|Marantz SR 6001 7.1 Channel 100 Watt AV Surround Receiver HDMI XM|
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|SR6001 XM Ready Surround Sound Receiver is a tuner with discrete channel commands. Audyssey Auto Calibration for easy tuning of your speakers to your room. HDMI upconversion with Time Base Correction, RS232C Control, 2nd zone audio... Marantz has really packed this receiver with an amazing set of features, at a budget price.The SR6001 represents the most affordable Audio/Video receiver with many of the "high end" features rolled in. With the ability to upconvert to HDMI, and output either 480i or 480p, the ability to listen to music from a different source in a different room, to easily calibrate your speaker system to your room with the built in Audyssey auto calibration, yet still in the shallow chassis the SR6001 does more for less than any Marantz receiver before it.|
|Product Type||Home Theater Receivers|
|Output Power||100 Watt|
|Amplifier Output Details||100 Watt - 8 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.08% - 7 channel(s) ( surround ), 120 Watt - 6 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.08% - 7 channel(s) ( surround )|
|Surround Sound Effects||SRS Circle Surround II|
|Sound Output Type||Surround Sound|
|Built-in Decoders||DTS, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS-ES decoder, Dolby Digital Surround EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx|
|Receiver Tuner Type||Digital|
|Receiver Tuner Bands||AM/FM|
|Response Bandwidth||8 - 100000 Hz|
|Input Impedance||47 kOhm|
|Input Sensitivity||168 mV|
|Coaxial Digital Input||Yes|
|Coaxial Digital Output||Yes|
|Optical Digital Input||Yes|
|Optical Digital Output||Yes|
|Remote Control Type||Universal remote control|
|Built-in Display Type||Fluorescent|
|Included Accessories||AM antenna, FM antenna, auto calibration microphone|
Average review score based on 6 user reviews
I am in no way affiliated with Marantz. I recently purchased a refurbished Marantz SR 6001 7.1 channel Receiver for a good discount. These are my experiences so far.
To begin with it looks fantastic, very well built with subtle understated styling that will look good with any other components. Making all the connections was pretty easy since the back has a good layout, the only thing I would change there is that it's a little bit hard to make the speaker connections if you use the binding posts, and there should really be a chassis ground terminal.
Setup is a painless process due to the OSD and it was nice being able to easily assign all of the HD video and digital audio inputs at will. Audyssey left a bit to be desired in the EQ section, but it's a good starting point.
I place a very high importance on manual EQ and crossover controls because its important to match your sound system to your listening space. In my example flat EQ was very bright and uncomfortably trebley due to the amount of tile in my house. It's difficult and expensive to add a digital EQ to a 5.1 or 7.1 system so it's nice that Marantz has one built in that can be adjusted either per channel or for all channels at once. The built in EQ doesn't have the same "feel" as an analog EQ but it is functional and serves its purpose.
I/O is better than many other receivers in the same price range with 4 assignable HD inputs and plenty of digital audio inputs. One of the greatest features that it has is the ability to up-convert any source to HDMI. I would like to note that many people complain about how a number of receivers (this one included) don't up-convert composite or S video input signals to 1080 but rather 480 or 720, the reason for this is that there is no benefit in converting a composite or S-Video signal to 1080 as apposed to 720 or even 480. Up-conversion is not designed to and doesn't in any way improve quality. At best it leaves it completely the same. It merely changes the type of signal being used. Think of an old worn out recording on a cassette tape, even if you record it to the latest digital format the original source material is still a worn out cassette, you will have a wonderful and very accurate recreation of that worn out cassette. Don't get me wrong this up-conversion is GREAT, it lets you switch between all of your sources without changing inputs on the TV, and gives you a few other nice options as far as wiring, dubbing, etc. You can hook up all different types of I/O and the receiver will output any of them to all of the outputs.
They could have included more HDMI inputs but if you need more you can always pick up a Marantz VS3002 which is a 6 in 2 out HDMI switch. It's really a great unit that I would recommend because you can plug the 2 outputs into the 2 HDMI inputs on the receiver and then you are able to route all of the HDMI inputs between the 2 zones independently. which is pretty cool.
The only things that I wish it did were to down-convert from HDMI to analog, and I also wish that Audyssey worked a little better, like if you could put in a target curve and then Audyssey could match it.
I did more than my share of homework, before settling on the Marantz SR6001 receiver. It has more than enough power to supply audiophile sound to my 7.1 surround sound system. I also selected this model because of its internal HDMI switching and its ability to be controleld via RS232 for full home automation control. I am also a big fan of the internal audio calibration via Audyssey mic.
I dont really have any negetives about this product. The unit works great and gives you very high end features for an average mans income:D
The 7.1 surround sound is awsome. Plenty of power. Numerous inputs for all your entertainment needs. With a nice set of speakers you cant go wrong. I went with Polk Audio. Monitor 60's for the front, CS1 for center, M30's for sides and rear. For the sub PSW10. Music or movies you will not be dissapointed.
This receiver was very well planned. It is intuitive, well-appointed with current inputs and outputs. It is also somewhat backward compatible although, sadly, it lacks a phono input. The build quality is terrific. The only concern is the expense and sullied reputation of Marantz support. The authorized dealers seem to be as frustrated in this respect as the customers. If it holds together, I will be a very happy owner appreciative of the sound quality, extraordinary construction and thoughtful, advanced engineering.
The sound is tight silk to the ears.
It is better than my Denon AVR688 and easier to set up.
The unit is very classy in appearance and performs in a class of its own.