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SR6006 vs SR6007

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
So I'm seriously considering a new AV Receiver to replace my aging Yamaha RX-V620. I have been impressed by the Marantz SR6006 and I think it will meet my needs.

With the deals out there on the SR6006 I'm just about ready to pick one up. The only thing I'm not sure about is whether there is any reason to wait for, and pay more for, the SR6007. I'm not worried about 4K pass through that the SR6006 lacks.

Is there any other reason to pay the premium for the SR6007 over the SR6006?

Thanks.
post #2 of 18
Nope.
post #3 of 18
As a happy SR6006 owner, I would agree that for most folks, there will not be a compelling reason to get the 6007, at least until inventory on 6006s is depleted.

I say most folks, as some may want the HDMI out to zone 2, which is new on the '07, as well as the 4k pass-through.

The '06 will only pass analog sources to zone 2, where the '07 can pass hdmi to zone 2.

Still, with the price cuts currently available on the 6006, I would say go for it!

Mike
post #4 of 18
You've got to upgrade to the SR7007 to get Zone 2 HDMI Out.
post #5 of 18
I stand corrected, jdsmoothie!

There just aren't many differences between the 6006 and the 6007 then, are there?

I'm glad I already purchased my 6006, or I would be sorely tempted by the 7007. Not sure I'll ever need HDMI out to zone 2, unless I was building a new house.

Mike
post #6 of 18
What's the point of a second HDMI zone?

Is it for those who have 2 displays that use the same audio setup? If so, can you give an example where this would be used?
post #7 of 18
This feature allows you to play either the same HDMI source as is playing in the main zone or a 2nd HDMI source to another room (eg. bedroom, office or patio) either directly to the Zone 2 TV using the TV speakers or to another AVR first for another 5.1/7.1 setup and then on to the Zone 2 TV.
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
Just placed my order for the SR6006 and it should be delivered on Friday. I'm looking forward to getting it hooked up!

Thanks for help!
post #9 of 18
Hey everyone, returning to the forum after some time away from the field.

I just ordered the SR6006. Comparing to SR6007 I didn't see the need for the added cost. I don't need a 4k pass through, and don't think I'll need that for.... well some time. At first I thought SR5006 but liked the SR6006 more. Now that I got the SR6006 on blow out for $799 I can see spending the extra money over the $699 on clearance SR5006.

I figured having the 2nd hdmi out would be nice when I finish my patio next year to have a tv outside to watch the game while grilling with friends, or run to the sun porch. The coolest part is using Spotify via airplay on the iPad. Really great interface, have access / search to a over 12 million songs and I can play this on the second zone while my wife is watching tv inside.

Always loved Marantz, don't mind Onkyo. I did a ton of installs with Onkyo and like the cost and feature set, but they just aren't reliable. Felt like I was returning 1 out of 5 back in the day. Very frustrating.
post #10 of 18
Got Marantz sr 6006 few months ago, I dont think there is a big difference but I see the way they have described this new receiver by saying ADVANCE SOUND, I am not sure what does that mean as 6006 does have all those inputs to give a great sound. I got mine for $900 I am presuming that's a good deal. About the amp, its is just amazing, surround sound is too good to be true, I also love DTS music mode, every different mode they have given has some sort of special sound or you can hear there is a quite a difference between each other, love it, sound quality is very good, yes it is true that you will hear some of the missing sound instruments which you never hear before now you will hear, even on low volume, compared to my Harmon kardon entry level receiver I never used to hear those instruments noise, now i hear big big difference.

its better you print their operating manual, you have to read and do thing step by step,
the only thing i didn't like is if you wish to change the sound mode like gong from Dolby to dts which you cannot see on the receiver display, you have to switch on your tv to see that on the tv screen.As there are many different sound mode and you have see on the tv screen what you have choosen.
they could have also added night mode on the remote to use in the night time just like samsung tv remote gives you light to use in the night time,
also to mention you will see picture quality goes up or looks better when you play through the receiver.

I dont think any of the other brand can touch this one, like yamaha, denon, harmon kardon.if you want to spend more then move to McIntosh great for music not sure if they play surround

enjoy
post #11 of 18
This is the cheapest I've ever seen the sr6006 from an authorized dealer, just under $800. Same price WintyB mentioned earlier.
http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MASR6006
post #12 of 18
Well you can try Bestuy that has Magnolia. A lot of them have the floor displays which can be bought for dirt cheap. They had it for $799 on clearance but since they were remodeling the whole Magnolia area, they took off 50% off. So it cost me $399 plus tax. it didnt have the original remote or Audyssey mic though.What I did though, was I went to another Bestbuy and the sales person gave me a brand new Marantz and Audussey mic, now I have all my accessories. I now have a SR1603 remote and a SR7005 remote for it.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by hugabone View Post

Well you can try Bestuy that has Magnolia. A lot of them have the floor displays which can be bought for dirt cheap. They had it for $799 on clearance but since they were remodeling the whole Magnolia area, they took off 50% off. So it cost me $399 plus tax. it didnt have the original remote or Audyssey mic though.What I did though, was I went to another Bestbuy and the sales person gave me a brand new Marantz and Audussey mic, now I have all my accessories. I now have a SR1603 remote and a SR7005 remote for it.

