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2019 Marantz AVR Owner's thread (NR1510, NR1710, SR5014, SR6014)

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2019 Marantz AVR Owner's thread (NR1510, NR1710, SR5014, SR6014)
« on: December 16, 2019, 04:06:17 AM »
The new 2019 Marantz AVR models were released this past summer.  

The 2017 SR8012 and 2018 SR7013 will continue for 2019 and will continue to be discussed in their current respective threads.

What's new or to be added via firmware update for the 2019 models?
- Note that all the 2019 models are still HDMI 2.0b (ie. HDMI 2.1 models won't be released until 2020)
- HDCP 2.3 - all inputs
- eARC - on board (as opposed to the 2017 SR6012/SR7012 and 2018 SR6013/SR7013/SR8012 models previously receiving it via a firmware update)(Note an HDMI w/Ethernet cable must be used between the AVR and eARC capable TV)
- USB thumb drive requirements - NTFS added
- Airplay - ON/OFF setting
- OvrC smart remote management
- HDMI Input Mode setting connected to the HDMI Input Assign menu
- HDMI Multiple Input Assign (allow to assign multiple audio sources to the same video source)
- ALL ZONE STEREO - ON/OFF added to Smart Select button
- Spotify Connect now available using a "FREE" Spotify account - firmware update 8-21-2019
- Able to downmix a multi CH audio source selected in the main zone to 2CH PCM in Zone 2 by pressing the [Zone 2 Source] button on the front panel and selecting "Source" instead of the actual source name (SR6014 only)
- Added via future firmware update:
- Dolby Height Virtualizer (only available when sound mode selected includes "+ Dolby Surround") - firmware update released August 2019
- Bluetooth transmit to single pair of headphones/hearing aids - firmware update released December 5, 2019 [setup instructions:  "]https://denon.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/7008/~/how-to-setup-your-marantz-avr-to-output-audio-to-bluetooth-headphones]
- HDMI Audio Input rename (when input available from source player)

What was dropped from the 2018 models?
- No longer able to apply DTS Neural:X on DD audio but still able to use Dolby Surround on DTS audio
- 7.1 multi analog inputs dropped (SR5014 only)
- Surround parameter <Center Spread> (formerly available with Dolby Surround upmixer (ie. DSU) but dropped per Dolby's new DSU spec)

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Notes:
1.  Although all models feature two subwoofer pre-outs, only the SR6014 has independent subwoofer volume control of each subwoofer.
2.  None of these models support Front Wide speakers.

Marantz model web page info and Owner manual links

- NR1510 - MSRP $599, 5.2 CH, 50W, HDMI In/Out (6/1) 
This is a slim line model that features Audyssey MultEQ (6 mic positions), networking, Web Control, DSD via USB/network source, speaker posts, 32 bit DAC, and an on board Denon HEOS module (allows streaming of HEOS app music services to the AVR as well as streaming PCM 2.0 source from the AVR to HEOS wireless speakers set up around the home). Firmware updates are installed via a network connection or USB.  There are FL/FR main zone pre-outs but no Zone 2 pre-outs. PHONO input included. 
http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=AVReceivers&SubCatId=&ProductId=NR1510
http://manuals.marantz.com/NR1510/NA/EN/

- NR1710 - MSRP $749, 7.2 CH, 50W, HDMI In/Out (6/1) 
Upgrading from the NR1510 adds two more audio channels for a 7CH model, Atmos/DTS:X 5.2.2, DTS:X.  It features 5.1 + Zone 2 capability using the Surround Back speaker posts for Zone 2 and also adds Zone 2 pre-outs using an external amp.  DTS Virtual:X (simulates height audio when using a 5.1 or 7.1 configuration but Audyssey is disabled).  Lowest model that works with the Audyssey MultEQ Editor app (iOS/Android, $20) to fine tune the Audyssey speaker/sub calibration.
http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=AVReceivers&SubCatId=&ProductId=NR1710
http://manuals.marantz.com/NR1710/NA/EN/

- SR5014 - MSRP $999, 7.2 CH, 100W, HDMI In/Out (8/2) 
Upgrading from the NR1710 adds HDAM Pre-Amp modules (known to provide for better 2CH music listening), 7.2 Main zone pre-outs, a second Main zone HDMI monitor output and the better version of Audyssey MultEQ XT. 
http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=AVReceivers&SubCatId=&ProductId=SR5014
http://manuals.marantz.com/SR5014/NA/EN/

- SR6014 - MSRP $1499, 9.2 CH, 110W, HDMI In/Out (8/3) 
Upgrading from the SR5014 adds a Zone 2 HDMI monitor output, the best version of Audyssey (ie. MultEQ XT32), Audyssey LFC, Audyssey Sub EQ HT (dual sub level/delay), eARC, 7.1 multi analog inputs, and the ability to expand to 11CH (ie. 7.2.4) by using a 2CH external amp.  DTS Virtual:X (simulates height audio when using a 5.1 or 7.1 configuration and although Audyssey MultEQ XT32 is NOT disabled, all other Audyssey features are disabled).  Lowest model that can pass PCM 2.0 audio from an HDMI source to Zone 2 and to HEOS wireless speakers.
http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=AVReceivers&SubCatId=&ProductId=SR6014
http://manuals.marantz.com/SR6014/NA/EN/
Call me for pricing and availability at (585) 645-1006 from 12pm - 8pm EST daily to include Sat/Sun
Email: jd@avscience.com

AVScience is an authorized dealer for Denon, Marantz, and Yamaha, as well as other audio and video related brands (eg. JVC, Sony, Def Tech, Polk, Martin Logan, etc.).

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Re: 2019 Marantz AVR Owner's thread (NR1510, NR1710, SR5014, SR6014)
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2019, 04:08:29 AM »
The Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer and Bluetooth transmit to headphones/hearing aids features were recently added via firmware updates to these models.
Call me for pricing and availability at (585) 645-1006 from 12pm - 8pm EST daily to include Sat/Sun
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Re: 2019 Marantz AVR Owner's thread (NR1510, NR1710, SR5014, SR6014)
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2020, 01:29:58 AM »
Center spread returns along with the ability to use DTS Neural:X on Dolby audio.

Next week, Nov 11th, a firmware will be released to these 2019 models that will bring back the Dolby surround upmixer parameter "Center Spread" as well as allow the use of DTS Neural:X on Dolby audio.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2020, 12:41:31 PM by AVSjd »
Call me for pricing and availability at (585) 645-1006 from 12pm - 8pm EST daily to include Sat/Sun
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