The SR5014 also has built-in HEOS (Home Entertainment Operating System) to maximize its wireless connectivity feature, enabling ease of control for multi-room audio, voice control, and digital music streaming. Hidden behind a plastic cover that can be popped open are a set of analog AV and the calibration microphone inputs. There are plenty of action scenes that we tried out and in all of them we got the same impressive performance. Clear, dynamic bass was what we got and we could not be more happy than that. The SR5014’s shortcomings when it came to its stereo performance were only noticeable when compared to its much-more-expensive Marantz AV8802 surround processor sibling. As for the one we do get is simple but well organized with all settings being divided in 8 different categories depending their function. This has a premium price tag but can it be recommended for someone who is just getting interested in better sound equipment? I understand your frustration. Not sure whether this was a software glitch or an issue with component compatibility, but since it only happened rarely, it did not bother me too much. This film amazed us with it’s use of surround effects and it has become our new feature testing film. The receiver doesn’t have 9 channels of amplification even if it has the required terminals. The design is the same, the internals are similar and even the remote is the same one. Besides the two round knobs that function as an input selector and volume control, the front panel of the SR5014 is populated by functional buttons for powering the unit on/off and for selecting sound mode, zone, and tuner preset. Hours on the phone. It is also capable of upscaling SD and HD video to 4K Ultra HD, a feature that was not in the inventory of mid-price receivers such as this just a few years back. The SR5014 follows the same trend for one more year featuring Marantz’s top quality even in their lower offerings. There is no change at all in the layout, the size or general design and having both yearly releases next to each other doesn’t indicate any differences at all. Now why these two ports are not hidden also like the rest we believe was done as the HDMI and USB ports are used more frequently than the others and it would be frustrating to have to open this cap all the time. Our magazine, which began with the publication of the SECRETS Primer, is available exclusively on-line and offers to our readers an extensive information resource about home theater and high-end audio. 4K Ultra High-Def video upscaling and HDMI pass-through feature with HCDP 2.3 support. If they had included backlight in the remote we would be completely happy but even as such there is not much to gripe about. This doesn’t necessarily make it bad as the SR5013 was already an amazing piece of audio equipment. Also make a factory reset and leave the receiver for 10-20 minutes unplugged from power. They appear to be equivalent models in Sound United family. Besides the streaming access from your local NAS server, HEOS offers streaming support from popular streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, and TIDAL. The remote although of good quality still misses a backlight function which we cannot accept for such an expensive unit while we loose the 7.1 multi-channel inputs which may not bother most but it should still be considered a downgrade in what is offered. The reason is unknown but we guess that in order to keep the cost down Marantz determined that these ports were not very much used nowadays and thus decided to completely remove them. At the beginning of the review, I mentioned that I approached the SR5014 receiver with high expectations. I’ld rather not spend the extra money on a 9.2 system. For the sake of keeping everything together we will mention once more the front ports that we analyzed above with the SR5014 having a HDMI input, a USB port for connecting external storage, a composite video input, an analogue stereo input and the Audyssey microphone port. Now I can give you a few tips but naturally these are only tips and the problem may be entirely different. The series contained subdued dialogue, fast-pace sequences, and underlying background music that affected the mood of scenes a great deal, and the SR5014 effortlessly navigated through all these with ease. Hopefully Marantz will fix this in the future. Its surround steering felt accurate with sounds coming from seemingly the right directions as the actions on the scenes. One such model we will be looking today in our Marantz SR5014 review and as this model is the only full sized receiver in Marantz arsenal that supports 7 channels it will be interesting to see if it can push to the top of this very competitive category. Also you need to make sure that your speakers are not the problem. He rejoined Secrets not too long after he has returned to the US in 2012. Finding good reviews does not come by easily so i must commend your effort in creating such a beautiful website and bringing up this review to help others with good information like this. As such the SR5014 supports all the latest audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Marantz 4K UHD AV Receiver SR5014 - 7.2 Channel (2019 Model), Latest Surround Sound Formats, Dolby Virtual Height Elevation Give your home theater legacy Marantz sound with the SR5014 7.2 channel 4K Ultra HD AV receiver. If you are asking if it can support more than one wireless speaker at the same time then yes it can. When it comes to what kind of audio formats are supported things are pretty much the same across the board as all new models, at least the full sized ones, come with the same kind of specs in this regard. As a result finding the right balance of ports and connectivity options is always a bit tricky. The Marantz is definitely worth a look even with it’s higher price. The dialogue was clear and natural sounding. Any ideas as to how to fix? This can be very handy if you cannot place speakers in certain areas like on the ceiling for example. Under all these buttons we get an HDMI input along with a USB port for connecting external storage. Check if the speakers wires are not touching together, if the speaker wire copper stands are not touching the AVR chassis anywhere and if you are using plugs that they do not touch each other. With it’s price hovering around the $1,000 price mark this is not a cheap one and shouldn’t be treated as one. As it happens with most yearly releases the design that Marantz used for the SR5014 is like for like with the previous years.