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post #481 of 912
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Originally Posted by pagan97 View Post

Hmm, that is odd. I cannot find any online listing for what it does. Running great right now, would hate to have something go screwy after the update.

This information is not currently updated on line unfortunately; however, I have been able to obtain the information for the Denon models in the past and hope to get the Marantz changelog information posted as well very soon. As the models are similar, you can review post #6 in the Denon AVR-XX13 Owner's thread linked in my sig for what was likely fixed (see 2113CI).
post #482 of 912
Thank you, checked the post and that was helpful!
post #483 of 912
Thank you, checked the post and that was helpful!
post #484 of 912
What is the consensus on using 1080p upconvert for hdmi input for TV? I tried it out last night and it made a slight improvement, but not sure if it is that much of a difference for everyday use.
post #485 of 912
Some likely use it while others simply pass the HD signal through to the TV with the "i/p Scaler" set to OFF.
post #486 of 912
I have read that some feel that the unit runs hotter temp wise when this is enabled. Any truth to that? I liked the effect, but not at the expense of strain on the unit.
post #487 of 912
What do the R/L analog rca pre amp zone 2 outputs do? I have searched the manual, but cannot find any info. I was wondering if i could run to a powered set of speakers in another room and still maintain my 7.1 setup in the main room?
post #488 of 912
Yes. The video chip is likely causing the majority of the heat felt from the top of the unit (rather than from the amps).
post #489 of 912
Firmware Changelog for recent firmware update for the 5007 and 1603 ....

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) The Picture View setting cannot be stored.
4) AirPlay cannot be executed while executing SlideShow.
5) AirPlay cannot be executed from Function other than Network.
6) When Main Zone is turned on GUI is not displayed, if Main Zone is off and Zone2 is on.
Edited by jdsmoothie - 3/23/13 at 11:19am
post #490 of 912
USB Firmware Updates – North American Marantz SR5007 units only

If you are having difficulty loading the latest firmware to your SR5007, please PM me with "SR5007" 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 SR5007 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 11:36am
post #491 of 912
Great, thx for all the info!
post #492 of 912
So I am leaning heavily towards the 5007 as a replacement for my Rotel RSP-1066 due
to budget contstraints..
It will be connected to a Rotel RMB-1095 5 channel amp, 200w per channel.
Obviously the 5007 has more bells and whistles, but will I be happy with
the sound since I am coming from a dedicated processor (albeit one with no EQ)? I use my system about
70% movies/tv and 30% music.
I know sound is subjective, but this is my only concern in pulling the trigger on this.

Thnaks a million. I have read this entire thread and there is great info here!

Edit: jdsmoothie, I am particulary interested in your opinion on this move.
post #493 of 912
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

USB Firmware Updates – North American Marantz SR5007 units only

If you are having difficulty loading the latest firmware to your SR5007, please PM me with "SR5007" in the subject line after reading and agreeing with the disclaimer noted below and I will provide the update file.

Disclaimer:
This firmware is for use with North American Marantz SR5007 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

Thank you for this post. It is good to know it is doable. I went to the AD today to exchange the unit. Then we tried the network test, and it failed. I noticed that there is a display 5007 on the shelves, so I asked if we can test that one as well. When we ran the network test on that one it passed. Then we tried my unit again, and guess what? It passed! I upgraded the firmware inside the shop, and set the DHCP to off, and entered manual IP and DNS. Then came home, and tested on my network. Everything worked including internet radio. This afternoon I tried the unit again, and bam! No connection. It is kind of weird, but at least I know it worked in the shop. So maybe something internal in my home has interference with the unit.

Edit: today it is working again! Nothing is changed on my config! I just unplugged the USB stick! If that is related...
Edited by Lost! - 3/24/13 at 9:24am
post #494 of 912
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Originally Posted by texxas guy View Post

So I am leaning heavily towards the 5007 as a replacement for my Rotel RSP-1066 due
to budget contstraints..
It will be connected to a Rotel RMB-1095 5 channel amp, 200w per channel.
Obviously the 5007 has more bells and whistles, but will I be happy with
the sound since I am coming from a dedicated processor (albeit one with no EQ)? I use my system about
70% movies/tv and 30% music.
I know sound is subjective, but this is my only concern in pulling the trigger on this.

