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post #61 of 1955
Did you call vans they give you a much better price on phone than amazon price
post #62 of 1955
No, but they did take off the shipping charge that Amazon shows.
post #63 of 1955
20% off of list price if you call and free shipping and no tax might be worth calling
post #64 of 1955
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Originally Posted by winston9332 View Post

I think D&M is showing differentiation in pushing Audyssey and sound quality over video scaling and other peripheral features. Candidly, I agree with their strategy provided the largely untested analog devices chips don't molest hdmi video.

They should be out in late June.

This is exactly my problem with a Denon 2312 I bought that has a Analog Device chip in it. The HDMI output is totally "molested" by the receiver. Is HDMI video degradation a general widespread problem with receivers?

I am going to get rid of the 2312 and am looking at either the Marantz SR7005 or 6006. From reading responses, it seems like the 7005 is overall a "better" receiver compared to the 6006? Since it has a different video chip I assume the HDMI out put looks exactly like the source as if you connected it directly to the TV? If the 6006 uses the same chip as the Denon 2312 I would want to stay away from it- granted, maybe they implement it better.
post #65 of 1955
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Originally Posted by DavidVTHokie View Post

Thanks Dane - this is really what I was getting at. I have an 8200 that I really like the sound of, and I was considering a 7005 as a replacement. Then I saw the SR6006 come up on the site.

I don't know what people would say the quality differences are between 7005 and the 6006? What about the 6006 makes it at the "6" level and not the "7"?

I once heard someone say about BMW 3/5/7 series: "It's the same sausage that they cut to 3 different lengths"

I've wondered this as well. Marantz has certainly had to adapt its business model over the years, and needs to continue re-evaluating every year as business conditions and available technology change. Common hardware platforms make lots of sense these days, as does featureset drifting to lower models. Does that mean they're discontinuing the 9-, 8-, and 7- series AVRs though, or just putting them on a slower delivery path? I'd like to know that answer.

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Originally Posted by DVDFreaker View Post

Man those are the ugliest receivers I seen in my entire life, it is something that is from the 80's/90's

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Originally Posted by henningh View Post

To each his own. I think they look great.

me too. But it doesn't really matter to me, in my house it goes behind a cabinet either way.

..dane
post #66 of 1955
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Originally Posted by mad_cow_w_knife View Post

I got the SR5006 yesterday.
So far I am not impressed:
Used it for about 1 hour. It has locked up twice (only fix is to pull the plug), but I can't put new firmware on it.
It plays internet radio and Pandora OK, and tells me that there is a firmware update available. But when I try to upload the firmware, it just jumps from 480p to 720p while displaying "please wait, authenticating" (4 or 5 times over the course of 3 minutes), then says "connection failed".
It is stuck in a loop - Please wait...Update Retry...Connection Failed.
Reset it with Power + Display + Zone Select. Still stuck in the same loop.

I got my Marantz SR5006 yesterday and I tried the first time to do the firmware update but it fail, I had my cable modem off (it turned off by accident when I moved things around) the second time it worked, notice that you have to be patient, the message in the TV say that the output to the screen will be off, I went to have dinner and then I check the little circular display in the receiver and it said 2 min to go then 1 and then it finished.

I'm having problems with the Ipod connection it only allows me to enter until the menu Playlist, Artists, Albums, Songs, etc, but I cannot select any of them it doesn't go further than that menu. I have an Ipod Nano 5th generation.
post #67 of 1955
I will be getting my 6006 on Tuesday the 5th
post #68 of 1955
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Originally Posted by stran69 View Post

I will be getting my 6006 on Tuesday the 5th

Very very interested in hearing your thoughts on the SR6006. What are you coming from?

..dane
post #69 of 1955
I had a older Sony es receiver
post #70 of 1955
Mine is scheduled for Tuesday also. Coming from an Onkyo 805
post #71 of 1955
What kind of speakers do you have
post #72 of 1955
I'm using the Klipsch Synergy series. For the fronts I am using the F20's and the center is the C20. I am also using a Klipsch SW-350 subwoofer, and 2 in-wall speakers for rear surround from Monoprice (which by the way, sound quite nice). The surrounds are the ones located here: http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
post #73 of 1955
Hi all,
i am planning to buy SR-5006.I am mainly into music(80%)
Any updates from anyone would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
post #74 of 1955
Manual for SR6006 is now up on the Marantz website.

I'm very interested in the AirPlay functionality. The manual says just to select the Marantz receiver from your iPhone/whatever. But it doesn't say anything about switching the receiver's input. Will the receiver just switch automatically? Not sure if I like that...
post #75 of 1955
Thanks I will have mine tomorrow will let you know
post #76 of 1955
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Originally Posted by henningh View Post

Manual for SR6006 is now up on the Marantz website.

