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My calibration was a painstaking manual job done by a friend of mine, but it's actually a perfect time to wipe it all since I'm about to move anyway.
Although your friend could have used, externally, a multi-million dollar RTA that would outclass the internal one and provide slightly higher resolution in its readout, what your friend didn't have is the ability to set the extremely accurate, even superior to "parametric" equalizer built in to the Audyssey XT unit you have. All that he/she could have done is access the fairly crude graphic equalizer, manually, which is quite primitive in terms of what it can do and would have take hours to painstakingly adjust to a setting which is ultimately only a crude facsimile to the precision of the internal one can accomplished in just seconds, via a sophisticated computer which does a correction based on eight different room positions averaged together as one, rather than a single position which it keeps its fingers crossed is fairly similar, no matter where you sit in your room. [No offense to your friend, but manual EQ, via a graphic EQ, is passé in my mind now, due to the much more powerful room correction Audyssey XT, or even better XT32 based systems now offer.]

Unlike the way the audio industry worked a couple of decades ago where there was nearly full disclosure and transparency so third parties could analyze and critique audio manipulations, both in terms of how they worked and what they did, Audyssey (the company) keeps their cards close to their chest, hidden from our full view, and will only give us little hints as to how the process works but I have analyzed it from their literature and technical papers and I will now describe what I have deduced:

Their original and most primitive EQ system was called 2EQ, and believe it or not this is the only EQ system where they have divulged the actual number of control points: 2 [and that's only my guess from its name, by the way. They never literally spelled it out, mind you.] Two control points is sort of like saying "we can control the EQ from two frequency location only". Bass and treble knobs would be an example of a two point system, although I suspect their's was more sophisticated in that the inflection points were variable across the frequency range and could perhaps have various steepness of slope, technically called Q, making it what we would call "a two band, fully parametric equalizer".

MultEQ, their next system, appearing later, upped the ante: it doubled the number of control points, so it was analogous to what would be called a 4-band fully parametric EQ, plus it added a whopping 128 control point EQ just for the sub channel alone, whereas the first system didn't have any for the sub.

MultEQ XT, found in the SR7005 for example, has 16X the number of control points of the original system's 2, for a total of 32, making it effectively a 32 band fully parametric EQ [with differeing Q for the two sides?] and uses the same 128 point system dedicated to the sub.

MultEQ XT32 found on the newer top end units is better even still, but in my mind a 32 band, fully parametric, computer controlled, up to 8 room position averaging system should be more than enough for even a room with sever and numerous problems, but I digress.

I don't mean to brag folks, but to the best of my knowledge, what you have just read, above, is one of the most detailed explanations of their various systems to appear anywhere on the web. All they have ever admitted to is "This number of control points, we refuse to disclose, is 32X better (greater) than this other number we used to use on earlier systems, that we also refuse to disclose". That's like saying "Today's temperature is twice as hot as what the temperature was on February 1st". Tell me my dear friends, from that statement can you deduce the correct temperature of today? Or that of February 1st? In fact without knowing the scale, in this case probably degrees C, F, or K, but who knows, you don't even have a rough feel for the absolute value of the difference in degrees.

Feb. 1st could have been 2 degrees C and today it is 4 degrees C, for example, or maybe Feb 1st was 45 degrees F and today is 90 degrees F? Who knows? They are keeping us in the dark and I believe describe it as a "trade secret for better marketing purposes".


Source for all my data mentioned:http://www.audyssey.com/technologies/multeq/flavors

The SR7005's manual EQ, the only one a human calibrator has access to, is much more rigid and less flexible, although in some rooms it may actually do quite well [it depends on the room's errors]. It is a 9 band graphic EQ, not parametric, so these 9 control points are much less flexible in terms of what they can do because unlike a parametric EQ these are locked, fixed, to nine specific frequencies and can't be moved up or down to other frequencies, their available boosts or cuts must be symmetrical on both sides and have a rigid, specific steepness or slope (also called the Q, short for "Quality factor").


Audyssey AUTO calibration rocks!

In A/V reproduction accuracy, there is no concept of "accounting for taste". We don't "pick" the level of bass any more than we get to pick the ending of a play. High fidelity is an unbiased, neutral, exact copy (or "reproduction") of the original source's tonal balance, timing, dynamics, etc..


