I've had my AV 7701 for about two weeks and love everything about it so far. My amps are marantz MM 7055 and Vincent 331 for killer 2 channel audio.
Previously used B&K AVR 307, no HDMI but I used multichannel analog inputs from blu ray for HD audio.
I have always considered separate components and this is the first advancement. Definitely noticed more depth in movie HD audio. When listening to 2 channel audio, example a cd, the Vincent Amp now shines. Treble is sharper and imaging is possibly increased. I have read reviews for this amp and it was mentioned that a good processor was needed to hear its full potential, well now I have it. I love internet radio and have set my favorites, some stations audio is lesser than others but that is to be expected. I can play my itunes library through the AV 7701 but the only issue is my desktop is in another room and when I start play the volume is very loud on the AV. I believe there are setting I can make to control all of this from The AV.
Finally after all of this joy
I'v yet to run Audyssey set-up. I guess I forgot, all that fuss about not having XT 32 Audyssey. I have yet to hear it, but I'm loving this Marantz AV 7701 unit.
Don't hesitate to step into the world of separate audio components you can't go wrong.
CCEdited by ccfunk - 11/16/12 at 11:02am