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post #31 of 2387
In stock at wild west electronics
http://www.wildwestelectronics.net/m...-receiver.html
post #32 of 2387
It also looks like Marantz updated the product page with a lot more info.
post #33 of 2387
Ok, well I called a local dealer here in Ma today and they had two in stock. Got a very good deal on it. Quickly hooked it up, replacing my Denon 4810 and put in some music.

Initial thoughts

1) I need to use the remote codes on the Marantz site to program my Pronto. The codes in the Pronto database work maybe 75%. Hell the DSS code is BD on the 7005. Maybe use the Denon codes?
2) The sound is fantasic especially using my Emotiva UPA-1's across the front
3) No HDMI issue with either my DirectTV box or my Oppo BD player...anti UMC-1
4) Volume on the display is great
5) Freaking beautiful

Basically, close to my 4810 in features with better sound.
post #34 of 2387
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Originally Posted by TCARCIO View Post

Is what he says he is doing correct as far as warranty goes? He is selling the 7005 for $1198 P S/H.

To be honest at $1198 plus shipping is not that great of a price when you factor in possible warranty claim issues.

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Originally Posted by PGriff1051 View Post

Ok, well I called a local dealer here in Ma today and they had two in stock. Got a very good deal on it. Quickly hooked it up, replacing my Denon 4810 and put in some music.

Initial thoughts

1) I need to use the remote codes on the Marantz site to program my Pronto. The codes in the Pronto database work maybe 75%. Hell the DSS code is BD on the 7005. Maybe use the Denon codes?
2) The sound is fantasic especially using my Emotiva UPA-1's across the front
3) No HDMI issue with either my DirectTV box or my Oppo BD player...anti UMC-1
4) Volume on the display is great
5) Freaking beautiful

Basically, close to my 4810 in features with better sound.

PGriff,

How would you say the SQ of the SR7005 compares to the UMC-1 (without the audio dropouts of course)? How about to the Anthem? Both the SR7005 and AV7005 look very interesting to me especially if they have a good analog stage with full bypass.

Bill
post #35 of 2387
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post


To be honest at $1198 plus shipping is not that great of a price when you factor in possible warranty claim issues.

PGriff,

How would you say the SQ of the SR7005 compares to the UMC-1 (without the audio dropouts of course)? How about to the Anthem? Both the SR7005 and AV7005 look very interesting to me especially if they have a good analog stage with full bypass.

Bill

Haven't done any real critical listening but first impression is that it sounds as good if not better then the UMC, seems a bit smoother with my Paradigm S-6's. And...... so far it works, no drop outs, it powers down and I know that bass management was designed correctly and it has firmware updates via the Internet, so I no longer need to call my CIO to update firmware. With the Emotiva mono blocks up front it's very solid for the price. I was going to wait on the new Anthem's but I got bored.
post #36 of 2387
Thread Starter 
Hey Guys

I got our 7005's friday and im dying to try one. They were late and I was anxious to try out the new Yamaha RXA1000 in my own system..

I have a 65 Pana VT25 as the display and DTV HR22.. The problems in the past with 3d have been bothersome pertaining to the Onkyo not being able to pass the 3d image without making a change to the tv every time which is nonsense.

I played with a 3311 for a few weeks and it did the 3d thing great but overall it was a bit bright and had a few bugs which denon never resolved.Sometimes when you turned it on you got no audio, you have to reboot it.. They are still working on that they say..

So the Yamaha RXA1000 is freaking sweet, the HDMI switching while turned off is amazing and it does sound really nice.. Guess what ? It has the 3d bug that doesnt allow 3d to pass properly but they say it will be resolved within 2 weeks.

So now i really want to crack open one of the 7005s and try it but i dont want to be dissapointed.. Sounds like so far people like it but i am really trying to figure out if its really different from the Denon. So many people say its the same, but so many spes are different and the scaler is different so its not a rebadged denon i would think..

Hopefully going to check it out in the next few days..

Thanks
Craig
post #37 of 2387
The Marantz is much more dynamic than then Denon in my views. The one thing I never lived was their AL24 processing. Don't get me wrong the 4810 is a great unit but all Denons I've owned were flatter and less dynamic then Marantz, Anthem and Pioneer
post #38 of 2387
I am really, really torn between the 7005 and the 5005 + an external amp. Both will come in around the same price.

I LOVE the minimalist look of the 7005, but don't think I will need the extra features. I had high hopes for streaming my FLACs, but after reading the 7005 manual, it appears that it won't display album art on FLACs when networking or using USB. That's kind of a big deal for me since it means I will still need an external device to do that.

However, I tend to believe that the preamp section matters more than the amp section in terms of overall SQ, and I'm just fearful that the 7005 may have a little something that the 5005 doesn't, especially since it's made in Japan vs China.

