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Unless you have a 7.1 setup, it doesn't matter if AMP ASSIGN is set to Zone 2, however, the factory default setting is Main Only (7.1) as noted on p. 173 in your Owner's manual.

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Hello everyone first time poster but longtime reader. After reading through this thread I decided to pickup the sr7008. Still putting it through its trial period, but wanted to alert everyone of the great price that it going for. I went to my local Magnolia Design Center to look at the sr7009. The rep told me that the sr7008's are being clearance out for 899.00 NIB. They don't show that price on the website, but if you ask I'm sure they would tell you as much. I was all set to buy one when the rep told me that he had a customer return of the sr7008, that he would sell me for 799.00. Looked it over and everything was in the box so now I'm a proud new owner of the sr7008. Thought I would mention the price as this is the lowest I've seen it, and it beats the refurbish price on Accessories for Less.
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Hi,

I have a Marantz SR-7008 receiver. Sometimes when watching Blu-ray movies with "Dolby True HD" soundtrack, the front LCD display on the receiver shows "Dolby Digital" instead. However if I check the A/V source info on my TV screen, it says the "Dolby True HD" audio track is selected. Similarly for Blu-ray movies with "DTS HD Master Audio", sometimes the receiver display says "DTS Surround" instead.

This does not happen on all movies. Sometimes the receiver actually displays "Dolby TrueHD", "DTS HD MSTR" or "DTS HD-MA" on its LCD display, which matches the source audio format.

So I wonder if the receiver sometimes fails to decode the original sound track format, so it down-converts it to another lower quality format? Is there anyone else that has experienced this?
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The AVR is going to play what it is receiving so if you're only seeing DD/DTS on the front panel, that is what the unit is receiving. Ensure you have selected the HD audio sound track on the BD as it's not always the default.

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The AVR is going to play what it is receiving so if you're only seeing DD/DTS on the front panel, that is what the unit is receiving. Ensure you have selected the HD audio sound track on the BD as it's not always the default.
Yes, I have selected the HD audio track on the BD-player. I checked it specifically by pressing the "Info" button on the TV remote, and then the audio and video stream properties gets overlayed in the TV image so I could confirm the selected stream formats.

So does this mean that the Marantz SR-7008 AVR is down-scaling the HD audio stream to a lossy format? Or could the Blu-ray player (Sony BDP-S1200) do the downconversion despite indicating a HD lossless audio format being selected (and using HDMI 1.4 cable to the AVR)? And if so, what could be the reasons for that? Anything that can be done to fix it (e.g. by changing some setting)?

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Yes, I have selected the HD audio track on the BD-player. I checked it specifically by pressing the "Info" button on the TV remote, and then the audio and video stream properties gets overlayed in the TV image so I could confirm the selected stream formats.

So does this mean that the Marantz SR-7008 AVR is down-scaling the HD audio stream to a lossy format? Or could the Blu-ray player (Sony BDP-S1200) do the downconversion despite indicating a HD lossless audio format being selected (and using HDMI 1.4 cable to the AVR)? And if so, what could be the reasons for that? Anything that can be done to fix it (e.g. by changing some setting)?
Ok, I solved it myself now!

It was a setting in the Sony BDP-S1200 Blu-ray player that caused it to not send lossless HD format to the Marantz SR-7008 AVR. This one to be specific:

"[BD Audio MIX Setting]
[On]: Outputs the audio obtained by
mixing the interactive and secondary
audio to the primary audio.
[Off]: Outputs the primary audio only.
Select this to output HD audio signals to
an AV amplifier (receiver).
"

If I set it to "Off", then the AVR receives and displays the lossless HD audio stream correctly. So now I also see e.g. "Dolby TrueHD" and "DTS-HD MSTR" on the AVR LCD display.
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I'm getting ready to add rear surround speakers to my sr5008. I know that Zone2 can only be used on the speaker outs if the Main Zone is in 5.1 mode.

If I have Main Zone set to 7.1, can Zone2 be used from the pre-amp outs with a separate amp?

