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post #391 of 912
Either would serve you well as choosing one over the other would be based soley on personal preference and which one that best meets your features/input/output requirements as well as visual appearance.
post #392 of 912
Thanks for the help.

Quick question, I am leaning towards the Marantz, but the little "port hole" doesn't show much detail on what's going with the receiver.

Does the marantz have an iPad app or something that can give me any details on the how info is being processed?
post #393 of 912
Yes. The 5007 has a Web Control feature (p. 93 OM) in which a PC can be used to control the AVR as well as a few Marantz remote apps to include the iPhone app.

https://itunes.apple.com/app/wizz-app/id388917986
post #394 of 912
Both receivers are excellent units. Carefully review their features to see which one best matches your personal requirements. If it really comes down to a coin-flip, go through all but the final step of ordering either one and see how you feel about that choice at that last moment. (Many, perhaps most, D&M Authorized Dealers handle both Denon and Marantz.) Then pick the one that makes you feel happier. After all, we are discussing an entertainment system!
post #395 of 912
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Originally Posted by jpfrazer77 View Post

Hello,

I am new to the AVS forum, although I have been reading through the forums for years. I am about to become an owner of several new pieces of audio equipment and have a couple questions.

Here is what I will be installing or already have:

1. 2 Klipsch WF-35 (espresso)
2. 1 Klipsch WC-24 (espresso)
3. 1 Klipsch SW-308 (w/WA-2 wireless kit)
4. 1 xbox kinnect
5. 1 DirecTV sat box
6. 1 Oppo BD-103 bluray
7. 1 55" Panasonic VT50

My question is about the right receiver to purchase. After several weeks of reviewing every model of receiver, I think I have narrowed it down to either the Denon 2313CI or Marantz 5007. I thought I had settled on the Marantz, but after reviewing the Denon, I wasn't sure.

Based on my set-up, which would be better for my situation? Ideally, i would like to stay under $1000 for the receiver.

Thanks in advance and I look forward to contributing to the forum!

Based on your set-up of avr (amp) and front speakers, I'd say either of the 2 would do just fine, 2323CI or 5007. What makes you decide may hinge on:

- how "deep" is your pocket smile.gif? Can you spare a bit more for your preferences if they cost you more?

- how much you value the 7.2 pre-outs offered by the sr5007, or how much do you want them? You'd not need (vs want) them as on paper, the Klipsch WF-35 is specified at 97dB sensitivity, its low freq is down to 45Hz, but not the low 27Hz from those less efficient floor standing speakers. Note that those who value the pre-outs feature, and prefer a Denon, the pre-outs feature is only available from the 3312CI, 3313CI models, ie. at the next price level up, which is relatively higher than the sr5007.

- how much do you value or need the 2nd HDMI output of the Denon?

Have fun smile.gif
post #396 of 912
Any help with the Direct Tv remote control code for the Marantz 5007 please?
post #397 of 912
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Originally Posted by jpfrazer77 View Post

Hello,

I am new to the AVS forum, although I have been reading through the forums for years. I am about to become an owner of several new pieces of audio equipment and have a couple questions.

Here is what I will be installing or already have:

1. 2 Klipsch WF-35 (espresso)
2. 1 Klipsch WC-24 (espresso)
3. 1 Klipsch SW-308 (w/WA-2 wireless kit)
4. 1 xbox kinnect
5. 1 DirecTV sat box
6. 1 Oppo BD-103 bluray
7. 1 55" Panasonic VT50

My question is about the right receiver to purchase. After several weeks of reviewing every model of receiver, I think I have narrowed it down to either the Denon 2313CI or Marantz 5007. I thought I had settled on the Marantz, but after reviewing the Denon, I wasn't sure.

Based on my set-up, which would be better for my situation? Ideally, i would like to stay under $1000 for the receiver.

Thanks in advance and I look forward to contributing to the forum!

You and I are in sync on every choice you've made, which makes me want to recommend the 5007 (which is my AVR of choice for my quarterly upgrade), for me the main things that were the most attractive to me were the 7 channel analog outputs so that I can add an external amp (like an Emotiva XPA-5 or something more powerful) if, when we move we end up in a much larger room than the current bonus room. Also, the version of Audyssey it runs - MultEQ XT is quite good for the price range. Plus, compared to how cheap the faceplate of the 2313CI looks and feels to me. Too much shiny plastic where metal has been in the past for Denon. It's easy to see where the money went on the Marantz, plus it's got the Denon beat price wise.
post #398 of 912
Thanks guys - I think I will stick with the Marantz.

I will post updates (and pics) as to how it looks and sounds in the coming week!
post #399 of 912
Super noob question, but I have mine set on the 0-98 scale for volume. What is the peak volume you can use without running the risk of clipping the speakers?

