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post #181 of 859
Looking to purchase the 7007very soon. I was wondering if any of you currently jave multi room setups with this unit? I'm looking into setting up a 7.1 in the main and then stereo outputs in zone 2 and 3. I read the manual but there is no part that mentions wether this can be achieved if I use the receiver's pre outs. It states somewhere that the main gets limited to 5.1 but only if all speakers are using the receiver's power amp.
post #182 of 859
Has anyone encountered any issues using the Marantz 7007, more specifically, with blu ray playback? I've had issues with my Sony str-da3600es where the sound cuts off during blu ray playback only. It does not affect dvds. The problem is intermittent and the sound drops during random parts of a movie, usually happens within the first 20 minutes. It also does not affect the sneak previews. Then I have this problem where I will hear static from the front speakers only, but the center and surrounds sound fine. I have to turn off the disc, and resart the movie for the problem to go away. Im pretty much fed up with the Sony and I'm starting to like the features on the 7007. However, being it is a more expensive unit, I don't want to get into another receiver and experience new problems.
Edited by Audio5oh - 11/24/12 at 6:55pm
post #183 of 859
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Originally Posted by Bustabus View Post

Looking to purchase the 7007very soon. I was wondering if any of you currently jave multi room setups with this unit? I'm looking into setting up a 7.1 in the main and then stereo outputs in zone 2 and 3. I read the manual but there is no part that mentions wether this can be achieved if I use the receiver's pre outs. It states somewhere that the main gets limited to 5.1 but only if all speakers are using the receiver's power amp.

With a 7.1 setup in the main zone, your only choice is to use the Zone 2/3 pre-outs connected to an external amp. Note however, that only analog connected sources pass to Zones 2/3. See p. 105 in the Owner's manual.
post #184 of 859
Specific question. So looking at buying the 7007 soon to upgrade a really old receiver I have. One of the things that's throwing me off a bit is not having optical audio out. This seems to be the case with most newer receivers out there. Older receivers like the 7005 still had optical out.

Specifically I currently use an optical out to connect a gaming headset that I use at night when watching videos and gaming so I don't disturb my better half. The only other connection on this headset is RCA in. If I am piping audio from my various sources (xbox, ps3, dvr, etc) using HDMI will the RCA outputs for the receiver be carrying this audio? I worry that the receiver will not be able to output the HDMI audio into any other connection format, which I would not be able to use the headset as I do now.
post #185 of 859
There is no HDMI--> analog (or HDMI ---> optical for that matter) down conversion, so with the 7007, you'll need to connect analog cables from the source device to get analog ouput to the headphones, otherwise you can connect the headphones directly to the source device.
post #186 of 859
FWIW I talked with Ira at World Wide Stereo and he said a Marantz guy came out and hooked up the 5007 and 2113 (or maybe it was the top line of both brands, but it was the counterparts in those two series) to identical speakers and there was a consensus among the WWS staff that there was a startling difference in sound quality, Marantz being the best. He said this knowing I had a 5007 on order from BB and was vascillating. He shaved a significant amount off the 6.3s, it being cyber Monday, but they will probably continue to bargain on these speakers until they're gone.
Edited by kklstereoquestio - 11/28/12 at 11:37am
post #187 of 859
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

There is no HDMI--> analog (or HDMI ---> optical for that matter) down conversion, so with the 7007, you'll need to connect analog cables from the source device to get analog ouput to the headphones, otherwise you can connect the headphones directly to the source device.

Or get an HDMI to optical conversion device. Ones which pass through the HDMI signal are readily available, although I haven't seen any reviews of them. An example is http://www.octavainc.com/HDMI%201x1%20Audio%20Converter.html
post #188 of 859
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Originally Posted by kklstereoquestio View Post

I've got an SR5007 on order and am very excited. I had purchased Energy CF-70s and was thinking of switching to a Denon 2113 but instead am going ahead with the Marantz and upgraded to Energy V6.3s. Can't wait to hear it. Also got an Audio Technica AP LP120 and a SHURE M97xE cartridge which a reviewer on Amazon rec'd.

