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So I have had two Marantz receivers so far, and am very happy with them both. My current 7002 is on the fritz, though, with input channels failing. (Ironically, my earlier M has output channels going down for the count.)

My current needs are 3 or 4 HDMI inputs, 5.1 audio, and as many zones as I can get. I'd love to get 6 zones (rooms) out, but I am realistic and can settle for 3.

What should my next receiver be?

(I'll consider other brands, just don't tell any of my friends.)
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I should add that for my all my desired output zones, I only want audio, except for the TV room.
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Your budget is?

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My budget is <$2,000 - though I'd prefer around $1K.
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Marantz SR7005.

Multi-room Audio:
•three-room/three-source output◦powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room, line-level for 3rd
◦using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room
◦only analog audio sources can be played in the 2nd and 3rd rooms

http://www.amazon.com/Marantz-SR7005-Audio-Video-Receiver/dp/B003R7KMRY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1357536596&sr=1-1&keywords=sr7005

Great price for a new receiver. It could jump back up in price to $1250 where it was a couple days ago. Check the specs and see if it fits the bill for you.

I have this receiver and really like it. I am not using it's multi room capability though so I can't comment on that.

http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=AVReceivers&SubCatId=0&ProductId=SR7005

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Thanks! This looks just the ticket. Somebody else said get the 6007. How do they compare?
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Thanks! This looks just the ticket. Somebody else said get the 6007. How do they compare?

You get built in spotify, 4K video support (useless for years to come) and I think only 2 zones but you should check on that. The 7005 has a larger screen behind the drop down door giving you more info.
I'll say I would not trade my 7005 for a 6007. Not to offend owners of the 6007.

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If you get the 7005 go into the menu to "update feature" and it will give you a code. You'll need to e-mail or call Marantz customer support and give them the code to enable airplay. They will get back to you and let you know it's a go to proceed.
They used to charge $50 for the upgrade but is free now.

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Awesome. Good to know!
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Not to push you but that price could jump up any day. It's as low as I've seen it anywhere for a new one. Get your homework done quickly. smile.gif

Possible it could go up and then back down later though. You just never know when and for how long.

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You push, I jump. smile.gif
Just ordered one.
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You push, I jump. smile.gif
Just ordered one.

Good for you. smile.gif I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Be sure to do a firmware update in the menu. Sometimes you have to give it a few tries.
There is a dedicated thread for the 7005 if you want to take a look in there. You can download the manual on the Marantz site so you can get familiar with it. Enjoy!

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So how exactly can the receiver contact the server to get me the upgrade code, when I m trying to make the upgrade so I can connect to the netwrok in the first place?
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I had a 7005, great Recv, just set it up and get your network plugged in , open a Pandora or NEt Radio to confirm your connected , go to the Menu and you will find the Check for firmware update..
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Thanks Flying Freak. So you are saying I need to connect it to internet before I can get this to work? (Hardwire?) As it is the receiver is just sitting there when I get to "Add new feature"
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