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Easy to install and use. Good performance. Newer version is probably also great.
Pros: Great product.
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Just because your home theater is made for movies doesn't mean music should take a backseat. Marantz knows how to do audio right, and their SR5008 home theater receiver will make music and movies sound rich, detailed, and dynamic while delivering plenty of power for a 7.2-channel system. With network capability, Apple AirPlay, and loads of connections, you'll never be at a loss for entertainment choices. Whether you're powering surround sound speakers in your home theater or stereo speakers in a second room, the SR5008 will open up your ears to those subtle details of your music and movie soundtracks.
When you connect the SR5008 to your home network, you'll open up a whole new world of listening options. This receiver has built-in support for free Internet radio, Pandora®, and subscription services like Spotify® and SiriusXM. If you have a Wi-Fi® router, then take advantage of AirPlay compatibility for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, or a computer running iTunes®. Access your entire digital music collection from the palm of your hand with your Apple® device. Or stream audio from any AirPlay-compatible app — like YouTube™ — to the SR5008 for playback over your home theater speakers. You can also stream music from PCs and select Android™ devices with DLNA-compatibility. AirPlay requires a wireless home network and a wired connection between the receiver and network.
When building audio/video components, Marantz pays careful attention to those little details that make the difference between good and superb performance. The proprietary Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM) improves dynamic range and detail while minimizing noise to bring your music to life. A high-current power supply and direct mode further ensure you get the most out of your favorite tunes. High-quality 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converters can decode the latest high-resolution formats — even FLAC, WAV, and Apple Lossless files streamed wirelessly. If you're streaming low-bitrate files like MP3s, Marantz's Dynamic Audio eXpander improves sound quality by adding more depth to these compressed formats.
The SR5008's easy setup wizard walks you through the initial connections and settings.
With the SR5008's "power amp assign" feature, you'll have several options for speaker setup tailored to your gear. Use all seven channels in your home theater for room-filling 7.2-channel surround sound. Or reassign the "surround back" channels to power stereo speakers in a second room while still enjoying 5.2-channel sound in your main zone. Or use them to bi-amp your compatible front speakers for even better audio performance.
Worried about making all the right connections? Marantz walks you through the process with the SR5008's easy setup assistant. It guides you step by step through placing and connecting your speakers, hooking up source components, and optimizing all the settings so it all sounds great in your room. Plus, Audyssey's acclaimed speaker calibration system will automatically take measurements and make adjustments to tune your speakers to match your room. Just plug in the included setup microphone and let the receiver do the rest.
Download the free Marantz Remote app to control the SR5008 with your smartphone.
Once you're set up, be sure to download the free Marantz Remote app for your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet. It offers intuitive touchscreen control of the SR5008 and is the easiest way to operate many of its features and settings. Choose your source, adjust the volume, and even select music from your DLNA-compatible music server or computer.
Easy to install and use. Good performance. Newer version is probably also great.
Easy to install and use. Good performance. Newer version is probably also great.
Pros: Great product.
I bought the SR5007 exactly a year ago . The SR5008 replaced the 5007 , however , both are exactly the same. Yesterday after turned it on the receiver died suddenly. Marantz products have no the same quality as the receivers during the late 70's. I am writing this review to let you know this product probably is not going to last years .
Pros: Sounds ok
Cons: It is not worth it !!
I'm very impressed of how this avr sounds. I'ts a very good avr!!
When it works, boy does it work. The sound quality is great and the device has a much smaller foot print than a competitors unit that I had in my home prior to upgrading. The first two of these I bought from a big box store and had problems. The first one had zero output for the sub woofer. The second one wouldn't power up at all. I'm on my third one and two months in the receiver stopped talking to my XBOX One properly. Instead of 1080p I get 480p as the maximum resolution detected by the receiver. I called tech support at Marantz and waited on hold for 45 minutes before realizing there was a firmware update I could run. I started the firmware update and after being on hold for an hour the updater was still in progress but tech support finally answered. They told me they wouldn't wait on hold the 15 minutes for the update to run. They wanted to me call back when it was done running. I hung up on them I was so frustrated.
Pros: Great sound.
Cons: Terrible build quality, terrible tech support, and a huge waste of money when you can buy a lesser known brand and get better service.
