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post #1861 of 2387
Early ones were made in Japan. Later ones in China. Both are the same so fear not, and to the best of my knowledge there has never been a "counterfeit A/V receiver" of this complexity ever made anyways.

Production from one country to another is common, especially for countries hit with floods and tsunamis.
post #1862 of 2387
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Originally Posted by smokarz View Post

Hey guys, quick question. Just got an SR7005 from Amazon. Is this receiver supposed to be made in Japan? The one I got is made in China.

All Marantz 700X and Denon 331XCI and lower models are now mfr'd in China. Only the 8801 and 4520CI are mfr'd in Japan.
post #1863 of 2387
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

What you experienced is to be expected .... with A-DSX set to ON-Height or ON-Wide, then the audio would be simulated to those channels in a 7.1 setup.


thks for the confirmation , everything is working as it should now.
thks bob
post #1864 of 2387
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Originally Posted by crayzeemf View Post

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So you were all correct, I didn't exactly "get it" at first. And the Sony is more powerful, I would say 20% or so by rough guess, but the new features in the Marantz definitely sway me toward the new piece over the old.


glad you made friends with it, i do understand what you were going through....these are both complex and understandable machines its just a test of our flexibiltiy to make friends with them. i have made friends with mine and it took some understanding on my part to grasp all that was there. i am sure a 14 yr old would have gotten it in a day.....bob
post #1865 of 2387
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Originally Posted by crayzeemf View Post

So you were all correct, I didn't exactly "get it" at first. And the Sony is more powerful, I would say 20% or so by rough guess, but the new features in the Marantz definitely sway me toward the new piece over the old.

Not quite. The 7005 is rated at 125W while the Sony at 120W, although on the bench the 7005 would likely test out higher then these numbers indicate.
post #1866 of 2387
On the test bench the Marantz SR7005 drops down to 91.2 watts per channel (while keeping the distortion below .1%) driving 5 channels, and an even lower 74.6 watts/ch when driving 7 speakers. This is not uncommon for such designs.

Interestingly it can't even hit Marantz's claimed spec. of "125W (20Hz - 20kHz, 0.08% THD, 2ch driven) x7" when asked to drive only two channels:

"This graph shows that the SR7005’s left channel, from CD input to speaker output with two channels driving 8-ohm loads, reaches 0.1 percent distortion at 121.5 watts"

Source: http://www.hometheater.com/content/marantz-sr7005-av-receiver-ht-labs-measures

The STR-DA777ES was the flagship of Sony's premium series "ES" ["Elevated Standards" all with 5 year warranty] and no slouch in its day, but I suspect any real world differences are mostly in his experience that volume knobs work differently now, than they did back then.
Edited by m. zillch - 1/14/13 at 7:09pm
post #1867 of 2387
Hello, Just ordered a new sr7005. i started going through the manual and noticed that when setting up the Audyssey, it defaults to 7.1 set up. How do i change the set up for 5.1? Thanks
post #1868 of 2387
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Originally Posted by gelly View Post

Hello, Just ordered a new sr7005. i started going through the manual and noticed that when setting up the Audyssey, it defaults to 7.1 set up. How do i change the set up for 5.1? Thanks

Just connect your 5.1 speaker setup and Audyssey will recognize it as such. No need to worry about what you see on the initial setup screen; after it initially "pings" all of the connected speakers the display will illustrate a (your) 5.1 setup. You can go on from there to set your microphone in various other locations in your room for equalization.
post #1869 of 2387
Thanks. I', planning in using Apple TV. What HDMI input should i use for this? Does it matter?
post #1870 of 2387
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Originally Posted by gelly View Post

Thanks. I', planning in using Apple TV. What HDMI input should i use for this? Does it matter?

