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Marantz SR6006

Home theater receiver with 3D-ready HDMI switching and Apple AirPlay®

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Our take on the Marantz SR6006

by Marshall Chase
Marantz

Receivers: Your ticket to sensational sound

Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more — it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.

Go to the head of the class

Your list of "best movie scenes of all time" stands out a bit from others. It's filled with high-octane home theater thrills and chills, from matchless car chases to supreme servings of "villain surprise." Welcome to the front of the line — the flagship Marantz SR6006. You can expect solid amplification and state-of-the-art processing to deliver amazing surround sound and video performance to exhibit those scenes at their best. Plus there are abundant digital possibilities thanks to built-in Apple AirPlay® for easy access to your iTunes® library, plus a gateway to Internet radio, HD Radio™ and more. And adding a Blu-ray player to your system will get you more than the best picture available. Robust new sound formats mean you will have the best audio fidelity, too.

3D TV Learn more

Getting the picture just right

Truthfully, sometimes good just isn't good enough. The SR6006 not only comes equipped with seven HDMI inputs to connect all of your high-def A/V gear, but with plenty of analog inputs for older video sources too. This receiver delivers superb picture quality from both digital and analog sources alike. Plus the receiver allows you to separately adjust your video preferences for each source and save it for next time. And you can double up your viewing pleasure with simultaneous HDMI output to two HDTVs.


Unleash your iTunes® music with AirPlay®

Apple's exciting AirPlay technology lets you access your favorite music from your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, or your iTunes library on your computer using this Marantz receiver. You'll be able to control iTunes and see music information, including your album art, track titles, and artist info on your compatible Apple device, or on your TV. Requires a wireless home network. Receiver requires wired connection to the router.

iPod — the remote control that plays your favorite tunes

Of course you can connect your iPod easily to the front-panel USB port and enjoy your music, delighted by the great sound using the receiver's digital-to-analog converters instead of the iPod's. But with a free app download your iPod becomes a convenient Wi-Fi® system remote. This intuitive app is unimpeded by the obstacles that block line-of-site for infrared, so you can be in the bedroom and turn up the sound in the living room without touching the receiver. A free remote app is also available for Android™ users.

More music to love

With the rear Ethernet input you can open the gateway to music and pictures from your home network. Let's not forget all the great music streaming options that will line up at your fingertips, including thousands of Internet radio stations from around the globe, plus PANDORA® Internet radio — a service which samples your music tastes and makes a personalized channel for you.


Up to eight best seats in the house

The SR6006 uses the supplied microphone to analyze sound from up to eight different listening positions, then automatically adjusts level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers. The result is accurate response across a wide listening area instead of just a single "sweet spot," so everyone in the room can enjoy precisely balanced home theater sound. Watch a video on how Audyssey MultEQ technology improves sound in your room.


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Highlights:

    Power and processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 110 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • individual image adjustments for each video source
    • dual PLL anti-jitter circuit for cleaner picture from all sources
    • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Dolby® Digital EX, DTS-ES™, Pro Logic® IIx, Pro Logic® IIz, SRS Circle Surround II, and DTS Neo:6 decoding
    • Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® XT Pro enables eight-point user auto setup and room calibration and professional sixteen point calibration (microphone included)
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for fuller sound at lower listening levels
    • M-DAX (Marantz Dynamic Audio eXpander) for better sound with compressed music sources
    Multi-room Audio:
    • three-room/three-source output
    • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room
    • line-level stereo audio output for 3rd room
    • only analog sources can be played in the 2nd and 3rd rooms
    Digital Music Options:
    • listen to music from iPod®, iPhone®, or other portable music player through the front-panel USB input
    • DLNA certified to ensure optimal compatibility with other network-enabled equipment
    • Internet streaming capabilities for Internet radio, PANDORA® Internet radio, Rhapsody® and more (may require registration and subscription fees)
    • Bluetooth-ready with added Marantz RX101 adapter
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current amplifier design
    • Pure Direct mode switches off all unused circuitry for the cleanest possible sound
    • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers
    • 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    Connections:
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital video switching (7 in, 2 out)
      • second HDMI output will run identical program to first to connect to two HDTVs or a TV and a projector
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p)
    • HDMI version 1.4a with support for 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, SACD, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC
    • component video switching (2 in, 1 out)
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial
    • 8 audio/video inputs, including:
      • 1 front-panel input with composite
      • 4 rear-panel inputs with composite video
    • 2 audio-only inputs including a phono input for a turntable
    • dual line-level outputs for powered subwoofers
    • phono input to connect turntable
    • 7.1-channel analog audio preamp input
    • 7.2-channel analog audio preamp output for connecting an amplifier
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from compatible iPods, USB flash drives, hard disk drives, and portable MP3 music players
    • RS-232C port for automated control systems
    • detachable power cord
    • direct IR flasher input, and 12V DC trigger out
    • 2 sets of main speaker outputs
    • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers
    General Features:
    • free Marantz remote app lets you use your iPod touch®, iPhone® or Android™ device as a Wi-F remote
    • on-screen display for easier system setup and operation
    • graphic user interface via HDMI
    • first-time setup wizard
    • multibrand remote
    • 17-3/8"W x 6-5/16H" x 15-5/16"D
    • weight: 26 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Features and Specs
    General
    Number Of Channels
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    7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts)
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    110
    THD in Stereo
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    0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)
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    20-20k Hz
    FM Sensitivity
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    14.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner
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    Built-in
    On-Screen Display
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    Thru All monitor outs
    Auto Speaker Calibration
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    Audyssey MultEQ XT
    HDMI Standby Pass-through
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    Yes
    Composite Video Conversion
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    From Composite to HDMI, Component
    S-Video Conversion
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    No
    Component Video Conversion
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    From Component Video to HDMI, Composite
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion
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    Yes
    Internet-ready
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    Yes
    Apple AirPlay
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    Built in
    App Remote Control
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    No
    Bluetooth-compatible
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    USB port for iPod/iPhone
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    Yes
    DLNA Certified
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    Audio
    Photo
    MHL-compatible
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    Multibrand Remote Control
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    Learning Remote
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    Yes
    LCD Remote
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    No
    Width (inches)
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    17-5/16
    Height (inches)
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    6-5/16
    Depth (inches)
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    16-1/4
    Weight (pounds)
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    26
    Parts Warranty
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    3 Years
    Labor Warranty
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    3 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output
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    Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output
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    Yes
    Multi-room Video
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    Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output
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    No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital
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    DD, EX, TrueHD
    DTS
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    DTSES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input
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    1
    Audio-Video Inputs
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    3
    Audio-only Inputs
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    7
    S-Video Inputs
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    None
    S-Video Outputs
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    None
    S-Video Monitor Outputs
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    None
    Component Video Inputs
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    2
    Component Video Monitor Outputs
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    1
    Optical Digital Inputs
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    2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs
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    2
    Optical Digital Outputs
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    None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs
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    None
    HDMI Inputs
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    7
    HDMI Monitor Outputs
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    2
    Subwoofer Outputs
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    2
    Multi-Channel Analog Input
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    Yes
    Multi-channel Preamp Output
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    Main Speaker Output Pairs
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    2
    Main Speaker Terminals
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    Posts
    Ethernet Port
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    1
    USB Connections
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    1 Front
    Removable Power Cord
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    IEC 2-prong
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    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • 7.2ch AV receiver
    • 6' AC power cord
    • Learning remote control (RC014SR)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Audyssey microphone (ACM1H) with attached 24' cord terminated by a male 3.5mm minijack connector
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna
    • CD-ROM Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • "Getting Started" booklet (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • USA Warranty Information
    • Canada Warranty Information

