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This thread is for discussion of the new 2020 Marantz AVR/AVP models: NR1711/SR5015/SR6015/SR7015/AV7706

------ The 2019 NR1510 will continue for 2020/2021 and therefore will continue to be discussed in the 2019 Marantz AVR Owner's thread.

------ The 2020 SR8015 is discussed in its own dedicated thread --> "OFFICIAL" 2020 Marantz SR8015 Owner's Thread

------ The 2020 models listed in this thread will continue to 2022.

------ Note: Due to the fire at Asahi Kasei Electronics Co., Ltd.'s semiconductor manufacturing plant on October 20, 2020, it has become difficult to continuously procure semiconductor components, including DACs which may require using a different DAC with future production lots of the SR6015 and NR1711.

What's new or to be added via firmware update for the 2020 models?

- Features added to the 2019 models continue (and now also added to the SR7015 and AV7706 as the 2018 SR7013 and AV7705 were not replaced in 2019)
----- HDCP 2.3 all HDMI inputs/outputs
----- Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization (factory default is ON, so with a 7.1 or less setup, this feature is enabled; works with DD/DTS/PCM w/no Audyssey limitation)
----- Main Zone HDMI/TV Audio distribution (multi channel) down mixed to 2CH for Zone 2/HEOS speakers - press the [Zone 2 Source] button on the front panel and select "Source" instead of the actual source name (SR6015, SR7015, AV7706)
----- USB input supports both FAT32 and NTFS
----- ALL ZONE STEREO setting added to Smart Select buttons
----- Bluetooth transmission to single set of headphones/hearing aids (with "Bluetooth only" or "Bluetooth + speakers" settings) - volume adjustment via headphone/hear aids only
----- HDMI Custom Input Assign (able to assign a single HDMI input jack to multiple source names to enable saving separate audio input assignments for each, ie. HDMI, digital, analog))
----- HDMI Input Auto Rename (AVR will automatically change the input name if recognized, eg. if using PS4, the name would change to PS4)
----- Airplay disable (ON/OFF) - so AVR is not seen as an Airplay device (eg. if kids in the house that might accidently select it as a source)
----- Roon tested (ie. use Airplay or USB)
----- Able to "overlay" the volume bar, INFO and OPTION menus on all 4k (and now 8k as well for 2020 models) video with Setup menu displayed on black background - note that <VIDEO MODE> (formerly <Video Conversion> on 2019 and earlier models) must be set to other than "Bypass" for the "overlay" to occur.

  • A single HDMI 2.1/HDCP 2.3/8k/40Gbps input (8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through) with all remaining HDMI inputs 4k/HDMI 2.0b/HDCP 2.3 - [Note that the 40Gbps number is more likely to be the number the industry adopts at large vs the 48Gbps initial target. The 2020 LG OLED X series just released with 40Gbps ports.]
  • Both main zone HDMI monitor outputs (SR5015/SR6015/SR7015/AV7706) are also 8k/HDCP 2.3 while the Zone 2 monitor output (SR6015/SR7015/AV7706/SR8015) remains 4k/HDMI 2.0b/HDCP 2.3
  • AUX 2 button on remote relabeled to 8k
  • AUX 1 button on remote relabeled to AUX
  • Pre-amp mode (formerly only featured on the flagship models) - disconnects all on board amps (but leaves them powered on) when only external amps are being used (SR6015/SR7015/SR8015 only) regardless of whether only 2 speakers up to a maximum of 11 speakers (13 - SR8015) are connected
  • Speaker Preset (1/2) - Store two sets of speaker settings (including separate Audyssey EQ for each ie. no longer need to use USB or MultEQ Editor app for this); also added to Smart Select buttons
  • Gaming enhancements - all HDMI inputs are able to pass Variable Refresh Rate (VRR); Quick Frame Transport (QFT); Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM - previously added on some older models via firmware update) )
  • Video/Movie enhancements - all HDMI inputs are able to pass Dynamic HDR, HDR10+; Quick Media Switching (QMS)
  • Height 3/Front Wide speaker support (SR8015 only)
  • Auro 3D Center Height (CH) with Auro 3D 13.1 support (SR8015 only)
  • Able to use DTS Neural:X on all audio
  • HDCP Setup - sets the HDCP version (Auto/1.4/2.3) for an HDMI input source
  • ECO Mode defaults to "Auto"
  • Volume Limit - variable from 60-80 / -20dB to 0dB (vs. fixed 60/70/80 - -20dB/-10dB/0dB on older models)
  • Bass Sync can be enabled in DIRECT/PURE DIRECT modes with a multi channel audio source (SR7015/SR8015)
  • Video - Information menu displays whether ALLM / QMS / QFT enabled on input signal
  • All models use the same AK4458VN DAC.
  • Dolby Surround Upmixer (DSU) - able to up-mix to a single Surround Back speaker (ie. 6.1 setup) when the "Speaker Virtualizer" is OFF

