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post #91 of 793 Old 11-19-2010, 09:28 AM
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winston i have no idea where your coming from,not meant as an insult in anyway,im just mystified..my experiance in listening, over 40 years worth,have shown me that each component and wiring have a sonic signature..to say that a marantz and denon or pioneer will sound the same if room correction software is used and an spl meter.It would put things on a more even footing,but there are still differences in sound..and it was a private listening room well setup and calibrated..and this was my "opinion" only, someone else in the same room might have "heard" it differently.
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Just to clarify regarding my testing of the 5005 vs the Denon 3310, they were conducted in my home, after running Audyssey and tweaking the settings as I deemed appropriate to get what I believed to be the best sound. Accordingly, I'm not surprised that someone has found there to be a material difference in sound between the 6005 and Denon 3311. I thought there might have been something wrong with the 3310, but I no longer feel that's the case. I just prefer, by a wide margin, the sound provided through the Marantz. And I've never had, or listened to, a system powered by a Marantz (prior receivers have all been Denon and Yamaha). Perhaps I'm now a convert, but I'll also try an Onkyo.
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You have to realize that Winston has been trying to give Marantz a bad name for quite a while. Go to Amazon and search for Marantz SR 5004 and read WDH review.

He is telling us that all amps calibrated with Audessy sound the same and that listening with 2 speakers is not a good way to listen. I guess he never heard of stereo. He started this thread with one thing in mind.

His rants about owning 5 or 6 Marantz SR 5004 and all of them going bad within a week or a month were all over the internet last year.

Disgusting to me.
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My mistake. Winston returned the Marantz SR 5004 and then owned 5 SR 6004's that all died within 30 days or less according to his review on Amazon.
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Disgusting to me

is some troll with 2 posts calling out a highly valued member of this community.
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winston i have no idea where your coming from,not meant as an insult in anyway,im just mystified..my experiance in listening, over 40 years worth,have shown me that each component and wiring have a sonic signature..to say that a marantz and denon or pioneer will sound the same if room correction software is used and an spl meter.It would put things on a more even footing,but there are still differences in sound..and it was a private listening room well setup and calibrated..and this was my "opinion" only, someone else in the same room might have "heard" it differently.

Don't get me wrong - there are differences amongst DACs, implementation, power supplies, and capacitors that could create a different sound stage. That said, I think most folks would be hard to tell sub $1,500 receivers apart once callibrated, especially those from sister companies.

For the record, I have nothing against Marantz, just trying to point out that the 3311 and 6005 should be very, very similar at the end of the day.
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bump, interested if anyone can review the 6005 yet..
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I received a Marantz 6005 a few days ago and have been auditioning it since then. I've also auditioned, over the last four weeks, the Yamaha RX-V667, Marantz SR5005, Denon 3310, Pioneer 1120, and Onkyo 808. So how does the 6005 compare to the others? Here are my thoughts:

Sound Quality: No surprises here. Having loved the sound quality of the 5005, the 6005 performed equally as well. As noted in a prior post, I had never listened to anything powered by a Marantz prior to auditioning the 5005, having previously used either Denon or Yamaha receivers. There's just something special about the Marantz sound that sets it apart from the others. It has a full-bodied, life-like sound that gives it a pleasing depth and range. Perhaps this is what others refer to as "warm." Whatever it is, it's absolutely wonderful. I'd rank (subjectively) the Onkyo and Yamaha second and third, respectively, in the sound quality department, with Denon and Pioneer bringing up the rear.

Video Quality: As noted in a prior post, the 5005 seemed to add a slight purple tinge to video images. The 6005's higher quality ABT chip appeared to fix that shortcoming, with no noticeable degradation in video quality (whether it improved the quality, I couldn't discern). By comparison, the Onkyo 808 appeared to give images a slightly greener hue.

GUI: The 6005 also overcame the 5005's GUI shortcomings. While the 5005 had a black & white on screen display that didn't overlay on images, the 6005 has a much easier to use color GUI that overlays. While the 6005's GUI isn't quite on par with Yamaha's (which has the best GUI I've encountered), I really have no complaints.