And will this differ for movies and audio?
post #400 of 912
That would depend on your speakers, but generally it's a good idea not to exceed the "reference" level of 80/0db. In fact you're best served setting the "Volume Limit" setting to 80 to avoid the problem from occuring accidently.
post #401 of 912
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

That would depend on your speakers, but generally it's a good idea not to exceed the "reference" level of 80/0db. In fact you're best served setting the "Volume Limit" setting to 80 to avoid the problem from occuring accidently.

I have KEF R500s:

http://www.kef.com/html/us/showroom/hi-fi_series/r_series/fact_sheet/Floorstanding/r500/index.html

I haven't exceeded 62.5, yet wink.gif. Thanks for the advice, I will set the volume limit.
post #402 of 912
Hi all! Just pulled the trigger on the Marantz after reading all of this forum. Any tips on setup? I have aperion speakers 5b fronts, 5c center, 4b surounds, and a bravus 2 8d sub for sound, epson 8350 for video, sony bdps390 bluray, pioneer dv563a dvd/cd/dvd-audio/sacd, verizon fios motorola QIP7100 2 cable box for content. I am planning on running cat5 to basement media room for network play. Do I need to do a firmware update prior to setup or can it wait til I get the cable run? Thanks!
post #403 of 912
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Originally Posted by pagan97 View Post

Hi all! Just pulled the trigger on the Marantz after reading all of this forum. Any tips on setup? I have aperion speakers 5b fronts, 5c center, 4b surounds, and a bravus 2 8d sub for sound, epson 8350 for video, sony bdps390 bluray, pioneer dv563a dvd/cd/dvd-audio/sacd, verizon fios motorola QIP7100 2 cable box for content. I am planning on running cat5 to basement media room for network play. Do I need to do a firmware update prior to setup or can it wait til I get the cable run? Thanks!

Pagan, good choice and welcome to the Marantz owners forum. I love everything about this receiver, except the part I had to connect it to the network. My internet provider is comcast and for some reason the Arris modem could never recognize that this device is online. it could get ip addresses assigned but i could never get it to connect to the internet, which you need to upgrade firmware. the latest firmware has added spotify in the network radio segment and few minor updates to enhance performance (so i've been told).

The receiver should work absolutely fine without the firmware update, so do what you have to do with your setup and connections. if you have issues like i did in the network connectivity, try connecting it through another wireless modem. i had to buy a cheap router from Monoprice.com (for $15) they sell a decent wireless / wired router. my marantz connected absolutely fine and performed the firmware update which took about an hour in all (pretty slow, which is normal so dont mess with your receiver during this time). the network audio option is amazing, not sure if you already know ..you can type in the ip address of your marantz to pull up your receiver on your ipad or home pc, and control zones \ inputs etc. if you have an android phone, even better.. u have a free marantz remote app. all this you can do only if you have the marantz connected to your home network.

send me a PM if you are having issues connecting the receiver to the internet. marantz support was not that helpful, their solution to my problem was return the unit or take it a repair center who can diagnoise this for u. i figured the issue was my router as i was able to pick up the receiver fine on my network.

Goodluck!
post #404 of 912
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Originally Posted by Aussie Dors View Post

Any help with the Direct Tv remote control code for the Marantz 5007 please?

Anyone with the code to plug into the Direct tv remote to run the Marantz volume please?
post #405 of 912
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Originally Posted by anon812 View Post

Pagan, good choice and welcome to the Marantz owners forum. I love everything about this receiver, except the part I had to connect it to the network. My internet provider is comcast and for some reason the Arris modem could never recognize that this device is online. it could get ip addresses assigned but i could never get it to connect to the internet, which you need to upgrade firmware. the latest firmware has added spotify in the network radio segment and few minor updates to enhance performance (so i've been told).

The receiver should work absolutely fine without the firmware update, so do what you have to do with your setup and connections. if you have issues like i did in the network connectivity, try connecting it through another wireless modem. i had to buy a cheap router from Monoprice.com (for $15) they sell a decent wireless / wired router. my marantz connected absolutely fine and performed the firmware update which took about an hour in all (pretty slow, which is normal so dont mess with your receiver during this time). the network audio option is amazing, not sure if you already know ..you can type in the ip address of your marantz to pull up your receiver on your ipad or home pc, and control zones \ inputs etc. if you have an android phone, even better.. u have a free marantz remote app. all this you can do only if you have the marantz connected to your home network.

send me a PM if you are having issues connecting the receiver to the internet. marantz support was not that helpful, their solution to my problem was return the unit or take it a repair center who can diagnoise this for u. i figured the issue was my router as i was able to pick up the receiver fine on my network.

Goodluck!

Thank for the kudos and the advice! I am glad u told me about the time for the update. I wld have worried otherwise! I hope my fios router will work ok with it. If not , i will let u know! Thanks for the offer of assistance. Much appreciated!