  • Added via future firmware update:
  • Screen saver - moving MARANTZ icon (after no video input or same menu displayed for more than 5 minutes - Default = OFF); also moving MUTE icon (November 2020)
  • DTS:X Pro - support for up to 7.2.6 (with ability to select either Top Middle or Top Surround+Center Height) or 9.2.4 (ie. Front Wide) - SR8015 only (November 2020)
What features weren't carried forward from the 2019 (NR1710/SR5014/SR6014 models?
- Front HDMI input removed (NR1711/SR5015/SR6015)

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Notes:
1. Although all models feature two subwoofer pre-outs, only the SR6015/SR7015/AV7706/SR8015 have independent subwoofer volume control of each subwoofer.
2. All models have a 3 year warranty if purchased new/open-box from an authorized dealer
3. All refurbished models have a 1 year warranty if purchased from an authorized refurb dealer


Marantz model web page info and Owner manual links (NOTE: Not all links may be active yet):

** Until the on line manual links become available, the manuals can be downloaded at ---> Marantz | Discover Quality Equipment & Acoustics. Note also, the various tables formerly provided in the Appendix of the Owner's manual (ie. Sound Mode Tables) are not included in the 2020 manuals; however, can be downloaded as a separate .pdf file at the same URL.

- NR1711 - MSRP $799, 7.2 CH, 50W, HDMI In/Out (6/1) - avail Aug
This is a slim line model that features Audyssey MultEQ (6 mic positions), networking, Web Control, DSD via USB/network source, speaker posts, 32 bit DAC, and an on board HEOS module (allows streaming of HEOS app music services to the AVR as well as streaming PCM 2.0 source from the AVR to HEOS wireless speakers set up around the home). Firmware updates are installed via a network connection or USB. There are FL/FR main zone pre-outs and Zone 2 pre-outs. PHONO input included. Atmos/DTS:X 5.2.2, DTS:X. It features 5.1 + Zone 2 capability using the Surround Back speaker posts for Zone 2 and also adds Zone 2 pre-outs using an external amp. DTS Virtual:X (simulates height audio when using a 5.1 or 7.1 configuration but Audyssey is disabled). Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer (activated when set to ON and "...+ Dolby Surround" sound mode selected and no height speakers configured; Audyssey is not disabled). Lowest model that works with the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app (iOS/Android, $20) to fine tune the Audyssey speaker/sub calibration. Also features a 12v trigger.

NR1711 Hear the most musical sound from an elegantly slim profile. The Marantz NR1711 7.2ch 8K Ultra HD AV receiver drives immersive, high-fidelity audio from a compact chassis. AV Receivers

- SR5015 - MSRP $1099, 7.2 CH, 100W, HDMI In/Out (6/2) - avail Sep
Upgrading from the NR1711 adds HDAM Pre-Amp modules (known to provide for better 2CH music listening), 7.2 Main zone pre-outs, a second Main zone HDMI monitor output and the better version of Audyssey MultEQ XT (8 mic positions) and the ability to convert analog video sources to HDMI.

SR5015 Drive exquisitely detailed home cinema with the Marantz SR5015 7.2 channel 8K AV receiver. Enjoy the most musical sound for all your entertainment. AV Receivers

- SR6015 - MSRP $1599, 9.2 CH, 110W, HDMI In/Out (7/3) - avail Sep
Upgrading from the SR5015 adds an extra rear HDMI input, Zone 2 HDMI monitor output, the best version of Audyssey (ie. MultEQ XT32), Audyssey LFC, Audyssey Sub EQ HT (dual sub level/delay), 7.1 multi analog inputs, and the ability to expand to 11CH (ie. 7.2.4) by using a 2CH external amp. DTS Virtual:X (simulates height audio when using a 5.1 or 7.1 configuration and although Audyssey MultEQ XT32 is NOT disabled, all other Audyssey features are disabled). IMAX Enhanced DTS:X. Lowest model that can pass PCM 2.0 audio from an HDMI source to Zone 2 and to HEOS wireless speakers.

