Inputs and Outputs
Amplifier Section: The Marantz SR7002 A/V Surround Receiver
features a 110 watts x 7-channel all discrete amplifier with current feedback
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): The Marantz SR7002 is
equipped with a high-resolution 32-bit floating point 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.
24-Bit, 192 kHz D/A Converters: The SR7002 uses
24-bit/192-kHz Digital-to-Analog converters for all channels. 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.
Video Up/Down Conversion: The SR7002 can take an analog
video input (composite, S-video, component) and up-convert it to HDMI so the
video signal can be passed through the receiver's HDMI terminal to your
television via a single HDMI cable. The SR7002 can also take any of the
receiver's analog video inputs and up-convert or down-convert them to any of the
unit's analog video monitor outputs (composite, S-video, component). The
receiver's HDMI inputs cannot be down-converted.
I/P Convert: The video circuit of the receiver is equipped
with an I/P conversion feature. When this feature is active, 480i analog video
signals input from a playback device can be converted to 480p and progressively
output to the component video or HDMI monitor out terminals on the SR7002.
Auto Lipsync Correction: Video signals may take longer to
process than audio signals depending on the connected video equipment. When the
unit is connected to A TV or Projector which supports Auto Lipsync Correction in
HDMI 1.3, audio and video can be automatically synchronized using this function.
Multi-Room System: The SR7002's Multi-Room System mode
allows the same source or different source to be heard in another roomsother than
where the receiver is installed. The Marantz AV receiver features a Main Zone
(Main) and a second Audio/Video Zone (Zone 2). The Main Zone
contains 7.1-channel playback of your audio/video gear in your main
entertainment room. The Audio/Video Zone 2 allows audio/video playback of
another audio source connected to the receiver in another room of your home via
left/right RCA audio output and composite video connections to a separate amplifier
and display monitor. Video
playback of the same source can also be seen in Zone A using the receiver's component video monitor 2
output connected to a separate video display. The SR7002 AV
receiver also features a set of multi-room speaker outputs which can be assigned
to Zone 2 so you can power a set of speakers in another room of
your home without the use of a separate amplifier. You must turn off the
Surround Back channels of the amplifier when using the receiver's multi-room
speaker outputs, which will limit you to 5.1 channels in your main room.
Bi-Amp Connection: A bi-amp connection is possible with speakers that
have two set of inputs by combining the Front A and Multi-Channel speaker
connections. This allows you to drive the treble and bass units with separate
channels amps, which enable better sound quality. The surround back channels of
the amplifier will need to be turned off to bi-amp your front speakers.
AM/FM Tuner: The Marantz SR7002 features a built-in AM/FM
tuner which can automatically or manually store up to 60 AM/FM presets that can
be labeled and viewed in a channel list.
XM Ready: This unit is an XM Ready Receiver. You can receive XM
Satellite Radio by connecting to the XM Mini-Tuner and Home Dock (package item
number 700XMTUNPK, sold separately) and subscribing to XM Satellite Radio. XM
Satellite Radio offers over 170 commercial-free channels of music, news, sports,
comedy, talk, and entertainment to choose from--all in digital quality. During
XM playback, you can display the channel number and name, category, artist name,
and song title on the front panel.
Auto MultEQ Setup: This Audyssey MultEQ technology adapted by this
receiver provides the best listening environment for multiple listeners. The
Auto MultEQ Setup feature of the SR7002 measures sound characteristics of your
speaker system and room where the receiver is used and automatically optimizes
settings. To do this, the Auto Setup feature measures a test tone emitted by
each channel in a maximum of 6 listening positions, using the supplied
microphone. The measurement results are analyzed using an original algorithm and
environmental settings are made to improve the sound characteristics of your
Manual Speaker Setup: If you prefer, you can manually setup up your
speaker configurations. You can select the size and presence of each speaker,
the distance of each speaker from your normal listening position, and the level
of each speaker in your system.
Acoustic EQ: The A/V receiver features 5 Acoustic Equalizer modes to
- Audyssey: This mode adjust the frequency characteristics of all
speakers so as to create the best listening environment for the sound
characteristics of your listening area.
- Front: This mode matches the characteristic of each speaker to
those of the front speakers.
- Flat: This mode flattens the frequency characteristics of all
speakers. It is suited for playback of multi-channel music such as Dolby
Digital and DTS.
- Preset: This mode independently adjusts the receiver's 9-band
graphic equalizer (63Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz, 16kHz)
for each of the 7 channels.
- Off: The graphic equalizer is not use.
Bass & Treble: You can adjust the receiver's Bass and Treble
independently to suit your listening tastes or room acoustics.
