Marantz AV7005 Audio Video Pre-Processor (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Ver.1.4 3D ready 6 HDMI inputs(including 1 front input) 2 selectable outputs
- USB input for music playback with iPhone/iPod and USB memory
- Bluetooth capability with option RX10
- Network player function for music/photo streaming, Compatible with Windows7, Support UPnP, Internet Radio(v-Tuner), Online streaming service available: napster, PANDORA, Rhapsody and flickr, iPhone/iPod Touch Apps Control
- Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Dyamic EQ, DSX and MultEQ XT room accoustic calibration
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Funny (short) story: I wasn't actually ready to step up to the AV7005, but our Denon receiver in the library was "gifted" with some cat vomit through the top cooling vents; I didn't know it had happened, because the back of the receiver was through-wall and sort of invisible inside a closet on the other side of that wall. So the Denon just kept on working until eventually, the acid in the vomit actually ate through some of its wiring. Nice, eh? Silly cat.
So the Denon went downstairs into my shop, where it will likely sit until the weather warms up (our basement is cold!) and I"m willing to sit there, rip it apart and fix it. My Sony 7.1 receiver then moved from our home theater to our library (and I built an anti-cat cover for the unit, there will be no more "vomit surprises"), and then I picked up the Marantz AV7005 and some MA-700 amplifiers to serve in our home theater -- I'd been eying this specific unit for a while, and well, as I told She Who Must Be Obeyed, "the cat made me do it." I can't say I'm depressed over the upgrade, but this wasn't exactly how I thought it would come about.
So, the AV7005 is a 9.1* / 7.1 / 5.1 / 4.1 / 3.1 / 2.1 / 2 channel preamp-processor. It's really pretty if you like gear with rounded corners, and I have to say that with the secondary panel open, the controls are well thought out and work well -- even without a monitor on to show you the menu settings. That's true until you get to network streaming, where not enough information is shown... then you really need a video monitor running.Read more ›
Of course you could get a dedicated stereo pre-amp that could be a little warmer in it's delivery, but if like me, you are looking for an all-inclusive unit to control your home-theater, as well as your music collection, I believe this one is unbeatable within it's price range.
This afternoon I noticed the front main speakers were not working, the all too familiar drop-out problem. This time resetting the microprocessor worked perfectly the first time. I will use this opportunity to encourage owners to enter their settings into "Memory Saving" as described on page 115 of the User Guide, so if this happens to you you'll have those settings saved. I'm happy to report that all is now back to normal and the system sounds great.
Update January 18, 2012
Wouldn't you know it, the moment I brag about no speaker dropout problems I get one that includes not just the front mains, but all of them. I was using a PS3 when I noticed a problem with games and Netflix; the only sound was coming from the subwoofer. I had recently played a 3D Blu-ray disc which worked perfectly so I was really surprised that I was having a problem. At first I suspected the PS3 but finally discovered the problem was with the Marantz again. The exception for the Blu-ray discs had thrown me off for a moment.
I tried the procedure described on page 115 of the manual but for some reason that didn't work this time. I checked all of the physical connections and they were all OK so I decided to start all over with the automatic speaker setup using the microphone. As soon as I started, the test tones came through normally from all my speakers; I went ahead and completed the process and by that time all speakers were functioning normally. Using the steps on page 115 I saved all settings and so far all is well; the speakers are all working as they should.
I still have no idea why that happened but the Marantz seemed to respond to my efforts to correct the problem. I'll update this again if anything new develops.Read more ›
Used to invest a lot in hi-fi! 15" Velodyne subwoofer, thousands of dollars spent on separates (Anthem AVM-20 and MCA5) expensive cabling (audioquest) and you name it.
Rcently noticed there's a pretty attractive Marantz processor with all the latest and greatest features. the only thing lacking in that AV Pro is the pricy THX Ultra whatever certification.
My main concern after reading all the specs, is that for such a low price (realtiv to the average high-end AV Proc that range $3k-10k) I would probably need to settle for the sound quality comparing to my Anthem.
Guess what, I've been testing this sysytem for several weeks now(connected through XLR to my Anthem Amp) and it kicks my previous $3K worth processor a$$, in terms of sound quality. I've spent hours listening to known tracks and movies. I'm deeply impressed! what a bargain. I actually doubt my Anthem amplifier now :-)
I just feel very dumb for all those years investing in niche overpriced components while a mass market AV manufacturer actually outperforms all those hyped aluminum coated devices for a fraction of the price!
Bravo Marantz for an awsome product.
btw, I got it for a better price at OneCall (What's your price)
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I have mixed feelings about this product. In terms of features and performance, it was great value. In that respect, I love it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Russell Owen Davies
I bought this unit from Amazon in December 2012. The Audessy calibration stalled repeatedly, HDMI was intermittent and the menu's often did not change anything (when you could see... Read morePublished 5 months ago by David L.
After connecting the Pre-Processor into my home theater system, the center channel quit. It is now at an authorized repair facility. Read morePublished on July 28, 2013 by David Wells
I am using the AV7005 in a two channel setup with an old Adcom power amp, Klipsch Cornwall speakers, using an Apple TV, Dennon univerisal player and Music Hall MMF5SE turntable. Read morePublished on June 6, 2013 by qpt
Sonically it is great, 5+ to me, but I experienced network problem, so it get a 3 star.
I owned many highend gear, flagship MBL, Ayre, Levinson, Wadia, Weiss 202, PS Audio... Read more
When my B&K Series 50 S2 was unable to do HDMI from my new Blu Ray player it was time for a change. Sounds better then the B&K. The Audyessy 8 position setup did well. Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by Gary B. Guardineer
I have owned this pre/pro now for one year. In this past twelve months I have never had a hum issue, no channels have dropped out, I have no DAC issues, and yes it was made in... Read morePublished on February 20, 2013 by Linda
Purchased the AV7005 to replace a dated, but outstanding B&K Ref 30 pre/pro. The flexibility in set-up, HDMI, networking capabilities + myriad of audio + movie modes is amazing. Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by FW
First time I run into an issue with Marantz, and what a disappointment!
AV7005, four months old, suddenly one of the surround channels is dead. Read more