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Hello

I have found out some info regarding new marantz receivers.

http://www.hdtv-space-forum.de/avrec...ge-t962.0.html

http://www.digitalvd.de/nachrichten/6158.html

There are 1000+ threads on onkyos, denon, yamahas... but very little talk about marantz future receivers. Why ? Are they overpriced or not as good as onkyos...

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Looks like the only difference is HD decoding, added to 7.1 multi-channel PCM. Looks like I'm upgrading in November...
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It's very funny too see 1000+ posts on new onkyos.... but no post for new marantz receivers.

I'm not an expert but for me this means that onkyos, yammahas, denons.. are much better than marantz or offer a lot more sound for $

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It's very funny too see 1000+ posts on new onkyos.... but no post for new marantz receivers.

I'm not an expert but for me this means that onkyos, yammahas, denons.. are much better than marantz or offer a lot more sound for $

Br

You should definitely listen to some Marantz then. Although it's only my experience I've found their AVRs to be a step above the brands you've listed with the comparable price point models, and at the level of some lower end seperates.

You don't get to the front of the flock by following the sheep...
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The specs on the 8002 look comparable to the Denon 4803ci

...less the THX...



Considering Denon and Marantz are close cousins. I have always found the Marantz models to be one step behind on technology to Denon.
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... and always two steps ahead on sound.
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Marantz is a funny brand. It's not quite up there with Rotel, Arcam, and the big boys in terms of sound quality, but it's not quite the entry-level brands that build buzz with larger numbers of models each year incorporating the newest technology.

It's neither here, nor there, but I've found them to be an excellent balance for my price points, between the two types of equipment.

One mans opinion, I personally have owned all of those brands, My Marantz sounded better than the Arcam for sure and Denon. If you ask me Arcam and Rotel are overated.
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Well, you're right. To be fair, I should have said that the brand does not create as much buzz about it's sound quality as Arcam and Rotel does.

Either way, my room is composed of almost all Marantz equipment that I am happy with.
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It's very funny too see 1000+ posts on new onkyos.... but no post for new marantz receivers.

I'm not an expert but for me this means that onkyos, yammahas, denons.. are much better than marantz or offer a lot more sound for $

That's because there was no info. on the new Marantz AVRs until a few days ago, AFAIK.
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That's because there was no info. on the new Marantz AVRs until a few days ago, AFAIK.

Exactly. This is the first I've heard of the new line.

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I'm waiting for Marantz to release receivers that upscale.
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Pictures of the Marantz SR8002:


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Marantz is a funny brand. It's not quite up there with Rotel, Arcam, and the big boys in terms of sound quality, but it's not quite the entry-level brands that build buzz with larger numbers of models each year incorporating the newest technology.

It's neither here, nor there, but I've found them to be an excellent balance for my price points, between the two types of equipment.

It is more correct to say that Marantz offers quality that extends beyond Denon and Rotel at both extremes.
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It is more correct to say that Marantz offers quality that extends beyond Denon and Rotel at both extremes.

Let's talk about the equipment, not my wording! I'm not sure why my little paragraph was attention-worthy enough to be corrected twice in this thread! I already stated that however people place Marantz in their minds, I still use Marantz exclusively when it comes to audio. I even posted pictures to emphasize getting more information on the AVRs. Speaking of that, that SR8002 looks wonderful!
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Let's talk about the equipment, not my wording! I'm not sure why my little paragraph was attention-worthy enough to be corrected twice in this thread! I already stated that however people place Marantz in their minds, I still use Marantz exclusively when it comes to audio. I even posted pictures to emphasize getting more information on the AVRs. Speaking of that, that SR8002 looks wonderful!

Thank you for the pics the 8002 looks awesome, in fact I would buy one right now if I could.
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The articles from Germany say these AVRs will be released in November; is it likely that we could get them in the US any earlier?
Last year their AVRs were released ~10 October.
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Speaking of that, that SR8002 looks wonderful!

Yes it doe's.
Is there the tech specs anywhere available in English?
(Or even better the users manual )

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Wonder if they're ready to unleash a dedicated pre-pro?

Been an awfully long time since the AV-9000.
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The Marantz site has pulled its listing of the SR9600 as a product. I'd look for a SR9002 soon.

I know that for several years, folks have speculated that Marantz was considering the production of pre-pros, but I haven't heard anything about that as of late.
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The silver finish is probably for the European and Japanese markets. We will probably continue to get the plain black finish. I would to have a silver finished model, but I'm not going to count on it.
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Hello

I have found out some info regarding new marantz receivers.

http://www.hdtv-space-forum.de/avrec...ge-t962.0.html

http://www.digitalvd.de/nachrichten/6158.html

There are 1000+ threads on onkyos, denon, yamahas... but very little talk about marantz future receivers. Why ? Are they overpriced or not as good as onkyos...

Thank you.
Best regards.



The Onkyos are getting such attention due to being ahead of the curve regarding features. HDMI 1.3, new codec decoding, Audessy, and Reon. They are the first to market with that.

It also doesn't hurt that the prices are relatively good.


