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Note, however, that "no processing" means "no Audyssey" which is why you'll rarely find anyone using them. wink.gif
post #1742 of 2387
Hi all,

I have ripped wma lossless files at about 1 MB/s. I am using Windows Media Player as the server. The 7005 plays the files but recognizes them as PCM files. Any idea on what is going on here? I have not really done any sound comparisons yet and was hoping someone can shed some light before I go drive myself crazy seeing if I can hear the differences between recorded and original tracks.

Thanks
post #1743 of 2387
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Originally Posted by hpcubed View Post

I have ripped wma lossless files ... I have not really done any sound comparisons yet and was hoping someone can shed some light before I go drive myself crazy seeing if I can hear the differences between recorded and original tracks.
This may help.
post #1744 of 2387
Thanks.

I think what is happening is windows media player "knows" that the 7005 cannot play the format so it converts the fomat to PCM. I think this will still remain lossless.

I probably need to brush up a bit on uPnP and DLNA
post #1745 of 2387
Is the service manual available somewhere to download? I know it may be too large for e-mailing.... thanks.
post #1746 of 2387
Give Marantz Parts (201) 762-6392 a call and they can email the service manual for $15.00.
post #1747 of 2387
This is a cross-post from over in the Darbee Darblet thread, but I thought I'd ask here, as it seems like it could be a Marantz issue and there may be some 7005 owners who've also picked up a Darbee::

Ok, I just got my Darblet yesterday and have run into some issues. My setup is as follows: all components (Dish Hopper, PS3, etc > (3ft High Speed HDMI cables with ethernet from Monoprice) > Marantz sr7005 (HDMI 1.4) receiver > (3ft High Speed HDMI cable with ethernet from Monoprice) > Darblet > (15ft High Speed HDMI cable from Amazon) > 65" Panasonic VT50. All was fine when I started watching Dish (had the Marantz set to pass-through), but I decided I wanted to see the results using the Marantz' ABT 2015 to scale to 1080p before going to the Darblet. When I changed the setting in the Marantz menu, I got the "no input signal detected" on the TV (and no blue video LED on the Darblet), but audio passed through just fine. So I decided to fire up the PS3, and got the same result Back to Dish, and setting the Marantz to output 720p and 1080i both worked fine. Next, I switched the short Marantz-to-Darbee HDMI cable and got all the same results, so I moved the Darbee next to the TV (switching the long HDMI run to "in" and the short HDMI run to "out," exact same results. Finally, I removed the Marantz from the chain (to eliminate the long HDMI cable as a variable), and got video, but it had the "bad HDMI cable" sparkles. To me, this seems like an issue of the Darblet not passing a 1080p signal SPECIFICALLY from my Marantz, but I also find that to be very strange, so I was hoping someone here could offer some outside advice (or force me to look at this in a different way) before I pack this otherwise great device up and ship it back.

An interesting note: if I'm using the PS3 and force the Marantz to output 1080p 24Hz, I get video with the Darbee in the chain.
post #1748 of 2387
Is there any any way to after doing the calibration, measuring, one could set the centre channel volume manually? Or after perhaps? I can't seem to find where these settings are.. Everything sound fantastic but I get less dialog volume then overall everything else. I greatly appreciate any tips you guys have,
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Originally Posted by Aypeus View Post

Is there any any way to after doing the calibration, measuring, one could set the centre channel volume manually? Or after perhaps? I can't seem to find where these settings are.. Everything sound fantastic but I get less dialog volume then overall everything else. I greatly appreciate any tips you guys have,

Page 58 in the manual or Page 65

Menu>Manual Setup>Speaker Setup
post #1750 of 2387
Hey All,

I just purchased the SR7005 and had a question about decoding. I have a 7.1 set-up and I was wondering which decoder setting would be the best between Dolby Digital EX and Dolby Digital + PLIIx. I have been using DD EX.