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    Audio Features
    Video Features
    HD Radio
    Network/Internet Functions
    USB/iPod Connectivity
    Multi-Zone Capability
    Convenience Features
    Remote/Bluetooth Control

    Audio Features

    Fully Discrete 7-Channel Amplifier: The Marantz SR6006 AV Surround Receiver is equipped with a power amplifier that plays back high-fidelity sound in surround mode with equal quality and power for all channels, true to the original sound. The receiver's power amplifier circuit adopts a discrete-circuit configuration that achieves high-quality surround sound playback. The Marantz AV Surround Receiver's 7-channel amplifier is rated at 110 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20Hz-20kHz, with 0.08% THD, driving 2 channels).

    Amp Assignment: The seven amplifier channels built into the receiver are typically used for 7.2 channel surround in the main room, but there are various amplifier configurations to accommodate your home theater setup:

    • Normal: The SR6006 is designed to be used as a 7.2ch surround sound receiver with front left/right, center-channel, surround left/right, and surround back left/right channels along with dual preamp subwoofer outputs.
    • Bi-Amp: You can configure the amplifier for front bi-amp operation to achieve a higher-quality 2-channel sound by connecting the receiver's front and surround back channels to your main front speakers (if compatible). Your main zone will be limited to 5.2ch.
    • Multi-Zone: The surround back channel amplifier can also be assigned to power stereo speakers in Zone2 or Zone3 (but not both). Your main zone will be limited to 5.2ch.
    • Front Height: To enjoy Dolby Pro Logic IIz you can reassign the power amp from the two surround back channels to the two front height channels for better front effects. You will loose your surround back channels.
    • Front Wide: To enjoy Audyssey DSX you can reassign the power amp from the two surround back channels to the two front wide channels for better front effects.

    Bi-Amp Connection: A bi-amp connection is possible with speakers that have two set of inputs by combining the Front A and Surround Back speaker connections. This allows you to drive the treble and bass units with separate channels amps, which enable better sound quality. The surround back channels of the amplifier will need to be turned off to bi-amp your front speakers. This configuration will limit your Home Theater to 5.2- channel.

    Isolated Audio Circuit Board: The carefully-optimized audio signal path rests on a separate circuit board for maximum performance, as well as isolation from interferences generated by high speed video processing.

    24-Bit, 192 kHz D/A Converters: The SR6006 uses 24-bit/192-kHz Digital-to-Analog converters for all channels. The 192kHz sampling and 24-bit word length capabilities of the DACs allows you to play high-resolution recordings and hear the increased clarity, detail and dynamic range of those recordings.

    AL24 Plus Processing Technology: AL24 Processing Plus technology improves information volume in the time axis region using high-speed signal detection and processing technology. In addition to expanding original 16-bit data to 24 bits, AL24 Processing Plus uses data interpolation along the time axis (or up-converted sampling) to achieve natural interpolation without losing the original data. A digital filter is used to further expand adaptability and perform optimum filtering calculations for ringing-free pulse response, pulsive music data and attack sounds. The result is reproduction of such spatial information as the delicate nuances in your music, the positions of the performers, and the breadth, height, and depth of the concert hall.

