Network & Tuner Functions
7-Channel Discrete Amplifier: The Marantz SR6008 is equipped with a
power amplifier that reproduces high-fidelity sound in surround mode with equal
quality and power for all channels, true to the original sound. The power
amplifier circuit adopts a discrete-circuit configuration that achieves
high-quality surround sound reproduction. The 7 channel amplifier is rated at 110 watts
with 2 channels driven (20-20kHz, 8-ohms, 0.08% THD).
Amplifier Assignment: The Marantz SR6008 supports up to 7.1 channels
(Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R [or Front Wide/Height], & SW) for surround
playback. The seven amplifier channels built into the receiver are typically
used for 7.1 channel surround in the main room, but there are various amplifier
configurations to accommodate your home theater setup. You can select from a
variety of amplifier configurations.
- Main Only: Assigns all power amplifiers within the receiver for
the Main Zone. In this configuration, up to 9 speakers (Front L/R, Center,
Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, & Front Height L/R [or Front Wide L/R]) can
be connected to the AV receiver. The receiver will automatically switch
between the Surround Back speakers (Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD) and the Front
Height speaker (Dolby Pro Logic IIx), or Front Wide (Audyssey DSX) speakers
based on the the source material you are listening to; you can only connect
the Front Height speakers or Front Wide speakers (not both). You must use a
separate amplifier to power Zone 2.
- Bi-Amp: Assigns all amplifiers of the receiver to the Main Zone
with the front speakers bi-amped. Up to five speakers (Front L/R, Center, &
Surround L/R) can be connected to the AV receiver. The Surround Back
amplifier channels of the AV receiver are reassigned to bi-amp the front
speakers. A bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers for one speaker.
One amplifier is connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker while the
other is connected to the combined midrange and tweeter section. With this
arrangement each amplifier operates over a limited frequency range, making
its job easier. Surround Back, Front Height, and Front Wide speakers are not
available. Zone 2 speakers must be powered by a separate amp.
- Zone 2: The SR6008's amplifier channels can be configured as
Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, and Zone 2 for Dolby Digital, DTS, and
Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1ch playback in the main zone and 2ch PCM playback in
the second zone. Surround Back, Front Height, and Front Wide speakers are
- Front B: Assigns five amplifier channels of the receiver to the
Main Zone for up to 5.1ch playback and two amplifier channels to power
another pair of speakers, often called "Speaker B". Surround Back, Front
Height, and Front Wide speakers are not available. A separate amplifier must
be used to power Zone 2.
Exclusive HDAM & Current Feedback Technology : Incorporating
technology derived from Marantz's Reference Series components, the SR6008
features Marantz's exclusive HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) system, which
combines ultra fast slew rate and maximum dynamic range to deliver optimum sound
quality with today's high resolution audio formats. The SR6008 also incorporates
Current Feedback instead of the typical voltage feedback configuration. Current
Feedback technology provides a wide closed-loop bandwidth and very high slew
rate, delivering superior audio fidelity
High Current Power Supply: The Marantz SR6008 AV surround
receiver employs a high current linear power supply with an EI core power
transformer for high-quality sound playback.
24-bit/192-kHz DACs: The Marantz SR6008
utilizes a 192 kHz/24 bit D/A converter on each of the unit's seven channels for
exceptional sound quality. 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.
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): The Marantz SR6008 is
equipped with a high-resolution Analog Devices (ADSP21487) 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 SR6007 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.
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby, Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6,
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx,
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be
selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V receiver via a digital
audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby
Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to
your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
Audyssey Technology: The Marantz SR6008 features a full
package of Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality. Audyssey
Dynamic Volume offers real-time volume adjustment, while Audyssey DynamicEQ
improves your system's surround effects during low volume levels. Audyssey
MultEQ XT automatically sets speakers to suit your room's listening environment
and the speakers' characteristics. The AV receiver even offers Audyssey DSX
which adds front speaker effects
- Audyssey MultEQ XT: Audyssey MultEQ XT technology helps
create an optimal acoustic profile for your home theater. Using the included
setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ XT measures sound levels and adjusts
speaker configuration accordingly, making setup fast and easy. This room
acoustic measuring and correction system analyzes (via the included
microphone) the audio characteristics of your speaker system and your
listening environment at up to 8 measurement points and automatically
tailors the sound for top audio fidelity. You can set the Audyssey MultEQ XT
to one of the following modes.
