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post #241 of 852
I don't mean it won't work just not well. I can drive my car on regular but it knocks and runs ruff but I can do it doesn't mean that I should plus you have more risk of break down due to heat and also speaker damage.
post #242 of 852
My speakers are not knocking and my receiver does not overheat. But I do plan on adding an amp so I can drive them closer to reference levels.
Edited by XStanleyX - 12/24/12 at 4:08pm
post #243 of 852
In most cases there is no issue (which is my point) as very few owners are likely able to power their surround setups very loud, especially with a wife and family around. In those cases where the owner wants "raising the roof" volume levels, then yes, an external amp would likely be required with the 7007.
post #244 of 852
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Originally Posted by wadia 9 View Post

Really guys you must not understand how a processor works. It doesn't matter auddssey usees a mic and adjust gain and delay. You can also use a db meter to check. I'm really surprised you didn't understand that. You can also use speakers with different impedance which is the same thing. Or different efficiency front could be 90 db at 1 watt center could be 86 rears could be 100 db at 1 watt doesn't matter. Shoo!!

Thank you for the great explanation. Now everybody will understand how a processor works. I would only add - processor can also be in a "pure direct" mode, with analog mch inputs in action, where Audyssey measurements/processings are out of play.

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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

In most cases there is no issue (which is my point) as very few owners are likely able to power their surround setups very loud, especially with a wife and family around. In those cases where the owner wants "raising the roof" volume levels, then yes, an external amp would likely be required with the 7007.

I wouldn't agree. Marantz 7007 has a very dissapointing sound, especially for the music. I added external mch amp which has 50 W/ch only (7007 has 125!) and improvement was great. I would say, external amp is more required for normal than for very loud listening.
post #245 of 852
Then we'll have to agree to disagree as most would not experience this if Audyssey is setup correctly. wink.gif
post #246 of 852
Hi guys, is Marantz 7007 capable of playing ALAC from a USB stick after the latest updates? Or via network only? Thanks.
post #247 of 852
I'm probably posting on the wrong thread however my issue is similiar. I have marantz sr5006. old adcom 555 amps, snell 4c for front, velodyne spl 1200 subs, jbl center channel, and buying a oppo 105 (not 103 because i want to output analog for cds, sacd, dvda). I use the sr5006 more as a preamp. My adcom drives the fronts, while the sr5006 drives the center and surrounds.

Question, in pure direct mode does the marantz pass through analog multichannel inputs through the avr without going through the marantz avr dac and audussey. I want to use the oppo dac to process the cds, sacd, dvda.

If so, i can have the best of both worlds, hdmi output with audussey for movies and i can have analog pass thru using direct mode through the multichannel rca inputs from my oppo 105 dac?? What settings would i have to change in the marantz?

Just a side comment. And i do believe marantz quality is going down. When i bought my sr5006, i bought a sr5007 for comparision. Doing an A/B the sr5007 was harsh, brighter and more bass but somehow the mid range was gone. The sr5007 sounded crisper and sounds more separated but vocal clairty, cymbal edges and midrange was gone. In movie mode, the channels were more separated but just felt something was missing. Not sure if i had just run into a bad unit or marantz is cutting quality. The sr5007 was 3 lbs lighter and the capacitors look smaller.
post #248 of 852
Yes, it does, although as others have noted, you'll obtain better audio fidelity using HDMI and Audyssey over the multi analog inputs. Using the EXT IN inputs, you would simply change the INPUT MODE (p. 111 OM) on the source you are listening to to "7.1 CH IN".

