AV receiver: Marantz SR 5006

Who does not need the video arts of Denon 2312, finds 5006 (800 euros) affordable Marantz SR in the construction of similar however 100 euros an appealing and with pre outs tipped alternative.

  1. AV receiver: Marantz SR 5006
  2. Data sheet

With its small portholes display the 800-Euro-Marantz to attract the HiFi friend of old school, not constantly zig shortcuts like to see. The screen menu appears also simple – even if it hardly less can show compared to the picture book of the DM group relative AVR 2312 (DM = Denon/Marantz).

Optional Marantz peripherals must dock about a multi contact M-xport and also look. So were most SR 5006 saved the S-video jacks. The front HDMI input was also at the SR 5006.

But now comes a huge – especially from a musical point of view – but. Because unlike the test competition the Marantz brings still an analog Multi channel input , providing a worthy port also a SACD player.

Even more important and more or less the incarnation of off 2-go 4-expansion idea (see stereoplay 1/09) are the pre outs for the right and left front channel, which allow a wired connection to a noble Stereoamp and thus bridge the gap to an already existing (expensive) stereo system.

This absolutely does not mean that Marantz knauserte in modern place. Via its Ethernet home network connection the SR 5006 don’t less like stretches FLAC downloads purely as the Denon, also with dynamics of 24 bits and 96 kilohertz clock. If necessary, USB-In with iPhone enters digital connection. Exclusively a switchable and the speaker output is available, and for front-up additional speakers can the Marantz summon process the appropriate Dolby ProLogic IIz feed – like the other candidates in the test also.

With his slightly peeved FM radio sound he had to but prefers the more open sounding Harman. Only during CD playback was a tie: something round, tasteful, but also restrained. The really watched the 5006 listeners corners and edges to spare, like a Schießhund, a tester was quoted even the word “cultured”.

Last’s also on Blu-ray-HD titles, enough to defeat the leichtsinnigeren Harman with stern cleanliness. To obtain fresher AVR 2312, impossible though. SR 5006 but has pre outs, and thus he says one day: those who can!

Marantz SR 5006

Manufacturer Marantz
Price €800.00
Rating 49.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions 44.0 x 14.8 x 38,9 cm
Weight 10.6 kg
Surround formats
Headphone surround Headphone surround
HDCD playback No
Virtual surround Virtual surround
Decoder for HD formats Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master
Colors Black, silver
Genus (REC / GM / input.) Receiver
Remote control Learning remote control
On-screen menu transparent
Lip sync Lip sync
Lip sync description 0-200 ms, à 1ms
Equalizer manual Equalizer
Power amplifiers, number 7
Bands 9
Channels 7
Video standards converter V, 3 K > HDMI
Scaling Analog to HDMI
Video adjustment No
Description video adjustment
Switched network jacks 0
Autom. Calibration with Equalization
AV connectors
Digital inputs RCA / front 2 / 0
Optical digital inputs / front 2 / 0
Digital inputs HDMI / HDMI FrontVersionsnummer 6 / 0 / 1.4A
Digital output HDMI 1
Digital RCA outputs 0
Optical digital outputs 0
USB ports front / rear 1 / 0
i-pod connection Digital
Networking description Ethernet
Multi channel input 7.1
Recording outputs audio 0
Headphone Jack Headphone Jack
Preamp output 2.1
Laboratory data
True sine wave power stereo 8 Ohms 137.0 W
True sine wave power stereo 4 Ohms 195,0 W
Music power stereo 8 Ohms 153,0 W
Music performance stereo 4 Ohms 220.0 W
RMS power 5-channel 8 Ohms 92.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 108.0 W
Music performance 5-Channel 4 ohm 124.0 W
Music performance 5-channel 8 Ohms 106.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 108.0 W
Music performance 7-Channel 4 ohm 93.0 W
Music performance 7-channel 8 Ohms 86.0 W
HiFi output power 4 ohm
effective pulse power front 4 ohm
effective pulse power 4 ohm Center
effective pulse power 4 ohm surround
maximum output voltage Z1
maximum output voltage Z2
maximum output voltage Z3
Number of appropriate channels
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp 86 W
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp 93 W
Noise line 104.0 dB
Multi channel input noise
Noise phono MM
Noise phono standard system
Noise phono MC
Digital noise 104.0 dB
Front noise ProLogic
Noise ProLogic Center
Power consumption standby / operating 0.3 / 59 W
Network connection Network connection
Short conclusion Who does not need the video arts of the Denon AVR 2312, can see an alternative in building similar SR 5006. Here more HiFi optics and especially pre outs happen when something gezügelterem sound.
Sound Top-class
Sound points stereo
(maximum 70 points)
Surround sound points
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points HD
(maximum 70 points
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Overall rating (70 points) Top 49
Price / performance good – very good
tested in issue: 11 / 11