Marantz SR8015/N1B – 11.2ch AV Receiver
Marantz SR8015 11.2 Channel 8K AV Amplifier offers top-of-the-line audio and video performance with exceptional design and built. It drives 205 Watts per channel, powerful surround sound, with breathtaking detail and depth. The SR8015 supports object-based surround sound formats, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, for 3D sound, and DTS:X Pro, IMAX Enhanced Technology and Auro-3D. With Enhanced Return Channel (eARC) supports you can directly play Dolby Atmos and DTS:X contents from smart TV apps.
- 205 Watts per Channel
- 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through
- DTS: X® Pro support
- Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology
- DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X
- IMAX Enhanced
- Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) HDMI support
- HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, 4:4:4 colour resolution and BT.2020 and Dynamic HDR
- Advanced gaming specifications
- Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
- Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
- Quick Frame Transport (QFT)
- High-resolution audio streaming
- Marantz proprietary HDAM circuit boards
- Current Feedback circuitry
- AKM AK4458 32-bit D/A converters
- Hybrid PLL Clock Jitter Reducer
- HEOS Built-in
- Supports Smart Voice Assistant
- AirPlay 2
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Bluetooth Audio Transmission
- Phono Input
- Roon Tested
- Multi-Source, Multi-Room
- Audyssey MultEQ XT32 Room Cali
Enveloping, 11.2-channel sound for full flexibility
Giving you totally enveloping sound, this Marantz lets you configure four ceiling or Atmos-enabled speakers as well as full 7-channel surround sound. Alternatively, use two Atmos speakers and enjoy a broad soundstage with ‘front wide speakers’ forming a 9.2.2 system. If you don’t fancy a Dolby Atmos specific system but want the most immersive sound possible, go for an 11.2 configuration. This offers 7.2 sound with the addition of front width and front height speakers.
Add a separate power amp and enjoy 13-channel processing
If 11-channel sound’s not enough then why not extend to 13! Simply add an additional stereo power amp and enjoy the added immersion of 13-channel sound processing. This facilitates a 9.2.4 system, with four ceiling speakers and front width speakers combined. Alternatively, configure as a 7.2.6 system with six ceiling speakers – ideal for larger rooms.
DTS:X Pro support*
Another benefit with the 13-channel option, is the ability to support and get the best from DTS:X Pro. This new format expands the already impressive DTS:X to even greater levels of immersion and precision. Simply put, more speakers mean a denser sound and the ability to accurately place dialogue and special effects – truly bringing the cinema to your front room. *Available via future firmware update.
Wide-ranging surround sound
With wide-ranging surround sound support, the SR8015 is all about immersive sound – however many speakers you use. Compatible formats include Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X, IMAX Enhanced and Auro-3D. This huge range of options means you can adapt your surround sound speaker system from the simplest system with ‘virtual height’ speakers to full-blown 13.2 systems that truly bring the cinema home.
For the highest standards of noise resistance and isolation, the top-level SR8105 uses a copper-plated chassis. Found only in the top-level Marantz ranges, this expensive detail shows their dedication to sonic perfection.
Premium Marantz audio technology
At the heart of this AVA is a toroidal power transformer. Reserved for premium audio products, these expensive power transformers deliver smooth, consistent power with high efficiency and low mechanical noise. Marantz also uses discrete, high-current amps, with their own amplifier modules – HDAM. These op-amps use surface-mount metal-film resistors for greater temperature stability. The result is a cleaner, less distorted sound, whatever the volume. Other audio enhancements include AKM AK4458 32-bit DACs and a Hybrid PLL Clock Jitter Reducer for a more detailed, dynamic sound.
Top quality phono stage
The highest quality sound continues with the SR8015’s dedicated phonostage input. Designed for use with popular MM (Moving Magnet) cartridges, the phonostage also uses Marantz’s own HDAM op-amps in its EQ stage. These components process information at high speed and free from distortion, giving your precious vinyl, exceptional clarity.
Ready for 8K, with dedicated HDMI input
Featuring a dedicated, 8K compliant HDMI input and matching output, this Marantz AVA is ready for the next generation of TV. Not only does the amp pass through 8K/60Hz signals, but it also upscales HDMI signals to the 8K standard, too – helping you make the most of your 8K TV with 4K UHD media. If you’ve not yet made the jump to 8K TV, the socket also handles up to 4K/120Hz signals, for the highest quality pass through and upscaling with 4K UHD.
Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Dynamic HDR
As well as supporting 8K, the SR8015 also supports a wide range of High Dynamic Range (HDR) video formats. These include Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG. It also supports HDR10+, which enhances picture realism by sending dynamic Meta data to your TV, as well as Dynamic HDR. In short, whatever the format used by the film, game or stream, the Marantz supports it.
The latest HDMI support also heralds a big improvement in gaming. 4K/120Hz and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) support maximise resolution and clarity. Quick Frame Transport (QFT) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) help eliminate lag and frame tearing, giving you a smoother, more responsive gaming experience.
At your command
Compatible with Alexa, Google and Siri, the SR8015 has your voice PA covered. For Alexa or Google Assistant control, simply download the HEOS app. Pair your Echo device if you’re using Alexa and you’re good to go. For control via Siri, simply link the amp via Apple AirPlay 2 and enjoy voice interaction and AirPlay 2 multi-room support.
Advanced multi-room functionality and custom install ready
The SR8015 has no fewer than three HDMI outputs with an independent zone 2. This means you can run audio and video to another screen, in another room independently from the twin, main outputs. IP control capability for major third-party control devices, RS232 control, IR Flasher In and twin DC triggers make this AV amp ideal for more complex home installations.
HEOS built-in – for the finest multi-room audio
HEOS multi-room music systems connect together by dual-band wi-fi, making them easy to set up with your existing home network. Up to 32 HEOS units can be set up at one time, ensuring even the largest of homes are covered for multi-room music. With HEOS already built-in, the SR8015 is ready to go as a single ‘zone’ without any further adaptors.
Control it all with the HEOS app
Once you’ve set up your HEOS speaker system, you can stream music effortlessly via the dedicated HEOS app. Available for Apple iOS and Android, the app not only lets you stream your stored music but also Internet radio services and popular streaming services such as Spotify Connect (Premium account required), Tidal, Deezer, Amazon Music and others.
Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, and built-in wi-fi for the complete networking experience
With both Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 connectivity it’s easy to connect all your smartphones, tablets and compatible lap/desktops and stream music wirelessly. The SR8015 also comes with wi-fi and Internet radio. Simply connect to your home network via Ethernet or wi-fi and access thousands of Internet radio sites via TuneIn as well as streaming subscription services. A Bluetooth headphone output is now also standard.
Audyssey MultEQ XT32 for simple room set-up
Featuring Audyssey’s high-end MultEQ XT32 technology, the SR8015 adapts itself to your room’s acoustics. The XT32 version of this automatic measuring and set-up device features include Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ, LFC and SubEQ HT for total control. If you want to take this even further, purchase the MultEQ Editor App (at additional cost) and you’ve access to advanced user settings.
Treat your whole system to a dramatic upgrade in sound and vision, with the Marantz SR8015.