And yes, there is a dedicated thread for 5006 owners. smile.gif

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1334415/marantz-sr5006-marantz-sr6006-receiver-thread/0_100
post #249 of 852
Network Reset

For issues connecting to the network first try resetting your router as well as unplugging the AVR for a few miutes. If still no joy, then try doing a "Network Reset" ... similar to a Microprocessor reset except press/hold the [Movie] and [Music] buttons under the front panel flap instead while powering the unit ON. This procedure will reset the network card as well as perform a microprocessor update in the process so ensure to SAVE the config. dat file to a PC using the Web Control function (pp. 99-100) prior to doing the reset.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1334369/the-official-denon-avr-xx12-model-owners-thread/0_100#user_E10
post #250 of 852
Has anyone been experiencing freezing up issues with their SR7007 ? Just replaced my SR7005 with a SR7007 and it seems to be freezing up randomly, and you can't switch it to standby, change volume or input once this happens, you have to unplug it from the mains. I have updated to the latest firmware. Shame as I really like the sound and new features compared to SR7005.

Looks like this has happened to a SR6007 user as well (see post below), so was wondering if this is a more general problem or whether a small number of units are faulty.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1441823/marantz-sr6007-freezing-up-issue
post #251 of 852
Did you try the Network Reset procedure I posted above your post? Otherwise, at the very least report the issue to Marantz.
post #252 of 852
Many thanks jdsmoothie. I've reported this to European support (I'm in the UK) and will try the reset procedure. Cheers
rsjtp
post #253 of 852
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Originally Posted by abacustrader View Post

I'm probably posting on the wrong thread however my issue is similiar. I have marantz sr5006. old adcom 555 amps, snell 4c for front, velodyne spl 1200 subs, jbl center channel, and buying a oppo 105 (not 103 because i want to output analog for cds, sacd, dvda). I use the sr5006 more as a preamp. My adcom drives the fronts, while the sr5006 drives the center and surrounds.
Question, in pure direct mode does the marantz pass through analog multichannel inputs through the avr without going through the marantz avr dac and audussey. I want to use the oppo dac to process the cds, sacd, dvda.
If so, i can have the best of both worlds, hdmi output with audussey for movies and i can have analog pass thru using direct mode through the multichannel rca inputs from my oppo 105 dac?? What settings would i have to change in the marantz?
Just a side comment. And i do believe marantz quality is going down. When i bought my sr5006, i bought a sr5007 for comparision. Doing an A/B the sr5007 was harsh, brighter and more bass but somehow the mid range was gone. The sr5007 sounded crisper and sounds more separated but vocal clairty, cymbal edges and midrange was gone. In movie mode, the channels were more separated but just felt something was missing. Not sure if i had just run into a bad unit or marantz is cutting quality. The sr5007 was 3 lbs lighter and the capacitors look smaller.

Yes, mch outs go as they are, without processing. And what they are depends of source recording and of Oppo's settings for speaker distances and trim levels. And number of speakers, of course ("Downmix setting").

My advice:
1) Do the Audyssey calibration and write down resulting speaker distances and trim levels.
2) Set the input for Oppo as "7.1 CH IN" and put Marantz into pure direct mode.
3) Go to Oppo's speaker settings and input Audyssey's values there. (I changed SL, SR and SW levels additionaly according to my personal levels perception)
4) Connect Oppo's HDMI1 output direct to your TV set and use it for watching video recordings.
5) Connect Oppo's HDMI2 output to Marantz (and Marantz to TV) and use it when changing Marantz settings. (I use a separate small LCD for that purpose. And also for monitoring media player when playing audio only, saving that way my big plasma for watching video recordings only).
post #254 of 852
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Originally Posted by Kri View Post

Yes, mch outs go as they are, without processing. And what they are depends of source recording and of Oppo's settings for speaker distances and trim levels. And number of speakers, of course ("Downmix setting").
My advice:
1) Do the Audyssey calibration and write down resulting speaker distances and trim levels.
2) Set the input for Oppo as "7.1 CH IN" and put Marantz into pure direct mode.
3) Go to Oppo's speaker settings and input Audyssey's values there. (I changed SL, SR and SW levels additionaly according to my personal levels perception)
4) Connect Oppo's HDMI1 output direct to your TV set and use it for watching video recordings.
5) Connect Oppo's HDMI2 output to Marantz (and Marantz to TV) and use it when changing Marantz settings. (I use a separate small LCD for that purpose. And also for monitoring media player when playing audio only, saving that way my big plasma for watching video recordings only).