SR6015 Drive exquisitely detailed home cinema with the Marantz SR6015 9.2 channel 8K AV receiver. Enjoy the most musical sound in all your entertainment. AV Receivers

- SR7015 - MSRP $2299, 9.2 CH, 125W, HDMI In/Out (8/3) - avail Aug
Upgrading from the SR6015 adds a Front HDMI input, Zone 3 (w/digital but not HDMI 2.0 pass through) and Zone 3 pre-outs, an extra Comp IN with the COMP OUT able to be selectable as either MAIN or Zone 2, Blue LED around the Porthole, Remote control w/backlight button & preset codes for other devices; a second 12v Trigger, 2 line display under front panel flap; 2 CH Playback (LARGE/SMALL; crossover settings, sub – on/off, LFE -LFE+MAIN, distance, level), 2nd Optical/Digital Coax inputs, Auro 3D, Bass Sync, and Aluminum front panel.

SR7015 Deliver exquisitely detailed home cinema with the Marantz SR7015 9.2 channel 8K AV receiver and enjoy the most musical sound in all of your entertainment. AV Receivers

AV7706 - MSRP $2499, 11.2 CH, HDMI In/Out (8/3) - avail Nov
The AV7706 pre/pro has the same features as the SR7015 with the exception of no on board amps and also includes XLR jacks.

AV7706 The Marantz AV7706 pre-amplifier features 8K HDMI passthrough, 3D audio formats, audiophile-quality music playback, multi-room HEOS® Built-in technology, and voice control. AV Separates

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Welcome to the Official 2020 Marantz AVR/AVP Owner's thread (NR1711/SR5015/SR6015/SR7015/AV7706)

If this is your first visit to this thread, and you want to ask a question about one of the 2020 Marantz AVR models, either one that you own or one that you are thinking of buying, please provide the following information to allow for better responses to your questions:

(a) Identify the model number in question (eg. SR5015), as there are 4 different models (NR and SR series) discussed in this thread. Also if you have not posted in several days since your initial post, please post the model # again so we don't have to back track to learn which model you are referencing.

(b) Identify what you've done so far to troubleshoot the issue and what the front panel is displaying if an audio issue.

(c) Unless you indicate what settings have been changed, the assumption will be that all settings are on the factory defaults (ie. usually "Auto"),

(d) If the advice given seems to simplistic or obvious, don't shoot the advice giver as we have no idea of the level of your technical understanding,

(e) If there is no response to your post, it either means no one knows the answer or it has simply been overlooked so please repost if you still haven't resolved your issue,

(f) If you post a question in this thread and are given advice and either it or some other advice (eg. Marantz phone support, Marantz "Ask a Question" email support) resolves your issue, have the common courtesy to post back what solution resolved your issue so others can learn from it as well,

(g) If the issue is not user error or not just a misunderstanding on how the AVR works, please call Marantz support so the issue is registered,

(h) When responding to another post that is providing assistance to you, please press the "Quote" button in the lower right corner of that other poster's response so that response is also listed with your new post to provide some context, and,

(i) If you don't live in either the USA or Canada, please either indicate your country location in your profile or your post as some Marantz models from other regions in the world differ in configuration from their USA/Canada counterparts otherwise responses made in this thread are in regards to the USA/Canada models only.
 

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How do I reset the microprocessor or do a network reset on my 2020 Marantz NR/SR series AVR?

When the AVR is acting up or doing something strange, try the following steps before resorting to a microprocessor reset:

1. "Restart" - set the AVR to Standby and press/hold the power ON button until "Restart" is displayed on the front panel.

If no joy, then ...

2. Soft reset - set the AVR to Standby and unplug the power cord for about 10 minutes, then plug back in the power cord and turn ON.