I went for this receiver because Crutchfield Rep said Marantz is the peak of sound quality of their receivers and I want the sound especially during movies. I like the movie theater experience at home. I am changing from a yamaha and I could hear the difference in sound. I liked the subtle look of the front...very clean. I don't like a cluttered front plate. There is a useful setup wizard in the beginning that walks you through hooking up your speakers and then testing the speakers to make sure it's correct. On the negative side, this unit has a very small display on the front that only tells input and volume level and is hard to read from my viewing location, however it does show input info on the screen when changing inputs and volume level when changing volume level. My old yamaha shows a lot more info and the volume and input are easy to read. Also I wanted zone 2 output for patio speakers and though it does have that capability you have to make a choice between having zone 2 speakers or having 7.1 surround speakers. It won't do both. So if I wanted to have the patio speakers hooked up then 5.1 would be my only choice for the living rm. I returned it because of the zone 2 input issue and the small display issue.
Pros: Nice Sound quality Clean front panel 7 total HDMI's
Cons: zone 2 or 7.1 choice Small front display
This device is very user friendly and works well with other entertainment electronic components. The set up and guide instructions are easy to use.
simply put the best I have heard sound come out of a affordable receiver. easy to set up, easy to learn to when it come to learning how it work because it has so much to offer when it come to giving you a great sound no matter what type of music you are playing, I had a harmon / kardon same watts but the clarity between the two big difference.
Pros: lots of things it will do to make you happy, from connections to adjusting sound but realy simply run the mic and the sound is great
Great sound, lots of nice features.
Pros: Great sound
Cons: 300+ page manual
Received the receiver and after couple of days notice some loud hiss which ended with a loud bang sound from the speakers when switching HDMI inputs. Returned to CF and received the second one couple of days ago. So far works great. Ill update again in a month if anything "stays" right ;)
Pros: Easy setup (25 min). HDMI Pass through. AirPlay. M-Dax. On screen setup. Audisey. Look!
Cons: No front screen lights around display screen like in a higher end 7007 and 7008 models. Small front display can barely see sitting 10-12 ft away.
I won't reiterate what others have said about this unit. It's solidly built, sounds great and has more than enough connections for all your AV equipment. Buttons are smooth and are of quality. I would have kept this but switched it for the SR7007 after seeing it was marked down. You can't go wrong with Marantz.
I have owned many different manufacturer's home theater receivers over the years, such as Sony, Onkyo,Pioneer, Denon over the years. I have been partial to Onkyo with the past couple purchases I made, but this time I wanted to try Marantz based on all of the great reviews and things I was hearing. I am not dissapointed! this receiver is high quality, well engineered, and superiour sound to any receiver I had ever owned.
Pros: Great build quality, plenty of inputs, fantastic surround sound - and looks great too!
Awesome receiver. Sounds great. 2nd channel is awesome for running outdoor speakers. Marantz is what it is......awesome!
Pros: 2 channels, HDAM, looks, on and on
Cons: No gold plated connectors
Went online at first for a 5007 and that was a joke. I should have just bought straight from Crutchfield. Awesome receiver. I haven't hooked it up yet but can't wait to after I move into my house.
Over the years I have built many home sound systems. My last one was a Carver amp and preamp mated to Klipsch Forte 2 speakers. When the amp failed on the right side, I was at a loss at where to turn. Checking different brands on the internet and comparing overall ratings, I picked the Marantz SR5008. The Marantz replaced both the Carver pieces and has brought sound quality back to my Klipsch speakers that I thought I had lost. I am very well satisfied with both the new equipment and with Crutchfield.
Pros: GREAT SOUND and easy set-up once you view the CD
Cons: The small display, and lack of an old school users manual.
I have had the unit a month now. Really like the sound. Have run it through its paces and touched every setting. ONLY complaint is the size of the display on the front. A tradeoff from goods looks, to maybe something gawdy. I like it still. Looks like the old Marantz, stately and powerful. I have it interfaced into a 2013 Samsung HDTV with ARC HDMI. All works great. This is one area I was concerned with.
Pros: The look. The clean sound. Ipod access from front and Airplay, that works great and fast. The Audessey system. Works great.
Cons: Small display in front, so get over it, still is usable. Love the look of it.
Sounds wonderful. Easy set up. I love that it show's volume level and surround sound setting on the T.V so I don't have to look at the display below.
Pros: Easy set up, great sound.
Really nice receiver, clean lines, not cluttered with buttons and knobs. Same with the remote. Only the buttons you need. Crisp sound, and easy setup and a classic aesthetic look.