I think I'm locked in analysis paralysis..........
post #39 of 2387
I asked about these earlier but now that the unit is out I'll ask again. How is the video scaling? My projector is still 720p, though I will upgrade in the next 18 months and I will also connect to a 1080p Samsung. Is there bypass for my game consoles? Is it a major improvement on SD cable?

How does the phono stage measure up to a standalone box in the $100-$200 range?

I'm torn between this, the pre/pro w/ Emotiva or similar amps and waiting on the Anthem units.
post #40 of 2387
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Originally Posted by EJD View Post

I am really, really torn between the 7005 and the 5005 + an external amp. Both will come in around the same price.

I LOVE the minimalist look of the 7005, but don't think I will need the extra features. I had high hopes for streaming my FLACs, but after reading the 7005 manual, it appears that it won't display album art on FLACs when networking or using USB. That's kind of a big deal for me since it means I will still need an external device to do that.

However, I tend to believe that the preamp section matters more than the amp section in terms of overall SQ, and I'm just fearful that the 7005 may have a little something that the 5005 doesn't, especially since it's made in Japan vs China.

I think I'm locked in analysis paralysis..........

I get album art with my flac files using JRiver
post #41 of 2387
There's no "AV7005" on the Marantz website that I could find; they just list the older 8003? Anybody know if they are going to update the pre/pro line anytime soon?

Not having XT32 is causing me to vacillate between the 7005, waiting to to see if there's an AV7/8005, and the upcoming Integra DHC-80.2; wish Marantz would've thrown that in!
post #42 of 2387
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Originally Posted by DonH50 View Post

There's no "AV7005" on the Marantz website that I could find; they just list the older 8003? Anybody know if they are going to update the pre/pro line anytime soon?

Not having XT32 is causing me to vacillate between the 7005, waiting to to see if there's an AV7/8005, and the upcoming Integra DHC-80.2; wish Marantz would've thrown that in!

http://us.marantz.com/Products/3255.asp
post #43 of 2387
Thanks! Have to know the secret password... Still wish it included XT32!

I am sure this has been covered, but anybody compared it to the Integra DTR/DHC-80.1?

Also found this site map page: http://us.marantz.com/Products/3249.asp but it doesn't list the AV7005...
post #44 of 2387
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Originally Posted by DonH50 View Post

Thanks! Have to know the secret password... Still wish it included XT32!

I am sure this has been covered, but anybody compared it to the Integra DTR/DHC-80.1?

Also found this site map page: http://us.marantz.com/Products/3249.asp but it doesn't list the AV7005...

Here's a thread you may also be interested in:
Marantz AV7005
post #45 of 2387
Thanks Brad! Off to do some mor reading... I have dueling dealers arguing pros and cons of the Integra vs. Marantz; should be interesting.
post #46 of 2387
I picked one up last week and finally got a chance to hook it up, replacing Pioneer SC-25.

Overall, quite happy with it. After hooking it up and running Audyssey, sound much better than SC-25. Now, quite possible that after tweaking various settings on SC-25 it could have sounded as good, however since I don't have the qualifications to do that, I am looking for something that will sound good right out of the box and in my case Marantz is definitely better (the whole point of room correction software IMHO is that an average Joe like me can push a few buttons and have his setup sound at least half way decent).

Compared to the Pioneer definitely much better clarity and separation both with speech and sound effects, especially subtle ones like footsteps, glasses clinking, etc (my movie preferences run towards stuff with more talk and less explosions ) I am actually quite impressed with the sound because I've grown to hate my speakers (energy connoisseur with left/right towers that are ok for movies but absolutely stink for music when hooked up to a simple amp (or receiver in pure direct mode).

Also, it looks like Marantz has an app for the iPhone that will allow you to use your iPhone as a remote for your SR7005 (it says that there will be a firmware upgrade in later September for the SR7005 that will enable that function). Can't wait.

So far the only negative is that one of the rubber pads on the feet of the receiver is noticeably thinner, as such the receiver stands on only three feet. This was rectified by a tiny piece of thin cardboard but it IS lame. I will call the dealer and ask if he has any spares.
post #47 of 2387
One quick question I have two 5ch power amps so I would be useing the 7005 as a pre pro, does anyone know if I can run all 11.2 channels l,c,r, fw,fh, surrounds, backs. at the same time like the dennon 4810, and 4311.
post #48 of 2387
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Originally Posted by william06 View Post

One quick question I have two 5ch power amps so I would be useing the 7005 as a pre pro, does anyone know if I can run all 11.2 channels l,c,r, fw,fh, surrounds, backs. at the same time like the dennon 4810, and 4311.

I believe it has already been confirmed that you are limited to 7 channels even with external amplification.

