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post #151 of 294
Not impossible no. As I indicated in my previous post, connect the CD analog cable to the CBL/SAT analog inputs and change the INPUT MODE (p. 124 OM) to "Analog" when you want to listen to the CD while watching the cable box.
post #152 of 294
Good evening, I'm new here and really hope I'm in the right place.

I am on the fence between the SR6007 and SR5007. Can't get the Marantz page to come up to get info I need.

Simply put, What do I gain choosing the 6007 over the 5007 other than 10 watts per channel.

I need good sound for music and movies, I do not game at all so basically cable box, bluray, dedicated cd?, and maybe hd radio for input needs

Thanks for any and all help.
post #153 of 294
Neglected to mention, I can get 5007 for $599+tax or 6007 for $845+tax at local BB
post #154 of 294
Neither model features HD radio which is only offered on the 7007. The 6007 offers a second HDMI output (eg. for a PJ) in the main zone as well as Audyssey DSX (Front Wide/Height) and dedicated Front B speaker posts for someone that has a dedicated set of music only speakers. Power difference will be moot. Sounds like the 5007 is your best option.
post #155 of 294
Thanks for the quick response. Won't need second HDMI out but probably should read up on the dedicated music speaker option. Do you know of a thread where this is discussed more in depth? Thanks again
post #156 of 294
And also read up on the DSX feature. I don't understand it at present.
post #157 of 294
How about this one? That's what these Owner's threads are for. wink.gif

If you don't plan on having a 7.1 setup in the main zone in addition to the dedicated music speakers, the 5007 features the Front B capability as well, rather you would just be limited to a 5.1 setup + the Front B speakers because the 5007 Front B speakers would be connected to the Surr Back speaker posts whereas the 6007 has the dedicated set of Front B speaker posts. Also, Audyssey DSX would allow for Front Wide or Front Height speakers whereas the 5007 only features Dolby PLIIz - Front Height. If you are not familiar with Front Wide, refer to the diagram below.

post #158 of 294
Thanks for all the info. I think what would best suit all my needs is a SR7005 if I can still find one with free financing around $800 to $900 range. Just bought a Panasonic ST60 TV and won't be going 4K for many years.
Gonna mosey over to the SR7005 thread and see if anyone knows of any good deals out there
Thanks again for all of your help.
post #159 of 294
I have the 6007 and was trying to hook up a pair of outside speakers thinking I could utilize "Zone 2".

From what I have been reading, to do this, I have to abandon my rear surround speakers, that I installed at no small effort or cost. Is that right?

Also, can I select Airplay/network as a source for zone 2? I'm confused by the "analog only" disclaimer. This really disappoints me in this receiver if this is the only way to add additional speakers.

Appreciate any help
post #160 of 294
I am looking to replace a 5 year old Denon 105 watt receiver. I don't know much about this brand, but I am sick of Denon's interface. I am currently running M&K speakers with a 5.1 setup. Any thoughts on how Denon compares to Marantz?
post #161 of 294
Alrighty, I've finally got my new 6007 all set up, and I must say it sounds and looks great. The surrounds are more detailed then with my Denon 1913.. and I'm just scratching the surface of what this baby can do. I do have a question, does anyone know how to allow the Marantz remote to control my TV on / off and input? There are buttons clearly marked on the remote, but having scoured the instruction manuals I could only find what seems to be instructions on how to let the TV control the Marantz through HDMI control. I've set Hdmi control to on - on both devices, but the Marantz remote doesn't seem to want to communicate with my display. Ideas? Thanks in advance!

Update: I think part of the problem might lie in the fact this remote is actually for the 7701 receiver, not the 6007. They shipped me the wrong one it seems, though I think all the 6007 functions are covered on this remote, but obviously some of the buttons are meant for the 7701
My remote ( shipped w/ AVR 6007 )


The 6007 remote:

Edited by Sean Spamilton - 7/15/13 at 4:20pm
post #162 of 294
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Originally Posted by gauchomigo View Post

I have the 6007 and was trying to hook up a pair of outside speakers thinking I could utilize "Zone 2".

From what I have been reading, to do this, I have to abandon my rear surround speakers, that I installed at no small effort or cost. Is that right?

Also, can I select Airplay/network as a source for zone 2? I'm confused by the "analog only" disclaimer. This really disappoints me in this receiver if this is the only way to add additional speakers.