I am still not sure about listening to music while watching tv. Crutchfield asvisor said I could, but i am still mot certain. Any advice?
post #406 of 912
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Originally Posted by jpfrazer77 View Post

Thanks guys - I think I will stick with the Marantz.

I will post updates (and pics) as to how it looks and sounds in the coming week!

Nice! Another SR5007 / Icon W owner. I'm really liking the setup as is and it's plenty powerful enough for the small living room we're in. I got the RW-12D instead of the SW-308 but otherwise, happy listening. smile.gif
post #407 of 912
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Originally Posted by pagan97 View Post

Thank for the kudos and the advice! I am glad u told me about the time for the update. I wld have worried otherwise! I hope my fios router will work ok with it. If not , i will let u know! Thanks for the offer of assistance. Much appreciated!

I am still not sure about listening to music while watching tv. Crutchfield asvisor said I could, but i am still mot certain. Any advice?

As long as the "video" source is not HDMI, then you can use the "Video Source" setting (p. 119 OM) while listening to the audio source, so in otherwords, also connect a component video cable from the cable/sat box to the AVR in addition to the HDMI cable. Another limitation will also likely be that a "network" source cannot be the audio source used (as is the case with the Denon XX13 models), although USB can be used.
post #408 of 912
I had this receiver and the Onkyo 818.This little 5007 wailed.I ended up keeping the 818 because the price was right w a 5yr warranty.BUT if it didnt would have kept and been super happy with the Marantz.FWIW i could push my Energy A3+2 LOUDER and no clipping with the Marantz then the Onkyo.It just all came down to the beans.
post #409 of 912
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

As long as the "video" source is not HDMI, then you can use the "Video Source" setting (p. 119 OM) while listening to the audio source, so in otherwords, also connect a component video cable from the cable/sat box to the AVR in addition to the HDMI cable. Another limitation will also likely be that a "network" source cannot be the audio source used (as is the case with the Denon XX13 models), although USB can be used.

Ok, so I can as long as the source is not HDMI? That is bizarre. I can do this on my yamaha that is half the price! Oh well. I will just run the comp cables as suggested from my cable box. Usb will play thru no matter if it is hdmi or not, correct? If so, that will work for me as well. Thank you
post #410 of 912
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Originally Posted by Aussie Dors View Post

Anyone with the code to plug into the Direct tv remote to run the Marantz volume please?

I'd suggest a different way to control all 3, TV, sr5007 and Set Top Box, when all connected by HDMI (in my case high speed, ARC) using a Sam Sung (7100 series) TV remote control.

I programmed the TV remote to control the Set Top Box, which is a HDMI source to the Receiver, whose output (ARC) goes to the TV (ARC, HDMI 2). Note that my STB brand is not listed in those US providers (AT&T, Comcast ...etc) by default, being a Bell HD6131 from Canada. However I was able to enter Bell and it was recognized. Then I had to press the Setup button on the Samsung remote to scan for the Bell STB code. Once the code appears on the TV screen, I entered the number, accepted it (blindly as I cannot verify if I can flip the channel at the time). After exiting (Done), pressing Device button on the Samsung TV remote will cycle from TV to STB: I now can control both TV and STB from the Samsung TV remote control, sweet!

This would mean if your TV remote is a universal type, you can program it to control the STB in a similar fashion, without knowing the STB code. And then, you may not need the sr5007 code if is connected by HDMI cable to the TV.

For the sr5007 connected to the TV via HDMI, pressing Tools on the Samsung TV remote will list all connected device (Anynet+), including the sr5000 av receiver, Refresh if needs be to see the AVR. Once seen, the sr5007 can be turned On if it is Off. Once On, the TV remote Volume will take over the sr5007 volume control.

It seems a bit lengthy, but when you know what to do, it is not that complicated smile.gif! And as long as it works, I don't mind.
post #411 of 912
Ok. Thanks. I pressed the Anynet+ button through Tools and found my Blu-Ray player but it did not find the sr5000. Suggestions?
Also, not seeing where I can program the tv remote to control Direct tv. Perhaps it is only for cable?

Perhaps a nice Universal Remote is in order to control the Blu-ray, tv, sr5000 and Apple TV?
Thoughts/suggestions?
post #412 of 912
Any of the Harmony remotes generally work very well for this. smile.gif
post #413 of 912
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

As long as the "video" source is not HDMI, then you can use the "Video Source" setting (p. 119 OM) while listening to the audio source, so in otherwords, also connect a component video cable from the cable/sat box to the AVR in addition to the HDMI cable. Another limitation will also likely be that a "network" source cannot be the audio source used (as is the case with the Denon XX13 models), although USB can be used.