    Digital Signal Processing (DSP): The Marantz SR6006 is equipped with a high-resolution SHARC 32-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP). All elements of the Surround Processor are optimized to the highest standards by the use of selected high performance and discrete components, particularly the A/D and D/A converters and the sophisticated DSP surround decoder. The SR6006 is equipped with various surround modes to reproduce a variety of surround sound effects, according to the content of the source to be played. The receiver features Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS and DTS-HD decoding; as well as offers Dolby Pro Logic II (x/z) audio processing.

    Audio Format Description # of Channels Connection Type
    Stereo 2-Channel Stereo Stereo listening with tonal adjustment. 2.0/2.1ch Analog, HDMI, Coaxial, & Optical
    Multi-Channel Stereo Stereo sound from all connected speakers. 5.1-7.1ch
    Virtual Speaker Delivers simulated surround sound from two stereo speakers. 2.0/2.1ch
    Audyssey Audyssey Dynamic Surround Expansion (DSX) Creates playback for the new channels (front wide or front height) in 5.1-channel systems. By adding front wide or front high channels, the surround sound effects sound more three dimensional and realistic. 7.1ch HDMI, Coaxial, & Optical
    Dolby Pro Logic II Dolby Pro Logic II Matrix decoding technology developed by Dolby Laboratories (select Movie, Music, or Game mode). 5.1ch Analog, HDMI, Coaxial, & Optical
    Dolby Pro Logic IIx Further improved version of Dolby Pr Logic II with two additional rear-channels (select Movie, Music, or Game mode). 6.1/7.1ch
    Dolby Pro Logic IIz The addition of front-height speakers provide enhanced spaciousness, depth, and dimensions to stereo, 5.1, or 7.1-channel content. 7.1ch
    Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Dolby Digital is a multi-channel digital signal format developed by Dolby Laboratories. 5.1ch HDMI, Coaxial, & Optical
    Dolby Digital EX Dolby Digital Surround EX is a multi-channel digital signal format developed by Dolby Laboratories & Lucas Film. 6.1ch
    Dolby Digital Plus Dolby Digital Plus is an improved Dolby Digital signal format with discrete digital sound and improved sound quality. 7.1ch
    Dolby TrueHD Dolby TrueHD is a high-definition audio format using lossless coding technology to faithfully reproduce the sound of the studio master. 7.1ch HDMI
    DTS DTS Digital Theater System with accurate sound field position and realistic sound effects. 5.1ch HDMI, Coaxial, & Optical
    DTS-ES Discrete or Matrixed digital audio format adding a surround back channel to DTS. 6.1ch
    DTS 96/24 DTS 96/24 is a digital audio format enabling high sound quality playback with a sampling frequency of 96 kHz and 24 bit quantization of DVD-video 5.1ch
    DTS Express DTS audio format supporting low-bit rates (max. 5.1 channels, 24-256 kbps) 5.1ch
    DTS-HD DTS-HD provides high sound quality and enhanced functionality than conventional DTS; supports multi-channel, high data transfer speed, high sampling frequency, and lossless audio playback (choose from High Resolution Audio or Master Audio). 7.1ch HDMI
    DTS NEO:6 Matrix decoding technology for achieving 6.1-channel surround playback from 2-channel sources (select either Cinema or Music). 5.1-7.1ch Analog, HDMI, Coaxial, & Optical
    PCM Multi-Channel PCM Used with PCM multichannel sources up to 7.1 channels. 5.1-7.1ch HDMI
    Direct Mode Source Direct High-quality sound playback without passing through the sound quality adjustment circuits. 2.0-7.1ch Analog, HDMI, Coaxial, & Optical
    Pure Direct Playback audio tracks at the closest to the original sound quality. 2.0-7.1ch

    Dolby Headphone Mode: You can also enjoy listening to multi-channel surround sound through headphones using these Dolby HP modes.

    Dolby Headphone Mode Description
    Dolby Headphone Surround sound is played through headphones
    Dolby HP PLII (Movie/Music) Suited for movie or music sources
    Dolby HP Bypass (Stereo) Stereo sound is played through headphones

    Audyssey MultEQ-XT Automated Setup: This Audyssey MultEQ-XT technology adapted by this receiver provides the best listening environment for multiple listeners. The Auto MultEQ Setup feature of the SR6006 measures sound characteristics of your speaker system and room where the receiver is used and automatically optimizes settings. To do this, the Auto Setup feature measures a test tone emitted by each channel in a maximum of 8 listening positions, using the supplied microphone. The measurement results are analyzed using an original algorithm and environmental settings are made to improve the sound characteristics of your listening area.

    Note: If you prefer, you can manually setup up your speaker configurations. You can select the size and presence of each speaker, the distance of each speaker from your normal listening position, the level of each speaker in your system, and the crossover frequency setting for each speaker.

    Audyssey Dynamic EQ: Audyssey Dynamic EQ solves the problem of deteriorating sound quality as volume is decreased by taking into account human perception and room acoustics. Audyssey Dynamic EQ works in tandem with Audyssey MultEQ to provide well-balanced sound for every listener at any volume level.

    Reference Level Offset: Audyssey Dynamic EQ is referenced to the standard film mix level of 85dB SPL for -20 dBFS. Due, to the lack of standard outside the film industry, the film reference level may not be appropriate when listening to other material. Audyssey Dynamic EQ Adjust provides four offsets from the film level reference (0dB, 5dB, 10dB, or 15dB) that can be selected when the mix level of the content is not within the standard.

    Audyssey Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume solves the problem of large variations in volume level between television programs, commercials, and between the soft and loud passages of movies. Audyssey Dynamic EQ is integrated into Dynamic Volume so that as the playback volume is adjusted automatically, the perceived bass response, tonal balance, surround impression, and dialogue clarity remain the same. The amount of compression can be set to an of the following three levels - Light, Medium, or High.