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Although your friend could have used, externally, a multi-million dollar RTA that would outclass the internal one and provide slightly higher resolution in its readout, what your friend didn't have is the ability to set the extremely accurate, even superior to "parametric" equalizer built in to the Audyssey XT unit you have. All that he/she could have done is access the fairly crude graphic equalizer, manually, which is quite primitive in terms of what it can do and would have take hours to painstakingly adjust to a setting which is ultimately only a crude facsimile to the precision of the internal one can accomplished in just seconds, via a sophisticated computer which does a correction based on eight different room positions averaged together as one, rather than a single position which it keeps its fingers crossed is fairly similar, no matter where you sit in your room. [No offense to your friend, but manual EQ, via a graphic EQ, is passé in my mind now, due to the much more powerful room correction Audyssey XT, or even better XT32 based systems now offer.]

Unlike the way the audio industry worked a couple of decades ago where there was nearly full disclosure and transparency so third parties could analyze and critique audio manipulations, both in terms of how they worked and what they did, Audyssey (the company) keeps their cards close to their chest, hidden from our full view, and will only give us little hints as to how the process works but I have analyzed it from their literature and technical papers and I will now describe what I have deduced:

Their original and most primitive EQ system was called 2EQ, and believe it or not this is the only EQ system where they have divulged the actual number of control points: 2 [and that's only my guess from its name, by the way. They never literally spelled it out, mind you.] Two control points is sort of like saying "we can control the EQ from two frequency location only". Bass and treble knobs would be an example of a two point system, although I suspect their's was more sophisticated in that the inflection points were variable across the frequency range and could perhaps have various steepness of slope, technically called Q, making it what we would call "a two band, fully parametric equalizer".

MultEQ, their next system, appearing later, upped the ante: it doubled the number of control points, so it was analogous to what would be called a 4-band fully parametric EQ, plus it added a whopping 128 control point EQ just for the sub channel alone, whereas the first system didn't have any for the sub.

MultEQ XT, found in the SR7005 for example, has 16X the number of control points of the original system's 2, for a total of 32, making it effectively a 32 band fully parametric EQ [with differeing Q for the two sides?] and uses the same 128 point system dedicated to the sub.

MultEQ XT32 found on the newer top end units is better even still, but in my mind a 32 band, fully parametric, computer controlled, up to 8 room position averaging system should be more than enough for even a room with sever and numerous problems, but I digress.

I don't mean to brag folks, but to the best of my knowledge, what you have just read, above, is one of the most detailed explanations of their various systems to appear anywhere on the web. All they have ever admitted to is "This number of control points, we refuse to disclose, is 32X better (greater) than this other number we used to use on earlier systems, that we also refuse to disclose". That's like saying "Today's temperature is twice as hot as what the temperature was on February 1st". Tell me my dear friends, from that statement can you deduce the correct temperature of today? Or that of February 1st? In fact without knowing the scale, in this case probably degrees C, F, or K, but who knows, you don't even have a rough feel for the absolute value of the difference in degrees.

Feb. 1st could have been 2 degrees C and today it is 4 degrees C, for example, or maybe Feb 1st was 45 degrees F and today is 90 degrees F? Who knows? They are keeping us in the dark and I believe describe it as a "trade secret for better marketing purposes".


Source for all my data mentioned:http://www.audyssey.com/technologies/multeq/flavors

The SR7005's manual EQ, the only one a human calibrator has access to, is much more rigid and less flexible, although in some rooms it may actually do quite well [it depends on the room's errors]. It is a 9 band graphic EQ, not parametric, so these 9 control points are much less flexible in terms of what they can do because unlike a parametric EQ these are locked, fixed, to nine specific frequencies and can't be moved up or down to other frequencies, their available boosts or cuts must be symmetrical on both sides and have a rigid, specific steepness or slope (also called the Q, short for "Quality factor").


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Great but what in the world has that to do with the problem at hand?

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Great but what in the world has that to do with the problem at hand?
My point is the auto calibration is better and only takes only a minute to perform, so don't worry about any nuisance of doing a "painstaking manual job" again when moving to another room or losing settings from a reset. [which apparently have a way to be stored before a reset, according to your other post]

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new problem

I have my oppo 105 connected to my marantz via hdmi and analog outs. When I'm watching another source for example my cable if I turn the oppo on it automatically switches the marantz source to BD. I switch the source on the marantz back to cable and within in a few seconds it automatically switches back to the oppo. Im sure its a setting somewhere but I can't seem to find it
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Set HDMI control to "off".
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Sad to say that my Marantz SR7005 died a premature HDMI board death (second time in a span of 3 years) and I cannot afford to service it. Trashed it and bought a Pioneer 1123k.
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Sad to say that my Marantz SR7005 died a premature HDMI board death (second time in a span of 3 years) and I cannot afford to service it. Trashed it and bought a Pioneer 1123k.
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Hi everybody,

Well, I used my SR7005 this morning and worked like a charm, which means, like always.
Went to the office and then back to the apartment for lunch, turned the unit on and... no video on my TV.
Then I tried other inputs (apple TV, Playstation 4) and nothing. I can hear the sound of the Sky signal but no video.
I´m going to reset the unit (I don´t remember how, any clues?) and will check the HDMI cable, which I hope would be the cause.
If nothing works, I´m going to switch output.