So far I've been very happy with this receiver. I still have some older speakers so I can't say the sound is amazing, but the sound it gets out of those speakers is much better than my old receiver, especially in the low end. I am having some issues with it though: If I leave it on the Media Player (Apple TV) input, I have to remove and reattach the HDMI cable to make it show up again. This happens even if I turn the receiver off. Recently I couldn't get it to work so I plugged the Apple TV into the Game input. The Spotify app will not work. I'm not sure if this is because I have too many songs in my playlists, but I can log into the app, but I can't search or even see my playlists. Soon after I log in, the app shuts down and I end up back at the app list screen.
Pros: Great sound, nice visuals.
Cons: A bit complicated, small display on the receiver itself, issues with spotify app, issues with leaving Media Player setting and it not working when I come back.
Great product. Working great. Basic set-up very easy. Bought this to replace Onkyo tx nr809, which is 2 years old and still in repair shop.
Pros: Easy set-up. Really like the source dial, just turn the knob until you see the source you want, don't have to hunt for a button, if you aren't using the remote.
I thought I had a good receiver in the Yamaha model that the Marantz replaced but they aren't even comparable. The sound produced by this unit is absolutely beautiful. Crisp highs, soft mids, deep strong lows and all blended and balanced remarkably well. My entertainment is a 50/50 mix of movies and music. I have this connected to Definitive Tech speakers throughout the surround and both music and movies are amazing. The Audyssey MultEQ XT speaker calibration did a very good job of compensating for in-room acoustic deficiencies. Initial set up was very easy but plan to spend some time with the manual and tweaking the finer points of the system to maximize what this unit can do. There are a tremendous amount of options and settings to tailor you setup to meet individual needs. Well worth the price. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend or buy again.
Cons: Speaker terminals are a little weak.
Easy setup. Replaced old sony"very reliable"but no comparison to 5008. Very clear and precise with good separation and power. I like to crank it and it takes me there. ..... A lot to learn with many settings. Printed owners manual. 200 pages. Thanks to Crutchfield and their advice and help with a few questions I had. Great service. Best in business. Using 4 front jbl lancer 77s over 40 years old but sound better every year.
Pros: Wonderful sound. Easy setup. Great help from Crutchfield. Beautiful amp design.Easy on the eyes.
Cons: Display in front of amp small for us older people. Had trouble downloading owners manual but not a computer wiz. Very complex but that's just the way it nowadays.
this is the best av recev for the money
Pros: easy to set up great power sound q is bar none
Overall it was very easy to set-up. I love the AirPlay. Dual zone did not work for me.
So far I am very happy with my system. The sound is great.
Pros: Great sound. Easy to install.
Cons: Would have been nice if the Bluetooth and WiFi was integrated in the system. The app is Ok, but it could be much better.
I replaced my old Marantz A/V receiver with the SR5008 and all I can say Is that the sound is incredible. There is a very noticeable improvement in the clarity, detail and dynamic range over what I had. Audyssey and all of the other features were very easy to set up. The HDMI pass through and video up-scaling are great features and work well but the most important feature for me are the Home Theater sound improvements which allow you to keep the overall volume at a lower level and still get great dynamic range and increased volume of the dialogue during quiet parts of the movie. Now i am able to hear the dialogue without having the volume turned way up and enjoy the movie without having to worry about disturbing my neighbors. The only disappointment was that the audio connectors are not gold plated which was not indicated in any of the sales or technical documentation and was a surprise for me for a A/V receiver at this price level.
Pros: Incredible dynamic sound with Audyssey which sets the speakers to suit the room's listening environment and the speakers' characteristics. Smart Phone App Apple AirPlay, very cool! Network enabled for software updates and access to Internet Radio
Cons: Connectors are not gold plated.
Easy setup, nice features, simple interface, and most importantly: sounds great.
I have the marantz 5008 hooked up to a Samsung blu-ray player, XBOX 360, PSB Image 6 Bookshelf Speakers and an old Boston subwoofer. I have not hooked up surround speakers yet. Watching movies and playing video games is a real pleasure, especially the latter. COD has never sounded better. What really caught me off guard was the Apple Air Play. It was simple to set up and my iPhone 4S recognized immediately. I was worried air play was going to sound "digitally", but that was not the case with the music sounding full and for the most part detailed. I do have a Cambridge integrated amplifier with a Pro-Ject turntable and Cambridge Audio S30 speakers, I prefer listening to the vinyl over the air play. One BIG plus over the Marantz 5007 is it includes Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM), which in the passed was only included in the higher cost Marantz receivers. Also, it includes AM radio. One last thought, the user interface is the best I have seen - REAL SIMPLE TO SET UP. Overall, I am very pleased with this home theater amplifier.
