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post #361 of 763
Awesome. thanks for that confirmation, mrjktcvs!
post #362 of 763
Has anybody else here experienced the problem with the 5005 described below? I am copying and pasting a paragraph from another user who left the following comment on Amazon's SR-5005 User Reviews section. It describes EXACTLY my issue, so here it goes:

"With any EQ in place, whether that be Audyssey or custom 9point settings, a static hiss comes and goes from the front left speaker. It's not always present, but when it does show up I can put whatever I'm playing on pause and hear it clearly from my listening position of 12 feet away. Generally the hissing will last for at least two minutes, but often longer. Even when the hissing is absent, you can hear faint crackling/popping sounds if your right next to the speaker. My SPL meter measures the hiss ranging between -4 to +1 db. No other channel from the receiver has this issue.

I wanted to be absolutely sure that I wasn't causing this somehow - so I did the following:

1. changed out the speaker wire and banana plugs
2. tried a different speaker
3. Tried 3 sources: ipod, bluray, & ps3
4. cleared all settings & re-ran audyssey (3 times, actually)
5. turned off audyssey
6. tried various custom settings including 9point eq
7. tried running it without any EQ at all (totally flat).

The only way I could get rid of the hissing was to run the receiver totally flat. The crackling was still there, but it was so faint that you had to be right next the the speaker to hear it".


I noticed this problem right away when I bought the unit, but it was not evident in "Pure Direct" mode, which is what I use 99% of the time, so I let it go... Unfortunately, now it has manifested itself ALSO using "Pure Direct".

Anybody know what the standard Marantz service/return/exchange policy is in cases like this? I would hate to have to bring the unit in for service and be without my receiver for weeks...

Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
post #363 of 763
I have had a SR5005 since Jan 2011 and have not heard any kind of unwanted noise in it.

I can select an unused input and turn the volume all the way up without hearing any noise from any speakers.
It sounds great.
post #364 of 763
Would someone with the 6005 please be kind enough to post some pictures of the GUI in action ? I'm trying to decide if I should get it or the 5005. From what I have read in the thread this seems to be the main difference and I'm wondering if it's worth it. Thanks in advance.
post #365 of 763
I understand my request may be a bit much to ask so perhaps someone with a 6005 could answer this question for me. Is the GUI in color. I've been comparing the manuals of both receivers and the 5005 reminds me of the Denon GUI on a Denon 1908 I set up for a friend a couple of years ago i.e. really primitive. What other advantages does the 6005 have beside the extra power, extra hdmi port & HD Radio.
Also would anyone consider the Denon AVR2112CI over these receivers. Thanks.
post #366 of 763
Hey guys, I am looking to replace my excellent but aging Marantz SR7300 with an SR6005. Can you guys unequivicolly recommend this reciever? For this price, is there something else I should be looking at from Denon, Onkyo, or Integra? Probably 40% movies, 30% games, 30% music.

1) Sound quality is most important
2) Features are the reason I'm upgrading. I need HDMI ports in my reciever to take full advantage of my growing Blu-Ray collection. Audessy is a huge bonus.

Are recievers getting more efficient or have they hit a wall? Is sound quality as good or better in recent years? These questions might be hard to answer.

Thanks.
post #367 of 763
Nowadays your source material is going to be the biggest determining factor in your sound quality. I have the marantz 5005 and am completely happy with it. It was a refurb as well. I can listen at + 5 db for extended periods no problems. Audyssey is a pain though, cant figure out how to change my speakers to "small" and crossovers to 80 after running audyssey. I change it manually, then when i check audyssey parameters, none of my changes are reflected there.
post #368 of 763
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Originally Posted by audiodane View Post

awesome. Thanks for that confirmation, mrjktcvs!

