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.