Pros: Apple Air Play Greater user interface HDAM
Cons: Speaker terminals could be more robust
|Number Of Channels||7|
|Stereo RMS Power (watts)||100|
|THD in Stereo||0.08 %|
|Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)||20-20k Hz|
|Apple AirPlay||Built in|
|App Remote Control||Yes|
|USB port for iPod/iPhone||Yes|
|FM Sensitivity||12.8 dBf|
|HD Radio Tuner||No|
|On-Screen Display||Thru HDMI|
|Auto Speaker Calibration||Audyssey MultEQ XT|
|HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video||No|
|HDMI Standby Pass-through||Yes|
|Composite Video Conversion||From Composite to HDMI|
|Component Video Conversion||From Component Video to HDMI|
|HDMI to HDMI Upconversion||Yes|
|Multibrand Remote Control||No|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|Powered Multi-room Audio Output||Yes|
|Preamp Multi-room Audio Output||Yes|
|Multi-room HDMI Output||No|
|Dolby Digital||DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+|
|DTS||DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Component Video Inputs||2|
|Component Video Monitor Outputs||1|
|Optical Digital Inputs||2|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||2|
|Optical Digital Outputs||None|
|Coaxial Digital Outputs||None|
|HDMI Monitor Outputs||1|
|Multi-Channel Analog Input||Yes|
|Multi-channel Preamp Output||Yes|
|Main Speaker Output Pairs||1|
|Main Speaker Terminals||Posts|
|USB Connections||1 Front|
|Removable Power Cord||IEC 2-prong|
7-Channel Discrete Amplifier: The Marantz SR5008 is equipped with a power amplifier that reproduces high-fidelity sound in surround mode with equal quality and power for all channels, true to the original sound. The power amplifier circuit adopts a discrete-circuit configuration that achieves high-quality surround sound reproduction. The 7 channel amplifier is rated at 100 watts with 2 channels driven (20-20kHz, 8-ohms, 0.08% THD).
Amplifier Assignment: The SR5008 supports up to 7.1 channels (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and SW) for surround playback defined by the Blu-ray disc format. The seven amplifier channels built into the receiver are typically used for 7.1 channel surround in the main room, but there are various amplifier configurations to accommodate your home theater setup:
Exclusive HDAM & Current Feedback Technology : Incorporating technology derived from Marantz's Reference Series components, the SR5008 features Marantz's exclusive HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) system, which combines ultra fast slew rate and maximum dynamic range to deliver optimum sound quality with today's high resolution audio formats. The SR5008 also incorporates Current Feedback instead of the typical voltage feedback configuration. Current Feedback technology provides a wide closed-loop bandwidth and very high slew rate, delivering superior audio fidelity
High Current Power Supply: The Marantz SR5008 AV surround receiver employs a high current linear power supply with an EI core power transformer for high-quality sound playback.
24-bit/192-kHz DACs: The Marantz SR5008 utilizes a 192 kHz/24 bit D/A converter on each of the unit's seven channels for exceptional sound quality. The 192kHz sampling and 24-bit word length capabilities of the DACs allows you to play high-resolution recordings and hear the increased clarity, detail and dynamic range of those recordings.
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): The Marantz SR5008 is equipped with a high-resolution Analog Devices (ADSP21487) 32-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP). All elements of the Surround Processor are optimized to the highest standards by the use of selected high performance and discrete components, particularly the A/D and D/A converters and the sophisticated DSP surround decoder. The SR6007 is equipped with various surround modes to reproduce a variety of surround sound effects, according to the content of the source to be played. The receiver features Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS and DTS-HD decoding; as well as offers Dolby Pro Logic II (x/z) audio processing.
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
Audyssey Technology: The SR5008 features a full package of Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality. Audyssey Dynamic Volume offers real-time volume adjustment, while Audyssey DynamicEQ improves your system's surround effects during low volume levels. Audyssey MultEQ XT automatically sets speakers to suit your room's listening environment and the speakers' characteristics.
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround mode parameters:
Stereo Modes: The Marantz SR5008 surround receiver also provides two-channel stereo and multi-channel stereo playback, as well a virtual surround from two stereo speakers.