If neither of the above resolves the issue, then you'll need to either do a network reset (if network related) or a microprocessor reset. You'll also want to reset the microprocessor before doing anything else if you purchased the AVR as an "open box" or demo/used/refurb unit to ensure all settings are returned to their original factory defaults. Prior to doing a reset, you can SAVE the config file to a USB thumb drive so it can be LOADed after doing the reset (SETUP - GENERAL - SAVE&LOAD).


Network Reset (“Amp Assign”, “Speaker Config.” and “Video” settings are not reset)

NR1711 - p. 303

1 - Turn on the power using ON/STANDBY on the front panel.
2 - Select the HEOS Music Source
3 - Simultaneously press "ZONE2 SOURCE" and "DIMMER" on the front panel. Release your fingers when "Network Reset" is displayed on the front panel. "Completed" will display when the reset has completed.

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SR5015 - p. 253
SR6015 - p. 281

1 - Turn on the power using ON/STANDBY on the front panel.
2 - Select the HEOS Music Source
3 - Simultaneously press "TUNER PRESET CH -" and "DIMMER" on the front panel. Release your fingers when "Network Reset" is displayed on the front panel. "Completed" will display when the reset has completed.

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SR7015 - p. 314

1 - Turn on the power using ON/STANDBY on the front panel.
2 - Select the HEOS Music Source
3 - Simultaneously press "BACK" and "ENTER" on the front panel. Release your fingers when "Network Reset" is displayed on the front panel. "Completed" will display when the reset has completed.


Microprocessor Reset (aka "Reset to original factory settings" although does not roll back the firmware)

Notes: (a) On all models, if you are able to access the menu, new this year, you can also do the microprocessor reset by going to SETUP - GENERAL - RESET

(b) In some cases where a single microprocessor reset did not resolve an issue, doing at least 5 in a row did


NR1711 - p. 302
SR5015 - p. 252
SR6015 - p. 280


1 - Turn off the power using ON/STANDBY.
2 - Press ON/STANDBY while simultaneously pressing the "ZONE2 SOURCE" and "M-DAX"
3 - Remove your fingers when "Initialized" appears on the front panel display.


SR7015 - p. 313

1 - Turn off the power using ON/STANDBY.
2 - Press ON/STANDBY while simultaneously pressing the "GAME" and "INFO"
3 - Remove your fingers when "Initialized" appears on the front panel display.

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Factory Restore (restore to original factory firmware version)

1 - Turn off the power using ON/STANDBY.
2 - Simultaneously press/hold the: NR1711 - "STATUS" and "PURE DIRECT"; SR5015/SR6015 - "M-DAX" and "TUNER PRESET CH +" ; SR7015 - "M-DAX" and "DYNAMIC EQ" buttons on the front panel and then press the ON/STANDBY button on the front panel. This procedure will take 15-20 minutes to restore to the original factory firmware.

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** NOTES:
(1) Prior to resetting the microprocessor, you can SAVE the config/settings (to include Audyssey settings) to a USB thumb drive using the SETUP - GENERAL - SAVE & LOAD setting.
 

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Firmware Updates

(1) Firmware updates via download from the Marantz website to a USB thumb drive is no longer supported.

(2) Firmware updates only be downloaded and installed by the owner via an internet connection to the Marantz servers. Although it's not necessary to update your unit if you are not experiencing any problems, it's generally a good idea to keep it updated so that if there are any problems with the update the unit will still be covered under warranty. The update process generally doesn't take more than 30 minutes once the download begins and also generally does not erase any settings, although it's always a good idea to SAVE the config.avr file using the Setup - General - SAVE & LOAD - SAVE feature prior to doing the update just in case. Note that if the update process is stuck on "Authenticating", ensure a source other than NET/USB is selected and just let it continue for up to a few hours and it should eventually begin the update process (although note that Denon's servers have been known to crash the first day of release due to the overload, so you may want to wait a few days before trying again). One prior model year owner found that disconnecting ALL sources to the AVR enabled the unit to connect to the Denon servers and update the firmware when the update process had previously been unsuccessful.

Other tips if having problems with the update include setting "Network Control" to OFF in Standby, cycling the DHCP setting on the AVR, or using a static IP address.

During the update, the AVR will go into Standby mode, but will continue to update status on the front panel display. If the update seems to be hung up (ie. goes beyond 1 hour) ... power the AVR to Standby, unplug it for a few minutes and power back on and attempt the update again. If the update fails to load, check the network environment (ie. reset the router, replace the router with a more current/robust model, or ideally wire directly to the router if connecting wirelessly) If still not having any luck with the update, perform a Network Reset as described in post 3 above. You may also want to consider purchasing a long (100'+) Cat5/6 cable for network updates only for a higher probability of a successful install.

