"OFFICIAL" 2018 Marantz NR1509/NR1609/SR5013/SR6013/SR7013
The Denon + Marantz Group (ie. D+M Group) USA has started to release information on the new 2018 Marantz models starting with the slim line "NR" series models. The "SR" series will be announced later this summer. The 2017 SR8012 will continue for 2018 as well (ie. there will be no SR8013).
What's new or to be added via firmware update for the 2018 models?
- Able to overlay the Volume, Info, and Option menus on 4k video (including Dolby Vision) while Setup takes up whole page on black background
- Menu setting that restores all settings to factory default (in addition to usual 2 button + power on reset)
input (formerly only on SR60XX/SR70XX, now on all models; also added as audio input available with <Video Select> feature)
- Airplay 2
(via future firmware update on all current and former HEOS capable models)
- Web Control
(reintroduced for the first time on HEOS models)
- <Dialog Level> setting more appropriately relabeled as <Center Level
> as it simply adjusts the volume level of the center speaker
- <Center Level> (formerly Dialog Level Adjust) and <Subwoofer Level> (formerly Subwoofer Level Adjust) no longer have ON/OFF setting, but rather simply mirror the Center/Subwoofer Manual Setup - Levels - Test Tones settings such that they can be adjusted on the fly now correctly as opposed to being in addition to the Manual Setup settings on previous year's models
- Detachable WiFi/Bluetooth antennas (new for NR1509/NR1609)
- “ihiji Invision” and Domotz Pro remote system management technology ("SR" series)
(SR6012/SR6013 and SR7012/SR7013 - via future firmware update)
IMAX enhanced DTS:X
processing (SR6013/SR7013 - via firmware update early 2019)
What was dropped from the 2017 models?
- Circle indicator on front panel display when "HEOS Music" source is playing
- Smart Select initial volume no longer defaults to an initial value (ie. previously 40 but now must be set by the user)
1. Although all models feature two subwoofer pre-outs, only the SR6013/SR7013/SR8012 have independent subwoofer volume control of each subwoofer.
2. None of these models support Front Wide speakers.
Marantz model web page info and Owner manual links
- MSRP $549, 5.2 CH, 50W, HDMI In/Out (6/1) - avail May
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 Denon 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 but no Zone 2 pre-outs. PHONO input included.
- MSRP $749, 7.2 CH, 50W, HDMI In/Out (6/1) - avail May
Upgrading from the NR1509 adds two more audio channels for a 7CH model, 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). Lowest model that works with the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app (iOS/Android, $20) to fine tune the Audyssey speaker/sub calibration.
- MSRP $999, 7.2 CH, 100W, HDMI In/Out (8/2) - avail July
Upgrading from the NR1609 adds HDAM Pre-Amp modules (provides for better 2CH music listening), 7.2 Main zone pre-outs, 7.1 multi analog inputs, a second Main zone HDMI monitor output and the better version of Audyssey MultEQ XT.
- MSRP $1499, 9.2 CH, 110W, HDMI In/Out (8/3) - avail July
Upgrading from the SR5013 adds a Zone 2 HDMI monitor output, the best version of Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Audyssey LFC, Audyssey Sub EQ HT (dual sub level/delay), eARC, 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). Lowest model that can pass PCM 2.0 audio from an HDMI source to Zone 2 and to HEOS wireless speakers.
- MSRP $2199, 9.2 CH, 110W, HDMI In/Out (8/3) - avail September
Upgrading from the SR6013 adds 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, and Aluminum front panel.
Welcome to the Official 2018 Marantz AVR-NR/SR models thread (NR1509/NR1609/SR5013/SR6013/SR7013).
If this is your first visit to this thread, and you want to ask a question about one of the 2018 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. SR5013), as there are 6 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, (also take a few minutes to review the Troubleshooting section provided in post 3 as your question may already be answered there,
(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.