It does not matter. You can even rename the input in the menu.
post #1871 of 2387
I'm planning on installing my new Marantz sr7005 and a new LG 55' led 3D TV as well as a new Apple TV this weekend(all HMDI). I;m planning on using my old Pioneer elite DVD until i decide whether or not I need a Blue Ray 3D player. I going to use Component cables as well as a optical audio input as well(unless anybody has any suggestions otherwise).I also have a Squeezebox touch am i better off suing a optical output rather then the RCA cables? I assume I need to get the TV up and running first than the receiver next so it will be easier to calibrate it? Does anyone have any suggestions or guidance to prevent any pitfalls? TIA. Larry
Edited by gelly - 1/16/13 at 11:23am
post #1872 of 2387
gelly,

There are so many possible pitfalls one can encounter while setting up a new A/V system that it's hard to list them all here.

Since getting your receiver's room equalization to work well is important, please take the time to read through the Audyssey 101 and FAQ in the Audyssey thread. The minimal instructions in most manuals leave out a lot. See http://www.avsforum.com/t/795421/official-audyssey-thread-faq-in-post-1

Edited to add:
If your DVD player doesn't have HDMI, then component video plus optical audio is fine. Be sure to enable video conversion in the receiver so they're output on its HDMI connection.

If your Squeezebox has an optical audio output, that'll provide better quality audio than its stereo (red/white) analog connections.

The TV is needed so you'll be able to see the details in all of the receiver's setup menus.
post #1873 of 2387
Thank you. How do set the receiver to "If your DVD player doesn't have HDMI, then component video plus optical audio is fine. Be sure to enable video conversion in the receiver so they're output on its HDMI connection"?
post #1874 of 2387
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Originally Posted by gelly View Post

Thank you. How do set the receiver to "If your DVD player doesn't have HDMI, then component video plus optical audio is fine. Be sure to enable video conversion in the receiver so they're output on its HDMI connection"?

See page 14 of the receiver's owner's manual. "Converting input video signals for output"

If you bought a refurbished or used receiver, be sure to do a microprocessor reset of the receiver to get rid of the settings configured by its previous owner. Otherwise they'll confuse a lot of things. See page 117 of the manual.

The language used in many Denon and Marantz manuals can be confusing. See batpig's "Denon-to-English Dictionary" Setup Guide and FAQ at http://batpigworld.com/

Marantz receivers tend to have many of the same features as Denon receivers since they're made by the same company, and their manuals seem to be written by the same people.
post #1875 of 2387
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Originally Posted by gelly View Post

Thanks. I', planning in using Apple TV. What HDMI input should i use for this? Does it matter?

Possibly as the jacks are not all created equal. If you find it doesn't work on one, try all the others.
post #1876 of 2387
Thanks again. New receiver. Also I'll keep that in mind regarding Apple TV.
post #1877 of 2387
If I want to run 5 speakers with the following specifications, would the SR7005 handle them without a problem or should I look into getting an amp such as the Emotiva UPA-500?

Power Handling:
Maximum power rating 250 watts

Impedance:
Nominal impedance 4 ohms
3.2 ohms min

Sensitivity:
92 dB/1W/1m

From what I understand, even though this AVR isn't rated for 4 ohms it can handle them, but I don't want to worry about any heat/clipping issues. Thoughts?
post #1878 of 2387
Triad InRoom Gold LCR's, am I right? It should work well with those as long as you use a sub.

http://www.hometheater.com/content/marantz-sr7005-av-receiver-ht-labs-measures

The 4 ohm rating was just a bit over 200W so you should be OK.
post #1879 of 2387
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Originally Posted by m. zillch View Post

Triad InRoom Gold LCR's, am I right? It should work well with those as long as you use a sub.

http://www.hometheater.com/content/marantz-sr7005-av-receiver-ht-labs-measures

The 4 ohm rating was just a bit over 200W so you should be OK.

