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Marantz SR6004 A/V Product Feature Comparison

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The Marantz SR6004 certainly isn't the most feature driven receiver in its price class, but it has the most important ones expected in today's market such as full Dolby TrueHD / DTS HD decoding and Pro Logic IIz post processing for front height channels.  Unfortunately you can't simultaneously use back channels and height channels even with external amplification for a full 9.1 setup like some of the higher end competitor models provision for.  You can however bi-amp your front channels or power a second zone with two of the internal amplifiers in the SR6004 should you only be using 5.1 for the main zone.  

Product Marantz
SR-6004
Yamaha
RX-V2065
Onkyo
TX-NR807
Retail $1,249 $1,399 $1,099
Amplifier Channels 7 x 110wpc 7 x 130wpc 7 x 135wpc
THX No No Select 2 Plus
Post Processing 7.1 PLIIz 7.1 PLIIz 7.1 PLIIz and DSX
Networking No Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes No No
HDMI (I/O) (4,2) ver 1.3a (5,2) ver 1.3a (5,2) ver 1.3a
Multi Zone Yes, 3 Yes, 3 Yes, 3
Auto Room Correction Audyssey MultEQ YPAO Audyssey
MultEQ
Video Scaling & Upconversion Yes Yes Yes, Faroujda DCDi Cinema
Dimensions (W x H X D) 17-3/8" x 6-3/8" x 15-3/8" 17-1/8” x 6-3/4” x 14-3/8” 17-1/8" x 7-13/16" x 17-1/8"
Weight 28 lbs 27.4lbs 39.7 lbs

The Yamaha and Onkyo receivers have one huge advantage over the Marantz.  Unlike the Marantz, they are both networking receivers which allows music streaming from sources such as Rhapsody and Pandora (Onkyo only).  The Onkyo is also much more massive than both of the other receivers making me ponder how they could offer so much more receiver for the money, but will save that thought for a dedicated review when I acquire a sample.  The Marantz does however have one unique feature.  It has the ability to link up with its Bluetooth receiver to stream music from any capable Bluetooth device provided that it's within line of sight and a distance of 30ft. 

 

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chadfs posts on June 16, 2010 21:41
SR6004 Bluetooth

The Blue tooth didn't work well with my i touch either. However it works great with my Samsung phone so I blame Apple not Marantz.
Lee Bailey posts on June 16, 2010 00:26
Audyssey with HD soundtracks

Even though the unit will not enable Audyssey when playing any of the HD bitstreams, you can send LPCM from the source unit instead, and Audyssey processing will be available to you.
Seth=L posts on June 13, 2010 22:06
gene, post: 725348
Heat sinks are pretty generic parts. The same heatsink is likely used on many different brands and model#s of A/V receivers. Marantz and Sherwood receivers are not shared platforms as far as I can see.
You may be right. However, it is known that Sherwood builds Denon's lower end receivers to Denon's specification. Being that both companies fall under the same umbrella it's not outside the realm of possibility that Marantz receivers could be made in part or whole by Sherwood completely to Marantz's specifications. This says nothing about the quality of the end product as Sherwood has made a name for itself in the production of quality OEMs and spec'd builds. IMO, if the Marantz receivers are made by Sherwood it's a cost effective route to take.
bellevegasj posts on June 13, 2010 21:07
I wish these shared the same video upscaling as the upper Denon line. I would jump on this for sure if they did. I use this feature.
gene posts on June 13, 2010 12:33
Marantz seems to have made some modifications to the heatsink, although it mostly looks like a typical Sherwood heatsink. If this receiver is made by Sherwood, it was definitely made to Marantz's exact specifications. That is a bold beautiful machine.

Heat sinks are pretty generic parts. The same heatsink is likely used on many different brands and model#s of A/V receivers. Marantz and Sherwood receivers are not shared platforms as far as I can see.
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