Appreciate any help

Correct. The 6007 is a 7.1 AVR so with 5CH in use in the main zone you have 2CH remaining for either Surr Back, Front Height, Front Wide, or Zone 2. Another option that would allow you to keep your surround back speakers, would be to purchase an external 2CH amp connected to the Zone 2 pre-outs to power the outside speakers. You should be able to find one on Craigslist for about $50 or consider the one below new for about $100. The "analog only" applies to external sources whereas the on board sources, Tuner, USB, internet radio, Pandora, Spotify, and Airplay can all play to Zone 2.

http://www.amazon.com/AudioSource-AMP-100-Stereo-Power-Amplifier/dp/B00026BQJ6
post #163 of 294
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Originally Posted by kevin44 View Post

I am looking to replace a 5 year old Denon 105 watt receiver. I don't know much about this brand, but I am sick of Denon's interface. I am currently running M&K speakers with a 5.1 setup. Any thoughts on how Denon compares to Marantz?

So then you likely have either a 2309CI or 889, both of which use Audyssey MultEQ while the 6007 would be an upgrade to MultEQ XT, so somewhat better speaker quality.
post #164 of 294
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Originally Posted by Sean Spamilton View Post

Alrighty, I've finally got my new 6007 all set up, and I must say it sounds and looks great. The surrounds are more detailed then with my Denon 1913.. and I'm just scratching the surface of what this baby can do. I do have a question, does anyone know how to allow the Marantz remote to control my TV on / off and input? There are buttons clearly marked on the remote, but having scoured the instruction manuals I could only find what seems to be instructions on how to let the TV control the Marantz through HDMI control. I've set Hdmi control to on - on both devices, but the Marantz remote doesn't seem to want to communicate with my display. Ideas? Thanks in advance!

Update: I think part of the problem might lie in the fact this remote is actually for the 7701 receiver, not the 6007. They shipped me the wrong one it seems, though I think all the 6007 functions are covered on this remote, but obviously some of the buttons are meant for the 7701

Correct. The 7701, like the 3313CI, comes with a remote that is capable of controlling many other devices while the 6007 remote is only capable of controlling the 6007. Your best bet is to get a Harmony remote which can then control all of the devices in your setup. smile.gif
post #165 of 294
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Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Correct. The 7701, like the 3313CI, comes with a remote that is capable of controlling many other devices while the 6007 remote is only capable of controlling the 6007. Your best bet is to get a Harmony remote which can then control all of the devices in your setup. smile.gif

Well this IS the remote for the 7701 - not the remote for the 6007, they shipped me the wrong one. Does the AVR have to match the remote to use the remotes advanced capabilities? or since I've got the 7701 remote can It use the extra functions regardless of the avr? I've got a Harmony 680 remote in any case. Thanks for the info in advance jd!!..
as I was typing this I just realized this remote is backlit - it's got a button on the side for that. Clearly it's a better remote then the stock 6007.. so at least the mistake was made in my favour.

PS - Will having the M-DAX set to on harm my FLAC music files being played back at all? I have a mix of mp3's and FLAC .. and wonder if I need to turn it on and off when I switch between the two?

PPS - Wondering why, as this is said to have multieq XT - I was only able to measure 6 mic positions during setup? I called Marantz, and was told by a tech ( who didn't seem to know what he was talking about, he left the phone to consult for a while ) that there should be 8 positions because that's what the website says, and to do a factory reset and test again. I did, and I did, still only six mic positions available. It clearly says MultiEQ XT during the set up process. I'm wondering if 1. He's wrong and it only HAS 6, or 2. as this is a refurb - this is why it was sent back in the first place and some unknowing tech just though " nah it sounds great " and released it back?

UPDATE: .. I found out from another forum that for some reason Auddessey will only measure 6 positions when run through the setup menu ( the one that appears automatically ) - You've got to manually run the program through settings to get the 8 positions. While I think that's totally irritating ( as I didn't see any documentation to that effect ) I'm glad the receiver isn't bricked. I'm gonna call and let the Marantz guy know so he can give proper advice the next time.
Thanks - you guys are the best!
Edited by Sean Spamilton - 7/16/13 at 10:28am
post #166 of 294
I have a Denon AVR-2310CI. I have tried a few other receivers, but always seem to go back to Denon. My 2310 has always had some issues & the interface isn't great. I am looking at the Marantz SR6007, Denon AVR-3313CI, & Yamaha RX-A1030.
post #167 of 294
Im having some issues with my reciever.

I use it hooked up to my PC, so I have a variety of formats that are being sent. Some are 5.1 channels tracks that need to be software-decoded to PCM. Some are 2.0 tracks that need to be software decoded to PCM. others are DTS/dolby digital that the reciever can decode instead.

What it really boils down to is, I have a sound card and HDMI audio output. if the reciever is connected via HDMI, it seems that my computer refuses to send it audio via optical no matter what I try.

For now ive disabled my hdmi audio altogether and im sticking to optical cable + soundcard + s/pdif and dts connect for my 2.0/5.1 needs.

The alternative to this would be PCM software decode everything, MAYBE have VLC do a/52 pass-through of data if i really needed to, but just have a thing that switches my windows sound from 2.0 to 5.1 modes and back.