FWIW I talked with Ira at World Wide Stereo and he said a Marantz guy came out and hooked up the 5007 and 2113 (or maybe it was the top line of both brands, but it was the counterparts in those two series) to identical speakers and there was a consensus among the WWS staff that there was a startling difference in sound quality, Marantz being the best. He said this knowing I had a 5007 on order from BB and was vascillating. He shaved a significant amount off the 6.3s, it being cyber Monday, but they will probably continue to bargain on these speakers until they're gone.

it is not surprising that the product with the higher margin exhibited astartling difference in sq... wink.gif

thought we reviewed that already in your other thread?
post #189 of 859
What are the differences (upgrades?) for the SR7007 over the 7005? There are some great deals on the latter, but I wonder whether the newer features might warrant the additional expense. I read one post on this thread that the 7005 ran hot. Is this an issue, and does the newer model run cooler? I think the newer one might have AirPlay whereas the older model doesn't?

Also, waiting to hear back from Swickrem as to his experience with the new SR7007? He should be back in-country by now.

Thanks to all for any information that you can pass along!
post #190 of 859
My 7005 does not run hot at all. The 7005 does have airplay. It probably will not have airplay enabled. You just call or e-mail Marantz
and they will enable the airplay upgrade. Just look up the specs and features of both and compare.
post #191 of 859
I just replaced an Onkyo NR 709 with a Marantz 7007. I am still learning the 7007 but one item I have noticed. I have one HDMI out going to the TV and the other to a Epson 5010 projector (HDMI one to the TV and HDMI two to the projector). With the Onkyo when I powered up the Epson the receiver reconized that and turned off the TV. I don't remember doing anything special to set that up. The Marantz does not automatically turn off the TV and it takes me to use the TV remove to turn it off. Is this normal?
post #192 of 859
Yup. The monitor out setting defaults to "Dual" so there's no reason for it to turn off the other output.
post #193 of 859
I have a quick question...I have been reading so many threads, and thought I'd ask my question here.

I am debating getting either:

- Marantz SR7007 or Denon 3313
- or, should I go with separates MM7055 & AV7005

I am on the fence whether to go separates....I am powering B&W CM9s and 602s2 for rears. I just want to do justice with a proper amp setup to utilize the power.

What should I do?

Thanks in advance for your help and advice.
post #194 of 859
Those speakers should be fairly easy to drive so any of the configurations you suggest would work so simply decide which you prefer.
post #195 of 859
From D&M -
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Please be advised that Pandora Internet Radio has recently altered certain connection requirements which have temporarily blocked our products from connecting to the Pandora service. Our engineers are currently working hard and will have a firmware update available as soon as possible via the internet to resolve this issue. This should not affect your product’s ability to receive other music streaming services. Please visit our website for firmware update schedule information after 12/6.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that Pandora’s alteration has caused.
post #196 of 859
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Those speakers should be fairly easy to drive so any of the configurations you suggest would work so simply decide which you prefer.

Thanks for the prompt reply.

But would there be an obvious advantage going separates in the long run? I have always had Integrated AV Receivers from Denon, but my long time dealer I go to suggested it was time for a change.

Thanks,
Eddie
post #197 of 859
The only advantage of a pre-pro over a receiver with pre-outs with similar feature sets AFAIK is the wasted power going to the amplifier in the receiver.
post #198 of 859
The disadvantage is the additional cost and footprint for the amp.
post #199 of 859
Except that pre-pros generally cost more or at least just as much as a receiver with the same feature set. I got the 4311 as it was the least expensive receiver/pre-pro with XT32 and I am giving up no features apart from the various THX modes.
post #200 of 859
I have the 7007 driving my cm9 with front left and right and a center speaker. listenning to CDs the vol need to be turn about a -43 db for a good sound level. On blu rays it needed to be turn up to about -30 db to achieve the same sound level. Is this normal? CDs are analog out from oppo 105 and blu rays are hdmi out from the same oppo.
did I set up something wrong?
post #201 of 859
Yes. Normal. Modern AVRs use a logarithmic volume scale where master volume must be turned up to at least 50% for any volume at all.
post #202 of 859
Thank you for the Pandora information. I wish I would have read it earlier. I just reset the processor thinking one of my kids screwed with my settings.
post #203 of 859
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Yes. Normal. Modern AVRs use a logarithmic volume scale where master volume must be turned up to at least 50% for any volume at all.

