We have tested the Marantz SR7015 AV receiver!

When buying an AV receiver, it is worth considering the features and benefits of the various products available on the market.

Key features

The SR7015 has enhanced power and separate amplifiers. The power of the Marantz SR7015 is 200 Watts per channel. It has 8K / 60Hz and 4K / 120Hz signal transmission support, so you can enjoy 8K quality video recording from 8K devices with HDMI support, or 8K upscaling from Full HD or 4K sources.

Hi-Res audio can also decode ALAC, FLAC and WAV lossless files up to 24-bit / 192 kHz, and DSD up to 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz bands, allowing you to listen to individual sounds the way artists and musicians have created them. You can also listen to music on the front panel USB port or network sources.

One of the most advantageous features of this device is that it processes high-resolution files in the most optimal way and offers a dynamic range to ensure excellent sound quality. With its stable operation and ease of use, the Marantz SR7015 is a popular AV receiver for many.

Structure and design

Made of aluminum, the front of the 2020 model gives an elegant and quality look to the device. With its backlit display, it lends a modern and aesthetic design to the Marantz AV receiver. The 11 speaker connectors and RCA, gold-plated terminals also further enhance the decorative look of this AV receiver. The production quality is first class. Top quality parts were used to produce this jewellery. Notwithstanding, durability and attractive shape were in mind by the manufacturers when creating this peace of artwork.

Other features of the Marantz SR7015

The 9-channel discrete amplifier delivers 200 watts of power on all channels. It works perfectly with all kinds of speakers, providing clear and balanced sound output.

Auto Eco mode makes the necessary changes to the speaker output, depending on the ecometer and volume level.

Advanced HDMI support and eARC support

This product offers state-of-the-art, high-resolution multimedia interface support. It allows you to enjoy 8K quality videos from our devices. With two outputs and an 8K input, the Marantz SR7015 guarantees clear sound. (Thanks to 8K and 4K processing technology.) All HDMI ports are 8K compatible.

sr7015-back panel

One of the HDMI outputs is eARC compliant, meaning you can stream audio directly from the device to the television. All HDMI inputs have the necessary support for different HDR formats, (HLG, HDR10 +, Dolby-Vision and BT.2020). HDCP 2.3 processing compatibility allows you to view copy-protected content without interruption. This device also has features like QMS and Dynamic HD.

Gaming experience

If you want a delay-free and enjoyable gaming experience, the Marantz SR7015 is the best choice. Thanks to ALLM, QFT and 4K, 120 Hz functions, you will have an enjoyable game experience. 4K / 120Hz data transfer, variable refresh rate (VRR), automatic low delay mode (ALLM) and fast image transfer (QFT) guarantee a perfect gaming sensation.

This AV receiver works perfectly with audio assistants including Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Josh.ai or Apple Siri. The SR7015 can be controlled with all these sound-based aids. Any tasks, such as switching inputs between different media players, changing tracks and adjusting the volume can be done easily.

The best 3D audio support

If you are looking for spaciousness in sounding, you will be served as this receiver is compatible with the most advanced surround formats, including Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos, IMAX Enhanced, DTS Virtual: X and DTS: X.

Dual subwoofer output

This unit has two subwoofer outputs that eliminate breaks and highlights. The low frequencies will remain in perfect balance as these subwoofer outputs effectively enhance the even distribution of the bass notes. Audyssey Sub WQ HT technology helps to independently calibrate the connected subwoofers to ensure uninterrupted bass performance. There is also a phono input on the device for further improvements.

Setting up

There are four Smart buttons on the front panel. You can save your favourite settings with the use of these buttons. You can easily switch between media players, Blu-ray and TV audio. You can also perform these tasks with the Quick button on the remote control.

Bluetooth connection

With the dual antenna system, you can expect powerful Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi streaming. This device provides wireless access to your favourite audio content from smart devices.

Built-in HEOS

Built-in HEOS technology allows you to listen to a particular song in multiple rooms at once. HEOS is also compatible with the free and premium TIDAL, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Amazon Music HD, Pandora and Spotify services.

Sound quality

Using 32-bit AKM AK4458 digital-to-analog converters, the SR7015 offers excellent real-world sound and an impressive dynamic range without distortion. You can connect the turntable directly to this unit via the built-in phono input. Offering exceptional speed, the HDAM component provides better performance than op-amp solutions.

SR7015-remote control

This AV receiver provides a stable audio signal. The rear panel has an infrared remote control output and input, so the remote control is compatible with other home theatre equipment.

Audyssey MultEQ XT32 room calibration system

This AV receiver is equipped with an advanced version of the Audyssey room calibration system.


This software uses the included microphone to measure the output of all speakers (including subwoofers!) in up to eight different listening positions. It then automatically adjusts the speakers output to suit your unique listening environment.

It provides a perfectly balanced overall range without causing any confusion to insure an impressive listening experience for the user. With the Auro-3D function, this device provides a true surround experience.

Using the Dolby Surround up-mixer, the Marantz SR7015 supplies the best support for Dolby Atmos standard.

The SR7015 adapts perfectly to the acoustics of the room. This AV receiver produces the most accurate sound in the most complex speaker settings. However, keep in mind that the sound also depends on the acoustics of the room. Although the room acoustic enhancement program improves the sound, acoustic treatment of the walls, ceiling, windows and floor surfaces is also required for optimal results. The Marantz SR7015 was tested in a larger movie theatre, paired with a pair of Focal Chora 826 floor-standing speakers and an SVS SB16 Ultra subwoofer. Optimal acoustics have been created with diffusers front and diaphragm acoustic panels and Giga bass traps. We watched one of the episodes of the Netflix series, Blacklist, during the test, followed by listening to music, James Arthur Medicine’s current hit, but the vinyl record could not be left out of the tests, we listened to Béla Bartók’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle. The SR7015 delivered a fantastic sound in each case.


The Marantz SR7015 has much more advanced features and benefits than its predecessor, the SR7013. Some of the key features of the receiver are a premium 9-channel amplifier, compatibility with 3D audio formats, sophisticated gaming specifications, music sound, 8K high-definition multimedia interface connectivity with eARC, dual subwoofer outputs and built-in HEOS.


Written by Róbert Polgár

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