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post #369 of 763
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Originally Posted by Patrick1229 View Post

Nowadays your source material is going to be the biggest determining factor in your sound quality. I have the marantz 5005 and am completely happy with it. It was a refurb as well. I can listen at + 5 db for extended periods no problems. Audyssey is a pain though, cant figure out how to change my speakers to "small" and crossovers to 80 after running audyssey. I change it manually, then when i check audyssey parameters, none of my changes are reflected there.

The audessey parameters don't change because that is what they are set at when calibrated but you can still manually change the setting of x overs and size as well as channel levels it just won't be reflected in the parameters. When you do that you'll notice the box around the audessy logos on the screen is removed but the logos are still lit indicating you've altered the setting bit audessy is still running.
post #370 of 763
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Originally Posted by Patrick1229 View Post

Nowadays your source material is going to be the biggest determining factor in your sound quality. I have the marantz 5005 and am completely happy with it. It was a refurb as well. I can listen at + 5 db for extended periods no problems. Audyssey is a pain though, cant figure out how to change my speakers to "small" and crossovers to 80 after running audyssey. I change it manually, then when i check audyssey parameters, none of my changes are reflected there.

Good advice! I just realized that the SR5005 has everything I need and the only real downside to the SR5005 is 1) has 100 WPC instead of 110 WPC (fine) and 2) I couldn't say I have a $1,000 reciever anymore.

Never-the-less I think that is precisely what I'll get.
post #371 of 763
Hey guys, just picked up a new 6005 and i have a few questions...

First, it doesn't seem to have as much low end when playing music from my computer over HDMI as my onkyo had, ive made sure the fronts are set to small, and the Sub-woofer is working, its even set to +5.5 Audysee set it to +2, on the onky it was -1 and i changed it to +5 so maybe i could bump it up to +7 or 8

I didnt change anything on the sub and its crossover on the AVR is 120hz

Also

It says to set the remote for use with other devices using the code list but i don't think it was included in the box. I suppose i could find that on the Marantz site?

Lastly,

on the onkyo while playing music from non dolby digital sources, such as my computer, it let me adjust bass and treble, is there anyway to do that on this unit?
post #372 of 763
Big thanks to ed, that advise solved my issue! Squeeks, the remote is a learning one, check your manual.
post #373 of 763
I'm thinking about getting a SR6005 to go with my B&W CM8s and CMC.

Is it a good match up? Will the SR6005 provide the power the speakers need?
The 7005 is almost double the price over here, so I'd rather not spend that much if I don't absolutely have to.
post #374 of 763
Hi all so I was all set to go with a Marantz 5005 for my media room set up but the more research I do the more confused I get. I have basically narrowed it down to 3 possible receivers i am just not sure which way to go anymore. Im afraid if I do anymore research I'll just get in way over my head. Anyway here are my choices:

1. Marantz SR5005
2. Onkyo HT-RC270
3. Pioneer Elite VSX-31

Thanks all.
post #375 of 763
I purchased the 5005 about 3 weeks ago which replaced an Onkyo TSXR 700. My gut tells me that the amps in the 700 are probably a little better than the current 709 and the Marantz absolutely outclasses the 700 even before calibration. I would expect the same compared to the Onkyo 270. I looked at Pioneer and Pioneer Elite before settling on the Marantz and I feel the Marantz is a better quality unit from a build standpoint. The GUI is ugly, but how often does one use that? For $489, the Marantz is a steal.
post #376 of 763
After a month of researching i finally decided on the SR5005 and at first glance it looked great. Did plenty or research in these forums and i appreciate everyones input however i cant get any sound from my reciever.

For now I currently have 2 speakers setup (Monitor Audio Radius 270): FR and FL as i await my 4 other speakers to arrive.

Things ive done:
Ran the tone tester and it did detect both speakers with a loud hiss?

Ran the Audessy config and it detected both speakers and also output the pulsating sound while the test ran for each speaker

Tried each HDMI connection with both my comcast cable box and Bluray player. so basically swapped them into all 4 HDMI slots and no success.

Ran a optical cable straight from the cable box to the reciever optical slot and nothing...