    Acoustic EQ: The A/V receiver features 5 Acoustic Equalizer modes to choose from.

    • Audyssey: This mode adjust the frequency characteristics of all speakers so as to create the best listening environment for the sound characteristics of your listening area.
    • Audyssey Bypass L/R: Optimizes frequency response of speakers, except front (left & right) speakers.
    • Audyssey Flat: This mode flattens the frequency characteristics of all speakers. It is suited for playback of multi-channel music such as Dolby Digital and DTS.
    • Manual: This mode independently adjusts the receiver's 9-band graphic equalizer (63Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz, 16kHz) for each of the 7 channels.
    • Off: The graphic equalizer is not use.

    HT-EQ: The tonal balance of a film soundtrack will be excessively bright and harsh when played back over audio equipment in the home. This is because film soundtracks were designed to be played back in large movie theater environments. Activating the receiver's HT-EQ feature when watching a film made from movie theaters corrects this and restores the correct tonal balance.

    Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround mode parameters:

    • Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in the Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements you can adjust:
      • Panorama: Broadens the front stereo image to the surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective when there is limited output from the surround channels, panorama can be turned on/off in the menu.
      • Dimension: Allows you to move the sound field forward or backward.
      • Center Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the center channel.
    • Neo:6 Center Image: In the Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel, especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 5 (nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut in half).
    • DPL IIz Height Gain: Adjust the volume (Low/Mid/High) of the Front Height channels in Dolby Pro Logic IIz.
    • Audyssey DSX Settings: While listening in the Audyssey DSX audio format, there are two further enhancements you can adjust:
      • Stage Height: adjust sound stage height (+/-10) when using front height speakers
      • Stage Width: adjust sound stage width (+/-10) when using front wide speakers

    Tone Control: You can adjust the tonal quality of the sound by adjusting the receiver's bass and treble independently from -6 to +6 dB.

    M-DAX: This function makes up for lost audio content in MP3, WMA, or AAC sources during playback. It can be set to High or Low.

    DRC (Dynamic Range Compression): This features compresses the AV receiver's dynamic range (difference between loud and soft sounds).

    Source Level: This function corrects the playback level (+/-12db) of the selected input source's audio input. Make this setting if there are differences in the input volume levels between the different sources.

    Volume Settings: You can adjust the unit's maximum volume, power on level, and mute level.

    • Volume Limit: Set the receiver's maximum volume level to -20dB, -10dB, 0dB, or None.
    • Power On Level: Define the volume setting (-80 to +18dB, Last) that is active when the power is turned on.
    • Mute Level: Set the amount of attenuation (Full, -40dB, or -20dB) when muting is activated.

    Note: You can also adjust the receiver's Zone 2 Volume Level and Volume Limit.

    Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post speaker terminals for all channels (Front A, Front B, Center, Surround, and Surround Back/Amp Assign). The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and single banana plugs. The terminals are spaced too far apart for dual banana plugs. The collar surrounding the binding post terminals prevent the use of spade connectors.

    Note: The receiver will accept speaker impedances of 6 to 16-ohm.

    Digital Inputs: There are 2 coaxial digital inputs and 2 optical digital inputs. The inputs accept digital audio signals from a compact disc, DVD, Blu-ray, or other digital source component.

    7.1 Channel Input: The SR6006 features a 7.1 Channel input (Front left, Front right, Center, Surround left, Surround right, Surround Back left, Surround Back right and Subwoofer) for connecting a DVD Audio player, Super Audio CD multi-channel player, or other component that has a multi-channel port so you can playback the audio with 5.1 channel or 7.1 channel surround sound. If you will not be using the 7.1 channel input with a multi-channel decoder, you can use the front and left inputs as an auxiliary input.

    7.2ch Pre-Out: The A/V receiver features 7.2-channel pre-amp outputs (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Dual Subs). for connection to external power amplifiers.

    Headphone Output: The receiver features a 1/4" stereo headphone jack on its front panel for connecting a pair of optional headphones. The unit's speakers will automatically be turned off when a set of headphones are connected.

    Video Features

    9 HD Inputs: The Marantz SR6006 is equipped with eight HD inputs. Seven HDMI (ver.1.4a) inputs (up to 1080/24p capable) let you connect a high-definition satellite receiver, Blu-ray Disc player, and game system for high definition video and audio. Two component inputs (1080/60i capable) provide added HD-capable connectivity and versatility.

    • HDMI (ver.1.4a): The receiver is equipped with seven HDMI ver.1.4 inputs (6 rear/1 front) for connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video components. All six HDMI inputs are capable of carrying uncompressed digital audio and video up to 1080p. There are also dual HDMI (v.1.4) outputs which support the ARC function that feeds audio/video signals to an HDTV. The two HDMI outputs are parallel so the same video signal is output through both and can be used simultaneously. All HDMI (v.1.4) connections support 24p playback, x.v. color, deep color, and 3D video.
    • Component Video (Y, Cb, Cr: This unit features two component video inputs and a component video monitor output. These jacks feature an 60 MHz bandwidth, making them capable of passing high-definition video signals. The component video inputs and output will support 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i video signals.

