Marantz SR5600 A/V Receivers

4.75/5 (4 Reviews) MSRP : $650.00


Product Description

  • 90 Watts x 8 Channels
  • Pure Direct Mode
  • 7 Channels of Discrete Amplification
  • Detachable power cord
  • HDCD decoding


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by PDN a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2007

Bottom Line:   
As my very first A-V receiver, I was and continue to be highly impressed with this reasonably priced receiver. I've always wanted to own a Marantz product and finally I have it. Build quality is excellent. Solid and heavy. For only $600.00, you do get a great deal of features, power, versatility, and most importantly, great sound. I'm driving B&W speakers with a very good subwoofer which makes the Marantz sound terrific. B&W's are easy to drive. I wouldn't recommend this receiver if you're driving 6 and 4 ohm rated speakers with low sensitivtiy.

I must admit I was fooled at the time that the unit can produce 90 watts x 7 all channels driven. That's not the case. Marantz guarantees 70% of its rated power into 8 ohms when in surround sound mode. The 90 watts is produced when playing in stereo or two channel. I found this out later. But I still love the unit and am still learning about its features and capabilities after all this time. So much to know. I'm primarily a music listener (and DVD concert watcher) and listen mostly in surround sound using (Dolby Pro Logic III Music or Neo 6: Music). Dending on the CD being played of course, this unit can deliver and blow you away. Playing Lee Ritenour's latest CD called "Smoke N Mirrors" for example, it's almost as if the band is right there in your listening room!! It has all of the most current surround sound modes as of mid 2006 but no HDMI video circuity. I honestly don't care about that anyway. Movies and concert DVD's in 5.1 sound stupendous!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   NJ



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Deepu a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I was looking for an AVR with good music capability.and im fully satisfied with this one.The sound quality in HT as well as stereo is excellent.For music ,the sound quality is super smooth.The built quality is something special.the metal face plate,the metal volume knob...something unique to marantz avr's,the bult quality remains the same for the costlier aswell as the entry level ones..!!unlike others,using plastic bits.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $530.00

Purchased At:   Dubai



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bonger a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I was looking for a competent AV receiver for both music & movies to consolidate my hifi & HT system in my apartment without spending an arm and a leg and finally found "home" with this Marantz

Having owned a couple of NAD AVR's, I was happy with the 2 channel performance, but the NAD was thin on features, had reliability issues & had only just OK HT processing.

I did some research, read some professional reviews and they were dead on about the Marantz SR5xxx series.

Right away when I hooked up my speakers for some CD listening, I was impressed & pleasantly surpised of the stereo quality (which is my #1 priorty). I threw all types of music at this amp and it was never strained and always composed. Bass was rhymic & surpringly deep (deeper than my Bryston), not boomy. Drums, guitars had "resonance". Mids & highs were natural sounding, not overly warm or too sharp. Imaging & soundstaging was also very good. Now I'm not just saying this because I'm proud new owner of this amp. I am comparing the Marantz's 2 channel performance to my Bryston 2blp and I would say the Marantz is 85-90% of the sound quality of the Bryston,with the Bryston having only ever so slightly better control & transparency in mids & highs. You would have to listen hard with a familiar top quality recording to say the Bryston is a clear winner But the Marantz is so competent and close for everyday listening, I cannot justify keeping the Bryston for my L/R channels and save some space at the same time. I'm gonna sell my Bryston to upgrade to a better CDP or some tube amps for some truly different sound.

Next, was the mulit channel music & HT test. the Marantz simply made mince meat of my NAD's. Sound effects/steering was just faster, less flat sounding and again more natural, I'm guessing it's because of the Marantz's superior DAC's.

The features, user friendliness is superior compared to NAD. The Marantz pretty much has all the connections you need except HDMI. Other stupid thing is sub crossover frequency has only 3 setting...dumb!!

I've only had the Marantz for less than a week, so cannot vouch for reliablity issues, but I visted local dealer of both NAD & Marantz and he said "by far" NAD comes back to the shop more for servicing.

Marantz may not have the bigger reputation like usual mid, entry level high-end names like NAD, Rotel,etc, but I tell you listen with your ears and not what other people tell you. You will not be dissappointed with this unit.

Like the professional review I read said, the Marantz is a" $1000 hifi amp of a year ago, with HT features bundled in and somehow managed to lower the retail price to $500".

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   accessories4less



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AVChic a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I bought this after some extensive research and found that for what I would be using it for, and the price and features, this model would be the best fit. I also listened it at the HiFi store, and found that I liked the sound of it the best from others in my price range. I am sure that there may be others more expensive out there that may sound better, but I am not reviewing them.
All in all, I have been VERY satisfied with my Marantz so far, even though I have owned it for only about a month so far. I have tried a lot of features on it, and tried hard to get to know it and understand it. I have read over the manual several times just to be able to get the most out of it.
I admit that it is not the top of the line, it lacks a few features that more expensive receivers would have, but I don't need or want those more expensive features, so the lower end of a high end brand will suffice for my needs and wants. For the price, (I paid almost $600) it sounds like a much more expensive receiver.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006




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