You will be notified automatically when there is a firmware update when the AVR is turned ON as long as the Notification Update setting is set to ON (factory default). For more information refer to Setup - General - Firmware - Notifications -Update in the Owner's manual. To manually check for an update, refer to Setup - General - Firmware - Update - Check for Update.

(3) What is my unit's current firmware version? The current firmware version can be determined from the AVR's menu: Setup --> General --> Information --> Firmware Version.
 

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Expanding the SR6015 or SR7015 from 9CH to 11CH

When expanding the SR6015/SR7015 from 9CH --> 11CH, the most cost effective solution is to purchase a smaller amp (eg. 50W AudioSource Amp100VS2) or re-purpose an existing AVR that you are replacing to power the second set of Height speakers. Another option for much higher cost is to purchase a much more powerful amp (eg. 300W Emotiva XPA-2) and power the Front L/R speakers. Note the SR6015/SR7015/SR8015 are the only 2020 models that can operate more than their on board amp capability (ie. no expansion capability on the SR5015).


50W, 12 lb solution
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0..._m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1TAJM72C74241PTYPSTE

300W, 35 lb solution
https://www.amazon.com/Emotiva-Audio-stereo-audio-amplifier/dp/B01KZHOXW8/ref=dp_ob_title_def


Connection:
a. A set of RCA cables would be used to connect either the Front L/R or Height2 L/R pre-outs (depending on amp selected) on the back of the SR6015/SR7015 to the L/R inputs on the external amp.
b. If using the AudioSource Amp100VS, connect to the MAIN/Line 2 inputs.
c. If using an old AVR, you would connect from the SR6015/SR7015 pre-outs to one of the stereo analog audio inputs (eg. CD) of the old AVR and then connect the speakers to the Front L/R speaker posts on the old AVR.


IMPORTANT: Ensure all amps are powered off when making cable/speaker wire connections.

Volume:
If the external amp/AVR has a volume knob, set it to at least 80% of maximum.

Setting:
If using an old AVR, set it to DIRECT sound mode.

Once the amp and speakers are connected, and the amp is powered on, run Audyssey again to add these new speakers into your setup using the following AMP ASSIGN setting:

If the external amp is used for the Height 2 speakers:

Assign Mode: 11.1
Floor
- Layout
: 5ch & SB
Height
– Height Sp
: 4ch
- Layout: Front Height + Rear Height (or whatever 2 settings are available that you want to use)
- Pre-out: Height2

Note: The above PREOUT = Height2 setting simply identifies which speaker pre-outs are being used for the "expansion" .... you can externally power as many additional speakers as desired as all the pre-outs are hot (ie. there is no setting to turn them ON) such that you could externally power up to all 11 speakers if you prefer. Note however, that if you do externally power all speakers (regardless of the number), use AMP ASSIGN = Pre-Amp instead of 11.1.

If the external amp is used for the Front L/R speakers:

Assign Mode: 11.1
Floor
- Layout
: 5ch & SB
Height
– Height Sp
: 4ch
- Layout: Front Height + Rear Height (or whatever 2 settings are available that you want to use)
- Pre-out: Front

Note: The above PREOUT = Front setting simply identifies which speaker pre-outs are being used for the "expansion" .... you can externally power as many additional speakers as desired as all the pre-outs are hot (ie. there is no setting to turn them ON) such that you could externally power up to all 11 speakers if you prefer. Note however, that if you do externally power all speakers (regardless of the number), use AMP ASSIGN = Pre-Amp instead of 11.1.
 

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AMP ASSIGN = Pre-Amp (SR6015/SR7015): This setting is only used when none of the internal amps are in use rather only external amps are being used (regardless of how many speakers are being externally amped); however, if you only want this Pre-amp mode feature on the Front L/R speakers, then select AMP ASSIGN = 11.1 regardless of whether you are using either 11/13 speakers in your setup. Note also that all the main zone pre-outs are always HOT, you don't have to set them to ON in order to add external amps (eg. if you have a 7.1 setup and you want to power the L/C/R speakers externally, then you simply connect the RCA cables to the L/C/R pre-outs, raise the volume on the external amp (if adjustable) to at least 80% of maximum, and then run Audyssey again to account for the different gain structure of the external amp compared to the AVRs internal amps.