You're good m.zillch! I did post the specs for the Triad Gold LCR's. I meant to post the specs for the Bronze LCR's...I had too many web pages open redface.gif

Power Handling:
Maximum power rating 150

Impedance:
Nominal impedance 4 ohms
3.2 ohms minimum

Sensitivity:
90 dB/1W/1m

That said, if the SR7005 can handle the Gold LCR's, then it should handle the Bronze LCR's and barely break a sweat, right? I intend on having everything set up in /wired to a media closet, and while I've planned for ventilation, the equipment will probably get warmer than if it were in a rack/open room. This is why I'm considering an amp such as the Emotiva UPA-500. The XPA-5 seems like it would be overkill for the Bronze LCR's.

Is an amp is completely unnecessary for these speakers with this AVR? If so, I'll just go with this AVR.
Edited by rtbco - 1/17/13 at 9:30am
post #1880 of 2387
Question. What is the best way to hook up Apple TV? HDMI from ATV to receive and optical from ATV to receiver? Or do if i plan on using a optical cable should i use ATV to Display(HDMI) then ATV to receiver(optical cable)/ Thanks
post #1881 of 2387
Rtbco, assuming you have an average sized room [not gigantic] and don't need music at continuous, blastingly loud level, you should be fine with just the amp section in the receiver. Cooling fans are a good idea for any enclosed system such as a closet or sealed cabinet, ideally with external venting.

In first use, I would recommend monitoring the heat after an extended listening session at higher than average levels [leaving the closet door shut], to make sure your cooling scheme works as expected. As long as you can comfortably leave your hand on top of the receiver and have no need to pull it away due to fear of burning your hand, you are probably good to go. Do keep in mind that some mechanical devices such as disc transports, say placed above the receiver, may not be as comfortable enduring the higher heat that the receiver will have no problem with, though.
post #1882 of 2387
Hey all,

I recently purchased a used Klipsch THXUltra2 system (http://www.klipsch.com/thx-ultra2-home-theater-system). The previous owner had a 9.2 set-up, so he added an additional pair of the KS-525 (http://www.klipsch.com/ks-525-thx-surround-speakers-pair) to the original 7.2 package. Unfortunately I am running my current system with an SR7005 which limits me to a 7.2 set-up at most.

Instead of just having an extra pair of speakers lying around what I planned to do was run the additional pair of KS-525 in parallel with the surround back speakers, effectively making it a 4ohm load for both the surround back left and surround back right, channels. I don't really think this would tax the receiver too much as the surround back channels generally don't demand that much power, especially considering the size of the ks-525s. My hopes are this will broaden the surround back sound stage.

My first question is, will my receiver be in any danger? Secondly, is this a dumb idea or does it have any merit to enhance my listening experience?

I know the easy answer is to purchase a 9.2 receiver, I am not to fond of this idea as I just purchased the SR7005 in August before I came upon this killer deal on the THXUltra2 system.
post #1883 of 2387
Considering you are talking about the surround signal and not the front, which plays at a much lower level and only during some scenes, plus those speakers are efficient, I think your idea is OK but not great.

[Usually when adding speakers to an amp parallel is indeed the way to do it, even if it is more taxing to the amp, because the the frequency response/impedance curve of one speaker doesn't adversely alter the sound of the other one on the same output. The one exception to the rule is when both speakers are the same design. In this instance it is OK and less taxing to run the speakers in series and in phase. The volume control level may not be where you would normally expect to use it, but as long as you can generate a volume which fits the bill, you should be OK.]

I see a problem with not having independent volume control, speaker time delay, and Audyssey EQ for the two sets of rears being a potential problem which outweighs the benefits of "more even sound distribution" [which is hardly a problem for people like you using dipole/bipole surrounds in the first place], but heck, if you have the time to experiment with it, it probably won't cause any actual harm.I myself would simply keep teh un-used speakers in storage.