Also, the Canton Plus S speakers I'm using for surround are rated at "4-8 ohms". Is that a concern for the sr5008, or am I ok to use these?
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Afternoon, folks. I'm having a subwoofer LFE output issue on my 5008. I'm getting a "motorboat" type oscillating thumping that increases with volume. I've tried swapping different subs and cables, and am getting the same results. The subs work fine with another amp, so I'm fearing the worst. This has started since I updated the firmware last week, so that raises my eyebrows. Any ideas? Thanks.
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I'm getting ready to add rear surround speakers to my sr5008. I know that Zone2 can only be used on the speaker outs if the Main Zone is in 5.1 mode.

If I have Main Zone set to 7.1, can Zone2 be used from the pre-amp outs with a separate amp?

Also, the Canton Plus S speakers I'm using for surround are rated at "4-8 ohms". Is that a concern for the sr5008, or am I ok to use these?
1. Yes, Zone 2 pre-outs can be used with main zone 7.1 setup.
2. Surrounds don't draw much power, so no.

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Afternoon, folks. I'm having a subwoofer LFE output issue on my 5008. I'm getting a "motorboat" type oscillating thumping that increases with volume. I've tried swapping different subs and cables, and am getting the same results. The subs work fine with another amp, so I'm fearing the worst. This has started since I updated the firmware last week, so that raises my eyebrows. Any ideas? Thanks.
First try a soft reset by simply unplugging the power cord for 10 minutes. If still no joy, try resetting the microprocessor (p. 200 Owner's manual) a few times after saving the config file to a PC file using the Web Control feature.
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1. Yes, Zone 2 pre-outs can be used with main zone 7.1 setup.
2. Surrounds don't draw much power, so no.
Thank you, jdsmoothie. I appreciate the help!

Now #2 leads me into a related question. I found a matching center speaker of the same specs, also "4-8 ohms". Would it be problematic if I were to use this as well? Going down that path, if I were to ever replace my mains with a match set with the same stated impedance, would a full set of these be an issue for my sr5008?

Planned setup
Mains: Acoustic Research 318ps
Center: Canton Ergo cm400 (or a GLE 455.2)
Sides & Rears: Canton Plus S
Sub: Canton AS-100

Possible future setup
Mains: Cantons of similar spec
Center: Canton Ergo cm400
Sides & Rears: Canton Plus S
Sub: Canton AS-100

Not sure if this matters, but our listening activity is probably 70% movies and TV (fairly loud with movies), and 30% music, split between either 2.1 or multi-channel mode at all different volumes.

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First try a soft reset by simply unplugging the power cord for 10 minutes. If still no joy, try resetting the microprocessor (p. 200 Owner's manual) a few times after saving the config file to a PC file using the Web Control feature.
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Afternoon, folks. I'm having a subwoofer LFE output issue on my 5008. I'm getting a "motorboat" type oscillating thumping that increases with volume. I've tried swapping different subs and cables, and am getting the same results. The subs work fine with another amp, so I'm fearing the worst. This has started since I updated the firmware last week, so that raises my eyebrows. Any ideas? Thanks.
First try a soft reset by simply unplugging the power cord for 10 minutes. If still no joy, try resetting the microprocessor (p. 200 Owner's manual) a few times after saving the config file to a PC file using the Web Control feature.



Thanks, jdsmoothie! Your advice is again spot on. The soft reset worked.
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Hoping you 4ohm speaker and 7008 owners could chime in. I recently purchased a Marantz 7008, still within the return period. After the purchase I noticed the Marantz does not "officially" support 4ohm speakers which I currently have... Martin Logan 50xt, 40's and 2 pairs for motions 15's. After digging around and reading up on the Denon 4520 (which is still available for about the same price as I paid for the 7008) I am wondering if that is a more optimal receiver for my setup? The 7008 is currently hooked up, sounds great but run pretty warm even in a non closed environment. I need this unit to last if i am keeping it... Thoughts?
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Hoping you 4ohm speaker and 7008 owners could chime in. I recently purchased a Marantz 7008, still within the return period. After the purchase I noticed the Marantz does not "officially" support 4ohm speakers which I currently have... Martin Logan 50xt, 40's and 2 pairs for motions 15's. After digging around and reading up on the Denon 4520 (which is still available for about the same price as I paid for the 7008) I am wondering if that is a more optimal receiver for my setup? The 7008 is currently hooked up, sounds great but run pretty warm even in a non closed environment. I need this unit to last if i am keeping it... Thoughts?