Dynamic EQ: Audio engineers mix music and movie soundtracks
at reference levels much louder than typical home listening levels. At lower
volumes the human ear perceives sound differently; voices change, bass
dissipates, and the surround effect becomes less enveloping. Dynamic EQ
adjusts the frequency response curve based on volume to maintain consistent
bass output, octave-to-octave balance, and surround impact, resulting in
rich sound at any volume. You can set the Dynamic EQ to 0, 5, 10, or 15 dB.
- Audyssey: Optimizes the crossover point, output
level, delay time, and equalization of all speakers based on speaker
frequency response, speaker location, and room acoustics.
- Audyssey Bypass L/R: Optimizes all speakers except
front left and right.
- Audyssey Flat: Optimizes frequency response of all
speakers to flat.
- Manual: Adjusts the tonal quality for each speaker
individually using the manual equalizer settings; adjust from -20 to +6
dB at 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16
- Off: Turns equalizer off.
- 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. Dynamic
Volume addresses the issue of commercials that are too loud and movie
soundtracks with vast differences between soft and loud passages; the
results are more intelligible dialogue, loud passages maintain impact, and
soft whispers are heard clearly. When the volume level changes, Dynamic EQ
also adjusts the frequency response to maintain sound quality. You can set
the Dynamic Volume to Day (low), Evening (middle), Midnight (high), or off.
- Audyssey DSX (Dynamic Surround Expansion): Audyssey DSX
is a scalable surround exposition system that adds new channels to improve
the surround impression. Based on research in human hearing, Audyssey DSX
add a pair of Wide channels in the front because that information is
critical in the rendering of a realistic soundstage. Audyssey DSX then adds
a pair of Height channels above the main front channels to reproduce the
next most important acoustical and perceptual cues related to soundstage
depth. In addition to creating these new channels, Audyssey DSX applies
Surround Envelopment Processing to enhance the blend between the front and
side/back surround channels. The result is a much more seamless and
enveloping home theater experience.
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround
- 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 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 7
(nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut
- Height Gain: Adjust the volume (Low/Mid/High) of the
Front Height channels in Dolby Pro Logic IIz.
- Stage Height/Width: Adjust the sound stage width/height
(+/-10dB) when using Front Height or Front Wide speaker in Audyssey DSX.
Stereo Modes: The Marantz SR6008 surround receiver also provides
two-channel stereo and multi-channel stereo playback, as well a virtual surround
from two stereo speakers.
- 2CH Stereo: This is the mode for playing in 2-channel
stereo; bass and treble can be adjusted and sound is output from the front
left and right speakers, along with a connected subwoofer.
- Multi-Channel Stereo: This mode lets you enjoy stereo
sound from all speakers.
- Virtual Speaker: Enjoy surround effects using only the
front speakers or headphones.
Direct Modes: The Marantz SR6008 offers two Direct sound modes which
offer high-quality sound by bypassing the receiver's DSP & video circuitry.
- Source Direct: In this mode the 2ch audio signal is
played in its original form, without any surround or tone processing.
Multichannel audio signal is played in its original form, without any tone
- Pure Direct: This mode is for playback in higher sound
quality than in Direct mode. The display and analog video circuitry are
turned off to minimize the possibility of any noise being added to the
Audio Enhancements: The Marantz SR6008 receiver provides
various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every
- M-DAX: Compressed audio formats such as MP3, WMA
(Windows Media Audio) and MPEG-4 AAC reduce the amount of data by eliminating
signal components that are hard for the human ear to hear. The M-DAX function
generates the signals eliminated upon compression, restoring the sound to
conditions near those of the original sound before compression. It also corrects
the sense of volume of the bass to obtain richer sound with compressed audio
- 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.
- Dynamic Range Compression (DRC): Motion picture soundtracks
have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud
sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum sound level is
lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to hear all of the
sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC works when playing
program sources recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS.
- Tone Settings: You can independently adjust the system's
overall Bass and Treble settings from -6 to +6 dB. You can also fade the sound
from front to rear, or vice-versa.
Level Adjustments: The SR6008 provides the following level
- Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level
of the currently selected input source's audio input. Use this feature if
there are differences in the input volume levels between different sources.
You can correct the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.
- Dialogue Level: You can adjust the output level
(+/-12dB) to clarify the dialogue output from the center channel.
- Subwoofer Level: You can set the receiver's subwoofer
output level (+/-12dB) independent from the other speaker levels and
system's main volume.
Volume Settings: The SR6008 offers the following volume
- Volume Scale: You can
choose to display an Absolute volume scale (0-98) or Relative volume scale
(-79.5 to 18dB).