I dont know if that made sense, i can clarify if you guys want with a list of file types and such.
post #168 of 294
This isn't an AVR question as the issue involves your HTPC card. You would be better served posting in an HTPC related site for better support.
post #169 of 294
Very worried owner here. My receiver all of a sudden shut off as I was playing on an xbox so I went to investigate. As I approached I noticed the smell of something burning so I immediately lunged for my Monster HDP 2400 and hit the power button to kill it. I cant figure out what went wrong it was connected into the monster HDP 2400 so it couldn't have been a power problem. I have other devices plugged into the monster and they were all unaffected. Can anyone give me some advice? It will now stay off with the red power button glowing then I go to turn it on and it powers up for maybe 2 sec before shutting off and the power light blinks. confused.gifmad.gif
post #170 of 294
The power light blinking frequency gives you an idea of what may be wrong .... a fast blink (every 0.5 seconds) can mean a speaker wire from one post is touching another post, or your powering 4-ohm speakers to loud, or worst case an amp has gone bad, while a slower flashing light (ie. every 2 seconds) generally means a ventilation issue.
post #171 of 294
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

The power light blinking frequency gives you an idea of what may be wrong .... a fast blink (every 0.5 seconds) can mean a speaker wire from one post is touching another post, or your powering 4-ohm speakers to loud, or worst case an amp has gone bad, while a slower flashing light (ie. every 2 seconds) generally means a ventilation issue.

I have absolutely nothing plugged in to the unit except for the power cord and its a blink every half second or so.
post #172 of 294
Try doing a microprocessor reset (p. 162 OM) while powering on the unit and if still no joy, check Marantz's website to see where the closest authorized repair center is located.
post #173 of 294
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Try doing a microprocessor reset (p. 162 OM) while powering on the unit and if still no joy, check Marantz's website to see where the closest authorized repair center is located.

No dice mad.gif Thanks for the suggestion. Im looking into repair services in the chicago land area. The smoke and burning smell were coming from the back right of the unit any idea what may have fried?
post #174 of 294
For anyone that was curious the service place told me it was the "front left channel" that was blown and the idle currents needed to be "fixed" not entirely sure what that means but its currently getting worked on. Does anyone know why these things may have broken?
post #175 of 294
Sorry, but no ... a small percentage of units are generally always going to have one kind of issue or another.
post #176 of 294
No problem just curious. Thanks for the help
post #177 of 294
Hey guys, I bought an SR6007 about a year ago, really enjoying it. I'm just kinda learning as I go, I'm growing into the audio world, always have loved good sound. But I'm a bit inexperienced, and quite young so I haven't heard a lot of high quality stuff. And when I got my Marantz I hooked it up to my Playstation to play games/concerts/cds and such, and I was constantly fiddling to improve the sound because it always seemed lacking to me. I then learned about the importance of a good blu-ray player so about 3 months ago bought the Oppo BDP-105. I heard the DAC's in it were amazing.. and noticed guys with 30k+ setups saying it fit right in with their stuff. So I was excited to finally maximize my Marantz and speakers. I hooked it up with 7.1 analog, and to my amazement it sounded so thin. I tried to look around for what I had missed, and I messed with the speaker config in the Oppo and that helped some. But then I realized, which is the same thing jdsmoothie posted, no Audyssey with analog inputs on the Marantz. And basically, I LOVE the dynamic EQ of Audyssey. But with the Oppo dac's there is noticeably less distortion. It's incredible really how much of a difference it makes, but I feel as if I'm in a no win situation. I enjoy both the Dyn EQ and the Oppo dac's for different reasons. I should mention, at higher volume, the Dyn EQ advantage seems to lessen. But I don't have a very large room, and my ears are a bit sensitive so must of the time, I don't go passed 55-60 volume.

Just was wondering if any of you had any suggestions, whether it'd be a good idea to save for a better amp and just hook that up to the Oppo in order to actually use those DAC's for total benefit.

Thanks!!

Speakers btw, Atlantic Technology 2200 series, seven channels plus Sub. 4 SR, Left/Right/Center.
post #178 of 294
Hi,

I am thinking about buying the sr6007, i had a question about the hdmi outputs, Can i play 2 different video outputs at the same time? Or is that only available only the 6008?

Thanks.
post #179 of 294
Only on the 6008 as it has a separate Zone 2 HDMI output while the two outputs on the 6007 are both main zone outputs, although you can play to one or both at the same time with the same source.

post #180 of 294
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie View Post

Only on the 6008 as it has a separate Zone 2 HDMI output while the two outputs on the 6007 are both main zone outputs, although you can play to one or both at the same time with the same source.


Thanks for clearing that up. (Sorry to go off topic but)
Would you recommend the 6008 or the Denon X4000? I like the ability to play 2 different video sources at the same time, so I would probably select those over the 6007.
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