Review of the Marantz SR6008 by Trusted Reviews
The best demonstration of its power is Pacific Rim on Blu-ray, which isn’t Hollywood’s finest hour dramatically but provides an outstanding workout for any sound system. As two Jaegers square up to Otachi and Leatherback off the coast of Hong Kong, the SR6008’s immense soundstage easily communicates the size and heft of these colossal figures.
The scene is exciting, expansive and packed with detail. As helicopters shuttle the Jaegers into position, the chop-chop-chop of their blades and bleeping electronics inside the Jaeger cockpits are clear and prominent. Then, as the robots are dispatched into the sea, they hit the ocean floor with a deep, visceral thump and a splash of water that doesn’t sound spitty or harsh.
Dynamic shifts are expertly handled too. When Leatherback suddenly bursts through the ocean’s surface, it does so with a fast, forceful explosion of water, then clobbers its tail into the robot with a vigorous clank. The monster’s roar has enough of a rasp to keep you on your toes but doesn’t strain or distort."
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