My question is, has anyone experienced this before? any comments or suggestions?

Thank you very much.

Marco
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I´m going to reset the unit (I don´t remember how, any clues?)
Resetting the microprocessor
Page 117, Owner's Manual

1 When the power is ON, press and hold SLEEP and ENTER for more than 3 seconds.
After “MEMORY SAVING” is shown on the display, “COMPLETE”is shown to inform you that the
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2 Turn off the power using ON/STANDBY.
3 Press ON/STANDBY while simultaneously pressing SURROUND MODE and AUTO.
4 Once the display starts flashing at intervals of about 1 second, release the two
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5 Press and hold SLEEP and MENU for more than 3 seconds.
After “MEMORY LOAD” is shown on the display, “COMPLETE” is shown to inform you that the
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• To return all of the settings to the default values, perform steps 2 to 4 without performing step 1.
• If in step 3 the display does not flash at intervals of about 1 second, start over from step 1.

Perhaps jdsmoothie, Selden Ball or M. Zillch could offer you further detailed suggestions with your problem(s).

You may want to try a soft reset prior to committing to a microprocessor reset. Try unplugging the unit for ten to fifteen minutes to see if that fixes the problem first.

You may also check to see if you accidently hit the HDMI button on the remote controller this morning. Cycle that button to get back to your Monitor 1 Output.

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Thank you very much for your comments.
Actually I didn´t hit (or even touched) the unit, this is what makes this so strange.
I already did a soft reset, didn´t work.
I´m going to reset the microprocessor (thanks for the info, I don´t know where the manual is and you helped me a lot).
Hope everything goes back to normal after the reset.
Greetings.
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Hi everybody,

Well, I used my SR7005 this morning and worked like a charm, which means, like always.
Went to the office and then back to the apartment for lunch, turned the unit on and... no video on my TV.
Then I tried other inputs (apple TV, Playstation 4) and nothing. I can hear the sound of the Sky signal but no video.
I´m going to reset the unit (I don´t remember how, any clues?) and will check the HDMI cable, which I hope would be the cause.
If nothing works, I´m going to switch output.

My question is, has anyone experienced this before? any comments or suggestions?

Thank you very much.

Marco
Sounds like the HDMI board may have been damaged somehow. Any nearby storms in your area? The unit has a 3 year warranty if purchased new from an authorized dealer, so is likely out of warranty. If purchased with a credit card, check with the card issuer to see if they add a 4th year for free and if yes, and still within 4 years of purchase, send in for repair.
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I am looking for the HDMI board (it faulted twice and needs replacement again) for replacing it with the faulty one. Unfortunately, the google is not useful. Can any of your direct me to a site where I can order online?
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I am looking for the HDMI board (it faulted twice and needs replacement again) for replacing it with the faulty one. Unfortunately, the google is not useful. Can any of your direct me to a site where I can order online?
Please let us know if they will sell you one and how much it costs. This may be useful info for others here down the road.


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Hi everybody,

Well, I used my SR7005 this morning and worked like a charm, which means, like always.
Went to the office and then back to the apartment for lunch, turned the unit on and... no video on my TV.
Then I tried other inputs (apple TV, Playstation 4) and nothing. I can hear the sound of the Sky signal but no video.
I´m going to reset the unit (I don´t remember how, any clues?) and will check the HDMI cable, which I hope would be the cause.
If nothing works, I´m going to switch output.

My question is, has anyone experienced this before? any comments or suggestions?

Thank you very much.

Marco
I had the HDMI outputs on mine fail. Neither would output anything, the inputs and everything else seemed to work OK. I had to send the unit in for repair.

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Thank you all for your comments.
Well, I checked for the hdmi cable which was my best hope to be the defective one and... nothing. Fortunately with only switching the cable to the HMDI 2 output it worked again but I´m really fearing the second output may break and I would have to take it to the repair centre, which I think will be a nightmare to deal with.
Kind regards to everyone.
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@ Psycho Marco, if HDMI out 2 works OK then I'm pretty sure that means your main HDMI board itself is fully functional. That's good! On the SR7005 the two HDMI outs can never be active at the same time since they share all the same circuits and the selection between them is really just an A/B toggle switch.