I'm very interested in the AirPlay functionality. The manual says just to select the Marantz receiver from your iPhone/whatever. But it doesn't say anything about switching the receiver's input. Will the receiver just switch automatically? Not sure if I like that...

I picked up a Marantz SR5006 yesterday. When you connect via Airplay, it changes the input (and volume) automatically. It's not the greatest implementation, so I suspect I'll channel most Airplay activities through my Apple TV.

Everything else really good so far, although the SR5006 not in the Logitech Harmony database. I had to jump through a few hoops to get it working with my remote.
post #77 of 1955
You lose volume control of the amp thru airplay
post #78 of 1955
Hi,

I posted this on a separate thread but nobody seemed to be even reading my post, since I am interested in the new SR6006 I thought this would be relevant to this thread.

I recently purchased a decent home theater about 6 months ago, I originally did not wanted to spend a whole lot on the AV Receiver in order to spend the most of my budget on great sounding speakers to my ears (that'swhy I got the Sony STR - DH810 as my receiver). I currently have a 5.1 speaker system with Bose 301's as my main front speakers (I know you guys do not like Bose equipment but those speakers are fairly priced and sound pretty good) a boston acoustics cs225c center channel, a JBL ES150P subwoofer and 2 Bose 161 for surround speakers. I know it is a modest setup but it's sounds decent. I recenty bought a marantz cd5004 player (still in the mail waiting) and a pair of decent spec rca cables to go with it. I currently have a ps3 (the fat one with no SACD, and no ps2 backwards compatibility), apple tv (2nd gen), sky HD all hooked up via HDMI to the receiver, as well as an xbox 360 (original pro one, with no hdmi) hooked up via optical to the receiver and via component to an HDTV (the tv is not relevant for my question so I will not look up the model) and a slim ps2 connected to the receiver via optical and composite video. I have what you would consider a medium sized room (maybe a very big small room) with decent acoustics (big furniture and a very small window). As you can tell by the equipment I have, I am into blu-ray, music, and video games. I can now afford a better receiver and I was thinking of the Marantz SR7005 or the SR6006. You may think it would be an overkill for my current setup, but I am particularly interested in these models because of the dedicated phono input (planning to get a decent turntable), 7.1 analog pre amp inputs (which make them more future proof), reduced THD (from the reviews I've read of the sr7005 it is pretty quiet and excellent for 2 channel music playback), more HDMI inputs (I like the sr6006 better for having a whopping 7 of them) and mostly because they seem like great future proof receivers because of the extra zones, dual hdmi outputs, 7.2 pre outs and such. My home theater room will eventually change in the next 5 years or so, probably getting married, getting a bigger place allowing a 7.2 setup and 2 extra zones for music. Is the upgrade worth it for my current setup, or I am I better off waiting it out until I live in the bigger place?

My main priority is music playback and movie watching. If I do update my receiver, bear in my mind that I do not want to upgrade the receiver again for at least 15 years.

If the audio quality playback, particularly music playback, will considerably improve with my current setup I will update without a doubt, but if I will only benefit with a larger room I think I am better off waiting.

Does anyone know if either of these receivers (sr7005 and sr6006) support "mixing" sources: listening to a cd while playing a video game?

Thanks a lot for your help,

Cheers
post #79 of 1955
Replacing those 301s with a pair of decent-quality bookshelf speakers would be the next place I'd spend money if I were you. So I'd start looking for speakers first, and keep an eye out for deals on these AVRs at the same time. You'll probably want more power when you move to the bigger place.
post #80 of 1955
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Originally Posted by Bill1986 View Post

Does anyone know if either of these receivers (sr7005 and sr6006) support "mixing" sources: listening to a cd while playing a video game?

No receivers that I know of do mixing of sources. You'll need something like this:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...reo_Mixer.html

But what I do is listen to the music through my stereo, and I have the TV pumping out the game's sound.
post #81 of 1955
Hi, thanks both for your inputs.

I used to have a rare Sony ES receiver (Japan import) back in the day when dolby surround 3.1 (L + R / S + optional sub) was the latest and greatest. I cannot remember the model number, but it could do audio and video source mixing (I regret I sold it a long time ago), any ways I could always have video sources directly to the TV and audio sources to the amp. The problem is the ps3 does not have dual HDMI outputs (as originally advertised) so this solution would not apply, unless I use separate speakers for the audio. Anyways I thought this feature would be implemented in higher end receivers such as the SR7005 or SR6006.

Regarding my 301's I'm pretty happy with them and I do not intend to replace them soon, so I guess I'm better off keeping my Sony STR-DH810 for a while.

