Marantz SR7011 review & specs

All you need to know about Marantz SR7011

Marantz SR7011

New Marantz SR7011 manages to charm everyone with lots of features it has. Amazing 8 audio formats recognition, all Dolby decoders built-in (even including latest Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus) and 9 channels are ready for you to explore! Fantastic 108 dB signal-to-noise and quite all right for such hi-tech receiver stable power consumption of 0.5W are pleasant both for the ears and eyes of its users. Want to know more? Have a look at the review below to find out much more useful information about Marantz SR7011!

Marantz SR 7011 is different from the previous Marantz model by having an added DTS:X and Dolby Atmos decoders. However, the most significant change is the latest version of HDMI that allows passing an Ultra HD 4K signal which makes it compatible with most current and even future smart TVs.

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Design

Modern black steel design with a display in the middle for your comfort, which is surrounded by volume on the right and input selector on the left. The best thing here is that there are no extra buttons on the front side - no need to think any more is it a power button or something else! Behind it has all input-output sockets needed, including a USB port and a micro-USB port for a phone compatibility. One of the best receiver in terms of the amount of featured presented. All specs above seems absolutely amazing, however, it is one thing that you should be aware of - this receiver does not have optical and coaxial digital outputs. It should not be a problem at all for an average user, however, if you find you need these features, it would be wise to choose another model.

Performance

The signal-to-noise ratio of Marantz SR7011 is noticeably low - 108 dB (NB lower the value, better the receiver is). Apart from it, this receiver is very reliable and also quite easy in use. HDMI pass-through up to 4K is more than enough for the next several years and complies perfectly with all smart TVs available. Also, quick responses to controllers and fast device recognition make this receiver one of the best on the market right now. Features like Apple airplay and auto-power off cast quickly and run smoothly without any trouble. Little display in the middle with a time on is clearly seen at any time even from several meters as expected from declared “deep color” inclusion.

Sound Quality

Producers should be proud of extreme sound quality they achieved! 9.2 channel Surround system with an effect of Dolby Surround can be felt no matter how far from the receiver you are, and DSP presented can be set at 4,6 and 8 Ohms depending on your needs (be aware though that the pre-set is 4). Audio D/A conversion happens at the rate of 32bit/192kHz which ensures quick and smooth sound all way through the work time.

Connectivity

Marantz SR7011 is one of few on the market available now that offers so much in terms of connectivity. It has 2 AV inputs, 2 coaxial and optical inputs, 8! HDMI inputs (therefore do not worry about adding the second amplifier to boost sound, even more, should be enough space for everything), 3 HDMI outputs, 2 subwoofer outputs, 1 USB port and yes, you can connect your phone to listen to music also! You can connect devices via WiFi and Bluetooth to listen to your favorite music without connecting the device physically, and also it handles IEEE 802.3 and IEEE 802.3u if you need it by any chance. Anyway, more is better than less, isn’t it?

Setup

The router can be connected as follows. Choose a connection method that is suitable for your home environment.

  • Select the network you want to connect to from the list of possible networks shown on the TV screen.
  • Select the network you want to connect to from the list of wireless networks.
  • Select "Rescan" if the network can not be found.
  • Enter the password and select "OK."

Use an iOS device (iPhone / iPod / iPad) to connect to the network. When you connect your iOS device to this unit using Wi-Fi, the device can be automatically connected to the same network as your device.

  • Select "Use iOS devices" on the TV screen.
  • Make sure your iOS device is connected to the Wi-Fi router, and then select "Marantz SR7011" from the "SET UP AIRPLAY AUDIO ..." menu at the bottom of the Wi-Fi setup screen of your iOS device.
  • Click "Next" on the iOS device's screen.

Conclusion

Marantz SR7011 is definitely one of the best on the market available. It may seem quite pricey (average price is more than $1000), however just think of how much it offers to users. If you look for something that has both Internet radio, Network audio player, supports almost every single audio format and can turn itself off at the end - then you found the one! Also, it would be a perfect choice if you want to make a home cinema by having an extremely high-quality sound, Dolby features and lots of input channels.

Common features

Product

Marantz SR7011

Model

SR7011

Brand

Marantz

Rating

4.3 of 5

Reviews

46

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

D

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

710 W

Standby power consumption

0.5 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Amplifier

Total output power

1100 W

Output power per channel

125 W

Output impedance per channel

4 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %

Number of channels

9

Signal-to-noise ratio

108 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

up to 4K

Video conversion/scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling, analog to HDMI up conversion

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

up to 4K

Connector type

AV inputs

2

Optical digital inputs

2

Coaxial digital inputs

2

HDMI inputs

8

HDMI outputs

3

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

2

USB

1

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station qty

40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Surround Sound

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 192kHz

Surround sound effects

Dolby Surround

Surround system class

9.2 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

4

Digital content protection

HDCP 2.2

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

15.8 x 17.3 x 7.3 inches

Product weight

30.4 pounds