It officially does not in the manual specs, but technically it does. But you'll need an amp to run the hungry MG no matter what avr you get. Heat is normal, it just shouldn't be burning...like an Onkyo oven. Nothing wrong with going with 4520 either...selling for 900 new on Amazon a couple weeks ago...but been hearing some reports of issues more so than the 7008.

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It officially does not in the manual specs, but technically it does. But you'll need an amp to run the hungry MG no matter what avr you get. Heat is normal, it just shouldn't be burning...like an Onkyo oven. Nothing wrong with going with 4520 either...selling for 900 new on Amazon a couple weeks ago...but been hearing some reports of issues more so than the 7008.
It isn't burning but it is warm, very warm... but not to hot to touch.

Are you thinking I should add a 2 channel Marantz amp for example to my setup? For which speakers?
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Thank you, jdsmoothie. I appreciate the help!

Now #2 leads me into a related question. I found a matching center speaker of the same specs, also "4-8 ohms". Would it be problematic if I were to use this as well? Going down that path, if I were to ever replace my mains with a match set with the same stated impedance, would a full set of these be an issue for my sr5008?

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Mains: Acoustic Research 318ps
Center: Canton Ergo cm400 (or a GLE 455.2)
Sides & Rears: Canton Plus S
Sub: Canton AS-100

Possible future setup
Mains: Cantons of similar spec
Center: Canton Ergo cm400
Sides & Rears: Canton Plus S
Sub: Canton AS-100

Not sure if this matters, but our listening activity is probably 70% movies and TV (fairly loud with movies), and 30% music, split between either 2.1 or multi-channel mode at all different volumes.
At moderate TV listening volume levels, there still shouldn't be a problem, but the AVR may shut down as you get closer to movie reference level of 80/0db in which case you can simply dial the volume back a bit.

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Hoping you 4ohm speaker and 7008 owners could chime in. I recently purchased a Marantz 7008, still within the return period. After the purchase I noticed the Marantz does not "officially" support 4ohm speakers which I currently have... Martin Logan 50xt, 40's and 2 pairs for motions 15's. After digging around and reading up on the Denon 4520 (which is still available for about the same price as I paid for the 7008) I am wondering if that is a more optimal receiver for my setup? The 7008 is currently hooked up, sounds great but run pretty warm even in a non closed environment. I need this unit to last if i am keeping it... Thoughts?
If the unit doesn't shut down at your desired listening level, then you're good to go. The 4520CI on the other hand would be a much better choice at louder listening levels, not likely requiring any external amplification even at movie reference level of 80/0db.

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It isn't burning but it is warm, very warm... but not to hot to touch.

Are you thinking I should add a 2 channel Marantz amp for example to my setup? For which speakers?
You would want to add an amp to the FL/FR speakers ... say an Emotiva XPA-2, although for that additional cost, you might as well just get the 4520CI.

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When I play music from my iPhone or iTunes via AirPlay, only one Marantz shows up in the list of available players. Selecting it causes music to play in the main zone. Is there a way to play AirPlay from my iPhone directly to Zone2? That is, how do I get Zone2 to appear in the list of AirPlay devices?
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It isn't burning but it is warm, very warm... but not to hot to touch.

Are you thinking I should add a 2 channel Marantz amp for example to my setup? For which speakers?
Using just the 7008, test your two ML 40 running as 'Large' setting for full range 2-channel...Take the volume up as high as you like it and if you like what you hear and there is no distortion, then you may be happy without an amp.

But they could benefit from more power...I would recommend picking up a new/used Emotiva XPA-200 for your LR mains to give you 240w per 4ohm channel...your Martin Logans will thank you for the extra power when running full range as 2-channel.

Although it is a good avr, I'm not pushing for the 4520 because of multiple complaints and lackluster warranty support some are experiencing. My 7008 has been wonderful...knock on wood.

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