I've bought this marantz receiver new when it first came out. It's been a love / hate relationship ( mostly hate ) since the get go. I know what it's capable of because it sounded and performed great the first year that I owned it. But something has happened since then and it never has sounded right. The audio is suppressed and has been for a long time. At first I thought it was a the audio source and not the receiver. For example, when I listen to the audience channels " guitar sessions " , as soon as it comes on the audio is extremely low. You have to turn it way up and it sounds like crap. But it does the same thing when inserting a live blu ray concert. There is something wrong with the audio. You can't get it to turn up without really turning the volume up. A few years ago I sent it in and they said there was nothing wrong with it internally. So I have lived with it the way it is now for a few years. It's not that noticeable with tv and movies but still not right.
So tomorrow I'm going to take the day and see if I can get this thing to sound properly. I might call marantz for some over the phone c.s., not sure if they will help or not since it's over 5 years old now. The last time they tried to tell me it was audyssey issue and to take it up with them.
I will take any advice I can get. I have not done any firmware updates in a long time. Should I ? What's the latest?
I just can't tell you how frustrated I have been with it because I was so happy with it in the beginning . It was like a light switch went off and has never been the same. Thanks chris
Btw...it's the same with headphones on.