    HDMI Upscaling: The Marantz AV receiver features a high-precision Anchor Bay (ABT2015) 10-bit video scaler. The ABT2015 10-bit processor, Anchor Bay's fourth-generation video engine, provides exceptional performance including transcoding, deinterlacing, and scaling to give you the flexibility and convenience you need to connect and display all your audio/video components. The SR6006 can take an analog video input (composite or component) and up-convert it to HDMI so the video signal can be passed through the receiver's HDMI terminal to your television via a single HDMI cable up to 1080p. The Marantz SR6006 will also upscale incoming lower resolution (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i) HDMI video signals to 1080p through the receiver' HDMI monitor output. The receiver's HDMI inputs and monitor output will support 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p video signals.

    Note: Composite video signals can also be up-converted to component video (with no scaling), and component video signals can be down-converted to composite video (480i only). HDMI video signals must be output via HDMI.

    I/P Convert: The video circuit of the receiver is equipped with an I/P conversion feature. When this feature is active, 480i analog video signals input from a playback device can be converted to 480p and progressively output to the component video or HDMI monitor out terminals on the SR6006.

    1080/24p: When connected to a 1080/24p Blu-ray player and flat-panel HDTV, you can enjoy remarkable video performance of Blu-ray which brings out the full character of film material.

    3D-Ready: This AV receiver supports input and output of 3D (three-dimensional) video signals through its HDMI (v1.4a) connections.

    Note: 3D viewing requires 3D-ready source with 3D content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D glasses, and high-speed HDMI cable. Other 3D accessories may also be required.

    ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.

    HDMI Standby Pass Through: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through feature allows you to choose which HDMI input remains accessible when the receiver is powered off, so you can view back an HDMI source on your TV even when the receiver is in standby mode. You can select between HDMI 1 through HDMI6, or the Last HDMI input you were viewing when you turned the receiver off.

    x.v.Color: The AV receiver supports x.v.Color, offering a wider color range than the current broadcast standard. For the x.v.Color feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible (camera-editing-format-player-display).

    Deep Color: The Sony receiver also supports Deep Color which allows the color depth of video signals passing through HDMI to be raised. The number of colors that could be expressed by 1 pixel was 24 bits (16,777,216 colors) with a standard HDMI jack. However, the number of colors which can be expressed by 1 pixel is 36 bits with a Deep Color enabled HDMI jack. Since the gradation of the depth of a color can be expressed more finely with more bits, continuous color changes can be more smoothly expressed. For the Deep Color feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible (camera-editing-format-player-display).

    Auto Lipsync Correction: Video signals may take longer to process than audio signals depending on the connected video equipment. When the unit is connected to a TV or Projector which supports Auto Lipsync Correction, audio and video can be automatically synchronized using this function. The Lipsync feature can also me set manually from 0 to 200 ms (in 10 ms steps).

    Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal.

    Video Mode: You can select between 3 video processing settings.

    • Auto: Processes video automatically based on the HDMI content information.
    • Game: Always processes video appropriate for gaming content.
    • Movie: Processes video normally.

    Picture Adjust: You can adjust the picture quality for each video source; Contrast (+/-6), Brightness (0-12), Chroma Level (+/-6), Hue (+/-6), DNR (Low/Middle/High/Off), Enhancer (0-12).

    HD Radio

    Built-in HD Radio Tuner: In addition to receiving standard analog AM and FM broadcasts, the SR6006 features a built-in HD Radio tuner. HD Radio stations offer higher sound quality than conventional FM/AM broadcasts; typically FM HD Radio stations are CD quality while AM HD Radio sound similar to analog FM stereo. It is also possible to receive data services and select broadcasts from among up to eight multicast programs.

    HD Radio Technology: HD Radio technology brings digital radio to conventional analog AM and FM radio stations, with improved sound quality, better reception, and new data services. HD Radio technology provides CD-quality sound for FM stations, and FM-quality sound for AM stations. In addition, FM HD Radio station can transmit multiple programs on the same frequency by using multicast channels. Text data display includes station name, song title, artist name, etc.

    Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    Station Text: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles.

    Multicasting: Many HD Radio stations also offer more than one channel of programming. This service is called multicasting.

    Station Presets: You can store up to 56 radio stations presets (8 stations each in 7 separate banks) and name each preset with an 8 character ID.

    Direct Frequency Tuning: You can enter the receiving frequency directly to tune in a station, using the supplied IR remote control.

    Network/Internet Functions

    Network Connection: You can connect the SR6006's RJ-45 (LAN) Ethernet port to your home's network and playback music and photo files that are stored on your computer. You can also listen to internet radio through the receiver's network connection.

    Note: This unit's RJ-45 Ethernet port supports 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and requires an Ethernet (LAN) category 5 or higher cable, Router, Modem, and Internet connection.

    DLNA Certified: The SR6006's Ethernet connection is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 certified and Windows 7 compliant. This means it's easier for you access and enjoy digital music stored on your PC through your home audio system. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through the A/V receiver and view still-images on your connected TV, or use the SR6006's remote control to browse music and photo files on your hard drive.

    Media Player: The Marantz SR6006 lets you play music and still-image (JPEG) files stored on your computer via a network connection. MP3, WMA, AAC , WAV, and FLAC audio files stored on your computer can be played through the SR6006 via its wired network connection. You can control playback of your streamed audio files from the A/V receiver's remote control. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META tag information - so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed the unit's front-panel display. In addition the unit will display Album Art on a connected television. The Marantz SR6006 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection.