Thnaks a million. I have read this entire thread and there is great info here!

Edit: jdsmoothie, I am particulary interested in your opinion on this move.

With the modern AVRs, the on board EQ will generally result in a noticeable improvement in audio quality and as the 5007 uses the more advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT even more likely.
post #495 of 912
After one week of frustration, I finally pinpointed the network problems with my Marantz! I have a USB stick with a few movies in XViD and Avi along with a few MP3 files. All the time I had problem with my network, this stick was plugged in the front USB port. The only time I removed it was when I went to the AD to replace the unit. Today, I went through every config we had in the shop, one by one, like removing cables and etc, until I finally removed the stick! The network worked afterwards without any problem. I verified this by plugging the stick back in, and bam, network didn't work anymore.

So, if anyone else has these network issues, make sure you've removed all the USB sticks. It is definitely a flaw in the firmware of the device, but now that I know what makes my network jam, I feel better about my new purchase. If anyone from Marantz look at these posts, please investigate this problem. Probably you query the USB while trying to connect to the network, and if USB has big files, the subroutine goes into an infinite loop, and network does not connect!

Thanks for all the help, specially jdsmoothie.
post #496 of 912
Quote:
Originally Posted by texxas guy View Post

So I am leaning heavily towards the 5007 as a replacement for my Rotel RSP-1066 due
to budget contstraints..
It will be connected to a Rotel RMB-1095 5 channel amp, 200w per channel.
Obviously the 5007 has more bells and whistles, but will I be happy with
the sound since I am coming from a dedicated processor (albeit one with no EQ)? I use my system about
70% movies/tv and 30% music.
I know sound is subjective, but this is my only concern in pulling the trigger on this.

Thnaks a million. I have read this entire thread and there is great info here!

Edit: jdsmoothie, I am particulary interested in your opinion on this move.

I had the same Rotel preamp and amp system and switched to the 5007 and amp combination and find the sound as good or better than with my preamp, but much more convenient with the HDMI hookups, of course this is my opinion. I first tried using an Oppo 103 as a preamp and pass my Directv thru the Oppo for better video quality, but it was to finicky, so I got the 5007 and pass everything thru it and it works fine.
post #497 of 912
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

With the modern AVRs, the on board EQ will generally result in a noticeable improvement in audio quality and as the 5007 uses the more advanced Audyssey MultEQ XT even more likely.

jds- thanks, this is what I was thinking, but I guess I just needed to hear it from someone else. I bought the Rotel in 2002 and it has served me well (still works great), just need to upgrade to get HDMI and'
of course the Audyssey (plus the price is right). I was also considering the Outlaw 975, but it had no EQ and no 2nd zone. Also, the Emotiva UMC-200, but there is no legacy connections, and I was a bit gun shy of their rep.
Thanks for your response, I really appreciate it!!!!

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Originally Posted by seiji View Post

I had the same Rotel preamp and amp system and switched to the 5007 and amp combination and find the sound as good or better than with my preamp, but much more convenient with the HDMI hookups, of course this is my opinion. I first tried using an Oppo 103 as a preamp and pass my Directv thru the Oppo for better video quality, but it was to finicky, so I got the 5007 and pass everything thru it and it works fine.

seiji - thanks to you as well!! It's good to hear from someone who has the same equipment as I do. As I said above, the Rotel works and sounds great still, but lacks the HDMI options now needed. I am (finally) upgrading to blue ray as well, and having all the right connections will make things so much easier.
I'll post a follow-up when I get the 5007 and I'm sure I'll have other questions as well.
A big thanks to this forum!
post #498 of 912
Hi, i need help with my sr 5007,

After setup with the audyssey my front speakers are very quiet! So i cant nearly hear someone speaking from the front speaers, only surround ones having very good loud sound. Can i do something?
post #499 of 912
What setup do you have, 5.1? What are the volume levels set for all your speakers and sub after running Audyssey? The majority of the dialogue will come from the center speaker. When doing the test tones, were they equally loud in every speaker?
post #500 of 912
So thanks for the quick answer. i have
front l + 0,5 db
Front r - 0,5 db
Center - 0,5 db
Sub - 0,5 db

Front 80hz
Center 60 hz
Surrond 80 hz
post #501 of 912
These are all acceptable levels. What master volume level are you listening at as normal TV volume levels will be 50-60/(-30db to -20db) and movie/music listening 60-70/(-20db to -10db) depending on which volume scale you are using.




