Marantz SR5009 AV Receiver Review Specs

Power Output: 7 x 100 watts (8 ohms, 2 channels driven)
Auto Setup/Room EQ: Audyssey MultEQ XT
Video Processing: Analog Devices NatureVue 4K scaling/passthrough
Dimensions (WxHxD, Inches): 17.3 x 6.3 x 13.4
Weight (Pounds): 33.1
Video Inputs: HDMI 2.0 (8), MHL-enabled HDMI (1), component video (2), composite video (2)
Audio Inputs: Coaxial digital (2), optical digital (2), stereo analog (5), 7.1-channel (1)
Additional: USB (1), Ethernet (1), Wi-Fi antenna (2), IR remote (1), remote (in/out), AM (1), FM (1)
Accessory: DS-A5 AirPlay dock (optional)
Video Outputs: HDMI 2.0 (2), component video (1), composite video (1)
Audio Outputs: Stereo analog (1), 7.1-channel pre-out (1), ¼-inch headphone (1)
Additional: RS-232C (1), 12-volt trigger (1) Price: $899

Company Info
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(201) 762-6500

trynberg's picture

Mark, can this receiver stream 5.1 24/96 flac?

Mark Fleischmann's picture
According to the brochure, it can stream FLAC up to 24/192. 5.1 is not specified so my best guess would be stereo. But I'll ask Marantz to make sure.
trynberg's picture

Thanks, Mark. I really wish receivers would do this so I didn't have to use a PC or BD player to do so.

Mark Fleischmann's picture
Marantz confirms: DLNA and USB streaming limited to stereo only, no 5.1.
red5goahead's picture

So why should I choose the Marantz SR5009 instead a X3100W?

Btw I'm really interested about the Marantz , I've a Sr4400 since 10 years.

Pongaselo's picture

I replaced a recent 23 series Denon with the SR5009. I have designed a 9" two way floorstanding speaker utlilizing the venerable Dynaudio D-28 with Dynaudio's matching 9" woofer. After bending the pair to my way of listening ( massaging the overpowering midrange into a thing of beauty), I was unable to use this speaker with the Denon as it went into protection mode unlike the 2308 that it replaced. The Marantz seems to love the Dynaudios and I have never achieved a system with the flexibility and performance that the SR5009 has brought to my setup. My boss and freinds don't want to hear my exultations any more, Its that good.

Having said that, I can come to the point of my comment. The video processor on this receiver is something special. My fellow enthusiasts and I have a considerable collection of video on DVD. Some of truly poor quality with horrible blurring etc. The video section of the SR5009 does an unbelievable job of rendering clarity and depth to good DVD quality videos and the recopied from VHS movies are truly amazing in terms of how much the video is improved. I have never experienced this level of improvement with my Oppo handling the job.

Associated equipment: Panasonic DMP-BD500, Panasonic TC-60AS530U, Panamax M4300EX, B&K ASW-610, Polk Audio CS2, Paradigm Stylus 370 V.4, Dynaudio Custom Fronts, Dragonfly interface to Mac Pro music server.

jgonzo's picture


Thank you for the thoughtful review. I'm in the process of reconstituting my home theater after a bit of time away from the hobby and was wondering if you could shed some light on the manner in which you rank performance and how the 1-5 star scale ought to be interpreted.

In particular, you heap praise upon this receiver, but award it 4.5 stars. While you also write highly of the Sony STR-DN1050, you words seem to prefer the Marantz, yet the Sony is given 5 stars. My assumption is that a given star rating is assigned relative to the price point of a given product (i.e., the Sony sounds fantastic for a 600 dollar receiver), but as someone who is shopping for a receiver now, but very, very concerned with amplifier performance for two channel listening, should I read these rankings to suggest that, in your opinion, the Sony performs better on audio material?

Thanks for your help.