I had an opportunity to test this model and I would like to share my experience with you. This Marantz SR-6011 review will be helpful for people who look for their first (or a new one) receiver. The Marantz’s receivers always combine new technologies with reliability and high quality. This model has many features, like many codecs, wireless protocol support, 9.2 channel support, many ports, a well-designed user interface and other features that every customer will find useful.
This model looks very stylish and minimalistic. It does not have any unnecessary components. It has a small round-shaped LCD display, which may provide you with some basic information. There are two big knobs – one for the input selection (no the left side) and for volume controlling (on the right side). A power on/off button is located on the left side and it is quite small. The front flap covers some extra buttons (“Pure direct”, “Zone 2 source”, “sound mode”, etc.) and ports. The device stands on four metal feet and it feels very stable. The remote controller has all the buttons you may need, so you can control almost all aspects of the playback.
Marantz SR-6011 features technologies that assure great compatibility and support of modern standards. The Marantz SR-6011 specs may become the reason why you should buy this model. This model supports a 9.2 channel setup and it supports 11.2 channel processing. The total power output reaches 850 W that is enough to fill a large area with clear sound. Marantz included the High-Resolution Audio Decoding technologies that assure precise converting on all channels. This technology is compatible with the lossless audio file formats, like AIFF, FLAC, WAV. The audio processing unit also supports DSD files decoding. It has powerful codecs that support Dolby Atmos and DTS: X. 4 32-bit DSP processors guarantee clear and distortion-free sound. Controlling of the output sound signal is performed by the Audyssey system, that also includes automatic speakers tweaking. This initial sound calibration is fast and precise. The result is well-balanced sound without echo or lag. The equipment (a microphone) necessary for the calibration process is included. Audyssey Dynamic EQ will continuously adjust the tonal balance to provide you with a full range of sound. While Audyssey Dynamic Volume will smooth the volume level to avoid volume jumps. The Exclusive technology of Marantz – HDAM enhances the output audio signal providing a wide dynamic range with great frequency response and low distortion.
This model supports the latest video standard – 4K UHD technology with 60 HZ and 3D. The color vividness is guaranteed by Pure Color subsampling, HDR and Wide Color Gamut technologies. It also supports the 21:9 aspect ratio to avoid black bars with certain types of media. SR-6011 also has a powerful analog to digital converter that processes SD and HD sources to 4K.
It has many input ports (8 HDMI including 1 front input ports and 2 output) located on the back panel, so you can connect almost everything you have. This model also has wireless modules – Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi module that can guarantee a high-speed, stable connection necessary for content streaming. It can also be used to access various audio streaming services like Pandora, SiriusXM, Apple AirPlay.
It also supports several zones where you can stream separate content. Everything can be controlled via a remote, a special application (available for Android and iOS devices), or a remote controller from your Smart TV. The Eco mode can greatly reduce the consumption rate. The power output will decrease but you may not even notice that.
Marantz SR-6011 is a high-performance model. It can open almost all kinds of files (both audio and video) and play them correctly without any stuttering or lagging. The colors are vivid and it does not have any unnecessary motion blur. Some customers claim that when it is used in the “pass-through” mode with HDMI it has a lag but it is extremely small. Wireless connection works great even if you are far from the device. The wireless connection can be established fast and it is stable which is crucial for audio content or audio streaming services.
Designing this model, the Marantz Company implemented many new technologies to provide their customers with great sound. This model is quite powerful – 850 W, plus it has many audio enhancement technologies like the Audyssey system, DSP processors and HDAM. The calibration helps to achieve a perfect tonal balance. It does not have any distortion even if the volume is high. The output audio quality is very high both for compressed and lossless audio files.
8 in (including 1 front) and 2 out ports should be enough for the most customers. The back panel has a huge amount of different inputs so you can connect almost all kinds of devices you have. Wireless connection is also stable due to a dual-band Wi-Fi module.
There is nothing special or difficult about setting it up. You need to connect everything and run the initial audio calibration – a microphone necessary for it is included. The calibration process is fast and it is quite precise. However, if you are not satisfied with the result you can tweak tones via the Audyssey system.
Marantz SR-6011 is a high-class receiver that supports a 9.2 channel setup. It can play almost all kinds of media content and it has a user-friendly UI. It would be a perfect option for people who need a reliable device with many features. However, you should be ready to pay around $980. Sum up everything we have: