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post #661 of 912
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Actually no ... except for the former Denon flagship AVP ($7500), AFAIK there are no D&M models that can do stereo sub signals, most certainly not at this mid level model range.

Aha! Right. New to the whole AV thing, coming from a studio background. So in that case, can you turn the crossover off for 2.2 and on for 5.2 listening? So I can handle the crossover for subs independently when listening to music, and on so the 5007 handles it for LFE stuff when watching movies?
post #662 of 912
Bought a denon 2113ci and found out it cant power my center channel 4ohm speaker. That doesnt not have amp out so I cant power it with my sunfire. SO I am in search of a new receiver.

5007 is looking at the top of my list. Best I have found is $520 shipped for a refurbished unit. Buying electronics is so tough because a little more gets you into the next model up or other brand.


Anyone wishing they didnt go with the 5007 and bought something else? I can get the 6006 for $100 more or the 3313ci Denon for $130 more, or the 6007 for $200. Money isnt really an issue, but dont want to throw it away if they will all be the same. I like the face of the Marantz better. Not sure how difficult it would be to read the GUI interface without the tv on while listening to Ipod. Main thing I need is to be able to run an amp to power my speakers and have 3d. 4k is not a big deal since i just bought a 65" panny and probably wont be buying a new tv before this receiver is way outdated.

I was happy with the denon 2113ci before I found out it couldnt run my speaker. That is why I am leaning towards the 5007. It is a better receiver than I am replacing and can run the amp, all while having the lowest cost for any receiver I can find with pre amp outs.
post #663 of 912
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Originally Posted by granttickle View Post

Aha! Right. New to the whole AV thing, coming from a studio background. So in that case, can you turn the crossover off for 2.2 and on for 5.2 listening? So I can handle the crossover for subs independently when listening to music, and on so the 5007 handles it for LFE stuff when watching movies?

Yes, you can set the sub to NO and run the Front B (music only) speakers as LARGE (ie. full range).
post #664 of 912
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Yes, you can set the sub to NO and run the Front B (music only) speakers as LARGE (ie. full range).

Yes, but could I have:

Stereo front A with no sub
5.2 front A with subs
Stereo B with no sub?
post #665 of 912
It's an ON/OFF setting .. you can set it however and whenever you desire. smile.gif

Download the Owner's manual from the Marantz website and review p. 121 for more information on setting the speakers and sub.
Edited by jdsmoothie - 6/17/13 at 7:04pm
post #666 of 912
I just purchased the 5007 from Amazon for $499 used. Except for there being no batteries for the remote, it was impossible to tell it wasn't new. Not a scratch, new smell, packaging etc. No operational problems and seems to sound fine. I'm using it with in wall bose speakers that the new house came with instead of my $10K Cary Audio speakers of old, so no comparison. Plus the knuckleheads that wired the house used 18 guage speaker wire which doesn't help at all.

But overall the sound is fine, and operation of the unit is simple and I'm more than happy for the price.

Also using zone 2 for kitchen speakers which sounds decent and like using spotify from my iphone that's built into the amp. The last receiver i owned was about 20 years ago (separates ever since) and they've definitely come a long way. Not sure I'm crazy about buying a pre/pro for $5K that's obsolete in 5 years anymore. And definitely not worth it with the lower end speakers and wiring in the house..

PS - Just checked the Amazon web site and they're now selling for $599 new! $251 price drop in the last week!
Edited by HTCrazy - 6/18/13 at 10:23am
post #667 of 912
Just wanted to post a follow up since receiving my SR5007. I replaced a Rotel RSP-1066 processor with the Marantz, and after doing the Audyssey set-up, I am very impressed! I have a fairly small room (12'w x 16'L) and the Audyssey really brought the room alive. Bass is much tighter than before, and dialogue is much more clear.
I also wanted to thank everyone, especially jdsmoothie, for all the advice in this thread. It has proved extremely helpful!

I do have a couple of questions though. I have a Sony S5100 blue ray player that will play SACD, but I am getting no audio. Did I miss a setting somewhere on the Marantz?

Also, I have a hum coming thru my speakers that was present even before I put the Marantz into my system. I finally decided to find where it was coming from, and discovered it is the RG 6 cable plugged into the DirecTV DVR. The hum goes away once I remove that one connection. Any advice, or should I just call Direct TV?
Thanks!!


Equipment:
Marantz SR5007
Rotel RMB-95 Amp
Sony S5100 blue ray
Klipsch KLF 20 fronts
Klipsch KLF C-7 center
Klipsch RS-3 surrounds
Klipsch RC-3 center back
Panasonic projector
106" Elite screen
2- Sony 400 disc cd players
post #668 of 912
^^
You'll have to upgrade to the 6007 to be able to play DSD from a SACD.
post #669 of 912
Thanks, I thought that, but wasn't sure. Don't have many SACD's anyway. Any advice on the hum?
post #670 of 912
You answered that one yourself. wink.gif
post #671 of 912
I've been looking into getting a new receiver and was told to look into Marantz, from the speaker company I'm looking at buying. I currently have a mid level Onkyo and before that had a lower level Onkyo. I like the look of Marantz over the Onkyo but I seem to be finding mixed answers on one thing. Half the sites say the SR5007 is 100x7 ALL channels driven, while the others say it's only 2 channels driven. Which is it? If it is only 2 channels driven then my current receiver is more powerful.


As far as other components go, does Marantz amp, blu ray player work better together? Or would I be better off buying a Oppo blu ray and a Emotiva or some other amp.
post #672 of 912
The vast majority of AVRs are rated at either only 1 CH driven or 2CH driven (to include the 5007) regardless of the marketing numbers provided , However, any difference in power between the 5007 and your Onkyo would be negligible. Where the 5007 would be an upgrade for you is that it uses the more advanced version of Audyssey MultEQ XT vs. only MultEQ on your Onkyo. Although Marantz products would go well with the AVR, Oppo and Emo amps also make great additions as well.
post #673 of 912
I decided to get SR5007 as a replacement for my 7 years old Yamaha RX-V1500 (It is a great receiver but I need HDMI switching, AirPlay, USB connection and complete high definidtion audio codecs set)

One question though. The IR remote control. Can it be used to control basic functions on my TV, media player or BDP as well?
My old Yamaha remote could do that, not exactly a universal learning remote like Logitech Harmony but it had vast selection of remote control codes for each type of devices.


As I saw the remote picture, the buttons on SR5007 IR remote are quite .. lacking. So I hope if it has learning capabilities somehow?
post #674 of 912
The remote is neither a learning remote nor can it control other devices. D&M has moved away from remotes that can control other devices on all but the 7007, 7701, and 8801 so you would be better served using a Harmony remote.
post #675 of 912
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

The remote is neither a learning remote nor can it control other devices. D&M has moved away from remotes that can control other devices on all but the 7007, 7701, and 8801 so you would be better served using a Harmony remote.

Oh wow that's too bad. So if I want to simply turn on or off my TV without using the remote, what are my options beside using Harmony?
Would CEC work? If so, how? Can I independently switch this AVR and TV with CEC? I've never dealt with CEC before so bare with me. Thank you.

Oh and one more thing. How would you configure the 7.1 channel on SR5007? Do you prefer front height channels or normal 7.1 with surround back left and right?
Edited by iSayuSay - 6/20/13 at 5:44am
post #676 of 912
The amps are all independently driven, so it's 100X7. This was a factor in my decision too. Important since I use 5.1 in zone 1 and 2.0 in zone 2 simultaneously.

Also, it's VERY easy to experiment with the extra two speakers on the front or back. Easy to choose one or the other and then dial them in via Audyssey (which does a great job). Love being able to ditch the SPL meter.
Edited by HTCrazy - 6/20/13 at 10:22am
post #677 of 912
The SR5007 has a single 650 Watt power supply. (See page 155 in the owner's manual.) Quite a bit of power (150W?) is needed by the audio and video processors, and Class A/B amps are not 100% efficient, so that limits the total power available when all speaker channels are driven simultaneously.
post #678 of 912
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Originally Posted by iSayuSay View Post

Oh wow that's too bad. So if I want to simply turn on or off my TV without using the remote, what are my options beside using Harmony?
Would CEC work? If so, how? Can I independently switch this AVR and TV with CEC? I've never dealt with CEC before so bare with me. Thank you.

Oh and one more thing. How would you configure the 7.1 channel on SR5007? Do you prefer front height channels or normal 7.1 with surround back left and right?

With the HDMI-CEC feature enabled on both the TV and the AVR, in most cases both devices will power OFF when one is turned OFF, while both coming ON is not always the case. Again, there's no good substitute for a Harmony remote (other than another brand of universal remote of course).

Whether you use FH or Surr Back is a personal choice that only you can decide which you prefer better. Some find FH speakers worthwhile while others no so much.
post #679 of 912
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Originally Posted by HTCrazy View Post

The amps are all independently driven, so it's 100X7. This was a factor in my decision too. Important since I use 5.1 in zone 1 and 2.0 in zone 2 simultaneously.

Sorry, but not the case at all. A good example is the SR7005 (125W) which benchmarked at: 2 CH @ 121W; 5 CH @ 91W; 7 CH @ 75W. So then the 5007 would likely benchmark at 5CH @75W and 7CH @ 60W. Keep in mind however, that on average a speaker draws < 5W/CH even at reference level volume so the 5007 has plenty of available power. smile.gif.
post #680 of 912
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

With the HDMI-CEC feature enabled on both the TV and the AVR, in most cases both devices will power OFF when one is turned OFF, while both coming ON is not always the case. Again, there's no good substitute for a Harmony remote (other than another brand of universal remote of course).

Whether you use FH or Surr Back is a personal choice that only you can decide which you prefer better. Some find FH speakers worthwhile while others no so much.

Holy c*** .. this PL IIz height, width stuff is just getting on my nerves. Problem is I can't have both, right? So then I have to CHOOSE and there are so many choices, tests, placements .. and ultimately, decisions to be made.

In the end, how do you configure your speakers with the 5007, sir? Which one gives most ambient effects to you? Height, width, or vanilla 7.1?
post #681 of 912
Hey guys

Coming over from my Speakers thread (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1474565/completely-lost-new-speakers-avr-sonos), where I'm looking into a completely new 5.1 system. Been thinking along the lines of a 3k budget including something like Boston Acoustics A360 5.0 setup and an SVS SB12, for HT and music.

Now for the AVR. I kinda like Marantz and Denon from what they offer and for their design. I was looking at the SR5007 and the new Denon AVR-X2000. Both are about in the same price range, have about the same features (7.1 resp. 7.2, multiple HDMI in, some form of Audyssey, Zone 2 resp pre-amp out, spotify, a remote app [important!] etc.pp.)

Anything you guys could tell me look out for when deciding? Or does it pretty much come down to taste?
post #682 of 912
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Originally Posted by iSayuSay View Post

Holy c*** .. this PL IIz height, width stuff is just getting on my nerves. Problem is I can't have both, right? So then I have to CHOOSE and there are so many choices, tests, placements .. and ultimately, decisions to be made.

In the end, how do you configure your speakers with the 5007, sir? Which one gives most ambient effects to you? Height, width, or vanilla 7.1?

Can't help there as I only have a 5.1 setup; however, the general recommendation in order of surround envelopment improvement would be front wide, front height, and lastly rear surround.
post #683 of 912
So I've been fiddling around with SR5007. Sound is good for music. Satisfied.

But for movie. Hmm I don't know why but it sounds a bit dull to me using Direct mode. I need to crank it up to about -25dB before anything sounds clear and acceptable.
Now if I activate MultiEQ XT or Audyssey feature, it sounds louder, but quite a bit harsh to my taste and lead to ocassional clipping during movie dialogue. In any case, I wouldn't touch these processings if I could.

Is that normal? So far I've been exploring settings and options with no avail. I'd like to go with Direct sound mode because it sounds just as it is and no post processing BS, but lack of the loudness bother me. Any idea?

What's your typical dB level when watching movies with SR5007?
post #684 of 912
Direct mode disables Audyssey. With Audyssey enabled, try setting Dyn EQ to ON and Dyn Volume to OFF while watching movies. Most likely have average volume level range from 55-70 (or -25db to -10db) for movie watching.
post #685 of 912
Just joined the thread, and read almost every post. I was looking for a replacement for my ancient Onkyo, which has served me well for many years. I wanted to share with others that since Marantz has released the SR5008, there are good discounts on the SR5007. Amazon and Crutchfield are both offering $250 off. If someone is ready to buy, this is a great price. My unit arrives on Monday, so I should be ready with some questions by Tuesday. smile.gif

Thanks for all the good reading and many tips.
post #686 of 912
Hello everyone ... I've had an SR5007 for a few months now and need a bit of help with source switching. Any input is appreciated.

My setup includes the SR5007, outputting to a Panasonic plasma via HDMI, as well as an HTPC and Motorola digital cable box both feeding into the Marantz's HDMI inputs. Since I often watch TV without the receiver turned on, I have enabled the HDMI pass-through function on the SR5007 for the cable box input. I also frequently stream Pandora through the receiver with the TV and cable box turned off.

The problem occurs when the receiver is already on, either when using the HTPC (with the TV also on, and cable box off) or when streaming Pandora (with the TV & cable box both off). If I turn on the TV and/or the cable box, and then switch the SR5007's input over to the cable box, the system 'defaults' to the TV's built-in speakers. The receiver is still on, and acts as if it's outputting audio, but the home theater speakers are silent.

Something similar happens if I'm streaming Pandora with the TV and cable box off -- if I turn the TV and cable box on, the currently-streaming song will stop being played through my home theater speakers (even though the receiver and TV will still show Pandora as streaming audio). Songs can be skipped and even a new song will begin, but still the speakers are silent. Unlike in the example above, in this case no sound comes from the TV's built-in speakers. Then, if I switch the receiver's input to the cable box, the television audio again 'defaults' to the TV's built-in speakers.

Lastly, if I come home from work, and everything is off, and I turn on the TV, cable box, and the receiver all at the same time, the audio again 'defaults' to the TV's built-in speakers.

To fix all of these issues, I always have to manually turn the receiver off and then right back on again. When I turn it back on, the cable box audio will then correctly play through the receiver, through the home theater speakers.

It's a minor, but annoying, hassle. Any suggestions? Is this just a quirk of the HDMI pass-through? Is my setup flawed in some way?

Thanks for the help.
post #687 of 912
Set the HDMI-CEC feature on the Panasonic (VierraLink) to OFF and power on the devices in this order to ensure a proper HDMI handshake occurs .... TV, wait a few seconds, AVR, wait a few seconds, and then source device (eg. cable box).
post #688 of 912
I've shut down Viera Link, all's working well, and I learned quite a bit about HDMI-CEC in the process.

Thanks for the advice, friend!
post #689 of 912
Hi,

I have been following AVS forums for some time now, but never really created an account. Hence this is my first post.
Over the last year I built up my home theater system which consists of the following

Receiver : Marantz SR5007
Amp : Emotiva XPA-3
L/R speaker : Polk LSi 15
Center speaker : Polk LSIC
TV: Panasonic Viera P60ST60
Other peripherals : XBOX, Apple TV3

I just purchased the Polk LSiC off ebay recently and I received it today. I hooked it up to the 5007 and I am not able to hear any sound off it.

The center speaker is connected just like my other 2 tower speakers : RCA cable from receiver to amlifier, speaker wires from amplifier to speakers (L/R/C).

I tried the Audessey setup and the center speaker responds as it is supposed to. I even tried manual setup and center is responding correctly.

I played movies on my Apple TV as well as XBOX but I am not able to hear any sound from the center speaker, but only on my towers (L/R).

I am pretty new to the whole home theater setup (this being my first receiver/amp/speaker setup).

I am thinking that this is a setup issue somewhere but I am not able to locate it. Any help would be highly appreciated.
post #690 of 912
cynozure,

Did you run the full 8-position Audyssey calibration? When it has finished, the center speaker should be working.

Verify that your players are configured to send a full 5.1 surround-sound over their digital audio connections to the receiver. The receiver will down-convert that for your 3.1 speaker system. If they're sending only 2 channel stereo (for example, over red/white analog audio connections) you have to enable ProLogic or Neo:6 in the receiver in order to get sound from the center speaker.

TV stations are notorious for misconfiguring their audio channels. Sometimes they transmit a 5.1 signal but send two-channel audio in the left and right front channels with all of the other channels silent. In that case, Prologic and Neo:6 can't do anything, since all of the channels are in use.
Edited by Selden Ball - 7/12/13 at 1:33pm
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