Remote: The 6005's remote is essentially the same as the 5005's, with a small LCD window at the top that indicates the source being controlled. It won't win any awards, but certain third party remotes are clearly much better than any stock remote provided with a receiver.

Other Features: I encountered no issues when plugging in my iPhone to the USB connection. Worked just fine. And if looks are important, the Marantz's understated, brushed aluminum facade is nothing short of classy.

Overall, I rank the Marantz 6005 as the best receiver I've auditioned. And after enduring a range of comments from my wife regarding why I have been purchasing so many receivers, the 6005 will also be the last receiver I'll audition for at least the next few years. This one's a keeper. Granted, the 6005 doesn't win any awards in the value department and it was the only receiver where I paid full price. But I confidently believe it is worth it.
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As noted in a prior post, the 5005 seemed to add a slight purple tinge to video images. The 6005's higher quality ABT chip appeared to fix that shortcoming, with no noticeable degradation in video quality (whether it improved the quality, I couldn't discern).

Is it possible to disengage the ABT chip when processing video signals over HDMI inputs? For example, if a Blu-Ray player is feeding 1080p input to Marantz receiver, why should there be a slight purple tinge? Is it not possible for 5005 to pass the video signal untouched to the TV? Is the purple tinge present on all video inputs?
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Is it possible to disengage the ABT chip when processing video signals over HDMI inputs? For example, if a Blu-Ray player is feeding 1080p input to Marantz receiver, why should there be a slight purple tinge? Is it not possible for 5005 to pass the video signal untouched to the TV? Is the purple tinge present on all video inputs?

I didn't notice any ability to disengage the video processing on the 5005 (the 6005 doesn't appear to have the ability either).
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Hi, i use at the moment a Intergra DTR 70.2
Its a great receiver but i find the sound to be on the "cool" side compared to
a Marantz SR7500 i had in the past.
I would like to use the 5005 as a pro-amp, to get the warm Marantz sound back.

Would this be a good set, Marantz 5005 and Intergra 70.2 or would an other Intergra/Marantz combo, like the SR7005 and Integra, be a better warm sounding soluttion
(i am not specific looking for a high power amp !)

I do not know if a lower priced 5005 receiver gives the same "Warm Marantz sound" like the far higher priced SR 7005 ? (so your just paying for features, not a better sound)

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I was in BB tonight and looking at some of the new Marantz receivers and I put my hand on top of the SR6005 and it was VERY hot. It also kept shutting off. I suspect the BB racks with little to no ventilation didn't help.

I remember putting my hand on top of an Anthem 700 just in the front area and it only felt warm NOT hot like the Marantz.

Any opinions?
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My 6005 resides in a cabinet with an open backing. I've touched the top a few times after it has been running a few hours to check the temp. I'd say it's slightly warm to the touch, no more than other receiver brands I've auditioned.
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I've been trying to download the 5005 guide from Outlaw and there seems to be something wrong with the link. Has anyone else gotten it that could possible forward it to me.
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I've been trying to download the 5005 guide from Outlaw and there seems to be something wrong with the link. Has anyone else gotten it that could possible forward it to me.
The link has been fixed.
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Anyone using an iPAD remote with the 5005 or 6005?

Anyone using the flasher mechanism?
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I am happy to see these models offer the ability to set separate crossover points for each speaker group (center, mains, surround, rear surround/heights). This must be part of the Denon-influence mentioned on the first page, because as far as I know this was not a feature on prior versions of these models.
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My brand new SR5005 seems to be switching itself off all the time...

It usually goes through the start-up procedure, then the stand-by light starts flashing red...and the front display goes out...Never even starts the sound.

I got the thing to play for a few minutes then turn-off a few times as well.

I will re-check all the speaker connections -- just to be sure there isn't a short..using bare wire.

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Hello guys, I just purchased the RS6005 Marantz from BB yesterday. After setting up and running Audyssey it was WOW!!! Having owned or auditioned
the Yamaha 663, 667, and the new A1000 and RS6005 Marantz @ BB's. After
listening to the RS6005. I didn't need to audition any more receivers I knew
the 6005 was it for me. The sound was what I was after, other features really
didn't matter to me all that much. Although I most likely will enjoy the ones the
6005 have like HD radio. I haven't gotten around to tweaking yet, still I'm in sound bliss with having run only the Audyssey.
This is with a 7.1 system. Polk 70 momitors with matching center for fronts.
Four small Boston acoustic speakers, for surrounds. Also Epic 15" subwoofer @ near-field. The 6005 really woke up the
70 monitors. To reiterate, I'm in sound heaven.....