    Compatible Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-bit .wav
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/96 kHz 16/20/24-bit .flac

    Note: Your computer must meet the following system requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player (ver.11)

    Internet Radio: The Marantz SR6006 lets you access Internet Radio stations from around the world. Internet Radio stations in MP3 and WMA format are supported. You can choose from thousands of Internet Radio stations and sort them by genre and region. You can store up to 56 Internet Radio stations as presets. The unit will automatically save up to 20 of the most recently played stations. Your favorite Internet Radio stations are displayed at the top of the menu screen on your connected TV. You can listen to your favorite music through the following Internet Radio services - Napster, Pandora, Rhapsody, and vTuner.

    • Napster: The monthly music subscription service Napster is accessible. You can search for particular tracks on Napster and register your favorite tracks to the "My Napster Library".
    • Pandora: Once the receiver is registered with your Pandora account, you can listen to the automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can create up to 100 original radio stations. You can sort tracks within these radio stations. You can skip up to 6 tracks that are being played back within 1 hour.
    • Rhapsody: Rhapsody is another paid music broadcast service accessible through the receiver. You can search for particular tracks on Rhapsody and register your favorite tracks to "My Library". You can also search for similar music to the music you are currently listening to.
    • vTuner: The SR6006 supports the online vTuner service which offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. You can browse content by Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites.

    Photo Sharing: The Marantz SR6006 lets you share your photos with Flickr. Flickr is an on-line photo sharing service; you can create an account, upload your photos, and access them using the SR6006. You can also view photos made public by other users.

    Party Mode Function: The same network audio (Internet radio, Media Player, or iPod/iPhone) can be played on multiple Marantz products equipped with the Party Mode function and connected to the same home network. The party mode consists of one organizer and up to four attendees. When one unit starts the party mode as the organizer, up to four devices on which the party mode function is activated automatically participate in the party as attendees.

    Software Updates: Using the receiver's network/internet connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online Marantz server.

    USB/iPod Connectivity

    USB Port: The Marantz SR6006 is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port for easy, direct connection of a USB mass storage class (MSC) device. The front-panel USB port supports playback of music and photo (JPEG) files. The USB memory device must be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. When a USB device is connected, playback will start automatically. You can control basic operations (Play, Pause, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Repeat, and Random) of your connected USB device. The unit also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and WMA META tag information so title, artist and album names can be displayed. The Marantz SR6006 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its USB port.

    Compatible Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-bit .wav
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/96 kHz 16/20/24-bit .flac

    Note: Copyright-protected file cannot be played. USB memory devices will not work via a USB hub. It is not possible to connect and use a computer via the unit's USB port using a USB cable.

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The unit's front-panel USB (type-A) port can also be used to directly connect your Apple iPod or iPhone. The Marantz SR6006 supports direct USB connection, audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhones. The Marantz SR6006 offers the following iPod/iPhone functions.

    • USB Direct Connection: The USB connection features digital audio signal handling, which routes the digital signal to the SR6006's 24 bit/192 kHz audiophile quality D/A converters for optimum fidelity (100dB S/N-ratio).
    • Audio Playback: You can listen to music files from your iPod/iPhone by simply connecting the iPod/iPhone to the SR6006's front-panel USB port using the USB/Dock cable that came with your Apple iPod/iPhone.
    • Music Navigation: You can choose to operate your connected iPod/iPhone from the SR6006's front-panel controls and remote control, or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. The Marantz SR6006 lets you browse by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. It also offers Play/Pause, Stop, Skip/Back, Repeat, and Random functions.
    • Music Information Display: The Marantz AV receiver will display Track #, Elapsed playing time; as well as Song, Artist, and Album name on the unit's display or your connected TV (via HDMI). The receiver can also display Album Art on your connected television. You can also choose to view the music information on your iPod or iPhone.
    • Charging: The SR6006 will charge your connected iPod or iPhone when the AV receiver is powered up.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Marantz SR6006 is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following specific iPod/iPhone models (as of 1/12/2012).

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
    dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
    clickwheel
    color
    4th N/A N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N
    2nd N/A N N N N N N N
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 4.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 4.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    2 5.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y

    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the receiver and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

    AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream your favorite songs directly from your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad, or from your iTunes library on your PC or Mac to the Marantz SR6006. Using the free Remote App from iTunes on your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad and your wireless home network, you don't even need to be in the same room as the components or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. You will even see the iTunes music information, including your track titles and artist info on your Apple compatible device or the Marantz AV receiver.

    Note: To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.1 or later) connected to your wireless home network. Your iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th gen), iPhone (3GS/4/4S), and iPad must have iOS 4.2 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network.

    Multi-Zone Capability

    Multi Zone: The SR6006 has outputs for three discrete zones; the source selection for each zone is independent:

    • Main Zone: 7.2-channel audio and video playback in the main room
    • Zone 2: 2-channel audio and video playback in a second location via RCA audio and composite video connections to a separate amplifier and display monitor (only video sources connected to the SR6006 composite video inputs can be output to Zone 2); the receiver's surround back speaker outputs can also be re-assigned to power the Zone 2 speakers, limiting the main zone output to 5.2-channels; Zone 2 line-level output volume can be variable or fixed
    • Zone 3: 2-channel audio playback in a third location via RCA audio output connections to a separate amplifier; the receiver's surround back speaker outputs can also be re-assigned to power the Zone 3 speakers, limiting the main zone output to 5.2-channels; Zone 3 line-level output volume can be variable or fixed

    Note: It is not possible to play the digital audio signals from the HDMI inputs in Zone 2 or Zone 3, an analog RCA connection must also be made to play those sources. Coaxial or optical digital inputs must be in 2-channel PCM format to play in Zone 2 or Zone 3. It is not possible to output HDMI or component video signals to Zone 2.