Tried a analog connection for the blurray player without any success

Tried my iphone with the usb front port connection and no audio

I mean it shouldnt be this hard right? am i missing something here?

One thing i do notice on the front panel is the DIG. sign on the left side, is this normal? i can switch it to analog and 7.1 etc.. but just wondering if that should be on when HDMI is connected?

I also have the HDMI set to Audio out and HDMI control ON so it does passthrough audio when the reciever is in standby mode and i get audio from my TV.

Im totally lost and any help will be appreciated.
post #377 of 763
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Originally Posted by mike|| View Post

After a month of researching i finally decided on the SR5005 and at first glance it looked great. Did plenty or research in these forums and i appreciate everyones input however i cant get any sound from my reciever.

For now I currently have 2 speakers setup (Monitor Audio Radius 270): FR and FL as i await my 4 other speakers to arrive.

Things ive done:
Ran the tone tester and it did detect both speakers with a loud hiss?

Ran the Audessy config and it detected both speakers and also output the pulsating sound while the test ran for each speaker

Tried each HDMI connection with both my comcast cable box and Bluray player. so basically swapped them into all 4 HDMI slots and no success.

Ran a optical cable straight from the cable box to the reciever optical slot and nothing...

Tried a analog connection for the blurray player without any success

Tried my iphone with the usb front port connection and no audio

I mean it shouldnt be this hard right? am i missing something here?

One thing i do notice on the front panel is the DIG. sign on the left side, is this normal? i can switch it to analog and 7.1 etc.. but just wondering if that should be on when HDMI is connected?

I also have the HDMI set to Audio out and HDMI control ON so it does passthrough audio when the reciever is in standby mode and i get audio from my TV.

Im totally lost and any help will be appreciated.

Did you set up your sources using the on screen display (osd)? I dint know about your specific receiver but typically I set everything up before I even try to play anything.
post #378 of 763
I've found it takes upwards of a full minute to se video when usingna new source, fyi. But it does sounds like you need to assign inouts via the setup menus.
post #379 of 763
Hi guys nice thread!

I'm considering the new SR 5006 and 6006

xxx6 look plenty of things and 6006 is rivaling directly with the 7005 for a much better price.

Even the 5006 has everything now.

Any ideas ?

I don't really want to change this thread to the xxx6 series is just for comparison, in fact I see the best deal now with the 6005 but if the electronics is the same for similar price and little less power the 5006 has more features than the 6005.

R
post #380 of 763
I have checked the input assign menu and all seems to be okay. i called marantz today and the tech verified that those are the correct settings. Sat = HDM3 Bluray player = HDM1 etc...

Basically said that to reset the microprocessor and if that doesnt work the device might be faulty.

purchased it new, afraid to stick to the same model now....
post #381 of 763
update: reseting the microprocessor did the trick.
post #382 of 763
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Originally Posted by mike|| View Post

update: reseting the microprocessor did the trick.

Good to hear. What's the process?
post #383 of 763
I did it! I am officially a Marantz owner again! I bought a Marantz SR5005 off of Amazon for under $500 shipped.

Initial impressions: smaller, lighter, flimsier than my old SR7300. Front panel looks nice.

It has probably the minimum amount of inputs on the back that I need.

Switching on and switching sources is faster.

Audessey was too easy to set up. Sound seems much better for BDs than my old setup. It only took 30 sec to reconfigure my Blu-ray disc player to output HD audio to HDMI again.

Everything looks great so far!

Listened to some music and with Audessey on there is noticeably more bass. Probably because my room is large, there isn't much gain to be had.

Audessey set my speakers up at -1.1 dB for the fronts and -4.0 dB for the center channel.

I'm loving it! Great value for the money I think. Still need more time to play with it. Anyone know the remote code for DirecTV HD/DVR? None of the codes in the book work.
post #384 of 763
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Originally Posted by nathan_h View Post

Good to hear. What's the process?


basically a factory default reset:

3 Press ON/STANDBY while simultaneously pressing SURR. MODE and AUTO.
4 Once the display starts flashing at intervals of about 1 second, release the two
buttons.
post #385 of 763
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Originally Posted by djkest View Post

Listened to some music and with Audessey on there is noticeably more bass. Probably because my room is large, there isn't much gain to be had.