- Volume Limit: You can set a maximum volume level of 0dB
(80), -10dB (70), or -20dB (60) to limit the receiver's total volume output.
- Turn-On Volume: You can define the volume setting that
is active when the power is turned on (0, 1-98, -79 to +18dB, or Last)
- Mute Level: You can set the amount of attenuation for the audio
muting circuit; -40dB or -20dB below current volume, or full mute (sound
turned off entirely).
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Marantz AV receiver offers a
variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Assignable Digital Inputs: The SR6008 features two optical
digital (Toslink) inputs and two coaxial digital inputs. Each input can be assigned
to any of the different input sources except Tuner.
- Phono Input: The Marantz SR6008 is fitted with a Phono
input (MM), so you can connect your turntable and listen to your vinyl
records with high-quality sound.
- 7.1 Channel Input: The SR6008 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 7.2ch pre-amp
outputs (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Dual Subs) for
connection to external power amplifiers.
- Speaker Terminals w/ Color Labels: The receiver has
binding-post terminals for all speaker connections. The binding-post
terminals can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and banana plugs
(single/dual). The receiver will accept speaker impedances of 6 to 16-ohm.
The AV receiver comes with color labels to easily identify which channel a
speaker cable should be connected to. Since the speaker cables have labels
in the same colors as the connectors on the SR6008's rear panel, there's no
longer any confusion about which terminals they should be connected to.
- 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
7 HDMI Inputs/2 Outputs: With seven HDMI v1.4 inputs (6
rear/1 front), the Marantz SR6008 allows you to route multiple high-definition
devices, such as your Blu-ray player and cable/satellite receiver, to your TV.
It also allows you to connect all of your devices to up to two TVs with a HDMI
cable (via its dual HDMI outputs), reducing cable clutter. The second HDMI
output is discrete and allows you to enjoy a different audio/video source in
another room. The HDMI inputs are assignable to different input sources. The AV
receiver's HDMI connections support HDCP copyright protection and are compatible
with 3D signals, ARC, Deep Color, xvYCC technology, Auto LipSync, and HDMI
control. The HDMI inputs and outputs support the 4K high-resolution video
standard, allowing you to play 4K videos on compatible displays and projectors.
The receiver supports both 4K (3840 x 2160) pass-through and 4K upscaling
- 4K Pass-Through: 4K Pass-Through allows the Marantz
SR6008 to receive super high-definition resolution video and pass the video
signal to a 4K compatible TV or display monitor.
- 3D Ready: With the advent of 3D media, it is
important to own a receiver that recognizes 3D video signals. The SR6008 is able
to pass through 3D signals from your Blu-ray player, ensuring that the 3D effect
doesn't get lost in translation. It also recognizes signals from 3D television
broadcasts. By connecting a 3D-compliant Blu-ray disc player and 3D-compliant TV
to the SR6008, you will have a 3D home theater where you can enjoy
high-definition sound and video on a level you've never experienced before.
- 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.
- Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The SR6008 also supports
Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than
standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
- Auto LipSync: This feature automatically compensates for the
timing shift between the audio and video of the receiver. If needed, the audio
signal can be manually delayed to match the video signal; adjust from 0-200ms.
Note: The AV receiver's HDMI jacks do not support the
latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not
support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services, and
Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.
Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features four composite video
inputs (3 rear/1 front) and one composite video monitor output; supports up to
480i. There is also
two component video inputs (60MHz) and one component video monitor output;
supports up to 1080p.
Analog-to-HDMI Conversion w/ Video Scaling (4K): The SR6008
is equipped with a flexible video switching system that converts incoming analog
video signals to HDMI and scales them to a higher resolution, so only one video
connection is required from the receiver to the TV. HDMI input video signals can
also be scaled to a higher resolution. The scaled output resolution is set in
the receiver's menu.
- Composite Video to HDMI: Composite video signals (480i
only) can be scaled to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 108p, or 4K through the receiver's
- Component Video to HDMI: Component video signals
(480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p) can be scaled to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p or 4k
through the receiver's HDMI output.
- HDMI to HDMI: HDMI video signals
(480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p/4K) can be scaled to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or
4k through the receiver's HDMI output.
Note: The receiver's HDMI Zone 2 output does not support
analog-to-HDMI conversion, nor does it support HDMI-to-HDMI scaling.
HDMI Standby Pass-Through: When enabling the HDMI Standby
Pass-Through function, regardless of whether the AV receiver is "On" or in
"Standby" both audio/video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your
television, via the receiver's HDMI monitor output. You can select between three
HDMI through function modes.
- HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input (1-6) for which the
HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled.
- Last: The HDMI Standby-Through function is activated on
the input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the
- Off: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is
InstaPrevue: HDMI InstaPrevue Technology provides live video
thumbnails of the available content on your devices connected to the receiver
via HDMI 1 through 6 inputs (the HDMI 7 input does not support InstaPrevue). As
a result, you can preview audio/video streams coming from up to 5 HDMI inputs
previously assigned to input selectors on your HDMI connected TV, while enjoying
viewing another source input.
Picture Mode: The receiver provides Picture Mode to adjust
the picture quality for your viewing content and environment. You can select
from Standard, Movie, Vivid, Streaming, Custom, or Off. The Custom mode lets you
manually adjust Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Hue, Noise Reduction, and
Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source
on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal.
Network & Tuner Functions
Network Connection: The Marantz SR6008 is equipped with an
Ethernet (RJ-45) port that lets you connect the receiver to your home network
(LAN) and your broadband internet provider. When connected to your home network,
the SR6008 lets you listen to Internet radio and a host of other online music
sources from your broadband internet provider, as well as play audio files &
display still images from your computer via its network connection (DLNA 1.5
certified). The SR6008 also supports AirPlay that lets you stream your music
library from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes.
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 1.5 Certified: The SR6008 is DLNA (Digital Living
Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7 compliant for audio and photo networking.
This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music and
still-images (JPEG) stored on your Windows PC. 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 SR6008's remote control to browse music & photo
files on your hard drive. 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 or on-screen menu. In addition the unit will display
Album Art on a connected television. The Marantz SR6008 supports the following
audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network
Compatible Audio Formats ||Sampling
Frequencies ||Bit rate ||
Media Audio) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||48-192 kbps ||.wma |
Audio Layer-3) ||32/44.1/48 kHz ||32-320 kbps ||.mp3 |
32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz ||16-bit ||.wav |
| MPEG-4 AAC || 32/44.1/48 kHz || 16-320 kbps || .aac/.m4a/.mp4 |
Lossless Audio Codec) ||
32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz ||16/20/24-bit ||.flac |
32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz ||N/A ||.m4a |
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
Online Services: The Marantz SR6008 lets you access Internet
Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband
Internet connection. Currently the SR6008 supports Internet Radio from vTuner,
Pandora, Spotify, and SiriusXM; as well as the Flickr online photo sharing site
(as of 3/19/2013). The Marantz receiver offers on-screen menu display and
control over these web services.
vTuner ||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.
Internet Radio stations in MP3 (32-320kbps) and WMA (48-192kbps)
format are supported. You can browse content by Genre, Location,
Language, and Favorites. 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. |
|Once the network audio player is
registered with your Pandora account, you can listen to the
automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can
create up to 100 personalized 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. You can also thumbs-up/thumbs-down
and bookmark tracks. In Pandora, you can search for the track name
or artist name using "keyword" searches. When the search is
complete, tracks that have a similar rhythm or sound are streamed. |
Spotify ||Spotify is a digital music service
that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music
libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting).
Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share
music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album,
track, or most popular; and create your own music library with
customized playlists. A Spotify Premium subscription is required. |
| SiriusXM ||SiriusXM Internet Radio
lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free
music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more. |
Flickr ||Flickr is an online photograph
sharing service that started in 2004. You can use this unit to view
photographs on a connected TV that have been made public by Flickr
users. You will need to setup an Flickr account to download, upload,
and view photographs. |
Favorites: You can add up to 100 items as "Favorites" from
Internet Radio, online music services, and your media server for easier, quicker
AM/FM Tuner: The Marantz AV receiver features a built-in
AM/FM tuner with 56 station auto-preset memory tuning. You can also set your
presets manually. You can create an 8-character name for each preset station.
You can even directly enter a station number using the receiver's on-screen menu
and remote control.
Web Control: You can control this A/V receiver from a web
control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The SR6008 and your PC must be
connected to the same home network.
Software Updates: Using the receiver's network/internet
connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online
Marantz server. Visit
Marantz's Owner's Circle for access to downloads to keep the Marantz
receiver up-to-date. The tested Marantz SR6008 contained firmware version
4600-4126-4575 (as of
AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite
songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.1+)
library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the AV receiver, over your home's
wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream
stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud to
the AV receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes
music library on your computer to the AV receiver; you can even download Apple's
Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback
functions of the the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer
that is being streamed to the AV receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see
song/artist information and album art via the receiver's on-screen menu (via
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, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.3 or later
installed and connected to the same wireless home network.
iPod/iPhone Direct: The Marantz AV receiver is fitted with a
front-panel USB (type-A) port and HDMI port for playback of audio and video
files from select iPod, iPhone, or iPad devices.