Direct Modes: The Marantz SR5008 offers two Direct sound modes which offer high-quality sound by bypassing the receiver's DSP & video circuitry.
Audio Enhancements: The Marantz SR5008 receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.
Level Adjustments: The SR5008 provides the following level adjustments.
Volume Settings: The SR5008 offers the following volume settings.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Marantz AV receiver offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
HDMI (v1.4a): With seven HDMI v.1.4a inputs (6 rear/1 front), the SR5008 allows you to route multiple high-definition devices--like game consoles and Blu-ray players--to your TV. It also allows you to connect all of your devices to your TV with a single HDMI cable (via its HDMI monitor output), reducing cable clutter. The HDMI inputs are assignable to different input sources. They support HDCP copyright protection and are compatible with 3D signals, ARC, Deep Color, xvYCC technology, Auto LipSync, and HDMI control. The HDMI inputs and output support the 4K high-resolution video standard, allowing you to play 4K videos on compatible displays and projectors. The receiver supports both 4K (3840 x 2160) pass-through and 4K upscaling technologies.
Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features three composite video inputs (2 rear/1 front) and one composite video monitor output; supports up to 480i. There is also two component video inputs (60MHz) and one component video monitor output; supports up to 1080p.
Analog-to-HDMI Conversion w/ Video Scaling (4K): The SR5008 is equipped with a flexible video switching system that converts incoming analog video signals to HDMI and scales them to a higher resolution, so only one video connection is required from the receiver to the TV. HDMI input video signals can also be scaled to a higher resolution. The scaled output resolution is set in the receiver's menu.
HDMI Standby Pass-Through: When enabling the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function, regardless of whether the AV receiver is "On" or in "Standby" both audio/video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via the receiver's HDMI monitor output. You can select between three HDMI through function modes.
Picture Mode: The receiver provides Picture Mode to adjust the picture quality for your viewing content and environment. You can select from Standard, Movie, Vivid, Streaming, Custom, or Off. The Custom mode lets you manually adjust Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Hue, Noise Reduction, and Enhancer (sharpness).
Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal.
Network Connection: The Marantz SR5008 is equipped with an Ethernet (RJ-45) port that lets you connect the receiver to your home network (LAN) and your broadband internet provider. When connected to your home network, the SR5008 lets you listen to Internet radio and a host of other online music sources from your broadband internet provider, as well as play audio files & display still images from your computer via its network connection (DLNA 1.5 certified). The SR5008 also supports AirPlay that lets you stream your music library from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes.
Note: This unit's RJ-45 Ethernet port supports 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and requires an Ethernet (LAN) category 5 or higher cable, Router, Modem, and Internet connection.
DLNA 1.5 Certified: The SR5008 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7 compliant for audio and photo networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music and still-images (JPEG) stored on your Windows PC. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through the A/V receiver and view still-images on your connected TV, or use the SR5008's remote control to browse music & photo files on your hard drive. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META tag information; so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed the unit's front-panel display or on-screen menu. In addition the unit will display Album Art on a connected television. The Marantz SR5008 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network connection.
|Compatible Audio Formats||Sampling Frequencies||Bit rate||Extension|
|WMA (Windows Media Audio)||32/44.1/48 kHz||48-192 kbps||.wma|
|MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3)||32/44.1/48 kHz||32-320 kbps||.mp3|
|MPEG-4 AAC||32/44.1/48 kHz||16-320 kbps||.aac/.m4a/.mp4|
|FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)||32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz||16/20/24-bit||.flac|
Note: Your computer must meet the following system requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player (ver.11/12).
Online Services: The Marantz SR5008 lets you access Internet Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband Internet connection. Currently the SR5008 supports Internet Radio from vTuner, Pandora, Spotify, and SiriusXM; as well as the Flickr online photo sharing site (as of 3/19/2013). The Marantz receiver offers on-screen menu display and control over these web services.