Also note that if it's just weak dialogue that is the issue you can increase the "Dialogue Level" setting (p. 107 OM) and/or set the "Reference Level Offset (p. 109 OM) to 10db if you are using Audyssey Dynamic EQ.
post #502 of 912
What is OM p. 107??? Is it Original Manuel??? Where can i find this?? And why i have so big difference between front L +0,5 db and front R -0,5 db?
post #503 of 912
Yes. Owners manual. You should have received a CD with the manual on it when you purchased the 5007. If not, you can download the manual from Marantz's website in your region. A 1.0 db difference between the FL/FR speakers is not that much.
post #504 of 912
Ok thank you very much for the answers. So should i let the settings from audyssey? Or if there may be the muster settings i can use? To get the best sound. :-)
post #505 of 912
Hello Everyone
Happened to wander into Best Buy on Saturday as my son wanted to get a new xbox game. In front of the Audio Room they had set up a clearance table and just so happened to have a Marantz SR5007 open box priced at $500 beans. Included were 2 remotes. Not needing another AV receiver (have 3) I passed on it. After wandering around the store, getting my sons game, I thought throw them a bone and see what happens. So I offered the sales clerk $400 for it, he said he would have to check with his manager. About 10 minutes later the sales clerk found me, manager approved the sale. So to make a long store short, I now have a brand new AV receiver. After tax $456. Hooked the Marantz up yesterday, did a firmware update and is playing in the Man Cave today, I have it hooked up to a Emotiva LPA-1 amp. The picture and sound are GREAT through Monitor Audio GR 20 speakers. The network feature is sweet for Pandora and Spotify, along with the internet radio. My wife asked me what I was going to do with the Onkyo AV receiver, I told her to get ready as our master bedroom is going to be turned into a mini momma cave!!! Cheers all!! Tony
post #506 of 912
^Nice! Enjoy.

Does anyone know the voltage of the RCA pre-outs on the SR5007?
post #507 of 912
On the Denon models it's 1.2V so likely the same for the Marantz models as well.
post #508 of 912
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

On the Denon models it's 1.2V so likely the same for the Marantz models as well.

I heard the same of, iirc - the SR7005, but I also heard it confirmed that the SR6003 put out 7V.
post #509 of 912
Hi. I`m new here and my english is not so good, because I`m from Austria.
I have a problem and I hope you can help me:
I own a SR5007 and did the firmware update with LAN-connection. Everything worked fine.
I tested internet radio and it was ok, but suddely the internet radio was very quiet. I had to turn volume up to 60 - 80.
I read in an other forum (for Denon), that a update via USB should solve the problem. I downloaded the software, unziped it an moved the folders to USB stick. I did the update-procedure recommended by marantz. But the update does not start, instead I get an error like "update failed". Before I did also a processor reset. I tried it a couple of times, but USB update does not work.
Any solutions? Thanks in advance.

update:
I could solve the Problem by my own.
I used an other USB Stick, downloaded the zip-file zu the pc and unpacked the zip update file directly to the stick and tried the update.
It worked fine and the Internet Radio volume is now perfect, like it was before.

I hope this Problem and the updated solution helps someone.

best regards
Edited by cubabluete - 3/27/13 at 2:51pm
post #510 of 912
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

On the Denon models it's 1.2V so likely the same for the Marantz models as well.

Marantz tech support confirmed - they said "it's about 1.2 volts".

EDIT: however, maybe it goes above that with signal?:
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Originally Posted by mastermaybe View Post

First, the Denon pre out voltages are significantly higher than 1.2V's. I know because I have measured them.

EDIT2: this poster appears to have an SR6003 and says that the preouts output "a good 7 volts" despite Marantz tech support also quoting "about 1.2 volts" for the SR6003.
Edited by Resonate - 3/28/13 at 8:20am
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