I appreciate your input!
Edited by Todeseng3l - 9/6/12 at 10:58pm
post #1751 of 2387
DD EX only works with DD EX sound tracks, so you'll want to use DD PLIIx which works with all sound tracks.
post #1752 of 2387
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Originally Posted by Irwinroad View Post

Page 58 in the manual or Page 65
Menu>Manual Setup>Speaker Setup

Thank you very much!
post #1753 of 2387
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Originally Posted by Schmack42 View Post

Ok, so i have now reset the microprocessor. Changed cables and still no display besides apple logo on a reboot.
Again i can plug into an open port on the SR5002 and it shows right up on the TV.
I have also directly connected to the Panasonic tv and it displayed properly.
Here is my connection path.
Apple TV (HDMI) into VCR input on SR7005 : out monitor 1 into a Atlona Balun running over Cat6 to the Panasonic 58in Plasma.
same setup above for Direct-Tv and DVD with no issues displaying out Monitor1 to the Panasonic.
Any other idea's this is a Gen2 without Component connections only HDMI.
Thanks again,
Dave

Ok i am back. I have tested a few more things.

1. SR7005 with Apple TV (BD Input) and Panasonic TV plugged in works fine. "No balun's in the picture"
2. Appletv into my Atlona Balun's directly to the TV works fine.
3. Apple TV into SR5002 out to Panasonic TV through balun works fine.
4. Apple TV directly into the Panasonic TV works fine.
5. SR7005 with apple TV (BD input) atlona balun output 1 to pansonic "Does not work" It has to be some type of communication from the Atlona Balun through the 7005 for the apple tv. The setup works frine for a Directv receiver as well as my Blue Ray player. Just not Apple TV
5a. Do you think this is a negotiation issue with the atlona or the 7005?

I am out of options
post #1754 of 2387
Did you try connecting the ATV to "ALL" of the HDMI inputs to see if one works? Is the Atlona extender powered? Try output resolution to 720p.
post #1755 of 2387
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Did you try connecting the ATV to "ALL" of the HDMI inputs to see if one works? Is the Atlona extender powered? Try output resolution to 720p.

I finially got it working. Atlona tech support rocks!. i did a learning of the EDID on the atlona as an input into the SR7005 vs just having it on the output (monitor 1). So SR7005 (Atlona input) (output directly to the tv). Alsochanged the ATV to RGB High vs auto. Not sure if this had any impact at all.

Thanks all for the help.
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Yes, I'm going to be run out on a rail but I posted this elsewhere on the site by accident...and apparently cannot delete it. So here goes a duplicate, my apologies.

Hi everyone...new to the forum but have had my SR7500 for nearly a year. Love it 99% of time.

Here's a weird one and would love some feedback:

Listening to Pandora, NET/USB input selected (obviously) and all of a sudden the Pandora station information isn't displaying. Volume level will show when changed but then it goes to a black screen for a moment, then to the Marantz logo. As of two days ago the Pandora station/song information (thumbs up/down, blah blah) was showing. Meow it's not. Weird.

No firmware updates had been performed BEFORE this happened and I verified that I am on the latest version.

Through manual setup I selected "Always" for NET/USB display. No change.

Outside of a factory reset, do any of you have other suggestions?
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Anyone tried to use a Sony SCD-CE595 with the sr7500 with any luck? Having issues with sound only coming out of the right channel on most of my SACD's. I'm sure there's an id10t error in here somewhere but I've hooked it up exactly as I had it w/my previous receiver and it worked perfectly.
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Originally Posted by scmtngirl View Post

Yes, I'm going to be run out on a rail but I posted this elsewhere on the site by accident...and apparently cannot delete it. So here goes a duplicate, my apologies.
Hi everyone...new to the forum but have had my SR7500 for nearly a year. Love it 99% of time.
Here's a weird one and would love some feedback:
Listening to Pandora, NET/USB input selected (obviously) and all of a sudden the Pandora station information isn't displaying. Volume level will show when changed but then it goes to a black screen for a moment, then to the Marantz logo. As of two days ago the Pandora station/song information (thumbs up/down, blah blah) was showing. Meow it's not. Weird.
No firmware updates had been performed BEFORE this happened and I verified that I am on the latest version.
Through manual setup I selected "Always" for NET/USB display. No change.
Outside of a factory reset, do any of you have other suggestions?