    Compatible Zone Sources: Zone 2 & 3 will playback tuner, analog, digital (PCM only), network, and USB sources. Zone 2 & 3 can only playback PCM (2-channel) audio input from the receiver's digital (optical/coaxial) terminals. Zone 2 will only output video from the receiver's composite video inputs. You must currently be listening to a USB device or Network audio source in the Main Zone to initially select USB or Network as a source in Zone 2. Then you can switch the Main Zone to any source you desire. You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or different Network content for different zones.

    Note: To hear Airplay in Zone 2/3, the Main Zone must also be playing Airplay. You can have other sources playing in Zone 2/3 when the main zone is using Airplay.

    Incompatible Zone Sources: HDMI cannot be output to Zone 2 or 3. Component video cannot be output to Zone 2. Zone 3 does not output any video sources.

    Convenience Features

    Front Panel Design: The receiver's front panel features a combination of aluminum extrusion and glass-reinforced resin which shields internal circuitry and absorbs internal and external resonances. The front panel is clean, precise, and inviting. Volume and input selection knobs flank a round volume/source display ("porthole display"), while the simple buttons create a clean and uncluttered appearance.

    On-Screen GUI: The receiver incorporates an on-screen GUI (Graphic User Interface) menu system which makes various operations and menu selections visible on your connected television set. You can view the on-screen GUI through the HDMI, component, or composite monitor outputs.

    Setup Wizard: The Marantz SR6006 features an on-screen Setup Wizard that provides easy-to-follow setup instructions. The Setup Wizard is only visible through the HDMI output.

    Front Panel Lock: You can lock all the controls on the front panel of the unit, accept for the Power button, to prevent anyone else from changing the settings on your receiver.

    Setup Lock: This feature protects your AV receiver's settings from inadvertently being changed.

    Input Name: The names of the receiver input functions can be changed as desired. The maximum number of characters that can be registered for the names is 8, including spaces. The function names that you register will appear on the unit's display.

    Source Delete: If an input isn't being used, you can delete it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.

    Sleep Timer: The receiver offers a Sleep Timer which will automatically turn the unit off after 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, or 120 minutes.

    Screen Saver: The Screen Saver function is activated during menu display, NET/USB, iPod, or Tuner screen display - if not operation is performed for an approximately 5-minute continuous period.

    Personal Memory Plus: For each input, the receiver automatically memorizes the settings for input mode, surround mode, HDMI output mode, MultEQ XT, Dynamic EQ, Dynamic Volume, audio delay, etc. When the input source is switched, the settings last used for that source are automatically recalled. The surround parameters, tone control settings, and playback levels for the different output channels are memorized for each surround mode.

    Remote/Bluetooth Control

    Learning Remote: The provided IR wireless remote control is a universal learning remote control. This remote is preset with remote codes for Marantz AV components. The remote also contains codes for other manufactures which can be programmed. In addition, the remote control is capable of learning and storing codes used by other remote controls. The remote control's buttons glow in the dark.

    HDMI Control: When you make an HDMI connection between the Marantz AV Receiver and a HDMI control-function compatible TV or Blu-ray/DVD player, you can perform the following operations.

    • The AV receiver can be turned off with the TV's remote.
    • You can switch audio output devices from the TV remote.
    • You can adjust the AV receiver's volume with the TV remote.
    • You can switch the AV receiver's input sources through the TV remote.
    • When playing a Blu-ray/DVD player, the AV receiver automatically switches to the input source of the player.

    "Wizz App" Control: The Marantz SR6006 is compatible with "Wizz App" for performing basic operations of the receiver with an iPhone or iPod touch. "Wizz App" is free application software from iTunes that allows you to perform basic operations with an iPhone or iPod touch, such as turning the receiver On/Off, controlling the volume, and switching the source.

    Note: Download the free "Wizz App" from the iTunes App Store to your compatible iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4) or iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th gen) with iOS 4.2 or later. The receiver needs to be connected to your home network and your iPhone/iPod touch needs to be connected to the same network via Wi-Fi.

    Flasher In: This 3.5mm input is used to control the SR6006 from each of its zones from an external key-pad (sold separately).

    Remote In/Out: These RCA input/output connectors allow you to connect the SR6006 to a Marantz component equipped with remote control (RC-5) terminals.

    DC Trigger Output: The two DC trigger outputs (3.5mm) allow you to connect two external devices so they can be turned on by the SR6006.

    RS-232C: The RS-232C port is to be used in conjunction with an external controller to control the operation of the unit by using an external device. The RS-232C port may also be used in the future to update the operating software of the unit so that it will be able to support new digital audio formats.

    Bluetooth Ready: Through its proprietary M-Xport, the SR6006 offers Bluetooth capability. Simply add the optional RX101 Bluetooth adaptor ( 642RX101, sold separately) to the SR6006 and you can play the music stored on any Bluetooth-enabled portable device (your iPhone, iPod Touch, or PDA for example) through your home theater system. The optional RX101 doubles as an IR (infrared) receiver so you can place all your components out of sight and still maintain full remote control.