Thank you Kri for the info and the suggestions. My oppo 105 on order smile.gif
I know i should be posting in the sr5006/sr6006 thread, however most of those owners have not been playing around with analog modes and oppo 105. Couldnt even get a reply over there.
post #255 of 852
Can someone tell me a little about the display on the amp? For example, if playing a blu ray on my current amp, Marantz SR6003, the display will show, among other things, a little square with L C R SL LFE SR telling me the amp is receiving 5.1. For 7.1 I get an extra EX1 and EX2. Obviously for stereo you just get L and R. Is this info available below the flap on this model? Thanks.
post #256 of 852
Yes when you open the flap up. It tells you the different configs of your speakers.
post #257 of 852
Hello all.

I purchased this receiver last weekend and it sounds excellent!

But I encountered a problem. The receiver keeps making noise through my speakers at every volume level and on every input. If I keep my ears to my speakers (all 5), I can hear a slight noise. This noise also occurs when the volume is down to zero. This noise doesn't get louder when I raise the volume.

My question is, if all of you have the same problem? So keep your ear to your tweeter, set volume to 0 and do you hear any noise? Then raise the volume and listen again :-)

I'm not looking for a solution because it is the receiver for sure. I had it tested today at my dealer, and they had the same issue.

Thanks for helping! cool.gif
post #258 of 852
I've had my new SR7007 up and running for a week now, paired with klipsch RF-7IIs & RC64II. Runs smooth. Doesnt get hot, just alittle warm after playing dark knight rises at -5dB last night. Awesome. I havent experienced any problems others have reported. Internet works instantaneously, firmware downloads with minutes, updates just fine. I do notice major differenes in sound quality across different sources ie. my Cable (Att uverse) is not nearly as clear compared to BluRay. I'm very happy. I was worried an AVR could push my speakers to the levels I enjoy without clipping...no problems yet. Love it. Decided to go SR7007 vs. AV7701 because of budget. Will upgrade later if I have to. The sound fills my apartment fine enough, probably overkill. Music sounds clean. Got a killer deal at www.acousticsounddesign.com. Thanks Mike. My fiance loves it too. Picture quality on my Samsung UN55C9000 is wonderful. Just some brief comments, my 2 cents. Be happy comment more.

CypherMK did you notice noise across all sources?? wierd.
post #259 of 852
Hi DrMJ,

I got this this issue across all sources and with all volumes. Even volume 0 gives me noise. And I have noise out off all my speakers (5). Even with no source attached. Very strange.

The Marantz that my dealer uses in his showroom, had the same issue.

Do you have this issue? The noise isn't that loud but it is there.
post #260 of 852
How is the sound of the 7007 compared to the 7005?

Does the 7007 output the correct sound format based on input? Like if it'd DD 5.1 etc song touch it. If its not I'd like pro logic 2 movie for everything else.

Also I listen to music from Xbox 360. Would I be able to change sound to pro logic 2 music or all channel stereo if I'm listening to a cd on my Xbox 360?
post #261 of 852
Everything is completely silent when in Standby. When on, everything is quiet at my normal listening position. If I move up close and by close I mean putting my ear on the front grille I can hear a hiss coming from the tweeters, not the woofers (RF7II and RC64II). I never noticed it till I read your post. Not sure if this is normal. But its not clicks. Its a constant hissssss. But inaudible at any listening distance, so at the moment its not a problem. When I get home I'll check to see if the hiissss is volume dependent. I use BJC diy canare 4S11 wires with GLS locking bananas. Connections all look good. Does this equate to your sound that your experienceing? Does this sound normal? I'll contact Marantz when I have time...for now I am completely happy.

mj
post #262 of 852
I have the same hiss. I thinks it normal. is it normal that my 7007 still get pretty warm even though I'm using a xpa 5 to drive all of my speakers? It's on a stand by itself.
post #263 of 852
It is the same hisssssssss I am hearing. It is (almost) inaudible from my listening position. But it still bothers me. :'(
But I am glad to hear that my unit probably isn't faulty.