Speaker Preset 1/2 - This feature will allow saving two different speaker configurations regardless of whether you save an Audyssey EQ or not as it is not an Audyssey related feature. One example of its use is to set Preset 1: Amp Assign = Pre-Amp using all external amps and Preset 2: Amp Assign = 11.1 with the internal amps powering another configuration either in the same room (possibly also using some of the external amps as well) or in another room. Another example would be using an Audyssey EQ with one preset and the Graphic EQ with another preset. Note also the Speaker Preset selection can also be saved in a Smart Select button as well.

A firmware update for the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app will now allow streaming an Audyssey EQ curve to either Speaker Preset 1 or Speaker Preset 2. If either or both Presets are already using an Audyssey EQ curve, the app will ask whether you want to "overwrite" the existing EQ curve for the Speaker Preset selected.

The following settings are saved to each of the Preset 1 (default) / Preset 2.
0 “Amp Assign” settings
0 “Speaker Config.” settings
0 “Distances” settings
0 “Levels” settings
0 “Crossovers” settngs
0 “Bass” settings
0 “2ch Playback” settings (SR7015 only)
0 “Front Speaker” settings
0 “Audyssey EQ” data
0 “Graphic EQ” data

IMAX Enhanced DTS/DTS:X Surround Parameters (SR6015/SR7015): You must be playing IMAX Enhanced DTS/DTS:X content in order to have access to the individual IMAX settings under "Surround Parameters." (Auto/Manual) in the factory default "Auto" setting will automatically change all speaker crossovers to 70Hz (ie. Crossover, Subwoofer mode, and LPF for LFE cannot be applied), otherwise if not desired, either set to "Manual" and adjust to suit your preference or set to "Off" and will play as regular DTS/DTS:X. Note also there is no Dynamic Range compression used with IMAX Enhanced DTS/DTS:X audio tracks.
 

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A suspected breakdown of the chip manufacturer Panasonic Solutions (meanwhile taken over by Nuvoton Technology) ensures that, according to the current state of knowledge, all 2020 HDMI 2.1-compatible receivers from Denon, Marantz and Yamaha (as well as yet to be released Onkyo, Integra, and Pioneer) are not able to transfer videos in these ultra-high resolutions (ie. 4k/120Hz HDR) to the TV without errors when using XBOX Series X and NVIDIA graphics cards. The TV screen remains black due to the HDMI 2.1 glitch. Replacement HDMI 2.1 boards from the board mfr are not anticipated until mid 2021. This primarily impacts gamers with the work around being to connect the source directly to the TV and then use ARC/eARC to pass the audio back to the AVR.

April 27, 2021 Update:

Sound United announced today that their solution to this issue will be to use the new SPK618 Adapter Kit.

The new SPK618 adapter kit will be available to request for FREE (while the AVR is still in warranty) beginning May 15, 2021.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ1qLOkfRsE

Request the adapter ----> www.marantz.com/hdmiadapter

*** NOTE:
The 2020 models being released from the factory as of about May/June 2021 should feature the new ("fixed") HDMI 4k/120Hz and 8k/60Hz board which does NOT require the use of the above SPK618 HDMI Adapter box. To determine if the unit you have recently purchased, or are about too purchase, has the fixed board or not, enter the AVR's serial number in to the SPK618 HDMI Adapter order webpage (as noted above). If the AVR has the "fixed" board, the response (as reported by a German Hi Fi Forum member who recently purchased his Denon X3700H) should be:

"Your device already has the necessary hardware for the perfect 4k120 gaming experience with all game consoles."
 

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Excited to hear about the NR1711, since I haven't seen that announced anywhere else yet. I've been looking for a replacement for my NR1604 that has AirPlay 2 and 4k60 OSD for volume, and this looks like it will fit the bill. Also thinking about a SR5015 to replace my SR6011 (I only need 5.1.2; I bought the SR6011 rather than the SR5011 because of the 4k60 support, but it looks like they all have it now so I can "downgrade".) So this could be a good year for Marantz taking my money.

