Nothing about any 11ch amped receiver?
I was hoping that the 7011 would get that.
I could also accept if Marantz made a 4ch power amp, for the ceiling speakers, one that is priced less than their stereo power amp (at least less than that one is, in my country), with less power of course, but those channels would need less power for most people.
I assume that the Stereo power amp is better than using two of the SR7010 channels when used together with all 9channels. But adding a stereo power amp, feels strange to me. If I wanted to imrpove on the sound, in the fron channels, I would like that to include the center channel as well, so a 3 channel power amp would feel better to me. Also those are the 3 channels that tend to reqire most resources, so it seems like that would be a logic model for home theare users. As far a I know they don't have a matching mono-block either so you can't add 2+1 channel amplification.
I could see myself using another brand for all ceiling channels, but adding 4 channels of the cheapest hifi power-amp (2x stereo power amps) in my country would set me back almost as much as the stereo power amp from Marantz.
So that isn't worth it.
And the 6011 I assume will not get 11.1/11.2 channel processing, so I cant save some money there, to invest in power-amps for all the ceiling speakers.
Not for 2016 no, and perhaps not for a few years.