Conclusion: If you're looking for a midpriced receiver with respectable power reserves and audio performance, the Marantz SR6004 is a top contender. Although deficient in some areas noted in this review, the SR6004 has it where it counts. It will deliver faithful audio reproduction to all but the most elaborate theater systems.
Pros: Excellent sound quality, Easy to setup and operate (main zone), Compact and attractive design
Cons: Confusing multi zone operation, Mediocre HDMI video upconversion, No networking
Excerpt: Marantz was founded in 1952 by Saul B. Marantz, who designed and built his first products at his home in Kew Gardens, New York. By the time I envied a college friend for owning a beautiful 1975-vintage Marantz stereo receiver, the company was owned by Superscope. The brand’s North American operations passed into the hands of Philips before it finally merged with Denon to form D&M Holdings in 2002.
Conclusion: Im Hörtest legt der Marantz eine äußerst gelungene Vorstellung hin und zeigt sich seinen Mitbewerbern in einigen Disziplinen mehr als gewachsen. Die Umsetzung von analogem Bildmaterial auf HDMI überzeugt allerdings nicht.