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My brand new SR5005 seems to be switching itself off all the time...

It usually goes through the start-up procedure, then the stand-by light starts flashing red...and the front display goes out...Never even starts the sound.

I got the thing to play for a few minutes then turn-off a few times as well.

I will re-check all the speaker connections -- just to be sure there isn't a short..using bare wire.

-mark

Receiver was DOA, swapped it out, and the 2nd one is fine...Hope others are not having the auto-shutoff issue...
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Receiver was DOA, swapped it out, and the 2nd one is fine...Hope others are not having the auto-shutoff issue...
Hope your second SR5005 works out well for ya.
My SR6005 is doing great so far......

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Looks like I better turn out the lights on a dead dark thread...

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Why are the 5005 and 6005 not popular?, I mean the 7002 and 8002 were. Do they "sound " different now?, maybe they sound like Denon now???? is that it?
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I have a Denon AVR-2809CI and I'm considering upgrade to Marantz SR6005 or SR7005. I don't like the small volume step (0.5dB) and slow volume change speed of Denon. I'd like to know if Marantz receivers has a larger volume step (1dB) or if volume change speed is larger than Denon receivers.
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The volume level on my 6005 moves in 0.5dB increments.
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I've been enjoying an SR-5005 for about two months now. Overall, it is a significant step-up from my previous receiver (a Yamaha RX-V465) where it counts the most (sound quality, which I find more refined and smoother compared to the Yamaha), if not when it comes to functionality and overall ease of use (why oh why do I have to press a button TWICE every time I want to switch inputs?)...

A minor issue that's been bothering me ever since I got the unit and I can not seem to get around, even though I experimented with all sorts of settings, is the following:

I currently have an Oppo 980H player connected in two different ways to the receiver: via HDMI (for DVD and SACD playback) and via coaxial digital (strictly for CD playback). When I use the "skip" function on the Oppo while listening to any CD, either to go to the next track or the one before, the Marantz apparently tries to determine what type of signal it is being fed, and adds a silent pause that lasts for a fraction of a second but can be quite annoying. In other words, every time I press "skip" and go to the next track, I miss the first few notes of any given track. The catch is that this only happens when using the coaxial input and NOT when using the HDMI input. With the latter, the Marantz stays put and does not seem to perform any "signal type" searching.

Any ideas as to how to get around this? Any opinions would be much appreciated.
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Hi guys, I am looking for a receiver and have a few questions about the SR6005. Has anybody compared it to the Pio Elite vsx-32 both for sound quality and video? I am looking for a receiver with a warmth to it, I think both of these models fall into that category, don't they?
Does the Marantz (or any receiver) have a coax input for video, so that you could run the cable signal directly into the receiver and then have the receiver scale the signal up (for SD)? From the pics at the beginning of this forum, doesn't appear so.
Lastly, who online is selling the Marantz at the best price (if this is appropriate to ask)?
Thank you all.
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I've been having lots of sound drop outs with the 6005. If I can't find a
solution, this receiver will go back. Either for exchange or another brand.

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I've been having lots of sound drop outs with the 6005. If I can't find a
solution, this receiver will go back. Either for exchange or another brand.

What sources have had audio drop outs?
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Hi guys, I am looking for a receiver and have a few questions about the SR6005. Has anybody compared it to the Pio Elite vsx-32 both for sound quality and video? I am looking for a receiver with a warmth to it, I think both of these models fall into that category, don't they?
Does the Marantz (or any receiver) have a coax input for video, so that you could run the cable signal directly into the receiver and then have the receiver scale the signal up (for SD)? From the pics at the beginning of this forum, doesn't appear so.
Lastly, who online is selling the Marantz at the best price (if this is appropriate to ask)?
Thank you all.

No one has a coaxial input on a receiver to the best of my knowledge. That would also require a tuner to decode the broadcast.
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