The SR5014 is a 7.2-channel receiver supplying 180W while the SR6014 is a 9.2-channel receiver with 185W of power, 11.2ch processing and 11.2ch pre-out
Based on the company’s Hyper Dynamic Amplification Module (HDAM) circuitry, the SR6014 supports IMAX Enhanced, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X.
The SR6014 features 11.2ch processing power, using an external stereo amp in combination with the internal 9ch amplification makes 7.2.4 or 5.2.6 possible. Both the SR6014 and SR5014 add Dolby Atmos Height Virtualisation Technology. You can configure up to seven channels for a 7.1 setting while the technology adds virtualised height effects.
The new SR Series include eight HDMI inputs, with one located on the front panel for quick connections. Each input supports 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, HLG, High Dynamic Range (HDR10), 21:9 video, 3D and BT.2020 pass-through and HDCP 2.3 copy protection standard.
Both the SR6014 and SR5014 support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel), which allows lossless and object-based audio transmission like Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Atmos from TV apps using a single HDMI cable. The addition of Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) ensures Xbox One users have a more responsive gaming experience.
Streaming services include Spotify Free and Premium, Amazon Music, Tidal, TuneIn Internet Radio and more plus they work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri. With additional HEOS Built-in components, like HEOS-capable speakers or other Marantz electronics with HEOS Built-in, you can play all their music in one room or many. Other voice commands include the ability to switch between connected components, adjust volume, pause, mute, play a previous or next track, and more. Further streaming options are given by the support of AirPlay2 and Bluetooth.
You’ll find Audyssey MultEQ XT in the SR5014 and Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room calibration in the SR6014.
The SR series can also decode up to 24bit/192-kHz ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks.
Both models feature a phono stage.
Look out for HDMI Multiple Input Assign, which allows you to listen to multiple audio sources while maintaining the same video content on-screen. All Zone Stereo Mode—a.k.a. Party Mode— is now storable on Smart Select so both Main Zone and Zone 2 will initiate music playback in sync by pressing the Smart Select button on the remote, app or third-party controllers. The new series also feature HDMI Auto Input Rename, which automatically renames HDMI inputs to the source devices, including PS4 and Apple TV.
Firmware updates at the end of 2019 will allow the connection of Bluetooth Headphones.
The SR6014 and SR5014 will be available in black or silver-gold finishes for £1,249 and £849 respectively.
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