Marantz’s new SR5009 Network A/V receiver does everything but make your bed

marantz new sr5009 network av receiver everything sr5900 press image front

It seems June is the month of Marantz. The company has waged an all-out assault on the home theater industry this month, showcasing a stream of shiny new pieces of high-resolution audio awesomeness. Today the company continues its campaign, unveiling its new SR5009 Network A/V receiver, which boasts Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connection, high-res audio streaming, 4K video capabilities, and more.

Beyond its porthole LCD display, the SR5009 packs a potent punch of features. That includes a fully-loaded digital media player, able to handle virtually any audio file your PC or storage drive can throw at it over its Wi-Fi connection, including MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, and WAV up to 192kHz/24bit resolution, as well as DSD and AIFF files. On board Internet radio and Spotify Connect is also available, as well as a host of other apps via your mobile device over Airplay or Bluetooth.

As for power, the SR5009 boasts a 7-channel amplifier with a claimed 180 watts of power per channel, and advanced features like the latest version of its Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM), designed to provide quick bursts of power with a low noise floor. The output can also be broken into dual zones, for 5.1 sound in one room, and independent stereo sound in another. Audio decoding for movies includes Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio, along with the other usual suspects.

Connection options include two HDMI outputs, and eight inputs, with seven at the back of the unit and one in the front, alongside a USB port. All of its HDMI inputs are 2.0-compliant, with the latest video technology for top scale 4K video resolution at 60Hz, and 3D passthrough. The receiver will also upscale 1080p to 4K.

Other options include setup assistant with Audyssey MultEQ XT room calibration, four smart select buttons that easily select listening presets, remote control via Marantz’s app for iOS and Android devices, and a 7.2 channel pre-amp output for integration with a dedicated amplifier.

At $900, the SR5009 is an investment, but it matches up well with other competitors in the field, and brings a wide load of options for the money to to make it a tantalizing choice as the hub of your home theater. Units are expected to ship in August, and will be available at select Marantz dealers.

Smart Home

All the best Amazon Black Friday deals for 2018

Amazon may be an online-only retailer, but that doesn’t mean its Black Friday sales are anything to sniff at. In fact, due to its online status, Amazon has huge flexibility with the range of products and deals it can offer. Here's our…
Home Theater

Still listening on tinny TV speakers? Try one of our favorite soundbars

You no longer have to sacrifice sound for size when selecting home audio equipment. Check out our picks for the best soundbars, whether you're looking for budget options, pure power, smarts, or tons of features.
Home Theater

If you've got questions about Ultra HD Blu-ray, we've got answers

Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and players are a killer way to beef up your home theater. Here's everything you need to know about one of the most significant advances to hit home entertainment in years.
Home Theater

Learn how to calibrate your home theater speakers for sheer audio bliss

Make your home theater rumble just right with our manual speaker setup guide, a simple, step-by-step walkthrough to getting the most from your audio equipment without needing to rely on imperfect automatic calibration.
Home Theater

Put your home theater to the test with these spectacular Blu-ray releases

What's the point of having all of that awesome home theater gear if you can't breed a little jealousy in your friends and family? We've put together this list of fantastic Blu-rays that have the goods to drop a few jaws.
Home Theater

Throw away those EarPods -- we dug up the best headphones in every style

Trolling the internet for hours to find headphones is no way to live. Instead, leverage our expertise and experience to find the best headphones for you. Here are our 10 favorites.

Stream on, value shopper: Here are the best Black Friday Amazon Fire TV deals

Save yourself some dough and a trip to the store: If you're looking for a new streaming device this Black Friday, look no further than Amazon, which is offering some pretty steep discounts on its popular Fire TV line.
Home Theater

Set your ears free with the best completely wireless earbuds

If you can't stand the tangle of cords, or you're just excited about completely wireless earbuds, you're going to need some help separating the wheat from the chaff. Our list serves up the best wireless earbuds around.

The best Target Black Friday deals for 2018

The mega-retailer opens its doors to the most competitive shoppers at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 22, and signs indicate that the retailer means business this year. We've sifted through all of the deals, from consumer electronics to small…

Cyber Monday 2018: When it takes place and where to find the best deals

Cyber Monday is still a ways off, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. With so many different deals to choose from during one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, going in with a little know-how makes all the…
Home Theater

What’s new on Netflix and what’s leaving in December 2018

Our complete list of what's new on Netflix for December 2018 and which titles will be removed will help you catch up on your bingeing, and also ensure you don't miss any titles heading into the streaming ether.
Home Theater

What’s new on HBO and what’s leaving in December 2018

Whether you're a cable lifer or a staunch cord cutter, there's never been a better time to get down with premium TV. Follow us to find out what's new on HBO each month. December 2018 brings sci-fi hit Ready Player One and the drama Icebox.

The Best Black Friday Deals from Best Buy in 2018

We've been hard at work assembling all the best Black Friday deals Best Buy offers in 2018 and putting them in one place to save you time and money this holiday season. From laptops to TVs, game consoles to smart speakers and much more…

The best Walmart Black Friday deals in 2018

Walmart has historically been the undisputed king of Black Friday deals. The mega-store is known for offering deals on products in almost every category, from smart TVs to children’s toys. We're combing through every deal as it is…