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post #391 of 862
Anybody?
post #392 of 862
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Originally Posted by Lebreeze View Post

Is it possible to have different setting saved for different inputs ? Eg flat audyssey for music normal for movies
Did you read the manual regarding Audessey EQ settings? I would think you would want your speaker and room EQ to be the same for any and all sources and then use the various listening modes to see which one might be best for a particular source, such as CD or LP. Also, does anyone know if this receiver has a memory for all the user settings in case of a power failure and how long the memory might last before everything reverts back to default?
post #393 of 862
Generally about 1-2 weeks before settings are lost.
post #394 of 862
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Generally about 1-2 weeks before settings are lost.
OK, I guess that should be enough time. Also, has anyone ever tried an aftermarket AC cable for this or any other receiver and, if so, did it make a difference. It seems that most AV receivers are packaged with really wimpy power cables.
post #395 of 862
Replacing the power cable is not likely to result in any better audio fidelity.
post #396 of 862
Hi to you all. I have been lurking around here learning about the Marantz SR-7007 and I just set mine up.
A little history; I bought an Integra DTR 8.8 when they were introduced and simultaneously bought definitive technology speakers, 2, BP7200 towers, 2500 center, and 2 BPVX rear’s spending more money than I ever dreamt of. In some ways I could be really impressed and others not so much. Musically the system was top notch and even movies were good but I could never get the “Surround” to do much of anything. Read many forums on the Integra, changed setting many times, ran the auto speaker setup many times, bought a sound meter, but not much “booming”, snap of a bullet, plain flying overhead. I convinced myself you do not need to spend $2500 for a receiver and I probably overkilled on the speakers. I decided to get rid of the Integra; I bought a $750 receiver and while nice, and improved “surround” it was no replacement I was going to be satisfied with. Enter the Marantz SR-7007. Setup is a snap, very intuitive, ran audyssey 6 times, did not do any further adjustments and I finally have my longed for “surround”!! I swear there are bullet holes in my walls and a plane crashed just to the left of my wife. All these years I have been reading about different receivers and speakers and people raving about all the different sounds they hear and how well the surround is etc, etc, and I’m thinking ya right. I have a bazillion $$$ tied up and I’m not hearing all that. Well, now I am and I was wrong.
Just thought I would let you all know how pleased I am and if, like me, you are (were) wondering about this receiver, stop wondering, buy one already.
Mike smile.gif
post #397 of 862
Hello,
I've the SR7007 and currently a 9.1 speaker set up, which includes Front heights and Surround backs.
I know that the SR7007 is a 7 channel amp and you can choose which speakers to drive depending on the surround mode you select.
The SR7007 also has pre-outs for L, R, C, SL, SR, SBL, SBR - i.e. a standard 7.1 configuration.
The question I have is this -
What is the behaviour of the pre-outs for the SBL and SBR?
1. Are the SBL and SBR pre-outs fixed to these channels so even if I have the FH speakers being driven by the internal amps then SB information is being presented to the respective pre-out?
2. The SBL and SBR pre-outs mirror the 'amp/surround' configuration. So if Audyssey or PLIIz are engaged then these pre-outs are FH.
3. If FH speakers are being driven then the SBL and SBR pre-outs are off and presenting no audio?

The obvious reason for this question is that I'd like to drive all 9 speakers simultaneously by adding a power amp.

thanks
post #398 of 862
AFAIK, the pre-outs can only pass their dedicated signal, so therefore when AMP ASSIGN is set to FH there would be no signal to the SBL/SBR pre-outs. The only way to drive 9 speakers simultaneously with a D&M model is with either the Denon 4311CI, 4520CI or the Marantz 8801 all three of which would also provide the upgrade to the much better version of Audyssey MultEQ XT32.
post #399 of 862
thanks for the quick reply. That is (unfortunately) the answer I was expecting. I read somewhere that there may be an upgrade offered for the SR7007 to XT32. Has anyone heard anything to the same effect?
post #400 of 862
That is not likely to happen as that is already a feature of the 8801. Perhaps on the 7007 replacement ... but not the 7007. frown.gif
post #401 of 862
Hello everybody. I just received my SR 7007 and love it so far. I do have a small problem with getting my blu-ray player (panasonic BDT-310) to work over the monitor 2 HDMI out. It will work on monitor 1 which is hooked up to my TV and my cable box will work on both monitor 1 and monitor 2 so I know its not the cable or the projector (panasonic AE-8000). Any suggestions?
post #402 of 862
Your symptoms are consistent with the cabling used for Monitor 2 not being adequate for the higher bitrate needed by 1080p.