SR7005? First try setting the unit to Standby and then unplugging for a few minutes (soft reset) which will not change any settings but may resolve the issue. If still no joy, then a factory reset would be the next course of action.

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Originally Posted by scmtngirl View Post

Anyone tried to use a Sony SCD-CE595 with the sr7500 with any luck? Having issues with sound only coming out of the right channel on most of my SACD's. I'm sure there's an id10t error in here somewhere but I've hooked it up exactly as I had it w/my previous receiver and it worked perfectly.

Is the Sony set to decimate the SACD DSD to PCM as there is no decoder in the 7005?
post #1759 of 2387
I'm currently waiting for my sr7005 - hope its as good as you guys say :-) Coming from a nr1601, and playing through monitor audio apex.

I just want to share this information I found on a danish site. It is from a mail from Marantz answering a dealer about a question regarding Denon/Marantz similarities.

I've read so many places that Marantz and Denon are the same - often people will post a picture of apparently similar internals, and conclude they are 100% the same.

Personally I dont believe that a bit - surely there are similarities and some common development, but I'm quite sure they have some room for their own tricks.

What do you think about this matter?

Excerpt from mail:

AVR-3312 and SR7005 are not comparable:
1. SR7005 has much better power supply (high quality parts) – just listen to it!!!
2. SR7005 has Marantz dedicated sound tuning (by Ken Ishiwata)
3. SR7005 uses a platform that is in between AVR-3311 and AVR-4311
4. SR7005 has unique design with additional port hole display
5. SR7005 has wider connectivity (for example 7.1 input)
6. SR7005 remote is programmable, 3312 is just preset
post #1760 of 2387
What do you think, Chris?
post #1761 of 2387
my thoughts are as before, but i will flesh them out this time...

1) "much better power supply..." followed by "just listen to it"... classic suggestive repsonse from the writer of the email... i.e. "obviously it sounds better!"...

question 1: why does it "sound better"? either the power supply supplies power, or it doesn't... the old saw about "toroid vs. non-toroid" can't even be used here, as both power supplies are the same design...

question 2a/b: what are these "higher quality parts"? and how do they affect sound quality? there is no mention of this in any of the sr7005 product literature, which is must be said is rather boastful about the unit's features... certainly if the power supply was exceptionally robust, it would be touted in at least the cut sheet, as a major complaint about today's avr's is the lack of robustness... especially compared to the good old days, when we walked to school uphill both ways carrying 100 pound amplifiers on our backs... tongue.gif which, fwiw, i am sadly old enough to remember...

2) tuned how? for all intents and purposes (audibility), the 3311 delivers a flat frequency response from 20hz-20khz... is the writer of the email saying that ken intentionally altered a flat frequency response to be non-flat? if so, that would be rather disappointing...

3) there is NO platform between the 3311 and 4311... that the writer of the email does not know this should give one pause when it comes to his/her credibility when it comes to subjective commentary and undefined "parts improvements"...

4) true, the faceplate is different... rather attractive, imo... i really liked the way the av7005 looked in my rack... i would actually go as far as saying that other than the susano (the lcd on the susano RULES when it comes to "looks"), i can't think of too many pieces of a/v equipment i've owned that were more "visually pleasing"... certainly MILES better than the integra 9.9 pre-pro it replaced, which was so ugly that i priced it at a ridiculously low price because i couldn't wait to get it out of my house...

that doesn't affect actual sq, but can affect perceived sq... in a sighted test, i bet i'd choose the av7005 over the integra every time... even though in a bias controlled test, i'd have no chance of doing so reliably...

5) true. possibly useful to some. no improvement in sq, in fact, almost certainly a detriment if used, as they cannot be digitized and fed theough the dsp.

