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- 7.2 Channel
- Dolby Atmos
- DTS X
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The SR5010 combines top-notch audio and video performance with convenient wireless connectivity in a sturdy, attractive package that makes a commanding centerpiece in any home theater. It's loaded with up-to-the-minute features and backed by expert engineering to ensure you get the very most out of any entertainment source you have connected.
A perfect blend of style and substance
Looks may not be everything, but we've come to associate the distinctive porthole display on the front panel of Marantz receivers with outstanding quality. The SR5010 combines top-notch audio and video performance with convenient wireless connectivity in a sturdy, attractive package that makes a commanding centerpiece in any home theater. It's loaded with up-to-the-minute features and backed by expert engineering to ensure you get the very most out of any entertainment source you have connected. This receiver's powerful amplification ? rated at 100 watts per channel in stereo mode ? can fill any room with heart-pounding surround sound or clean, detailed music.
Ready for 4K
Every HDMI connection on the SR5010 is HDCP 2.2 compliant, so you'll be able to take full advantage of current and future Ultra HD content with a compatible 4K TV. You'll enjoy remarkable clarity and definition from 4K Blu-ray discs (a format we're excited to see later this year), online video streaming and subscription-based services, and even home movies taken with a 4K-capable camera. You don't have to wait for more content to be released before you can enjoy ultra-high-definition picture quality ? the SR5010 can upscale lower-resolution signals to 4K, so all your video sources, including older DVDs and Blu-rays, will sparkle with new life.
Take your home theater above and beyond with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X?
A technology that just made its debut in home theater receivers last year, Dolby Atmos creates the most lifelike, captivating surround sound of any audio format we've heard to da
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The setup was quite easy, but the networking can become complicated, since the computer and mobile devices can control the unit, and may have untended consequences: turning it on when using the computer for other purposes for example. But it's easy to limit what other devices are able to control. In order to avoid interruptions, I only have Airplay being the only external unit allowed to control the SR5010, in addition to letting the TV remote controlling the volume.
Some reviewers have complained about how it the unit freezes occasionally. That happened to me once, when using the internet radio. But since, the software was updated and I have had no issues whatsoever, with the exception of having to restart Airfoil, the software in addition to Apple Airplay I use on my Mac to stream audio. It's unclear what the issue is, my network, Mac, Airfoil, or Marantz. It's likely Airfoil, since this never happens with Airplay, but it's no big deal, just a five second ordeal. With Airfoil, I can stream any audio from my computer, including Youtube (which these days has spectacular highly quality recordings available).
All in all this is a wonderful unit and I have absolutely no regrets.
I now have the SR5010 at home, bi-amping the CM8S2 speakers. For surround I have PMC DB1+ center and surround speakers. I am absolutely floored at the purity and clarity of the audio from this receiver. Far beyond what I was expecting, surpassing the AVR3806 and other more expensive amps. For music I use Pure Direct mode, and it's been a long time since I've been moved by the quality of sound I'm hearing.
I was able to compare the SR5010 with the Marantz NR1606 on the same speakers (CM8S2) in a local store. Both sounded good, and I know there is a difference in the amp output power, but at the same output level the 5010 was distinctly better than the 1606 for my picky ears. I wanted to compare the 1606 and the 5010 because I prefer the smaller chassis and front display of the 1606, but also wondered if the HDAM circuitry of the 5010 was just marketing. Hearing them with the same music and speakers (all in Pure Direct mode with FLAC audio files) showed me the differences are very real. However, for the budget conscious, the NR1606 sounds quite good, and it supports bi-amping the front speakers should you choose to do so, making it sound even better with the right speakers. The SR5010 is the next notch up, and the difference is worth the extra $200.
Compared to the 1606, the sound stage on the 5010 is more distinct, the mids and highs are more precise, and there is no discernible color added to the audio by either receiver. It would be nice to have even more improvements with the SR-6010, but I have zero regrets saving that extra $600, and even bought the NR-1506 for the master bedroom to drive the old CDM7SE speakers, and with all the same functions and great audio there, I have two AV receivers that far exceeded expectations for less than what I spent on a single receiver in my hunt for an upgrade to the old AVR-3806.
And yes, the surround sound from this receiver hits all the same points with regard to sound quality, clarity, punch, and the Audyssey processing is excellent if you use it
Even the Bluetooth on this sounds good from my tablet playing MP3 files with M-DAX set to low. Surprises all around.