Ok, so i tried running the comp cables along with the hdmi out of my fios cbl box. Video is not being transmitted. Bummer! Maybe i need to change a setting om my cable box? Not really sure. I am not clear on the usb playback with video. Could not get that to work either. Can play usb by itself, can play network by itself. Any ideas on getting any of the inputs audio to ply thrumwith video. I am stumped...
post #414 of 912
The Fios box must be verified to be outputting video via the component video cables first (ie. simply select the source name assigned to the component video input). Once this has been confirmed, then with the non-network audio source playing (eg. CD, USB), there should be a setting called "Video Source" under the audio source's settings which you should be able to use to select the source name you are using for the component video cable inputs from the Fios box (eg. with a USB audio source connected and the NET/USB source selected, select the component video source).
post #415 of 912
Alright, thx. Should i not have hdmi connected as well from the box?
post #416 of 912
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Originally Posted by Aussie Dors View Post

Ok. Thanks. I pressed the Anynet+ button through Tools and found my Blu-Ray player but it did not find the sr5000. Suggestions?

This would mean either the connections between the TV and AVR may not making good contact; and/or you have not enabled HDMI CEC control on both TV and AVR (assumption: they both have HDMI CEC control feature)

If so, you may want to check the physical connections at both ends of the HDMI cable connecting AVR HDMI Out (ARC) and TV HDMI2 In (ARC). and verified control is set for both devices.
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...Also, not seeing where I can program the tv remote to control Direct tv. Perhaps it is only for cable?
Do you know that your TV remote, for your particular TV model, is of a universal type? Look for the "SETUP" button on the remote if it is a "limited" universal type. By some luck, mine is one of those. However it is kind of overly advertized. as I can only find one additional devices it can be programmed to control: a STB. It is not obvious from the TV OM that it can program an AVR or some other equipment.

By now I should correct what I thought a good idea earlier. I now use the STB component video and optical audio output to connect to the AVR COMP1 and OPTO1. Then the input "CBL/SAT" is re-assigned to reflect those audio (OPTO1) and video (COMP1) type. With this change, I need to power up the AVR, then select CBL/SAT to watch SAT TV. With HDMI control, when the TV power is turned Off, HDMI control also turns Off the AVR. And if the Blu-ray is connected to the AVR by HDMI cable, it will be turned Off too, as long as it can be "seen" by the TV as a HDMI device.

In other words, other than connected HDMI devices (AVR, BD) can be controlled, non-HDMI box such as the STB can also be controlled by the TV universal remote by cycle the Device button to select either TV or STB (momentarily lighted up) for its operation.
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Perhaps a nice Universal Remote is in order to control the Blu-ray, tv, sr5000 and Apple TV?
Thoughts/suggestions?
As JDS responded, there is such universal remote called Harmony available.

Edits: The universal TV remote can turn On the AVR as well. Use Tools to select Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) to look for the AVR to turn it On. The Samsung remote can do some basic functions such as Volume control, even FF, RWD, Play, Stop of the BD, but of course cannot select another non-HDMI source connected to the AVR.
Edited by dta721 - 3/7/13 at 8:33pm
post #417 of 912
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Originally Posted by pagan97 View Post

Alright, thx. Should i not have hdmi connected as well from the box?

You would be better served also connecting the HDMI from the Fios directly to the TV to avoid any further HDMI handshake issues that might be caused by a future firmware update to the Fios box. This would also allow you to use the Fios box without having the AVR turned ON if you just wanted to use the TV speakers (eg. news, sports, kids, wife).
post #418 of 912
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Originally Posted by aniban View Post

BeeMan, excellent review ...

I seem to have a small problem and please help me out with that - the SR5007 does seem to connect to the net only with a wired ethernet cable. I have my modem placed in the 2nd floor, where as I am planning to set up my audio-video set up at the ground floor - as such, what could be the best option for me?

What would stop you from bringing the AVR to the 2nd floor where the modem is, for a wired update? Undo all cabling connections, AND carry the big screen TV to see the OSD instructions?

If undoing the cablings is not a big deal, as you only do an update when needed, once in a blue moon, and if you have a PC monitor that has an HDMI input, then problem's solved.

If you don't have a monitor w/ HDMI input, then, beg/borrow (not steal) one, or "evaluate" one from Best Buy wink.gif, as you may want a 2nd, larger monitor than your laptop, putting it side by side?
post #419 of 912
Another option might be to use power-line networking. The transceivers provide ethernet connectivity and are readily available at places like Best Buy or online.
post #420 of 912
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

You would be better served also connecting the HDMI from the Fios directly to the TV to avoid any further HDMI handshake issues that might be caused by a future firmware update to the Fios box. This would also allow you to use the Fios box without having the AVR turned ON if you just wanted to use the TV speakers (eg. news, sports, kids, wife).
I got it figured out. I went into inputs while watching tv, selected 7.1, and got audio from my sacd/cd/dvda player! Works great and no extra cables to run. Still get pic over hdmi, which is awesome. Thanks for the help!
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