6) no idea, and don't care... both of them are worthless to me, i haven't used an oem remote in years... given my choice of an oem remote though, i'd likely choose the "simpler" of the two... to me, "programmable" oem remotes are pointless, and more trouble than they are worth...

fwiw, it's possible he left out another difference, although i am not sure... at least vis a vis the av7005... the av7005 has more component video inputs than the 3311... i do not know if this is true of the sr7005... when the unit came out, this was actually a valuable feature to some, as the vagaries of hdmi were yet to be worked out with many source components, and the ability to connect those components via component for video was helpful...

there are also some other trivial differences...

you asked what we thought... there's a lot more information that "we" have collected/reviewed/dissected/etc. than an email from some website... this isn't the first time this subject has been broached... so don't shoot the messenger...
post #1762 of 2387
Jesus, what a bunch of nonsense. It'll take too much time to decipher all your plain wrong rhetorics, maybe in another life.

I am looking for opinions on whether these differences show in the sound or not. I havent heard them both, but I've read posts by many people stating there are big differences. And some other posts, from people like you.

I'm not looking for anyone, who like some other politician or child can argument (wrongfully and falsefully) for what their opinion might be.

Let me quote a single statement, but your whole post is like this:

"3311 delivers a flat frequency response from 20hz-20khz... is the writer of the email saying that ken intentionally altered a flat frequency response to be non-flat"

Jesus christ, are you serious?? You see no holes in your argument?
post #1763 of 2387
Oh I read your post again, I think I misunderstood it at first..... I thought you were being serious. I mean, you are just being funny, right? Please say yes smile.gif
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It looks completely serious to me, and I agree with his post. I'm not sure what precisely you're finding fault with there.

If it's on the point of, "Marantz dedicated sound tuning (by Ken Ishiwata)", I'll expand upon what Chris has stated. Receivers are designed to be transparent, i.e., faithful to the signal it receives from the source. And if two receivers measure the same (i.e., Denon & Marantz), which for all practical purposes they will (meaning, similarly enough to be below any threshold of difference even a human being with absolutely perfect hearing can detect), then there simply is no place for someone to impart "dedicated sound tuning" to the receiver.

If there was some unique sound tuning, it would show up in the measurements. Receivers and amps aren't still some great mystery, after all. There is no place for this supposedly unique-to-Marantz sound character to hide. So if you hear this supposed difference, it's only because of either suggestion (psychological explanations: expectaton bias, priming, etc.) and/or imprecise level matching when comparing Denon to Marantz. Nothing more.
post #1765 of 2387
Every time I see videos of Ken I. (and his ponytail) I get the impression he's on drugs .

"My father had played me the amplifier and it was then that I realized that the true essence of sound, the beautiful purity of existence itself, had been achieved in the Pioneer, um, I mean Marantz amplifier." [*flashbacked to his previous gig for a moment there*]
post #1766 of 2387
What kind of drugs (the good kind or the bad [if there is really any difference])?
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Originally Posted by CruelInventions View Post

It looks completely serious to me, and I agree with his post. I'm not sure what precisely you're finding fault with there.
If it's on the point of, "Marantz dedicated sound tuning (by Ken Ishiwata)", I'll expand upon what Chris has stated. Receivers are designed to be transparent, i.e., faithful to the signal it receives from the source. And if two receivers measure the same (i.e., Denon & Marantz), which for all practical purposes they will (meaning, similarly enough to be below any threshold of difference even a human being with absolutely perfect hearing can detect), then there simply is no place for someone to impart "dedicated sound tuning" to the receiver.
If there was some unique sound tuning, it would show up in the measurements. Receivers and amps aren't still some great mystery, after all. There is no place for this supposedly unique-to-Marantz sound character to hide. So if you hear this supposed difference, it's only because of either suggestion (psychological explanations: expectaton bias, priming, etc.) and/or imprecise level matching when comparing Denon to Marantz. Nothing more.