Blu-ray players often output 1080p60. Cable boxes normally output only 1080i at most.

Verify that you have disabled "deep color" in the player. It increases the bitrate unnecessarily: no video source material available to consumers uses it.
post #403 of 862
Thank you for the quick reply. I will try this when I get home tonight.
post #404 of 862
Sorry about my english. I have problems with HDMI connects between Marantz SR 7007 and Sony TV KDL-40x3500 (FULL HD model from 2007). When i connect during Setup assistance HDMI connects ( apple TV, blu ray, DVD recorder and digibox) time to time i lost connect between AVR and TV and screen is black. HDMI cables are hi-speed, Maybe something wrong with TV HDMI connects but i change connects . Pls help!
post #405 of 862
You may want to re-check all your HDMI connections to make sure they are fully plugged in and go thru the set-up menu again to make sure you didn't miss anything the first time. And, re-read the relevant parts of the manual for the same reason and use HDMI out #1 to go to your TV. Don't use #3 since it goes to another zone.
post #406 of 862
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

AFAIK, the pre-outs can only pass their dedicated signal, so therefore when AMP ASSIGN is set to FH there would be no signal to the SBL/SBR pre-outs. The only way to drive 9 speakers simultaneously with a D&M model is with either the Denon 4311CI, 4520CI or the Marantz 8801 all three of which would also provide the upgrade to the much better version of Audyssey MultEQ XT32.

I think you just answered my question: the 7007 cannot drive zone 2 and 3 while at the same time together with the main 5.1 speakers, correct? That's a shame, as my 8001 currently does that.

I noticed there hasn't been an 8xxx receiver since the 8002, does anyone know why that is?

Thanks,

-Christian
post #407 of 862
^^
Yes, that is correct as it is only a 7CH AVR and based on the note below in the 8001 Owner's manual, the same limitation appears to exist on the 8001 as well ....




The AMP ASSIGN setting on the 7007 controls how the additional 2 speakers (beyond 5.1) are used as noted below:


Edited by jdsmoothie - 3/17/13 at 7:18pm
post #408 of 862
Multi-Zone issues. Thanks in advance for your advise. I purchased my sr7007 to replace mt sr8002. All is well in my theater room but I have now decided it would be nice to use the 8002 for powering 6 external speakers. 2 of these are in a separate room and 4 of them are outside. I tried running RCA cables out of zone 2 and in to the DVD analog input of the 8002. I plugged the speakers from the separate room in to the front A left and right outputs of the 8002. I was unable to get any signal at all. I'm hoping I'm missing something obvious. I also tried running out of the front left and right pre outs. I was then getting a signal but it too weak to be useful. Thanks again for your help!
post #409 of 862
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

^^
Yes, that is correct as it is only a 7CH AVR and based on the note below in the 8001 Owner's manual, the same limitation appears to exist on the 8001 as well ....


Not sure right now what that setting does, but I guess Mulit Speaker (MSPK) is mutually exclusive with Multi Room (MULTI). I have been using three zones for years now on the 8001 (same source everywhere, but still).

-Christian
Edited by chrisb42 - 3/20/13 at 2:54pm
post #410 of 862
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Originally Posted by lackey View Post

Multi-Zone issues. Thanks in advance for your advise. I purchased my sr7007 to replace mt sr8002. All is well in my theater room but I have now decided it would be nice to use the 8002 for powering 6 external speakers. 2 of these are in a separate room and 4 of them are outside. I tried running RCA cables out of zone 2 and in to the DVD analog input of the 8002. I plugged the speakers from the separate room in to the front A left and right outputs of the 8002. I was unable to get any signal at all. I'm hoping I'm missing something obvious. I also tried running out of the front left and right pre outs. I was then getting a signal but it too weak to be useful. Thanks again for your help!

Don't forget that you need to connect an analog audio input to your 7007 if you want to get analog audio output from Zone 2. Neither HDMI audio nor S/PDIF digital audio is converterd to Zone 2 analog outputs.
post #411 of 862
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Originally Posted by chrisb42 View Post

Not sure right now what that setting does, but I guess Mulit Speaker (MSPK) is mutually exclusive with Multi Room (MULTI). I have been using three zones for years now on the 8001 (same source everywhere, but still).

