I have been using a Marantz SR7001 in my theater room for a number of years. It's always worked good for me.
Last night, I was watching something on my projector, and then all of a sudden the Marantz had a problem and shutoff, and the red standby light started blinking. I naturally figured that somehow one of the speaker wires was touching another speaker wire. So, I pulled it out and tried to check the back of it to see if a wire was touching something, but everything seemed perfectly fine. I unplugged the unit for about 10 minutes, and tried again. This time, the unit wouldn't turn on at all, but it would have the blinking standby light.
So, I completely unplugged everything from the receiver. I let it sit for about an hour. I took it into my kitchen, and put it on the kitchen counter and tried plugging it in there. All I got was the blinking red standby light, the unit would not turn on at all. So I left it unplugged, and figured I check on it in the morning.
Today I tried it, and same thing. Can't get it to turn on, and all I get is the blinking red standby light. I'm guessing something went wrong with it, and it needs some type of repair. I have a few questions that I'm hoping somebody could answer:
1. Is it worth it to try to get it repaired ?
2. Where would I get it repaired at (long out of warranty) ?
3. I paid about $600 for the thing a number of years ago via accessories4less. It was a B Stock item or whatever. If the best idea is to simply buy a new AVR, what could I get in the $500 range that would have the same or better sound quality ?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I used to have a couple extra receivers, but ended up selling them off on Craigslist because they were taking up too much space, and right now I have nothing that I can use in that room. So, I'm a bit desperate to figure out what to do, because I can't really use my theater room at all until I figure out a solution to this problem.