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 Post subject: Marantz SR6010 or SR6011
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:53 am 
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Hello, I'm looking to get one of these receivers for my new home theatre in the basement. I plan on starting with a 5.1.2 Atmos system, but possibly looking to expand on that in the future. Starting with a 5.1.4, and maybe if it's worth it 7.1.4.

The SR6010 maxes out at 9 channels with an additional external 2-ch amp. That might be good enough.

Do you guys think it's worth stepping up to the SR6011?

BTW, any recommendations for dealers in the GTA with good prices on Marantz?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:52 am 
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HI asmielia, I think the SR6011 is worth the upgrade.
I like the versatility of being able to assign the speaker outputs. In my case I'd rather do Bi-Amp Atmos 5.1.2 instead of 7.1.4.
What speakers and sub will you be matching with it?
Marantz is on sale at Best Buy from what I understand they have lowest price in Canada guarantee.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:41 am 
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Hey asmielia, I agreee with Eli47.

We have the SR-6011 on our website and we have a location in Toronto at 1020 Queen St West, stop by sometime!

Here's a link to the product on our site:
https://www.planetofsoundonline.com/pro ... -w-airplay

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IMHO once you get to that many channels then I would move to a separate AV preamp and external amplifiers. There are a couple reasons for this:
- Failures of various AV channels, whether HDMI or amps
- Low power output if you are trying to drive real speakers

Those will be complex beasts and have way too many points of failure - just look at all the used ones for sale with blown bits and/or tales of woe for failed and non-repairable amps...

The power output of AV integrated amps is due to one common power supply trying to feed all those separate amps. Look at most of the power ratings and notice that they will only be for 2 channels actually driven!

You would be way better to look at something like Emotiva XMC-1 or else NAD (M17? not sure) preamp (I do think Audyssey is great, BTW). Buy some used REAL amplifiers - preferably start with preamp that has balanced outputs and you will be able to be creative with your set-up and enjoy reliable quality sound...


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