Why do you think they would do that? Are the ABT inferior? Are the others cheaper?

Any word on ship date?


I think D&M is showing differentiation in pushing Audyssey and sound quality over video scaling and other peripheral features. Candidly, I agree with their strategy provided the largely untested analog devices chips don't molest hdmi video.

They should be out in late June.
post #6 of 1955
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Originally Posted by winston9332 View Post

(Bold features are upgrades...)

I see nothing in a bold font.
post #7 of 1955
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Originally Posted by garypen View Post

I see nothing in a bold font.

LOL, I was thinking the same thing.. should be a simple fix when winston has time to update..
post #8 of 1955
Beautiful. Im willing to trade my Denon 3311CI with a Marantz SR6006.
post #9 of 1955
SR5006 is supposed to ship the second week of June, the SR6006 a week after.
post #10 of 1955
I would appreciate any advise. I currently have a SR18EX and am looking to upgrade in favor of SR6006.
1. Would you expect similar sound quality?
2. It appears the multiroom doesn't support video, only audio. The SR18ex supports both, obviously not HDMI. Is that correct?

TIA, Mark
post #11 of 1955
FYI.. SR5006/SR6006 now listed on marantz site

..dane
post #12 of 1955
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Originally Posted by audiodane View Post

FYI.. SR5006/SR6006 now listed on marantz site

..dane

So it's official. The 5006 doesn't have 7.1 preamp outputs. Only 2.1
post #13 of 1955
The 5006 has a 650W power consumption spec and the receiver weighs close to 26lbs so must have a decent amp section. I wonder if these will have a nicer GUI. Not sure I like the new look...
post #14 of 1955
excellent but i still wouldnt change my sr8002 for one,not yet atleast.
post #15 of 1955
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Originally Posted by rocky1 View Post
excellent but i still wouldnt change my sr8002 for one,not yet atleast.
I'm interested to know why. I've got an SR8001 and am pretty interested in the 6006. Can't think of anything I'd be giving up, but would be gaining HDMI passthrough on standby (a big deal for my setup).

thanks,
..dane
post #16 of 1955
What, no optical output? Here are some pics of the front and backs: http://is.gd/a7eIIo
post #17 of 1955
I am interested inpurchasing the sr 6006 but have not been able to find it. Does anyone know where I can buy?
post #18 of 1955
Anyone?
post #19 of 1955
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Originally Posted by paulgas View Post

I am interested inpurchasing the sr 6006 but have not been able to find it. Does anyone know where I can buy?

I don't think it's available yet. There's not even a manual on the website.
post #20 of 1955
One of the posts above implies the third week of june.
post #21 of 1955
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Originally Posted by henningh View Post

I don't think it's available yet. There's not even a manual on the website.

No manual, but at lease a spec sheet
post #22 of 1955
I just don't see what the extra $400 is for to upgrade to the 6006. Am I missing something? The 5006 is 25.6 lbs and the 6006 is 26.0 lbs. Both have 650 watt power consumption. Both use Audyssey MultiEQ XT. The only additions I see on the 6006 are 1 extra HDMI out and 1 in. Preamp outputs for all channels. I'm guessing HD radio but I don't see it listed. That's about it. Doesn't seem like much for the extra 400. That being said the 5006 is very interesting to me and I can't wait for the owner's manual to come out to get more info.
post #23 of 1955
The 6006 also has a phono stage, which is nice for me. Also an extra composite in, two extra composite outs, audio outs for zones 2 & 3, AUX2 audio in, DC trigger outputs.

I just wish these units had an optical output...
post #24 of 1955
Seeing the 6006, can anyone talk me into justifying a 7005? I was planning on getting the 7005 to run my 2 channel rig for now, and as I build up into a 5:1 rig, ultimately using it a pre/pro for at least the mains with some better amplification.

But it appears that with the 6006 coming in with essentially the same feature set, a largely negligible power difference, and perhaps a bit cleaner output (98 vs 96 dB S/N), it there really any point in bumping up to the 7005? The current feedback preamp?

Perhaps a tipping point question: with a 7005, when running it as a pre/pro, is it possible to defeat the internal amps?

Cheers!
post #25 of 1955
I am in the same boat as waygorked. I have been looking at the 7005 for over a month. Now with the 6006 implimenting all the networking features that previously sold me on stepping up, I am trying to determine why the 6006 wouldn't serve me as good. If anyone has a good comparitive analysis, please share.
post #26 of 1955
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Originally Posted by waygorked View Post

Perhaps a tipping point question: with a 7005, when running it as a pre/pro, is it possible to defeat the internal amps?

Cheers!

sure, don't hook up speakers to them...

however, in the context of how i think you are asking the question, no, you cannot turn them "off"...
post #27 of 1955
I like your first answer better...
post #28 of 1955
^^^

sorry...

whether or not you can turn the amps off would fall WAY down on the list of "things that don't matter" for me...
post #29 of 1955
If I understand correctly, the big sound quality difference between using a SR 7005 and an AV7005 as a pre/pro, if there is indeed one at all, will be from the extra interference and strain on the power supply, no?

And assuming this effect is negligible, will there be any relevant difference between one or the other with both used as a pre/pro? I haven't looked into the AV7500 deeply enough to see if there is any difference in specs or reviews, and the functionality looks the same.

BTW Chris, I do appreciate your feedback. You are much farther into this process than I, and I am happy to learn from your experiences.
post #30 of 1955
Quote:
Originally Posted by waygorked View Post
Seeing the 6006, can anyone talk me into justifying a 7005? I was planning on getting the 7005 to run my 2 channel rig for now, and as I build up into a 5:1 rig, ultimately using it a pre/pro for at least the mains with some better amplification.

But it appears that with the 6006 coming in with essentially the same feature set, a largely negligible power difference, and perhaps a bit cleaner output (98 vs 96 dB S/N), it there really any point in bumping up to the 7005? The current feedback preamp?

Perhaps a tipping point question: with a 7005, when running it as a pre/pro, is it possible to defeat the internal amps?

Cheers!
Quote:
Originally Posted by smally View Post
I am in the same boat as waygorked. I have been looking at the 7005 for over a month. Now with the 6006 implimenting all the networking features that previously sold me on stepping up, I am trying to determine why the 6006 wouldn't serve me as good. If anyone has a good comparitive analysis, please share.
Even I am with the same dilemma. I thought of buying a sr7005, but after seeing the similar specs and looks of the sr7005 and sr6006, I too am wondering is it worth buying the 7005 or to go for the 6006.
Will there be any difference in performance, features and the sound quality between these two. people with knowledge about these receivers please help.
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