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: The Marantz SR6004 is perhaps the best sounding receiver in its price class that we’ve had the pleasure of testing. It pairs cutting-edge technology, top quality components, breathtaking sound, high style and extreme flexibility to culminate in what we would feel safe calling “the audiophile’s receiver.” In short, if you long for the sound of separate components, but crave the convenience of a receiver, then the SR6004 is your ticket to audio paradise.
Pros: Superb sound, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, 7.1, multi-zone and bi-amp capable, Pro-Logic IIz support
Excerpt: There's no denying this Marantz is a flexible slab of electronics. For £799 you'd expect its bullet-proof build and the usual array of audio and video connections, but the SR6004 has a few tricks up its sleeve.
Pros: Solidly built, extensive spec, Bluetooth and iPod connections, clean dialogue, good detail
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.