I would like to know if this is possible:
My office and my theater are next door. All the equipment is stored in my office. Can I hook the pre-outs to another receiver in my office (or later to an amp for the theater) and get 5.1 or 7.1 to one or the other at any time? Or am I stuck using this as separate zones where I only get stereo only on Zone 2?

If so, can I assign which outputs are selected based on which HDMI is going out?
post #49 of 2387
only 7.1, no XT-32, the more i look at it the less this looks like a "flagship" product. pretty, though.
post #50 of 2387
Little teaser at Home Cinema Choice from a reviewer who's actually had it in their hands.

http://hcc.techradar.com/reviews/new...r7005-01-09-10

Not a ton of info here, but it looks like the full print review hits the stands in a week or so.
post #51 of 2387
Please answers for some important issues for me before i buy.
I want to buy the 7005 tomorrow so a fast answer would be great !

1)
If i connect a second monitor on HDMI out 2, will it be possible to get the receivers menu like you will get on HDMI out 1 ?

2)
will a connected HDD (MP3 and FLAC) show the menu structure on the connected monitor on both HDMI outs ?

3)
can the not used sources be deleted from the input selector ?

Thx
post #52 of 2387
So far this thread is pretty quiet. I'm not seeing a lot of issues, problems or concerns with the SR7005 aside from its lack of XT-32 and 9.1

Is it because most people are opting for the overkill of the Denons and bells/whistles of Onkyos. Or are the Marantz just so good that everyone's listening to them without much to complain about...?
post #53 of 2387
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

So far this thread is pretty quiet. I'm not seeing a lot of issues, problems or concerns with the SR7005 aside from its lack of XT-32 and 9.1

Is it because most people are opting for the overkill of the Denons and bells/whistles of Onkyos. Or are the Marantz just so good that everyone's listening to them without much to complain about...?

I can tell you in a few days.
Even i had some questions, without answers, i did buy the 7005 today, even i was tempted to buy the Denon 3311.......
But went for the 7005 and i have a Onkyo history in using the 876, 3007 and 708.
So lets see if indeed this forum is quiet because this Marantz is so good........
post #54 of 2387
no DSD over HDMI. still interested.
post #55 of 2387
Can you assign an HDMI physical input to more than one virtual input? I'd like to connect my PS3 to several inputs and have several settings, depending on whether I'm gaming or playing BD's.

Thanks!
post #56 of 2387
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

So far this thread is pretty quiet. I'm not seeing a lot of issues, problems or concerns with the SR7005 aside from its lack of XT-32 and 9.1

Is it because most people are opting for the overkill of the Denons and bells/whistles of Onkyos. Or are the Marantz just so good that everyone's listening to them without much to complain about...?

They only became available last week, so those that got them first are still probably just getting used to them.
post #57 of 2387
Here's a review from TechRadar that I just found:

Marantz SR7005 review
post #58 of 2387
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Originally Posted by henningh View Post

Here's a review from TechRadar that I just found:

Marantz SR7005 review

Lets see if we, users, think just like the reviewer.
Found some other reviews and they do tell the same story, a very good receiver
post #59 of 2387
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

So far this thread is pretty quiet. I'm not seeing a lot of issues, problems or concerns with the SR7005 aside from its lack of XT-32 and 9.1

This thread is pretty quiet, because there are not that many of these AVRs out in the wild. I'm going to reserve judgment until a few more owners report in.

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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Is it because most people are opting for the overkill of the Denons and bells/whistles of Onkyos. Or are the Marantz just so good that everyone's listening to them without much to complain about...?

It's only overkill if you don't require or desire those features. I have a SR7002 that I will be relocating to another part of my home and the SR7005 is under consideration in addition to the Denon AVR-4311CI. I may or may not want to experience a 9 or 11 speaker array down the road. It seems like the sub $1,500 AVR is losing features and those features are being reserved for the $1,500+ AVRs and PrePros. I have had very good success with both Denon and Marantz products in the past.

I was disappointed that the SR6004 didn't have Audyssey MultEQ XT and a more competent video chip. I'm glad to see the inclusion of Audyssey MultEQ XT and the use of the ABT2015 in the SR7005.

I may have missed this, but what DAC is implemented in the SR7005?


Willie
post #60 of 2387
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Originally Posted by bakerwi View Post

I may have missed this, but what DAC is implemented in the SR7005?

No one seems to know for certain yet. But the SR7005/AV7005 is supposedly based on the Denon 3311CI, which uses the AKM AK4358 8 channel monolithic DAC. Marantz also has a history of using multiple higher quality stereo DACs in its disc players but cheaper multichannel DACs in its AVRs. Even the venerable AV8003 pre/pro implemented only a single Cirrus CS4382A 8 channel monolithic DAC.

AJ
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