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post #151 of 852
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Originally Posted by stevepow View Post

I am baffled about what to do - I have about 2 weeks left to return it, but then what?

With all due respect, as a Marantz fanboy, there's nothing to be baffled or confused about. Do yourself a favor and do it today, return the unit. In truth, it sounds like you have a bad amplifier section. You have two weeks, hurry and get that thing packed and shipped. Don't miss your return window of opportunity and lose out as to your chance to return the unit. A unit I might add, you're clearly not happy with. wink.gif
post #152 of 852
Steve,

At this point replacing the receiver is appropriate. Some people, mostly Onkyo users, have reported that they'd received bad microphones this year. That might be what's happened to you, too.
post #153 of 852
just set up the sr7007 tonight and put on the Sara Barielles concert in blu ray.
i've had an Onkyo nr905 and tx709 before this and i can report that this receiver
outshines the both of them.
my hook up uses the pre outs that go into an emotive xpa 5 into a klipsch rf711 surround set with an svs sub.

the clarity in her voice really stands out. soundstage seems bigger with better separation. hearing the differences in instruments more clearly now, the Onkyo were good too but this just sounds like a nice step up. not going to even try to be technical because i'm not that well versed. i've listened to that concert many times as it is one of my favorites, this receiver really made me feel like i was watching a live concert.

I'm hearing lots of little details that I haven't heard before, maybe just more noticeable now.

i was only disappointed that this unit lacked audyssey xt32 but i have no idea what the difference it would really make. i feel pretty satisfied right now.
Edited by bosng - 10/28/12 at 9:26am
post #154 of 852
Just order the 7007 from BB, thanks for the feed back. starting a ht system, new to the scene. Planning the cm9 and oppo 105
post #155 of 852
^^^

you would be better served with the oppo 103 and pocketing the difference...
post #156 of 852
i though the 105 has better audio?
post #157 of 852
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Originally Posted by speedytobey View Post

i though the 105 has better audio?

If you will be using the analog outputs of the 105 the audio is possibly better than using the 7007's DACs. But if you will be using the HDMI output of the 105 and or will be using Audyssey to correct any issues in your room the 103 would be the better choice.

Bill
post #158 of 852
thanks for they advice, I will try that
post #159 of 852
I had a Onkyo 709 in for repair and was told yesterday they are replacing it with a 717. I don't want the 717 so going to sell it. I had been looking at the Denon 4520 and the Onkyo 818 and after I listened to the Marantz 7007 I like the sound and separation better than the Denon. So the Marantz 7007 is being set up in my living room. See the link below for a idea of my room layout. I have also purchased some B&W 683 as my lefts and rights leaving the Polks RM 7000 as the left and right highs and the center. Best Buy said they have a professional set up that requires an license from Audyssey anyone heard of this and if so is it worth the cost about $250.00.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/781208/emotiva-thread-q-a-technical-talk-only/15150#post_22532361 post 15158.
post #160 of 852
If you simply listened to these various models in Best Buy, it was not a fair comparison as Best Buy does not implement the EQ program on their AVRs due to having to connect them to many different speakers in the room, otherwise, there would have likely been a noticeable difference between the XT32 used on the 818 and the 4520CI compared to only XT on the 7007. As far as the "professional calibration" is concerned, they use an Audyssey Pro Installers kit ($550+$150 license/AVR) which can be purchased by individual consumers (in fact a number of Denon 4311CI and 4520CI owners have purchased the kit to do their own professional calibrations). You would likely hear a 5-10% increase in audio quality so if $250 is worth it to you then go for it. You're much more likely to see the owners of XT32 models having the Pro kit calibration than XT owners due to not only the cost being less of a factor but generally a higher need for tweaking and optimization of audio fidelity. To BB's credit, that is a very reasonable price (if it also includes the $150 license for the AVR) as Pro installers will often charge closer to $400-$500 for that calibration.

Also note that for better audio fidelity, the improvement of using XT32 would likely be more significant than using XT+Pro Kit calibration, making the 4311CI at clearance sale priced < 7007 the better buy if the newer features (ie. 4K, Zone 2 (HDMI), gapless ALAC/FLAC, Spotify) on the 7007 are not required.
Edited by jdsmoothie - 11/11/12 at 3:29am
post #161 of 852
Is there a reliably way to connect the 7007 to the internet with out having a hard wire connection, I mean wireless?
post #162 of 852
^^^

the ONLY "reliable" way to connect to a network is with a wire... smile.gif

that being said, there are some good wireless options out there that are "mostly reliable"...
post #163 of 852
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Originally Posted by speedytobey View Post

i though the 105 has better audio?

It does, only if you use analog otherwise if you use the HDMi your AV receiver does all the DA and your oppo is underutilized. So why pay $600 more if all you use is HDMi;)
post #164 of 852
I can not complain my Marantz sr6001 has been serving me well for the past 5 years but boy am I itching to grab this 7007 up. Just for all the updated new features and extra HDMI ports and power. Here is a quick demo of my set up for you guys:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kysiCTFvqZY&sns=em
post #165 of 852
Hi all,

I finally upgrated my receiver to the SR7007 a few weeks ago... got a pretty good deal I couldn't pass up. Love it so far, but I've got an issue when utilizing the "Network" source. If I power the unit off while it is switched to the network source, the unit will not send any audio or video signals upon turning back on (I use Airplay a alot, hence the network source). To resolve this problem, I have to change the source to any other input besides network before powering it down. Then, it functions properly once turned back on. Anyone else having this problem?