Judiciously spending more time properly placing the 7 speakers you do have complete and independent Audyssey control over, I think would be a better plan, personally.
Edited by m. zillch - 1/19/13 at 11:56am
post #1884 of 2387
most curious thing happened today....I had made friends with the system previously and was using a 7.1 set up with additional front highs,everything was working just like it should (pllx and pllz), even the audyssey gave me choice of " none, heights, wides" even though i had no wides... well for giggles and grins i decided to add two front wide speakers. When i did this the front highs dropped of the initial audyssey calibration however they took the place of the front speakers. really strange.....even on the audyssey menu the heights dropped off and it only gives me "none or wide choice" i have tried resetting the micro processor and it did nothing and i disconnected the front wides and retried everything to no avail, but still for some reason the front highs are acting like they were the regular front speakers? i am running a firm ware update hopefully that helps the situation. i am not sure what could have gone wrong no speaker wires were changed and everything is where its supposed to be.

any thoughts? thks bob



edit....well resetting the micro processor several times straightened everything out.....the only thing i can think of is that when i plugged the speakers in when the receiver was turned on it some how confused the system.

from now on I will have the system turned off when i plug or un plug anything......lesson learned.
Edited by bobs77vet - 1/20/13 at 9:56pm
post #1885 of 2387
I am hoping not to repeat a question. During my receiver research I added the Marantz 7007 to my short list. Then I came across the previous model 7005.
What are some of the differences that matter? I don't think I need 4k support. I need 3D. Is there any significant difference?
post #1886 of 2387
http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?Catid=AVReceivers&SubCatId=0&ProductId=SR7005
http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=AVReceivers&SubCatId=0&ProductId=SR7007

The new one has more HDMI ports but fewer component video ports. That's a big negative in my book, but I would assume the average buying public is under the impression that HDMI is just fine and has no complications or issues to worry about. There may be a few other minor differences but that's what struck my eye.
Edited by m. zillch - 1/21/13 at 6:15pm
post #1887 of 2387
The 7005 is HDMI 1.4a so it will support 3D. Both the 7005 and 7007 have Audyssey MultEQXT, neither has the better XT32 version. The 7005 will not process SACD DSD bitstream over HDMI (only DSD converted to PCM by player) the 7007 will do both...don't know if that's important to you, PCM works fine IMO. The 7007 has enhanced HDMI out capabilities (2 simultaneous out, 1 independent out) but loses the optical digital out that the 7005 has. The initial run of 7005s were made in Japan, then apparently post-Tsunami in China (7007 is from China). The units seem way more similar than different IMO, many were hoping the 7007 would include XT32 but D&M have reserved that for the more expensive Denon AVR-4520 and Marantz AV-8801 pre/pro. I am going to post a link to product comparision on Marantz website but like most MFG websites the info is not 100% correct. You may want to try Crutchfield's website for better more accurate specs and info about features, etc. Hope this helps.
http://us.marantz.com/us/products/pages/ProductComparison.aspx?CatId=avreceivers&ProductId=SR7005%7CSR7007
post #1888 of 2387
Thanks for the input. Frankly, I only need one HDMI input and one output. I am driving everything through a HTPC.
I am guessing that that the SACD DSD bitstream limitation is limited to SACD?

Are there any differences as far as DTS and Dolby processing? Looking at the comparison it looks like almost the same.

P.S. I have the 2004 Veritas speakers:
Mains: Energy Veritas 2.3i
Center: Energy Veritas 2.0ci
Side and rears: 4x Energy Veritas 2.0Ri
post #1889 of 2387
FWIW, the SR7007 is unable to apply Audyssey to DSD input signals. See the table and footnote 10 on page 164 of its owner's manual. Converting DSD to high bitrate multi-channel LPCM over HDMI from the player would be a better option.
post #1890 of 2387
Hey fellow Marantz owners. I am moving from a Marantz SR7002 to the SR7005 (not purchased yet) and want to verify that the display (and hopefully the porthole) both have a dimming function, as my unit will sit up front in the room. Marantz website says yes to a dimmer function for display, but a recent post in the AV7005 thread indicate the poster wished he could dim the display. Hoping a couple of owners can verify one way or the other. Thanks.
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