- Audio Playback: The SR6008 supports digital music
playback from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad using its front-panel USB (type-A)
port. Simply plug your compatible Apple device into the receiver's
front-panel USB port, using the cable that came with your iPod/iPhone/iPad.
Stored music and music apps from your connected Apple device can be played
through the AV receiver, bypassing the iPod/iPhone D/A converter for better
sound quality. The iPod/iPhone/iPad can be controlled by the receiver's
remote, or you can continue to use the Apple device's clickwheel or
touchscreen. You can search for stored music on your iPod/iPhone/iPad by
Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook.
Song/artist information and Album Art from stored music and music apps on
your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected TV via HDMI.
- Video Playback: You can also view video from stored
movies and movie apps from select iPods, iPhone, and iPads by connecting
your Apple device to the AV receiver's front-panel USB and HDMI input. Use
the Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (472LT2HDMI
sold separately), the Apple Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your
device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (5th
gen), iPhone 5, iPad 4, or iPad mini to the AV receiver. Use the Apple
Dock-to-Digital AV Adapter (47230PHDMI,
sold separately), the Apple Dock-to-USB cable that came with your device,
and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (4th gen),
iPhone 4/4S, or iPad (1/2/3). Use the
Apple Composite AV cable (sold separately) for older video-capable
iPod/iPhone/iPad devices w/ 30-pin connector. Video from your
iPod/iPhone/iPad can only be navigated from your Apple device's clickwheel
or touchscreen (select Simple mode on receiver).
Note: Your Apple iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged
while connected to the receiver (max. 1A). This unit will not charge
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The SR6008 is "made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and
supports the following iPod/iPhone models and functions via its front-panel USB
port (as of 9/24/2013):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Connector Type || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
AirPlay || Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Album Art || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || O ||
Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| 4 || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| mini || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5C || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5S || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 7.0 || Y || Y || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || O || Y || N || N || 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 unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this
doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
USB Port: A USB memory device can be connected to the USB
(type-A) port located on the front-panel, allowing you to play various music
files and JPEG still-image files through the receiver. The USB memory device
must be mass storage class (msc) or media transfer protocol (mtp) compliant, and
be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. The unit can recognize up to 500 folders/5,000
files. In addition to music and still-image playback, the A/V receiver supports
basic playback control, song/artist information display, and charging (5V/1A) of
your connected USB mass storage class device. The Marantz SR6008 supports the
following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its USB
Compatible Audio Formats ||
Sampling Frequencies ||Bit
Media Audio) ||32/44.1/48
kHz ||48-192 kbps ||.wma |
Audio Layer-3) ||32/44.1/48
kHz ||32-320 kbps ||.mp3 |
32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz ||16-bit ||.wav |
| MPEG-4 AAC || 32/44.1/48 kHz || 16-320 kbps || .aac/.m4a/.mp4 |
Lossless Audio Codec) ||
32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz ||16/20/24-bit ||.flac |
32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz ||N/A ||.m4a |
Note: USB memory device will not work via a Hub.
It is not possible to connect and use a computer via the unit's USB port
using a USB cable.
On-Screen Menu w/ Setup Wizard (via HDMI): With the
on-screen graphical display that combines large clear text and colorful icons,
plus the Marantz Setup Assistant, setup is both simple and quick, letting you
easily make all necessary adjustments and settings to quickly and easily
optimize the SR6008 for your particular speaker configuration and source
equipment. When you control the sound volume, the volume level is displayed on
the screen, and when you switch the input source, the name of the input source
is displayed. The on-screen menu display can only be output to your TV via HDMI.
Note: The receiver's front-panel LCD window only displays source
input and volume. You will need to connect this receiver up to your TV via
HDMI to configure speaker, network, input, and system settings through the
AV receiver's on-screen menu.
Multi-Source/Multi-Zone: The Marantz SR6008 offers Zone 2
and All Zone Stereo functionality for playback of audio in two separate rooms of
your home. In addition, this unit is equipped with an HDMI Zone 2 output
connector for transfer of audio/video from connected HDMI sources to Zone 2.