Thanks!
post #166 of 852
DLNA connections can be tricky sometimes. At the very least you may need to power off the network source that is playing.
post #167 of 852
I got everything connected and ran the setup. I have two sub connected but the set up only picks up one of them. During the 7.1 calibration also just one provided a signal? And it appears just one is putting out sound and they are connected as the manual states. Any ideas?
post #168 of 852
Are you using one sub pre-out with a "Y" connector or both sub pre-outs? If both, pull the cable from the non-active sub pre-out and rub your finger over the tip. Hear static from the sub? If yes, might be an issue with the pre-out ... try resetting the microprocessor. If no, then possibly either a cable or sub issue. Also note that as the subs are EQ'd as a single sub, you're much better served by locating them each equidistant from the main listening position (ie. mic #1).
post #169 of 852
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Are you using one sub pre-out with a "Y" connector or both sub pre-outs? If both, pull the cable from the non-active sub pre-out and rub your finger over the tip. Hear static from the sub? If yes, might be an issue with the pre-out ... try resetting the microprocessor. If no, then possibly either a cable or sub issue. Also note that as the subs are EQ'd as a single sub, you're much better served by locating them each equidistant from the main listening position (ie. mic #1).

I have both using the Y connector with sub 1 and sub 2. The subs work but the receiver is not giving them a signal? I will keep playing with it.
post #170 of 852
Then the "Y" connector could be the culprit. Try connecting each sub cable to each pre-out and run a sub test tone to see if both produce output.
post #171 of 852
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Then the "Y" connector could be the culprit. Try connecting each sub cable to each pre-out and run a sub test tone to see if both produce output.


OK I will give that a try
post #172 of 852
Does anyone have any insight as to comparing the sr6007/7007 to the sr8002? I have the sr8002 and have been thinking of possible gonig to one of the newer marantz in the future..But only if it would be considered an upgrade. Cant seem to find anyone who has gone from the sr8002 to 6007/7007 for comparison. Its alot of $$ to shell out. That being said i have been happy with the sr8002 but having the extra features would be very convenient,but if thats the only upgrade in the newer recievers compared to the sr8002 i'll probably pass.Any insight would be appreciated.
post #173 of 852
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Originally Posted by FrankTR View Post

OK I will give that a try

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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Then the "Y" connector could be the culprit. Try connecting each sub cable to each pre-out and run a sub test tone to see if both produce output.

Both subs work during a movie, one a little more than the other but I adjusted the volume and they seem to work OK. During the calibration for what ever reason a tone was sent to just the one connected to sub out 1.



This set up is far superior to what I had. :-)
post #174 of 852
Unless you hear a test tone going to both subs, then only one is being calibrated. You can bypass the sub #2 pre-out issue with a "Y" connector to the sub #1 pre-out; however, it would seem the current one is defective so replace it.
post #175 of 852
HELP! I previously wrote about a problem with my SR7007 not outputting any signal (neither audio, nor video). I usually could get the signal to come back by powering off and back on the unit. Now, the unit will not output a signal after its turned off and back on without performing a complete reset of the unit. And even then, it may, or may not work. I got it to work today, but it dropped the signal twice on me while watching tv, then came back after a minute. I only have a few days left to return the unit, and they will have to ship me another one, since they are not carried locally. Is anyone else having these problems? Should I even consider swapping the unit for another, or should I not worry about owning a SR7007 until it's been on the market longer?

Thank you!!!
post #176 of 852
i've experienced sudden drop out of video when some dvd's switch to the main menu.

i can hear sound but no video. cycle off and on usually corrects this. i would return the unit if i were you. would be a hassle to wait again but if you had to send the unit out for service you would still have to wait.
post #177 of 852
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Originally Posted by AMSmithPE View Post

HELP! I previously wrote about a problem with my SR7007 not outputting any signal (neither audio, nor video). I usually could get the signal to come back by powering off and back on the unit. Now, the unit will not output a signal after its turned off and back on without performing a complete reset of the unit. And even then, it may, or may not work. I got it to work today, but it dropped the signal twice on me while watching tv, then came back after a minute. I only have a few days left to return the unit, and they will have to ship me another one, since they are not carried locally. Is anyone else having these problems? Should I even consider swapping the unit for another, or should I not worry about owning a SR7007 until it's been on the market longer?
Thank you!!!

Is this issue still related to the "network source" and if yes, have you tried turning the network source off before powering off the AVR as I previously suggested? Otherwise, if no, then Issues with cable/sat boxes are very common as they are generally not designed to be connected to an AVR (rather only directly to the TV) so the work around is to connect the cable/sat box (HDMI) directly to the TV with cable/sat box (optical) to the AVR for surround sound. If you do decide to return the unit, give the reseller a call first to ensure there is no penalty if no issue is found with it.
post #178 of 852
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Is this issue still related to the "network source" and if yes, have you tried turning the network source off before powering off the AVR as I previously suggested? Otherwise, if no, then Issues with cable/sat boxes are very common as they are generally not designed to be connected to an AVR (rather only directly to the TV) so the work around is to connect the cable/sat box (HDMI) directly to the TV with cable/sat box (optical) to the AVR for surround sound. If you do decide to return the unit, give the reseller a call first to ensure there is no penalty if no issue is found with it.

This is no longer associated with the Network Source, as mentioned previously. This occurs now by simply utilizing any input source. Once the unit it turned off, it just doesn't want to send any signals upon powerup, regardless of input prior to powering off. It will also not send the GUI and will not output any audio from sources as simple as the radio tuner. Essentially, nothing works once initially turned on. I can try a system reset and that will usually remedy the issue, but not always. BTW... I bought this at BB.

Thank you for your assistance.
Edited by AMSmithPE - 11/21/12 at 7:07pm
post #179 of 852
If it's occuring with all sources, then exchange it for another 7007.
post #180 of 852
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

If it's occuring with all sources, then exchange it for another 7007.

Thanks for the assistance. I took it back and did not exchange. Hopefully others will have better luck.
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