I have noticed with below reference levels Audyssey Dyamic EQ really increases the bass.
post #386 of 763
Does the SR5005 apply audyssey to bitstreamed sources?
post #387 of 763
Subscribing, great info here guys

Just bought a sr5005 from a4l to replace my Harmon kardon avr 1600.. Should be here Monday
post #388 of 763
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Originally Posted by paradoxical3 View Post

Does the SR5005 apply audyssey to bitstreamed sources?

I believe the manual.
post #389 of 763
Hey, just bought a 5005 earlier this week and have two quick questions.

1. I'm currently living in a not-expansive room at a friends house, as my old apartment's lease ended two months before my next begins, and I've been constantly moving furniture and shifting speakers (mirage nanosat 5.1) to try and find the best placement I can manage here. Although I've been tinkering with manual settings incessantly, I also run Auddysey every time I make changes to see what it recommends. Up until tonight, it had always worked fine, but suddenly tonight it told me that my center speaker was out of phase; I retried several times and always got the same result. Now, I haven't touched the connections since I first plugged everything in days ago, and this has never come up before. After this happened, I double checked the connections, which were, of course, still correct, and then reconnected them anyway. Still, it's telling me that the polarities are reversed. Any input on this?

2. Second, and much more simple: I use my ps3 as the main entertainment hub, and have the 5005's surround mode set to auto, because this is my first surround setup and I don't know what half the options mean, so a mode that takes care of everything for me seemed ideal. With the ps3 though, between the two games and one blu-ray movie I've tested so far, the mode displayed has always been "MULTI IN," or MULTI CH IN" when actually switching. The manual says that this is multi ch PCM, but, as mentioned, this is all new to me, and this isn't a format I had heard of before. So my question is simply: am I getting legitimate surround sound from this mode?

Thanks for any help. I realize these both may be dumb questions, but while I had always considered myself something of a techie, this sound system business is severely humbling.
post #390 of 763
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Originally Posted by nnickers View Post

Hey, just bought a 5005 earlier this week and have two quick questions.

1. I'm currently living in a not-expansive room at a friends house, as my old apartment's lease ended two months before my next begins, and I've been constantly moving furniture and shifting speakers (mirage nanosat 5.1) to try and find the best placement I can manage here. Although I've been tinkering with manual settings incessantly, I also run Auddysey every time I make changes to see what it recommends. Up until tonight, it had always worked fine, but suddenly tonight it told me that my center speaker was out of phase; I retried several times and always got the same result. Now, I haven't touched the connections since I first plugged everything in days ago, and this has never come up before. After this happened, I double checked the connections, which were, of course, still correct, and then reconnected them anyway. Still, it's telling me that the polarities are reversed. Any input on this?

2. Second, and much more simple: I use my ps3 as the main entertainment hub, and have the 5005's surround mode set to auto, because this is my first surround setup and I don't know what half the options mean, so a mode that takes care of everything for me seemed ideal. With the ps3 though, between the two games and one blu-ray movie I've tested so far, the mode displayed has always been "MULTI IN," or MULTI CH IN" when actually switching. The manual says that this is multi ch PCM, but, as mentioned, this is all new to me, and this isn't a format I had heard of before. So my question is simply: am I getting legitimate surround sound from this mode?

Thanks for any help. I realize these both may be dumb questions, but while I had always considered myself something of a techie, this sound system business is severely humbling.

Congrats on your purchase, I too have the 5005 and am quite happy with it. I don't have any advice on your first question but if you have the ps3 slim go into the audio setting and change it to bitrate. I did this and when I watch a blu ray the HD audio formats light up on my receiver. Hope this helps
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