I too was lucky enough to pickup this receiver from Best Buy today, but WOW you got a smoking deal. I purchased the demo model so mine is missing the remote and setup mic. Did you have to call around to different Best Buy's before you were able to find one with the accessories for free? I will have to stop by during this week to a few and try my luck. I would think they will only give to you if they have spare one's hanging around. Don't think they would open a new box and give you the remote and mic from there? I'll bring my receipt to show them as well. Hopefully I'll get lucky. BTW, do you happen to live in TX? smile.gif

Thanks,
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by kikkoman View Post

I too was lucky enough to pickup this receiver from Best Buy today, but WOW you got a smoking deal. I purchased the demo model so mine is missing the remote and setup mic. Did you have to call around to different Best Buy's before you were able to find one with the accessories for free? I will have to stop by during this week to a few and try my luck. I would think they will only give to you if they have spare one's hanging around. Don't think they would open a new box and give you the remote and mic from there? I'll bring my receipt to show them as well. Hopefully I'll get lucky. BTW, do you happen to live in TX? smile.gif
Thanks,

Well, when I bought it, it just had a NR1603 remote next to it and no other remotes by Marantz to be found. I saw the FM and AM antennae from the SNR1403 so I left with remote that wasn't for my receiver a, two antennas and a mic that I realized later it was for Yamaha receivers. I then went to another BB and asked the guy if he had any accessories for the SR6006, he says no. The next day I went to another BB and asked the guy the same thing, he went into the drawer and I saw the Auddessy mic and a Marantz remote with a LCD screen on it. I simply told him I just bought the receiver but didn't get those items and he just gave them to me. So now I have two remotes even though neither is for my receiver, mic and the antennas, I sold the Yamaha mic. Hindsight 20/20 I could have probably got the SR7005 for 50% off the $999. How much off did you get the SR6006 for?
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by hugabone View Post

Well, when I bought it, it just had a NR1603 remote next to it and no other remotes by Marantz to be found. I saw the FM and AM antennae from the SNR1403 so I left with remote that wasn't for my receiver a, two antennas and a mic that I realized later it was for Yamaha receivers. I then went to another BB and asked the guy if he had any accessories for the SR6006, he says no. The next day I went to another BB and asked the guy the same thing, he went into the drawer and I saw the Auddessy mic and a Marantz remote with a LCD screen on it. I simply told him I just bought the receiver but didn't get those items and he just gave them to me. So now I have two remotes even though neither is for my receiver, mic and the antennas, I sold the Yamaha mic. Hindsight 20/20 I could have probably got the SR7005 for 50% off the $999. How much off did you get the SR6006 for?

I got it for $430. Still good compared to a new one. I tried to go by a couple of BB and asked if I could have the remote and setup mic that I saw in the drawer, but the mgr said I have to pick it up at the place where I purchased mine. He said there remotes belong to the receivers at their stores and cannot be taken. I may try a couple more, but I think I'm ok b/c in another thread I asked and my current Onkyo 609 Audyessy mic can be used to setup the 6006 and I did get the RC010SR remote at the time of purchase and someone mentioned this remote was actually better than the one that came with the 6006. They said this model was for the previous year and worked better b/c of individual buttons for inputs. I also have a Harmony One so I can play with that as well.

I just wanted a good receiver with pre-outs in case I wanted to add an external amp down the road and from what I've read, this receiver is really good. I'll definitely have to get used to the small display but as ppl mentioned, its better than having bright lights on the receiver while watching a movie. Didn't have time to setup this weekend but will try tonight and see how it goes. Can't wait.

I haven't seen the differences in 7 series but I assume it has more amps and features. I just know I need to stop spending. The wife is killing me and I'm killing myself spending so much. Not really as much as others but I need to slow down smile.gif

I started buying more when the BB's were having their clearances, so hopefully it stops so I can too wink.gif
post #16 of 18
Out of interest here is a list of the differences I noted comparing the changes made to SR6007 over the older sr6006.

6007 vs 6006
Missing Feature: No THX Ultra II / Select II / THX Surround EX (SR7007 only)

Removed HT-EQ
Removed Network static video (JPEG)
Removed Dual PLL Anti Jitter Circuit
Removed Am Radio Tuner

Reduce analogue audio in Rear from 6 to 5 (not counting phono)
Reduce analogue video in Rear from 4 to 3
Reduce analogue output from 2 to 1
Reduce Multiroom Zones from 2 to 1
Reduce Multi-Room Out: analog from 2 to 1
Reduce DC Triggers from 2 to 1
Reduce HDMI in from 6+1 to 5+1 (Rear + Front)

Added Gapless playback via Firmware update
Added Network FLAC 192/24 playback
Added Analogue to HDMI scaling up to 4k
Added HDMI to HDMI scaling up to 4k
Added 4K compatibility: scaling / pass through
Added DSD (SA-CD) decoder
Added DSD Direct

Updated and Improved Intuitive Graphic User Interface
Change to Metal Front Panel
Change remote from RC014SR to more basic RC017SR
Edited by g12345567 - 8/29/12 at 4:09pm
post #17 of 18
Anyone know if the OSD/GUI system on the SR6006 differs in anyway from the latest SRx007 receivers. I am almost convinced that the new 4k-upscaling and zone-2 hdmi features on SRx007 are not worth the price premium over the SR6006. The latest firmware has even enabled Airplay and Remote App features on the SR6006, so, the only thing I am wondering is whether the OSD/GUI system on the SR6006 is different/inferior compared to that on the SR6007.

Anyone care to comment?
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by g12345567 View Post

Out of interest here is a list of the differences I noted comparing the changes made to SR6007 over the older sr6006.
6007 vs 6006
Missing Feature: No THX Ultra II / Select II / THX Surround EX (SR7007 only)

This is not a feature of the 7007. Not that it really matters, but D&M hasn't had a THX certified unit in over 5 years.
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