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Marantz SR7008 (MSRP: $1,999.00)

Power and Processing:
  • 9-channel amplifier
  • 125 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
  • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby Pro Logic® IIz and DTS Neo:X
  • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p and 4K)
  • Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® XT32 and Sub EQ HT eight-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
  • Audyssey LFC (low frequency containment) system limits the amount of bass that leaks into other rooms
  • Audyssey DSX® processing for enhanced surround sound height or width effects using additional front speakers
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels
Digital and Streaming Music Options:
  • Internet-ready for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
  • includes support for Spotify, Pandora, and SiriusXM (subscription required for some services)
  • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes
  • DLNA and Windows® 8 compatible for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
  • front-panel USB input gives you a direct digital connection for your iPod for improved sound quality
  • supports DSD playback
  • add Bluetooth streaming capability with the Marantz wireless audio adapter
Multi-room Audio:
  • three-room/three-source output
  • HDMI dual-zone switching for watching HD content from different sources on two HDTVs simultaneously
  • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd and 3rd rooms (using powered 2nd- and 3rd room outputs allows 5.2 home theater in main room)
  • power amp assign function lets you use surround back, front height, and front wide speaker outputs for Zones 2 and 3, Front B speakers, or bi-amping compatible front speakers
  • supports 2nd and 3rd zone output from digital sources

Audio Performance Features:
  • 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converters for all channels
  • Marantz's Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM) offers improved dynamic range and detail while reducing noise
  • Marantz Dynamic Audio eXpander (M-DAX) improves sound quality of MP3s and other compressed digital music files
  • high-current power transformer
  • Pure Direct mode turns off unused circuitry for cleaner audio signals
  • bi-amp capability with compatible front speakers by reassigning "surround back" channels
Connections:
  • HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 7 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 3 out (includes one Zone 2 output)
  • component video switching: 3 in, 1 out
  • composite video switching: 4 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 3 out (includes one Zone 2 output)
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
  • 6 analog stereo audio inputs (includes 1 front-panel input)
  • 7.1-channel preamp inputs
  • 11.2-channel preamp outputs include outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
  • phono input for connecting a turntable
  • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and portable music players
  • Ethernet port for network connection
  • outputs for 11 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front Height L/R, Front Wide L/R)
  • receiver can power a maximum of 9 channels at once
  • RS-232C input for use with external controllers
  • remote control input/output
  • IR flasher input
  • 12-volt trigger output
  • full-sized headphone jack
  • detachable power cable

General Features:
  • 3D and 4K HDMI pass-through
  • streams photos from a DLNA-compatible computer or portable device for display on your TV
  • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
  • InstaPrevue offers live picture-in-picture preview of connected HDMI sources
  • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
  • intuitive, full-color on-screen menu
  • free downloadable Marantz Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi® remote
  • built-in HD Radio™ tuner
  • AM/FM tuner
  • remote control
  • 17-5/16"W x 7-3/8"H x 16"D
  • weight: 30 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
MARANTZ SR7008 PRODUCT LINK



Marantz SR6008 (MSRP: $1,199.00)

Power and Processing:
  • 7-channel amplifier
  • 110 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
  • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby Pro Logic® IIz and DTS Neo:X
  • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p and 4K)
  • Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® XT six-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
  • Audyssey DSX® processing for enhanced surround sound height or width effects using additional front speakers
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels

Digital and Streaming Music Options:
  • Internet-ready for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
  • includes support for Spotify, Pandora, and SiriusXM (subscription required for some services)
  • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes
  • DLNA and Windows® 8 compatible for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
  • front-panel USB input gives you a direct digital connection for your iPod for improved sound quality
  • supports DSD playback
  • add Bluetooth streaming capability with the Marantz wireless audio adapter

Multi-room Audio:
  • dual-room/dual-source output
  • HDMI dual-zone switching for watching HD content from different sources on two HDTVs simultaneously
  • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.2 home theater in main room)
  • power amp assign function lets you use surround back speaker outputs for Front Height/Wide, Zone 2, Front B, or bi-amping compatible front speakers
  • supports 2nd zone output from digital sources

Audio Performance Features:
  • 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converters for all channels
  • Marantz's Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM) offers improved dynamic range and detail while reducing noise
  • Marantz Dynamic Audio eXpander (M-DAX) improves sound quality of MP3s and other compressed digital music files
  • high-current power transformer
  • Pure Direct mode turns off unused circuitry for cleaner audio signals
  • bi-amp capability with compatible front speakers by reassigning "surround back" channels

Connections:
  • HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 7 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 2 out
  • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out
  • composite video switching: 3 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
  • 6 analog stereo audio inputs (includes 1 front-panel input)
  • 7.1-channel preamp inputs
  • 7.2-channel preamp outputs include outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
  • phono input for connecting a turntable
  • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and portable music players
  • Ethernet port for network connection
  • outputs for 9 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back/Bi-amp/Zone 2 L/R, Front Height/Wide L/R)
  • RS-232C input for use with external controllers
  • remote control input/output
  • IR flasher input
  • 12-volt trigger output
  • full-sized headphone jack
  • detachable power cable

General Features:
  • 3D and 4K HDMI pass-through
  • streams photos from a DLNA-compatible computer or portable device for display on your TV
  • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
  • InstaPrevue offers live picture-in-picture preview of connected HDMI sources
  • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
  • intuitive, full-color on-screen menu
  • free downloadable Marantz Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi® remote
  • AM/FM tuner
  • remote control
  • 17-5/16"W x 6-5/16"H x 16-3/8"D
  • weight: 24.69 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
MARANTZ SR6008 PRODUCT LINK



Marantz SR5008 (MSRP: $899.00)

Power and Processing:
  • 7-channel amplifier
  • 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
  • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby Pro Logic® IIz
  • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p and 4K)
  • Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® XT six-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to keep listening levels steady
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ for fuller sound at lower listening levels

Digital and Streaming Music Options:
  • Internet-ready for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
  • includes support for Spotify, Pandora, and SiriusXM (subscription required for some services)
  • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes
  • DLNA and Windows® 8 compatible for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
  • front-panel USB input gives you a direct digital connection for your iPod for improved sound quality
  • add Bluetooth streaming capability with the Marantz wireless audio adapter

Multi-room Audio:
  • dual-room/dual-source output
  • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.2 home theater in main room)
  • power amp assign function lets you use surround back speaker outputs for Front Height, Zone 2, Front B, or bi-amping compatible front speakers
  • optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources are not output to Zone 2

Audio Performance Features:
  • 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converters for all channels
  • Marantz's Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM) offers improved dynamic range and detail while reducing noise
  • Marantz Dynamic Audio eXpander (M-DAX) improves sound quality of MP3s and other compressed digital music files
  • high-current power transformer
  • Pure Direct mode turns off unused circuitry for cleaner audio signals
  • bi-amp capability with compatible front speakers by reassigning "surround back" channels

Connections:
  • HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 7 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
  • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out
  • composite video switching: 3 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
  • 5 analog stereo audio inputs (includes 1 front-panel input)
  • 7.1-channel preamp inputs
  • 7.2-channel preamp outputs include outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
  • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
  • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and portable music players
  • Ethernet port for network connection
  • outputs for 7 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)
  • RS-232C input for use with external controllers
  • remote control input/output
  • IR flasher input
  • 12-volt trigger output
  • full-sized headphone jack
  • detachable power cable
General Features:
  • 3D and 4K HDMI pass-through
  • streams photos from a DLNA-compatible computer or portable device for display on your TV
  • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
  • Setup Assistant guides you through the initial connection process and settings
  • intuitive, full-color on-screen menu
  • free downloadable Marantz Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi® remote
  • AM/FM tuner
  • remote control
  • 17-5/16"W x 6-5/16"H x 14-5/16"D
  • weight: 22.25 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years

MARANTZ SR5008 PRODUCT LINK
 

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Hi Steven,


I did install mine just few hours ago, just waiting for my daughters to leave the house to run Audyssey
 

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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio  /t/1482248/the-official-marantz-sr5008-sr6008-and-sr7008-av-receiver-owners-thread#post_23546704


Here some pictures of my SR7008:


Everything is working fine. I'm using all HDMI inputs and both outputs (projector and TV). I still need to run Audyssey and check on the network, AirPlay and iPhone app.
Thanks for posting the images.



The Marantz SR7008 represents a interesting choice compared to the Denon lineup (x4000 and 4520). 9 ch amp (125 watt) and 7.1 multi channel analog inputs.
 

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After running Audyssey and check on the network stuff, I can report that everything is working fine. Coming from a receiver with Audyssey MultEQ XT the improvement in SQ is very noticeable. I really love this AVR



BTW, like jd mentioned over the Denon E/X series thread, the SAVE/LOAD option only works with IE. I'm a Mac guy, so I took a 12 years old HP laptop that was in the closet to save my setup. It worked well, for now!!!
 