Your opinions are amazing. You are convinced that 2 different receivers, both xt32, will result in a similar horisontal line on the frequency response, furthermore the sound will always be similar, despite filth in or not in the signal path? Come on!! biggrin.gif Have you seen a non-smoothened xt32 response? Why do thousands of people hear differences between different receivers, especially when listening to music, now they all sound the same?

SR7005 uses HDAM's, 3311CI does not.

Marantz.co.uk mentions an "oversized low impedance transformer for rapid current supply", Denon does not but states the transformer is not toroidal. This does not proove anything, but I wonder why Denon dont use the fancy phrase?

Why can people hear differences, when you have concluded they should sound the same?

Quote:
"I am not sure about this year models, but Marantz SR7005 was using its propitiatory HDAM components and current feedback topology in preamplifier where as its sibling Denon 3311ci did not use HDAM and no current feedback. And they sound completely different, I owned both. Maybe they narrowed the difference between this year Marantz and Denon but judging by different reviews Marantz is still sound better, more detailed."
From http://forums.redflagdeals.com/800-v-receivers-pioneer-vsx-1326-vs-yamaha-rxa2000-1124756/

But he must be imagining things, because you concluded they are the same?! I've read several other people stating the same, and since yesterday I've had several private messages stating people hear differences.

The original letter was from the technical chief of marantz, I can get his name and email if you want it.
post #1768 of 2387
Well, of course, implementing XT32 in different rooms will generate different results because of the endlessly unique characteristics of any given room in conjunction with any given set of speakers. As a result, there would likely be some variance in sound output given these myriad differences. No problem agreeing with that. But what any of that has to do with, "Marantz dedicated sound tuning (by Ken Ishiwata)", I have no idea and that's what I was specifically challenging just as ccotenj was doing in his post before mine. It's not as if Marantz can or have placed their own unique "sound tuning" spin on XT32, so I'm not sure why you even brought up XT32 in the first place in your reply to me.

As for numerous and continued anecdotal claims of sound difference (again, no problem agreeing with that possibility when XT32 is being used, but not in situations in which all DSP is turned off), an applicable reply here would be, "The plural of anecdote is not data.". In other words, those reports of difference mean very little, particularly in the manner of which these impressions were very likely generated (casual, not precisely level matched nor controlled for unconscious and conscious potential biases). The explanations which account for and negate these anecdotal claims are many and have been thoroughly described here many times on AVS and elsewhere to the point of ad nauseum. But many of these explanations just don't sit well with traditional audiophile "wisdom", which still dominate many audio magazines and most other audio-related forums. If you wanted to keep pursuing this path of discussion, I could instead link you to previous or current threads which cover some of this ground, but in a broader way. I don't want to derail this thread any longer than it already has been. smile.gif
post #1769 of 2387
Hello everyone,
I am new to this forum and could not find the information I need on this thread. I am planning on getting a SR7005 but I have a few heating concerns I was hoping some people on here could answer for me. The enclosure that I plan on putting the receiver in, is only about 1.5 inches taller then the SR 7005 (plenty of width though). I am installing 4 120MM fans to control the heat in here. Based on everyone's experience here is this going to be enough? The enclosure will be sharing space with a PS3 and DVR. Thanks for any advice anyone can give me on this.
post #1770 of 2387
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Originally Posted by threnhster View Post

Hello everyone,
I am new to this forum and could not find the information I need on this thread. I am planning on getting a SR7005 but I have a few heating concerns I was hoping some people on here could answer for me. The enclosure that I plan on putting the receiver in, is only about 1.5 inches taller then the SR 7005 (plenty of width though). I am installing 4 120MM fans to control the heat in here. Based on everyone's experience here is this going to be enough? The enclosure will be sharing space with a PS3 and DVR. Thanks for any advice anyone can give me on this.
Here's the HTS Furniture unit I have (enclosed) AVION SERIES II and I have NO problems with heating and lack of ventilation. And top it off, my living room in my apt faces west and at 3-6pm when the sun is beating down in my living room, all is fine. And the state I live in where heat is a factor? ARIZONA!!! Summer of hell smile.gif
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