Cheers
post #82 of 1955
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Originally Posted by henningh View Post
No receivers that I know of do mixing of sources. You'll need something like this:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...reo_Mixer.html

But what I do is listen to the music through my stereo, and I have the TV pumping out the game's sound.

Most of the inputs also have analog inputs. You could switch the selected input to use digital or analog instead of HDMI for audio. It becomes a bit of a challenge when you have multiple audio sources that you want to use for the same video source, but that is also possible (use digital for one, analog for another).

My two biggest pet peeves in receivers is how they will not decode a digital surround sound source and send 2 channel analog out to zones 2 and 3. The other is not being able to cross matrix inputs(video from game uses analog from VCR).
post #83 of 1955
We just got our first batch of SR6006 receivers in last week, so they will be arriving to dealers shorty. Too bad for the small quantity though, we can't even put one on display yet because there is a shortage of them and we would rather stock them for sale.
post #84 of 1955
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Originally Posted by Shanndogg View Post

This is exactly my problem with a Denon 2312 I bought that has a Analog Device chip in it. The HDMI output is totally "molested" by the receiver. Is HDMI video degradation a general widespread problem with receivers?

I am going to get rid of the 2312 and am looking at either the Marantz SR7005 or 6006. From reading responses, it seems like the 7005 is overall a "better" receiver compared to the 6006? Since it has a different video chip I assume the HDMI out put looks exactly like the source as if you connected it directly to the TV? If the 6006 uses the same chip as the Denon 2312 I would want to stay away from it- granted, maybe they implement it better.

The 7005 uses the same chip as the Denon 3311. Most of the components of the 7005 are in the Denon 3311 so I would try out a 3311 as it should be cheaper than the 7005. I just got an open box one from Amazon for 530 but they sold out. My Denon 3311 doesn't affect the video on my Panasonic 55ST30 at all.
post #85 of 1955
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Originally Posted by jbworks View Post

Most of the inputs also have analog inputs. You could switch the selected input to use digital or analog instead of HDMI for audio. It becomes a bit of a challenge when you have multiple audio sources that you want to use for the same video source, but that is also possible (use digital for one, analog for another).

My two biggest pet peeves in receivers is how they will not decode a digital surround sound source and send 2 channel analog out to zones 2 and 3. The other is not being able to cross matrix inputs(video from game uses analog from VCR).

For my Xbox 360, it outputs sound through both HDMI and optical at the same time. If I wanted to, I could just listen to it through the stereo (via optical) or through the TV (HDMI). If through the TV, that's when I listen to music through my stereo.

The PS3 doesn't allow that, but I could go to settings and switch whether it outputs sound to HDMI or optical. Too bad.

Once I get a receiver that has HDMI switching (my receiver is so old it doesn't even do component) I'll have to think of a new solution, because now I have the HDMI from my PS3 and 360 going straight to the TV, and the optical from each goes to my receiver.
post #86 of 1955
Got my Sr6006 today. Didn't get to check it out thoroughly, but setup was smooth and everything is working great so far. It is quite a bit smaller and half the weight of my ol Onkyo 805. Still not sure if that is good or bad. Hopefully I'll have a chance to play some movie clips and some music through it tomorrow to give it more of a workout.
post #87 of 1955
I am looking to upgrade from a Denon 3802 to the Marantz 5006. Reasons for upgrading are HDMI switching / upconversion, Airplay, networking, etc. I also have an investment in SACD / DVDA music disks, so I need the analog 5.1 inputs (Marantz has 7.1). No Denon in this price range has the required analog inputs.

FYI, I have 5 Klipsch speakers and an MKS sub. Systems is used primarily for TV / movies, but I do listen to music quite a bit. DVD player is Oppo 9xx (don't recall specific model #).

I read somewhere that the best Denon units for music have an '8' in the second digit, which obviously the 3802 does. Will I notice a sound difference in this new Marantz vs the 10 year-old Denon? I can't see a reason to look at the 6006, but please let me know if I should. Are there others I should consider?
post #88 of 1955
My current equipment:
- Onkyo SR703
- Polkaudio speakers (Monitor 50/30/CS1/Subw.)
- TV Panasonic P65VT30
- PS3
- DirecTV HD

Yes, my Onkyo is very old, and I need to change it in order to have HDMI 1.4a inputs/outputs.
I'm between the new Onkyo SR709 that is THX certified or change to Marantz trying to go to a next level in sound quality, but without THX...
Any recommendation?
post #89 of 1955
Just got my sr6006 set up and all ready a update to download
post #90 of 1955
Got mine all setup really enjoying it really woke my old kef eggs up also really like the AirPlay just wish I could skip songs on the receiver remote
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