|vTuner||The online vTuner service which offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. Internet Radio stations in MP3 (32-320kbps) and WMA (48-192kbps) format are supported. You can browse content by Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites. You can store up to 56 Internet Radio stations as presets. The unit will automatically save up to 20 of the most recently played stations.|
|Once the network audio player is registered with your Pandora account, you can listen to the automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can create up to 100 personalized radio stations. You can sort tracks within these radio stations. You can skip up to 6 tracks that are being played back within 1 hour. You can also thumbs-up/thumbs-down and bookmark tracks. In Pandora, you can search for the track name or artist name using "keyword" searches. When the search is complete, tracks that have a similar rhythm or sound are streamed.|
|Spotify||Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists. A Spotify Premium subscription is required.|
|SiriusXM||SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.|
|Flickr||Flickr is an online photograph sharing service that started in 2004. You can use this unit to view photographs on a connected TV that have been made public by Flickr users. You will need to setup an Flickr account to download, upload, and view photographs.|
Favorites: You can add up to 100 items as "Favorites" from Internet Radio, online music services, and your media server for easier, quicker access.
AM/FM Tuner: The Marantz AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with 56 station auto-preset memory tuning. You can also set your presets manually. You can create an 8-character name for each preset station. You can even directly enter a station number using the receiver's on-screen menu and remote control.
Web Control: You can control this A/V receiver from a web control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The SR5008 and your PC must be connected to the same home network.
Software Updates: Using the receiver's network/internet connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online Marantz server. Visit Marantz's Owner's Circle for access to downloads to keep the Marantz receiver up-to-date. The tested Marantz SR5008 contained firmware version 8300-4184-4572 (as of /2/2013).
AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad, or from your iTunes library on your PC or Mac to the Marantz SR5008, over your home network connection. By downloading Apple's free "Remote" application onto your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad you don't even need to be in the same room as the components or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. You will even see the iTunes music information, including your track titles and artist info via the Marantz receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI).
Note: To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.1 or later) connected to your wireless home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.3 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network.
iPod/iPhone Direct: The Marantz AV receiver is fitted with a front-panel USB (type-A) port and HDMI port for playback of audio and video files from select iPod, iPhone, or iPad devices.
Note: Your Apple iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 1A). This unit will not charge the iPad.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The SR5008 is "made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone models and functions via its front-panel USB port (as of 9/24/2013):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Connector Type||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|USB||AirPlay||Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Album Art||Artist/Song Text||Track Info|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
USB Port: A USB memory device can be connected to the USB (type-A) port located on the front-panel, allowing you to play various music files and JPEG still-image files through the receiver. The USB memory device must be mass storage class (msc) or media transfer protocol (mtp) compliant, and be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. The unit can recognize up to 500 folders/5,000 files. In addition to music and still-image playback, the A/V receiver supports basic playback control, song/artist information display, and charging (5V/1A) of your connected USB mass storage class device. The Marantz SR5008 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its USB (type-A) connection.
Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3 WAV 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16-bit .wav MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4 FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz 16/20/24-bit .flac ALAC 32/44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz N/A .m4a
Note: USB memory device will not work via a Hub. It is not possible to connect and use a computer via the unit's USB port using a USB cable.
On-Screen Menu w/ Setup Wizard (via HDMI): With the on-screen graphical display that combines large clear text and colorful icons, plus the Marantz Setup Assistant, setup is both simple and quick, letting you easily make all necessary adjustments and settings to quickly and easily optimize the SR5008 for your particular speaker configuration and source equipment. When you control the sound volume, the volume level is displayed on the screen, and when you switch the input source, the name of the input source is displayed. The on-screen menu display can only be output to your TV via HDMI.
Note: The receiver's front-panel LCD window only displays source input and volume. You will need to connect this receiver up to your TV via HDMI to configure speaker, network, input, and system settings through the AV receiver's on-screen menu.
Multi-Source/Multi-Zone: The Marantz SR5008 offers Zone 2 and All Zone Stereo functionality for playback of audio in two separate rooms of your home.
Source Rename/Delete: You can change the display name (up to 8 characters) of a selected input source. If an input isn't being used, you can delete it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.
Panel Lock: To prevent accidental operation of this unit, you can disable operation of the buttons on the front-panel.
Dual Backup Memory Function: This receiver stores its settings in a nonvolatile memory even when the main power supply is turned off. Using the Dual Backup Memory function, you can write settings information to another memory area to back up saved settings for recovery anytime as needed.
Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed; set the sleep timer up to 120 minutes in 10 minute increments.
Auto Standby: The unit enters standby mode automatically when no commands are sent to the unit for the set time (30 or 60 minutes). Before it enters the standby mode, "Auto Standby" is displayed on the front-panel display of this unit and the on-screen menu.