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It looks like the SR5008 has the same DAC as the SR7008, right? They both support 24/192. If you strip away the differences in features, Audyssey, and wattage, is it safe to say that the SR5008 will sound just as good as the SR7008?


Also, what does the SR5008 compare to in D&M's sister company, Denon? Is the SR5008 similar to the X3000? Or perhaps between the X3000 and X4000?
 

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Enrico what are you using for speakers? Do you listen to much 2ch music or Blu ray concerts?

I'm between the SR 6008 and the Cambridge audio 651r recievers right now.....

Rick
 

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Rick,


I have Polk Audio RTi A9s as front speakers, CSi A6 center and RTi A3s surr. But I'm upgrading to Polk Audio LSiM705 fronts, LSiM706 Center and LSiM703s surr. I listen to a lot music and blu ray concerts. My subwoofers are Rythmik Audio F12SE. You can see my room right below my signature.
 

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enrico nice set up....so you upgraded from the Onkyo to the Marantz? I'm upgrading from a older Yamaha 5550 to the marantz 6008 or cambridge audio......I can get the marantz for 1000. opposed to 1800 for the CA....The only thing stopping me is that people saying even though there isn't alot of bells and whistles with the CA from the Marantz, I hear the Sound quality and video is alot better than the Marantz......So I'm still very confused..I have the Golden ear Triton II's for fronts a SVS pb-12 nsd sub and average center and surround speakers, but because I listen to alot of music over home theatre I'm more concerned with my fronts and sub and having something good to get the most out of them.....

Let me know how you like the Marantz with musci and concert videos....

Thanks,

Rick
 

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just booted the 7008. first i listened in 2-channel direct mode and it's much better sounding to me than the X4000 was. highs are better on my picky Usher S520s. less bass, not as fun. no subs or audyssey yet.


amazing how different they sound.


put the mic on the boom and ran audyssey. it detected both my subs in my 5.2 setup. calibrated them to 75db. did the 8 points in 2 ft. squares. stored that, and crossover point is set to *full band* on all speakers, put on a CD and no subs, only 2 channels working.


I know CDs don't have LFE channel, but usually audyssey sets a xover and enables the subs? strange.


also in pure direct mode the TV stays on, usually that goes off?


i'll unplug it from the wall and redo the audyssey.
 

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Mingus,


You need to set the front speakers "Small" to get the subwoofers working in a 2.2 setup. Then set the front speakers crossover between 60-80 Hz. If you set your front speakers as Large you will get 2.0 sound.
 

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Rick,


I was listening last night Sting Live in Berlin DVD Concert and It sounds INCREDIBLE!!! I can hear things that I never heard. Audyssey XT32 is just Awesome.
 

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Mingus,


You need to set the front speakers "Small" to get the subwoofers working in a 2.2 setup. Then set the front speakers crossover between 60-80 Hz. If you set your front speakers as Large you will get 2.0 sound.

second running of audyssey I set them to small manually first and it still ended up *full band* on all speakers and no xover point, except this time it set only the surrounds to small and the xover at 40hz.


still no subs with CD audio, tried both HDMI and Coaxial inputs.


I thought audyssey set everything regardless of manual settings. maybe not.


I put on a blu-ray and the subs work, but doesn't have the impact it should. it's goofy.
 

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Rick,


I was listening last night Sting Live in Berlin DVD Concert and It sounds INCREDIBLE!!! I can hear things that I never heard. Audyssey XT32 is just Awesome.
Then you should get the Sting Live In Berlin [Blu-ray] and be really impressed. No lossless sound on DVD's.
 

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I have the Blu-ray too but I do like more the mix on the DVD because for some reason Sting's vocals on the Blu-ray version sounds distorting. Looks like Sting vocals are clipping on the Blu-ray version. I read that report on Amazon reviews but I moved forward and bought the Blu-ray just to realize that it was truth.
 
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It looks like the SR5008 has the same DAC as the SR7008, right? They both support 24/192. If you strip away the differences in features, Audyssey, and wattage, is it safe to say that the SR5008 will sound just as good as the SR7008?


Also, what does the SR5008 compare to in D&M's sister company, Denon? Is the SR5008 similar to the X3000? Or perhaps between the X3000 and X4000?

5008 X2000

6008 X3000

7008 X4000
 
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