The details here list 8 HDMI inputs for all three of the SR series receivers, but the pictures on the Marantz web site show 6/7/8, respectively. Do you know which is correct?
 

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Excited to hear about the NR1711, since I haven't seen that announced anywhere else yet. I've been looking for a replacement for my NR1604 that has AirPlay 2 and 4k60 OSD for volume, and this looks like it will fit the bill. Also thinking about a SR5015 to replace my SR6011 (I only need 5.1.2; I bought the SR6011 rather than the SR5011 because of the 4k60 support, but it looks like they all have it now so I can "downgrade".) So this could be a good year for Marantz taking my money.

The details here list 8 HDMI inputs for all three of the SR series receivers, but the pictures on the Marantz web site show 6/7/8, respectively. Do you know which is correct?
6/7/8 is correct with the Front HDMI input removed from the SR5015 and SR6015.
 

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whilst i'm based in the UK, I have started my own thread in our main forum (avforums) I have a 7015 coming in a few days, so i'm following this thread as well to share information. i'm coming from a Marantz 7010 so its a decent upgrade for me. I've been watching the presentations from Phil Jones and Sound United to have a good look at the new features and i'm pretty excited...i was going to wait for the new anthems whenever they drop, but realised how much i love the Marantz sound. I see it as a practical lifestyle receiver and meets my everyday needs.
 

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whilst i'm based in the UK, I have started my own thread in our main forum (avforums) I have a 7015 coming in a few days, so i'm following this thread as well to share information. i'm coming from a Marantz 7010 so its a decent upgrade for me. I've been watching the presentations from Phil Jones and Sound United to have a good look at the new features and i'm pretty excited...i was going to wait for the new anthems whenever they drop, but realised how much i love the Marantz sound. I see it as a practical lifestyle receiver and meets my everyday needs.
Keep us posted on your findings.
 

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I have a B&W 804D2 paired with B&W ceiling speakers and SVS SB-1000 sub. No center speakers for now. I intend to upgrade my SR7008 to a current model that allows 8k passthrough with some room to future proof my setup. Should I go for SR7015 or perhaps SR6015 is sufficient enough? I don't intend to add more speakers in the future due to space constraints.
 

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I have a B&W 804D2 paired with B&W ceiling speakers and SVS SB-1000 sub. No center speakers for now. I intend to upgrade my SR7008 to a current model that allows 8k passthrough with some room to future proof my setup. Should I go for SR7015 or perhaps SR6015 is sufficient enough? I don't intend to add more speakers in the future due to space constraints.
Review post 1 to determine if there are any features on the SR7015 not found on the SR6015 that you might prefer (eg. Zone 3, backlight button on remote, 2 line display vs just round porthole, etc.).
 

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Review post 1 to determine if there are any features on the SR7015 not found on the SR6015 that you might prefer (eg. Zone 3, backlight button on remote, 2 line display vs just round porthole, etc.).
My only concern is audio/video quality. So far I have been enjoying SR7008 a lot for movies and music but when gaming is concerned, 30Hz does not give a lot of options.
 

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i have encountered my first issue...when playing music from my record player...nothing is coming from my sub..any ideas? i was looking for a 2.1 playback when using my turntable.

Edit: ok i am getting bass and the subwoofer is active, but its very low even at -16 dbs volume and i had to cover off and feel it

input signal shows - stereo
active speakers - stereo fronts and sub

and in the marantz
speakers/2ch playback

front - small
subwoofer - yes
SW Mode LFE
crossover 60 htz
distance FL 7.4
distance FR 7.6
 

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i have encountered my first issue...when playing music from my record player...nothing is coming from my sub..any ideas? i was looking for a 2.1 playback when using my turntable.

Edit: ok i am getting bass and the subwoofer is active, but its very low even at -16 dbs volume and i had to cover off and feel it

input signal shows - stereo
active speakers - stereo fronts and sub

and in the marantz
speakers/2ch playback

front - small
subwoofer - yes
SW Mode LFE
crossover 60 htz
distance FL 7.4
distance FR 7.6
What does the Subwoofer Level Adjust setting show as the sub level? After running Audyssey, many owners find the bass to be weak and therefore will prefer to bump up the sub level using Subwoofer Level Adjust at least +5dB.

Otherwise, perhaps there simply is no low bass in the source audio being played.
 
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