IR Remote Control: The Marantz SR5008 comes with an IR wireless remote control that can operate this receiver only. The remote control features Glow keys so it can easily be used in the dark.
HDMI Control: The Marantz SR5008 can control select external audio/video components connected via HDMI which support HDMI control. When you make an HDMI connection with a TV or player compatible with the SR5008's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the SR5008's remote control; Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.
Marantz Remote App: The Marantz Remote App lets you control the Marantz Network A/V receiver using your Apple iOS (4.3 or later) or Android device. This free Remote App lets you control the Marantz A/V receiver's basic functions (power, volume, input, surround modes) from your Apple iOS or Android device. The multi-zone control page of the Remote App lets you adjust power, volume and input selection for all zones from a single screen (when applicable). You can even navigate the A/V receiver's network and Internet content from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. For added convenience, there are eight customizable home screen short cut buttons that allow you to tailor the look and function of the Marantz Remote App to suit your needs.
Note: Download the free Marantz Remote App from the iTunes App Store for the iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad (iOS 4.3 or later). Or, download the free Marantz Remote App from the Android Market for your compatible Android device (1.5-up). The AV receiver will need to be connected to the same network as your Apple iOS or Android device.
Bluetooth Adapter (optional): Through its proprietary M-Xport, the SR5008 offers Bluetooth capability. Simply add the optional RX101 Bluetooth adaptor (642RX101, sold separately) to the SR5008 and you can play the music stored on any Bluetooth-enabled portable device (your iPhone, iPod Touch, or PDA for example) through your home theater system. The optional RX101 doubles as an IR (infrared) receiver so you can place all your components out of sight and still maintain full remote control.
Remote Connections: The Marantz SR5008 is fitted with the following custom remote inputs/outputs.
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Make sure your input level is set max. [ Arshad Dec 02, 2014 ]
Go to options and increase your input volume. [ ANTHONY Dec 02, 2014 ]
I have no idea what it does. I gave it to my son as a gift. All I know is he likes it. [ DOUGLAS W Jul 04, 2014 ]
Sorry don't really know [ MARK Jul 04, 2014 ]
It does both native and PCM. [ JOHN Jul 04, 2014 ]
Sorry, don't know. Way beyond my technical level. [ T HAL Jul 03, 2014 ]
I would like to have some suggestions about speakers to get the most from my SR 5008 [ Terra May 04, 2014 ]
I am not sure. I have not tried to control anything other than the Receiver. I am very happy with the Marantz. It sounds great and I really like the pass through ability. As usual, Crutchfield was great. [ WILLIAM Jan 31, 2014 ]
The remote only controls the functions of the Marantz SR5008. [ JOHN Jan 30, 2014 ]
No. it is not a universal remote. [ Arshad Jan 30, 2014 ]
No not by my experience, unfortunatly I've been underwhelmed with the remote for this receiver. It's not a multi-brand remote and does a marginal job at covering all the abilities of just the receiver. iPhone app they have allows you to finagle your way to some additional settings (sound setups with DTS and Dolby ProLogic options), but the app has been buggy and not extremely comprehensive too. Although it has HDMI anynet capabilities, I don't think that the remote/Marantz would be able to drive your Cable box beyond simple on/off and maybe channels/volume. I have a Dish Hopper and control the box with the Dish remote. If I want sound, I turn on the Marantz. [ BROOKS Jan 30, 2014 ]
The Marantz 5008 remote controls all normal functions of an AV receiver. The 5008 remote does not control the playing/functions of a Blue Ray, TV, DVR or Cable Box. My system is set-up where the Cable remote controls the DVR and is paired to the 5008 so it can turn it on/off and control volume. If I want to change the component source of the audio/video signal or playback mode I use the 5008 remote to do so. [ REED Jan 30, 2014 ]
Absolutely the SR5008 will control your music system, TV, cable box, Ipod, games, Pandora, and tuner for radio, etc. This is a great receiver. I would suggest you get a universal remote control do you don't have to switch between different remotes. [ RICHARD A Jan 30, 2014 ]
Have not got that far yet. But I think your answer will b no. Still going to have to have two or three controllers. [ dana Jan 30, 2014 ]
I do not know if the remote can be programmed to control other devices. I have not tried. [ T HAL Jan 30, 2014 ]
Yes it will. I only use cable and blueray [ MARVIN Jan 30, 2014 ]
No it just controls the receiver. [ PETER J Jan 30, 2014 ]