I bet if you were to switch back to using HDMI out 1 now you would find it is working just fine now. HDMI can be finicky and lock up for no good reason; sometimes simply severing the connection and reconnecting it minutes later, forcing a new resetting of the handshake, remedies the situation. I suspect that's effectively what has occurred in your situation. Let's keep our fingers crossed your system stays working.
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@ Psycho Marco, if HDMI out 2 works OK then I'm pretty sure that means your main HDMI board itself is fully functional. That's good! On the SR7005 the two HDMI outs can never be active at the same time since they share all the same circuits and the selection between them is really just an A/B toggle switch.


I bet if you were to switch back to using HDMI out 1 now you would find it is working just fine now. HDMI can be finicky and lock up for no good reason; sometimes simply severing the connection and reconnecting it minutes later, forcing a new resetting of the handshake, remedies the situation. I suspect that's effectively what has occurred in your situation. Let's keep our fingers crossed your system stays working.
Thanks and I hope my unit will keep working
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Definitely hope so.

What happened on mine was the output quit, few days later I was going to replace the AVR but decided to test it first...it worked. I thought I was lucky, then the very next day it died for good.

'Til it was repaired, of course.

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Well, I checked yesterday if the other output worked again, and nothing.
As long as output 2 continues working I´m ok. If not, I will start looking into Rotel or other brand since the unit is not 3 years old, but sending it to the US repair shop is not feasible (since I live in Mexico, so shipping would be too expensive).
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The wife is nudging me to upgrade my bachelor-esque "TV shelf" to a full on entertainment center. She wanted to go the Ikea route, but I've had to rule them out because nothing they offer is actually deep enough for the 7005. Could anyone recommend a Marantz-friendly entertainment center that is available through conventional retail channels? Shopping for this has been harder than I've thought.

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Thanks for the input! I ended up finding a traditional Entertainment Center on Amazon that fit the bill (19" deep with discrete sections to the back panel, so I can leave the middle open), but I may go for a more specialized equipment stand like you've got sometime in the future.

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Anyone slick with the passive HDMI function for the Marantz SR7005?

I have FIOS feeding it HDMI and a Blu-ray feeding it HDMI. Is there a way to have it switch between the two in passive move (i.e., the rcvr is in standby)?

Since both my TV and Blu-ray are Samsung, I can get the TV to recognize when the blu-ray is turned on, but when i shut it off the Fios feed does not turn back while the receiver is in standby. I've tried making the "Standby source" the Fios input, but that did not cause it to switch back to the Fios input after the blu-ray is powered down.

The source does not change automatically when the receiver is on either.

Anything else that I should try?
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In order for the Standby Source to be active, the HDMI Control setting must also be set to ON. Note that only one source can be selected. If working properly, if the Fios is ON, and you are watching a Blu Ray movie, when finished watching the movie and you turn the AVR off, the Fios audio/video should pass through to the TV.

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An update to the saga of my SR7005 repair:

After running through the suggestions in this thread, I located a local Marantz service center and brought the unit in.

After an initial assessment I was quoted $245 for repair. Seemed reasonable enough for out-of-warranty service. Five weeks (!) later I was told that they were unable to fix the unit. The Digital Unit Assembly needs to be replaced, and Marantz does not send that part out. Rebuilding the DUA is a possibility but it is outside the scope of what the local shop can do on their own.

The shop guy referred me to two possible places where I could mail the unit. Panurgy OEM in Rockaway NJ, and United Radio Consumer Electronics in Syracuse NY.

Anyone go through a repair experience similar to this? Is it likely that these larger repair companies will be able to accomplish what the authorized Marantz repair shop could not?

I'm not too keen on sending my unit back and forth through the mail, but I really want to get up and running here (running sound through the TV in my new apartment is killing me!). I guess I can get quotes and see if things sound reasonable. I just got married and spent a ton of money, so I'm looking to avoid splurging on a brand new unit if I can help it!

I never got charged at the original shop, so I haven't wasted any money yet... just a whole lot of time. I think $400 is the absolute upper limit of what I'm willing to spend on repair before I just buy a new unit altogether.

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United Radio and PanurgyOEM are the factory repair centers for Marantz and Denon respectively, so I'd suggest sending it to United Radio.

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Great to hear a fellow 7005 owner vouch for them, thanks! I spoke with United Radio a few minutes ago (picked them first because the website looked nicer ) and I think I'll go for it. Their price quote + return shipping is actually less than what the local shop was charging. So I guess it's time to pack this baby up!
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