I had a Onkyo tx-sr 806 before this one and I can't remember that this receiver had this noise. I now borrowed a marantz sr 6004 and it makes the same noise. So it should be normal I guess with marantz?
post #264 of 852
CypherMK, its my understanding that the high hiss ground floor noise is not specific to marantz. This is a common problem, especially if you have sensitive speakers. Power dependent, etc. For instance read through the amp threads, more recently discussed in the XPA-5 emotiva thread. The tweeter hiss is quite common so I would say definitely NOT a normal marantz issue. Other more people could definitely chime in to support these claims.
post #265 of 852
Hi All. Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, my first post! I just noticed today that the standby LED on the front of my SR7007 appears orange and not red as it is on my other Marantz units. Its a silly little thing I know, but bugs me a bit. Are they all orange, or just mine? Thanks
post #266 of 852
Welcome to AVS Forum! smile.gif

This is exactly the right place to come when asking a question related to the Marantz 7007. The standby light will be "orange" when you have either the HDMI Control or IP Control settings set to ON./YES and "red" when neither is ON.
post #267 of 852
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kri View Post

Yes, mch outs go as they are, without processing. And what they are depends of source recording and of Oppo's settings for speaker distances and trim levels. And number of speakers, of course ("Downmix setting").

My advice:
1) Do the Audyssey calibration and write down resulting speaker distances and trim levels.
2) Set the input for Oppo as "7.1 CH IN" and put Marantz into pure direct mode.
3) Go to Oppo's speaker settings and input Audyssey's values there. (I changed SL, SR and SW levels additionaly according to my personal levels perception)
4) Connect Oppo's HDMI1 output direct to your TV set and use it for watching video recordings.
5) Connect Oppo's HDMI2 output to Marantz (and Marantz to TV) and use it when changing Marantz settings. (I use a separate small LCD for that purpose. And also for monitoring media player when playing audio only, saving that way my big plasma for watching video recordings only).

kri, oppo 105 arrived and setting up.
1) I didn't understand your advice #2) above...How to set oppo as "7.1 ch in"
2) I am using oppo 105 analog 7.1 output to marantz receiver 7.1 ch in.
I think I am getting analog sound passed thru but I am not getting subwoofer sound only left and right speaker without subwoofer.

How do I get the subwoofer to sound in 7.1 or 2 channel analog music playback?
Also how I can play music in the oppo 105 and have the oppo player onscreen be visible?
Seems like pure direct mode not really being used since signal is using 7.1 ch in.

I believe my issue is with how to use the marantz to pass thru analog sound since oppo 105 dac is better.
FYI The analog sound from the oppo dac is sounding quite nice. Finally beginning to understand why people use dacs now. Sounding full like the audussey but unproccessed, clearer, cleaner, more detailed, better imaging, playing back like the recording was meant to be heard.
post #268 of 852
Hi, i just upgraded to the sr7007 coming from yamaha rxv1900, i can not believe how much better all the speakers and sub sounded before. Now with the sr7007 i could barely hear my bass especially when listening to music. I'm not sure if i have something setup wrong ? Please help ...thanks
post #269 of 852
In order to get the best EQ using Audyssey, if you haven't already, suggest you review the Audyssey 101/FAQ Guide linked in my sig as well as ensuring you are using either a tripod or mic boom stand to support the Audyssey mic. Note that most folks find the bass lower than their old AVRs which typically focused on boomy bass as being a positive feature. See if you can adjust to the level of bass the mixer intended you to hear. If after a few weeks, you still want more bass, simply bump the sub volume up a few db using the remote and selecting the Subwoofer Level setting (p. 115 OM).
post #270 of 852
ok i ran calibration and my front speakers were set to large and now i dont get bass from sub, is it ok to set fronts to small after the calibration?
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