     
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    3 out of 5

    marantz sr6006

    Written By jeff, mass. on Sunday, September 09, 2012
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    I am too dumb to own a complicated modern audio video receiver. And too poor to buy really good simple equipment.
    Pros:
    none for me except the return and exchange.
    Cons:
    too complicated.
    1 out of 9 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Marantz 6006

    Written By Anonymous, San Jose, CA on Saturday, August 04, 2012
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    Awesome unit. Easy to setup. Sound is great.
    Pros:
    Quality of build. Price. Quality of sound.
    Cons:
    None
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    1 out of 5

    Bad Software Engineering beats all Pros

    Written By MichaelB, Greenwich, CT on Saturday, August 04, 2012
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    Any company in today's times cannot be excused for creating a product which could damage itself during a firmware update if the network happens to go down during the process. This condition has been shown to be avoidable for years now. In my opinion, it doesn't matter how good it sounds or how well it's built. Why should a customer ever take that kind of risk? A company like Marantz ought to be embarrassed. Fortunately, buying from Crutchfield allows me to get something else. Yamaha, here I come.
    Pros:
    The HD radio is crystal clear. Once you hear it, you can't go back.
    Cons:
    Without using the graphic user interface, the unit is a bear. Using the graphic interface, it is still a killer. Today's new Receivers offer so much capability, Setup can be overwhelming. The least they can do is deliver accurate, clear documentation, and make it easy to make these adjustments. Not found here.
    1 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Marantz 6006 A/V Receiver

    Written By RichG, Cincinnati, OH on Friday, August 03, 2012
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    This receiver is a great value, especially at the end of season/new model introduction timing pricing offered throuhg Crutchfield. It really is a quality receiver with many features!
    Pros:
    All the bells and whistles you might want, including Audyssey speaker balancing software.
    Cons:
    Full operating manual only available on the included CD via pdf is cumbersome to navigate. while I appreciate the environmental aspects, it's a whole lot easier to flip through a printed booklet than a pdf file.
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    5 out of 5

    excellent

    Written By Anonymous, Miami, F|L on Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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    excellent sound and performance
    Pros:
    sound quality, image quality
    Cons:
    No wifi, No bluetooth
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    4 out of 5

    Very nice

    Written By JeffP, Abilene, TX on Tuesday, July 24, 2012
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    Would have been a 5 star rating except for the manual. Very cryptic and difficult to get through. Much easier to just hook up the HDMI to the TV and let the setup wizard do the rest. Great sound. Never knew the setup of the center channel alone could make such a difference. I always felt that my Polk Audio LSi and CS speakers could sound better. I was definitely correct. If you had a chance to get this before it was discontinued, you are one of us lucky ones :)
    Pros:
    Wizard setup
    Cons:
    Manual
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    5 out of 5

    Great Receiver

    Written By Anonymous, Cleveland, OH on Friday, July 20, 2012
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    Powerful, elegant, and loaded with features!
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    5 out of 5

    Great Receiver

    Written By Jon, Omaha, NE on Thursday, July 19, 2012
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    I have always owned Onkyo receivers, however, my unit broke and Onkyo's customer service was less than pleasant to work with when I attempted to get it fixed. Never again will I buy an Onkyo receiver. Complaining aside, I decided to purchase the Marantz SR6006 after reading many stellar reviews. After hooking it up and running the Audyssey setup, I gave it a listen. The Marantz sounds more robust than the Onkyo despite having less power. The sound is detailed and non-fatiguing. I absolutely love the network capabilities this receiver offers, especially Airplay. It also seems to process video better than the Onkyo.

    Despite having so many great qualities, I did find a few things that disappointed me. The GUI menu on the Marantz is less intuitive than on the Onkyo. It's hard to find the options that I'm looking for. I find myself frequently checking the user manual to find a feature, something I never had to do with the Onkyo. The information displayed on the front of the receiver is minimal. For example, it does not display the sound mode on the front of the receiver. It does display it on the TV, but I don't always have it on. I also don't like the fact that almost everything is controlled with the remote. You can't change the radio station or access the GUI menu on the front of the receiver, so don't lose your remote. I looked past these minor flaws and ended up buying a second one for another room in my house.
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent separation & clarity. Terrible user manual.

    Written By Hardscrabble, Austin, TX on Friday, February 17, 2012
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    I purchased 3 successive Onkyo receivers because of the THX certification, the last one less than a year ago, and it already has failed. I didn't bother trying to get it fixed. Figuring that you get what you pay for, this time I decided to buy the Marantz SR6006, at almost twice the price of my last Onkyo.

    So far my only complaint is not about the Marantz receiver itself, it is about the user manual. It took a while for me to set up the receiver, partly because the manual is 175 pages on CD. I was having such a problem understanding it that I finally printed the whole book so that I could have it in front of me. Helped some, but it is very poorly written and disorganized. Typical second-language effort.

    On the bright side, the Marantz has been doing its thing for several weeks now, and I am very pleased. The sound is far, far, better than any of the three Onkyos I went through. The separation between individual speakers on my 5.1 system is the best I have ever heard. On top of that, my wife and I are in our 60s, and I was in the artillery (no joke), and the Onkyos gave us trouble understanding conversation coming from the center channel Polk speaker no matter how I tweaked the mix. But not with this Marantz receiver--it is as clear as a bell, and I have found that I am not as deaf as I thought. Moreover, the low ranges coming from my 12-inch Polk subwoofer actually are recognizable now, not just WHOOMP-WHOOMPs.

    We'll see how the Marantz endures.
    Pros:
    Excellent sound separation and clarity--the best I have ever heard. Very distinct center channel and surrounds. No distortion in subwoofer ranges. Actually fairly easy to set up, subject to caveat in the "Cons" section.
    Cons:
    User manual creates confusion and unnecessary problems in setting up the receiver, even though you will find that setup is really not that difficult when you finally come to understand that the writers of the manual were intellectually and spatially challenged. The remote is OK, but it really needs backlights.
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