thanks
post #204 of 859
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Originally Posted by Audio5oh View Post

Has anyone encountered any issues using the Marantz 7007, more specifically, with blu ray playback? I've had issues with my Sony str-da3600es where the sound cuts off during blu ray playback only. It does not affect dvds. The problem is intermittent and the sound drops during random parts of a movie, usually happens within the first 20 minutes. It also does not affect the sneak previews. Then I have this problem where I will hear static from the front speakers only, but the center and surrounds sound fine. I have to turn off the disc, and resart the movie for the problem to go away. Im pretty much fed up with the Sony and I'm starting to like the features on the 7007. However, being it is a more expensive unit, I don't want to get into another receiver and experience new problems.

I have a modestly priced Panasonic BluRay player (model 210?) hooked up to my SR7007 via hdmi and have not had any issues.

Thanks
Bruce
post #205 of 859
Finally replaced the AVR3801 from 12 years ago last night with the SR7007....and I must say I am very pleased. I was set to get the AVR3313CI but after listening to the two the Marantz clearly won. I work where both are sold so I was able to set the two up running pure direct off of an OPPO BDP103 using Bowers and Wilkens 804 Diamonds for the mains (these being run without a sub). I then had a co-worker A/B them for me and the Marantz just sounded better, Ater much hand wringing over the price difference I was swayed by the fact that if this receiver were to last for 12 years then the cost difference was negligable for the bump in sound quality. Set up was a breeze with the only adustments made being switching the mains back to small and setting their crossover to 60hz. So far so good, no hiccups, firmware update ran well...and more movie watching tonight when I get home from work.
post #206 of 859
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Originally Posted by hambony View Post

Finally replaced the AVR3801 from 12 years ago last night with the SR7007....and I must say I am very pleased. I was set to get the AVR3313CI but after listening to the two the Marantz clearly won. I work where both are sold so I was able to set the two up running pure direct off of an OPPO BDP103 using Bowers and Wilkens 804 Diamonds for the mains (these being run without a sub). I then had a co-worker A/B them for me and the Marantz just sounded better, Ater much hand wringing over the price difference I was swayed by the fact that if this receiver were to last for 12 years then the cost difference was negligable for the bump in sound quality. Set up was a breeze with the only adustments made being switching the mains back to small and setting their crossover to 60hz. So far so good, no hiccups, firmware update ran well...and more movie watching tonight when I get home from work.


Good choice. I am very happy with my 7007 using Bowers and Wilkens 683 and a OPPO BD 103 the sound and clarity is so much better than what I had.
post #207 of 859
I'm trying to update my 7007 today, but it's been stuck for about an hour. The port hole display says EIMG 3 min and counts down to 1 then resets back to 3. after 15 min the receiver turns off then on and says update retry and starts this process all over again. It's been like this for over an hour. Does anyone know whats going on?
post #208 of 859
Will the 7007 work to provide internet radio out on zone 2, and/or 3 even when off. My hope is to utilize the tuner for a whole home audio system while using the Marantz to run a dedicated 5.1 theater.
post #209 of 859
Yes.
post #210 of 859
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Originally Posted by Lucid Creations View Post

I'm trying to update my 7007 today, but it's been stuck for about an hour. The port hole display says EIMG 3 min and counts down to 1 then resets back to 3. after 15 min the receiver turns off then on and says update retry and starts this process all over again. It's been like this for over an hour. Does anyone know whats going on?

The D&M servers have been having problems due to the large load from the recent Pandora fix on Monday. Generally it's a good idea to wait a few days after a new firmware is released before attempting the update. If you're still having problems, try first unplugging the AVR for a few minutes, then power back on and try again. Otherwise, give a microprocessor reset (p. 179 OM) a try.
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