- Zone 2 (Line out/Speaker out): Zone 2 allows stereo
audio playback of another source connected to the receiver in another room
of your home via left/right RCA audio or speaker level outputs. When using
the SR6008 to power speakers in a second room of your home, the receiver's
main zone is restricted to 5.1-channels. When using the receiver's line
output terminals for the second room, you need an additional amplifier to
power those speakers and the main Zone of the receiver remains 7.1-channel.
The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled by the Marantz receiver using either
configuration or from your Zone 2 integrated amplifier when using the
line-output. You can select tuner, analog, optical/coaxial digital (2ch PCM
only), USB/iPod, and Network/AirPlay sources for playback in Zone 2. You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or
different Network content for different zones.
- HDMI Zone 2: The SR6008 also incorporates multi-zone
HDMI audio/video distribution for Zone 2 with the inclusion of its HDMI
matrix switching functionality. The receiver can send two different HDMI
video feeds to two displays at the same time directly from the receiver.
HDMI Zone 2 also supports 2ch PCM audio from the HDMI input
source selected. The HDMI Zone 2 function is only compatible with the HDMI
1-6 input connectors. It is not compatible with the HDMI 7 input connector
or any other input source. Volume of HDMI Zone 2 is controlled from the TV
or additional receiver in Zone 2.
- All Zone Stereo Function: The All Zone Stereo function
allows you to enjoy the AV receiver's Main Zone audio source in Zone 2
simultaneously (regardless of input audio signal types; analog or digital).
During the All Zone Stereo, 2ch playback is automatically selected for all
zones and each zone will play at the same volume level. This is useful when
you want to enjoy the same music at the same time in multiple rooms during a
get together or party.
Source Rename/Delete: You can change the display name (up to
8 characters) of a selected input source. 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
Panel Lock: To prevent
accidental operation of this unit, you can disable operation of the buttons on
Dual Backup Memory Function: This receiver stores its settings in a
nonvolatile memory even when the main power supply is turned off. Using the Dual
Backup Memory function, you can write settings information to another memory
area to back up saved settings for recovery anytime as needed.
- Personal Memory Plus: This function sets the settings
(input mode, surround mode, HDMI output mode, MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, audio
delay, etc.) last selected for the individual input sources.
- Last Function Memory: This function stores the settings
which were made before going into the standby mode. When the power is turned
back on, the settings are restored.
Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set
the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed; set the
sleep timer up to 120 minutes in 10 minute increments.
Auto Standby: The unit enters standby mode automatically
when no commands are sent to the unit for the set time (30 or 60 minutes).
Before it enters the standby mode, "Auto Standby" is displayed on the
front-panel display of this unit and the on-screen menu.
IR Remote Control: The Marantz SR6008 comes with an
IR wireless remote control that can operate this receiver only. The remote
control features Glow keys so it can easily be used in the dark.
HDMI Control: The Marantz SR6008 can control select external
audio/video components connected via HDMI which support HDMI control. When you
make an HDMI connection with a TV or player compatible with the SR6008's HDMI
control function, you can perform the operations from the SR6008's remote
control; Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input
devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.
Marantz Remote App: The Marantz Remote App lets you control the
Marantz Network A/V receiver using your Apple iOS (4.3 or later) or Android
device. This free Remote App lets you control the Marantz A/V receiver's basic
functions (power, volume, input, surround modes) from your Apple iOS or Android
device. The multi-zone control page of the Remote App lets you adjust power,
volume and input selection for all zones from a single screen (when applicable).
You can even navigate the A/V receiver's network and Internet content from your
compatible Apple iOS or Android device. For added convenience, there are eight
customizable home screen short cut buttons that allow you to tailor the look and
function of the Marantz Remote App to suit your needs.
Note: Download the free Marantz Remote App from the
iTunes App Store for the iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad (iOS 4.3 or later).
Or, download the free Marantz Remote App from the
Android Market for your compatible Android device (1.5-up). The AV
receiver will need to be connected to the same network as your Apple iOS or
Bluetooth Adapter (optional): Through its proprietary M-Xport, the SR6008
offers Bluetooth capability. Simply add the optional RX101 Bluetooth adaptor (642RX101,
sold separately) to the SR6008 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.
Remote Connections: The Marantz SR6008 is fitted with the
following custom remote inputs/outputs.
- Remote In/Out: These RCA input/output connectors allow you
to connect the SR6008 to a Marantz component equipped with remote control (RC-5)
- Flasher In: This 3.5mm input is used to control the SR6008
from an external key-pad (sold separately).
- DC Trigger Output: The DC trigger output (3.5mm) allows
you to connect an external device so it can be turned on by the SR6008.
- 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.