Originally Posted by Wernerth
I have a question for you guys, I currently own the Marantz SR5008 and was thinking of upgrading to one of the 2015 models. A buddy of mine suggested the NR1606. Isn't that technically a downgrade from the model I currently have? If so, could you guys explain the differences to and if there would be another model you would recommend to me?
The SR5008 has a larger power supply and will do 100W into solid 2-channel stereo mode while the NR1606 is about half that.
The SR5008 also has Audyssey XT which is also the higher room correction algorithm, but not as good as Audyssey XT32. The SR5008 also has 7.1 analogue inputs/outputs. Two more stereo channel inputs on the SR5008. Also an additional HDMI output on the SR5008. Additional optical and coax digital inputs.
The NR1606 has Atmos and DTS:X, together with the new up-mixing algorithms. Plus the 2015 receivers all have HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 if you're interested in connecting up with that new 4k TV.
So the SR5008 has different features to the NR1606 and only you can decide if what's important for you.
Personally, as sound quality is of higher priority, Audyssey XT32 would be on the top of the list of must have features on the receiver. Edit: for 2015 Marantz receivers, Audyssey XT32 is only available on the SR7010.
Marantz SR-7009, Oppo BPD-93, MTV 7000D, aTV, Harmony Home Control remote, KEF E301+T101, MiniDSP (2x4)+(10x10HD)+(DDRC-88A), Emotiva 2xXPA-5 (Gen2), Rythmik 2xF12G+2xF8, HiMedia Q16, LG 55EC9300.
Last edited by steveting99; 07-06-2015 at 08:32 PM.