-Christian

Right. Same source everywhere (ie. not true Zones), and as the 8001 is also only a 7.1 AVR, you are simply running those additional sources in parallel which can be done with any AVR and a separate impedance matching speaker selector when the additional posts are not provided.
post #412 of 862
Having trouble programing the Marantz remote for the Motorola DCX3400 cable box/DVR. Does anyone know the code?

PARTIALLY SOLVED: Marantz remote controlling the cable box will not work, however the cable box will control the marantz. For reference the universal remote supplied by the cable company (Armstrong) is a Motorola DCX3400 remotely controlled by an Atlas DVR/PVR 5 device. The code programmed into the Atlas for the Marantz is 1289. By using the AUDio button will control basic functions. Master poweron will fire up Cable/TV/Marantz in order but defauts to the TV volume. More investigating.......
Edited by Roadhound - 3/21/13 at 3:20pm
post #413 of 862
I notice a firmware update is available today.

Anyone know what it does?
post #414 of 862
Is there anyway to have a different setting for different sources? I like to run my sub hot for blurays but not for tv. Or do I have to turn the sub up and down every time?
post #415 of 862
what up, folks. just picked up an sr 7007 about a month ago to replace my denon avr 3806. while watching directv, my receiver seems to attenuate and, within 3 seconds, returns to the previous listening volume. anyone know a fix for this other than returning it to marantz? also, i'm on the fence as to which universal player i should buy. i'm contemplating the marantz ud 7005 and the oppo udp103. i'd like to maintain integrity with the brand but the oppo seems more favored and is $100 less. anyone with an idea?
post #416 of 862
^^
Do you have Dyn Vol enabled? If yes, try disabling it.
post #417 of 862
Firmware changelog information for recent firmware update ...

1) The product corresponded to Gapless Playback from Mobile App.
2) When Pandora is played, the display of the icon becomes the Internet radio by specific music.
3) When the HDMI output is a dual output and the device connected with HDMI OUT1 is made a standby, the image of HDMI OUT2 is not output.
4) When the customer connects DLXA75R (VICTOR) and 65ZT5 (Panasonic) with the unit via HDMI, the unit is freezed by a dual output.
5) The Picture View setting cannot be stored.
6) AirPlay cannot be executed while executing SlideShow.
7) AirPlay cannot be executed from Function other than Network.
8) When Main Zone is turned on GUI is not displayed, if Main Zone is off and Zone2 is on.
post #418 of 862
USB Firmware Updates – North American Marantz SR7007 units only

If you are having difficulty loading the latest firmware to your SR7007, please PM me with "SR7007" in the subject line after reading and agreeing with the disclaimer noted below and I will provide the update file. This service is no longer available.

Disclaimer:
This firmware is for use with North American Marantz SR7007 units only. Feel free to use it under the condition that it not be forwarded to other individuals and is for your personal use only. It is provided with the understanding that you will “use it at your own risk” and it comes without any implied warranty from D&M. You agree that D&M will not be held responsible for any damages to your unit resulting from the inappropriate use of this firmware or from updating the unit in an improper way. As this update being provided to you is not supported by D&M, should you have any installation issues, please do not call Marantz customer service for support as they will be unable to assist you.

After downloading and unzipping the provided .zip file, you will find a “firmwares” folder and a Word document which provides instructions on how to install the firmware update. The “firmwares” folder must be moved to an “empty” FAT16/FAT32 formatted 2GB (or larger) USB memory stick. Note that should you have any issues with the update, you may have to reset the unit’s microprocessor after doing the update so prior to installing the update, be sure to copy the unit’s on board configuration file to a PC using the Web Control SAVE feature.

Also review the following post on the SAVE/LOAD procedure ....

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1334369/the-official-denon-avr-xx12-model-owners-thread/0_100#user_E10
Edited by jdsmoothie - 12/28/13 at 11:39am
post #419 of 862
It took me 3 or 4 tries to get it to download without "timing out". Then it took what seemed like forever to do the update. Probably around 50 mins. All is good to go.
post #420 of 862
My days old Sr7007 is cutting out while watching TV for about 3 sec but the audio stays on.
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