Marantz SR7005 Audio Video Receiver (Black) (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,
- Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Dyamic EQ, DSX and MultEQ XT room accoustic calibration
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Now a days the company is under D&M Holdings ("D"enon and "M"arantz), and Marantz is bouncing back to it's former self; there's an emphasis being paid again to style (in this case the classic "porthole" design), simplicity (two-knob unit with a concealed interface, logos of features are on the top of the unit as to keep the front face clean-looking), and construction (the sr7005 packs a lot of sound but can fit just about anywhere).
Above all, my fellow vinyl purist will be happy to hear, the Marantz SR7005 brings back the MM PHONO STAGE with a ground! For a long time this was taken out of their receivers (and not just with the Marantz brand) which was puzzling when the company's logo is: MUSIC MATTERS.
Look, not to get too long winded here, so I'll just say this I'm an avid vintage audiophile, an FLAC and AIFF nut, and a HT semi-guru, and this SR7005 does the trick. No buyer's remorse here! A huge step up from the Sony DA5ES unit I was using for home theater stuff, which was just about the same price in 2002.
I'm running the SR7005 with Aperion Intimus 5B Harmony HD surround speakers, mostly use it for 2 CH music and the thing is incredibly warm and above all tweak-able (direct pure analog mode, 2CH w sub, PLII/DTS Neo:6: Music, Movie, and Game mode, even a mode to compensate for lossy mp3 files which sounds pretty good).Read more ›
So how does it sound? In one word, magnificent! Watching movies via HDMI lossless audio is far superior to the downmixed audio I was used to. I can't believe how good the presentation can be and how much of the experience I was missing from my blu-ray collection. Even DVD's sound better. They weren't lying when they said the bass from this baby plunges depths that usually only costlier separates are capable of. It amazes me consistently at how well it handles the entire audio spectrum.
Using the Apple Airplay is mostly fine. I can switch between iTunes libraries and users with relative ease. There is the occasional hiccup where the audio will dropout momentarily or sometimes stop playing all together, requiring a restart of iTunes, but hiccups aside the audio from streaming is better than any CD player I've ever used, not just because of the sound quality, but the versatility and features as well.Read more ›
Long story short, I settle on the SR7005. I did it not only for sound but also technology. I was kind of surprised to see the Marantz being slightly ahead of the Denon's but not that surprised I suppose since they are owned by the same company. The Marantz has the latest HDMI 1.4a spec which is really nice and includes 3D support. The other thing that sold me on it was the fact that it can do passive HDMI pass-through when in Standby so it doesn't have to be on if you are using it as a switch (I have been waiting for a long time for this feature to start showing up in receivers).
Sound quality is top notch as you would expect from a Marantz. The one thing I was hoping for was more "umph" from the amp being that it is their flagship. My Denon definitely had a stronger amp and it wasnt even the flagship at the time. But, the Marantz still has plenty so it is a minor grip. The Marantz does have a 7 channel amp which is pretty standard these days and has the option for zones 2 and 3; nice but I will probably never use.
I love the on-screen display. Alot has changed in 10 years. The OSD is the first on a Receiver that I have used that is actually easy to navigate and is intuitive. It is internet capable which is cool and the Audyssey setup was straight-forward. You can also set up options to do video up and cross conversion or turn it off altogether so it remains as pure as possible.
The remote seems adequate but I have a URC so I wont be using it much.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Apple TV will NOT work with this receiver, presumably due to some sort of "HDMI handshake" problem.
Roku works very well, but Apple TV will not work.
This receiver is fantastic - the sound system sounds so much better using this as compared to our old one. The speakers we have are the 5. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Deborah
Great Warm Sounds works great with Klipsch EF7 and Emotiva xpa 2 amp Solid RecommendPublished 14 months ago by Music4life
I purchased the SR 7005 refurbished from an authorized repair dealer. Cosmetically it attractive with the return of the classic marantz porthole. Read morePublished 15 months ago by oo
Originally built in Japan now China.....can't guarantee quality control.
That being said, after all the time having it on it hasn't disappointed so what can I say... Read more
All of my equipment runs through this receiver via HDMI. There is an annoying delay of four to five seconds when even doing something as mundane as changing TV channels while we do... Read morePublished on November 28, 2013 by T. Kinney
I'm not into super long reviews so here you go!
Great Pass Through for Audio and Video
6 HDMI inputs (I actually need 7 or 8, but oh well)
Video... Read more
Bought first unit as a refurb January 2012. In first five minutes of start up it overheated, smoked a bit and shut off. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by Tom Chancellor
and Good Looking too. Bought this in March to replaced a dying Onkyo receiver. Saved about $400 by getting this, "last year's model" over the SR7007. Read morePublished on June 21, 2013 by D. Wilbur