Once the other manufacturers catch up in regards to features, the discussion will likely balance out. That said, Marantz generally doesn't move the number of units something like Onkyo or Denon does. That isn't really a question of quality however.
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I still wonder if these will really be shipping this year.
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I still wonder if these will really be shipping this year.

I am kind of with ya on that, but accesorries4less lowered the price on 7001's and 8001's by 50 bucks and I think a 100 on the 8001's. This could be a sign?
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I can't read German (though my name is zimmer ) but from looking at the pictures doesn't it look like this isn't going to have a scalar? I didn't see anything on the faceplate saying Reon etc? I'm in the market for a new receiver and have been questioning whether a scalar is even something I need, so it wouldn't probably be a deal breaker for me.

Then too, it also seems that value of hdmi 1.3 is really limited (non-existent?), so maybe this new line will give me an opportunity to pick up the 7001 for cheap
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On the phone last Oct. 06... (I know, I know, that is an eternity in this business) I asked a Marantz support rep if new models would be out in 07. He confidently said none are expected, this was also re-affirmed in Apr. 07 on an unrealted spport call regarding FW updates.

But, you really never know. Not that it really matters to me. Hell will freeze over before I replace my SR7001.
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if it is trouble free , i'll replace my denon with 7002
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Finally, some decent binding posts. I have two marantz receivers, and that is the only thing I can complain about.
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I am also wondering whether there will be a replacement for the Sr9600. In the other thread, Josh from Marantz said so. It seems, there will be no SR9002, but something else, may be separates or a SR in the reference series. But I don't think that we will see anything this year.
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this was posted on the site link given here is a rough translation

The basic data of the Marantz SR8002:
THX-Select2-zertifizierter AV-Receiver with current inverse feedback and 7 x 125 Watts of RMS achievement
Dolby digital plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS hp and 7,1 Multichannel PCM for hp audio
32-Bit-DSP with THX Surround ex, DD-EX, DTS-ES, DTS96/24, CSII and DPL IIx
Audio add-on unit for all compressed audio formats such as MP-3, WAV, AAC etc.
New ral Surround, Dolby Headphone and Dolby Virtual Speaker II
Room Acoustic Calibration with EQ von Audyssey for the automatic loudspeaker configuration with microphone
Four HDMI1.3-Eingänge for digital audio and video, including support of high depth of shade
Two over the remote maintenance or RS232 directly selectable HDMI1.3-Ausgänge
First-class video conversion with line memory up to HDMI level
Enormous Ringkerntrafo with screen for immediate current availability
Copper-coated chassis for grounding with lowest impedance in each place
Select components for best sound achievement for stereo and multi-channel concepts
Two independent zones for audio and video in several areas or from several sources (1x to component level)
RC101 for multi-space use or as simple remote maintenance for main area in the scope of supply contain
Allocatable Surround bake loudspeaker for multi-space concept
Loudspeaker C function for genuine Bi-Amping of the front channel with 5.1-Konzepten
Pure Direct mode and video out mode for best similar sound
Clay/tone delay function for the synchronization of audio/video
RS232c-Port, Flasher entrance and IR-Flasher-exit, IR-Receiver and DC triggers for system integration
RC8001SR - adaptive system remote maintenance with macro functions and background lighting

Available starting from in the middle of November 2007, execution in silver, UVP 1,799, -

The basic data of the Marantz SR7002:
THX-Select2-zertifizierter AV-Receiver with current inverse feedback and 7 x 110 Watts of RMS achievement
Dolby digital plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS hp and 7,1 Multichannel PCM for hp audio
32-Bit-DSP with THX Surround ex, DD-EX, DTS-ES, DTS96/24, CSII and DPL IIx
Audio add-on unit for all compressed audio formats such as MP-3, WAV, AAC etc.
New ral Surround, Dolby Headphone and Dolby Virtual Speaker II
Room Acoustic Calibration with EQ von Audyssey for the automatic loudspeaker configuration with microphone
Four HDMI1.3-Eingänge for digital audio and video, including support of high depth of shade
Two over remote maintenance or RS232 directly selectable HDMI1.3-Ausgänge
First-class video conversion with line memory up to HDMI level
Interlace progressive conversion for similar into HDMI converted video signals
An independent zone for audio and video in several areas or from several sources
RC101 for multi-space use or as simple remote maintenance for main area in the scope of supply contain
Allocatable Surround bake loudspeaker for multi-space concept
Loudspeaker C function for genuine Bi-Amping of the front channel with 5.1-Konzepten
192-kHz/24-Bit-D/A-Wandler for all channels
Pure Direct mode and video out mode for best similar sound
Clay/tone delay function for the synchronization of audio/video
RS232c-Port, Flasher in haven and DC trigger for system integration
Function for renaming from entrances to the adjustment at user demands
RC8001SR - adaptive system remote maintenance with macro functions and background lighting

Available starting from at the beginning of November 2007, remarks silver and black, UVP 1,399, -
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I have had the SR 4001 for almost a year, and have been overall very happy with it.

I can't wait to see more about the SR 7002 as an upgrade now that I have the PS3 and Blu ray.

Maybe an upcoming Cedia announcement?
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