Surround Modes: The SR7002 is equipped with various surround modes to
reproduce a variety of surround sound effects, according to the content of the
source to b played. In addition to the receiver Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby
Digital, and DTS decoders, the Marantz SR7002 is also THX Select2 certified.
- Auto: When this mode is selected, the unit determines whether the
digital input signal is Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Surround EX, Dolby
digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS-HD, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, or PCM audio.
- Source Direct: In the Source Direct mode, the tone control
circuit Acoustic EQ and bass management configuration are bypassed for
full-range frequency response and the purist audio reproduction.
- Pure Direct: The Pure Direct mode further reduces sources of
noise in addition to effect of the Source Direct mode, by blocking output
from the video jacks and turning of the unit's display.
- Stereo: This mode bypasses all surround processing. In stereo
program sources, the left and right channels play normally when PCM audio or
analog stereo is input. With Dolby Digital and DTS sources, the 5.1 channels
are converted to two channels stereo. 96kHz PCM source material can be
played back in stereo mode.
- HDCD: When listening to HDCD recordings, you hear more dynamic
range, a focused 3-D sound stage, and extremely natural vocal and musical
- Dolby Headphone: This mode simulates the waveforms of the actual
sounds heard from the speakers when listening to the receiver's audio
through a connected pair of headphones.
- Dolby Virtual Speaker: Dolby Virtual Speaker technology use
proprietary technology of Dolby Laboratories to create a virtual surround
sound-field using only two speakers for the front channels, allowing the
user to experience sound as if surround speakers were actually being used.
- Multi-channel Movie/Music: This mode is used to create a wider,
deeper and more natural soundstage from two channel source material. This is
done by feeding the left channel signal to both the left front and left
surround speaker and the right channel signal to both the right front and
right surround speakers. Additionally, the center channel reproduces a mix
of the right and left channels.
- Circle Surround II (Cinema/Music/Mono): Circle Surround is
designed to enable multi-channel surround sound playback of no-encoded and
multi-channel encode material. Backward compatibility provides listeners
with up to 6.1 channels of surround performances from an entire collection
of music and film, including broadcast, video tape, and stereo recorded
music. Depending on source material , you can select Cinema, Music or Mono
mode. Circle Surround also offers the following parameter adjustments.
- TruBass: TruBass produced by your speakers is an octave below
the actual physical capabilities of your speakers adding exciting, deep
- SRS Dialog: This feature allows dialogue to easily be
discerned from the surround audio effects.
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Pro Logic IIx expands any existing stereo-
or 5.1-channel audio for a 6.1- or 7.1- channel playback, creating a
seamless, natural surround sound-field that immerses you in the
entertainment experience. Dolby Pro Logic IIx has 5 modes:
- Movie: This mode provides 6.1 or 7.1 channel surround sound
from Dolby Surround, encodes stereo movie soundtracks.
- Music: The Pro LogicIIx-Music mode creates a rich and
enveloping ambience from stereo sources such as CDs. In this mode, the
SR7002 includes three controls to fine tune this sound-field.
- Panorama: Panorama wraps the sound of the front left and
right speakers around you, for an exciting perspective.
- Dimension: This feature adjusts the sound-field either
towards the front or towards the rear of your system. This can be
useful to help achieve a more suitable balance from all the speaker
with certain recordings.
- Center Width: The Center Width feature allows you to
gradually spread the center channel sound into the front left and
- Game: This mode restores the impact low-frequency surround
effects by routing them to the system's subwoofer.
- 5.1ch + PLIIx Movie: This mode provides 7.1 cannels surround
sound from 5.1 channel movie soundtracks.
- 5.1ch+ PLIIx Music: This mode provides 6.1 or 7.1 channel
surround sound from 5.1 channel music soundtracks.
- Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital is a 5.1 multi-channel digital
- Dolby Digital EX: Dolby Digital EX is a 6.1
multi-channel digital surround format.
- Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby Digital Plus is an improved
Dolby Digital surround format that is compatible with up to 7.1-channels of
discrete digital sound and also improves sound quality due to extra data bit
- Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a high definition audio
technology, using lossless coding technology to faithfully reproduce the
sound of the studio masters.
- DTS Digital Surround: DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1
multi-channel digital surround sound format used for both
commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
- DTS-ES Extended Surround: DTS-ES features two 6.1
multi-channel formats: DTS-ES Discrete 6.1(6.1-channel discrete digital
audio format adding a surround back channel to the DTS digital surround
sound) and DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 (discrete 6.1 channel digital audio format
inserting a surround back channel to the DTS surround sound through matrix
- DTS Neo:6 Surround: DTS Neo:6 is a matrix decoding
technology for achieving 6.1-channel surround playback with 2-channel
sources. You can choose from two DTS Neo: 6 Surround formats - Neo: 6 Cinema
and Neo: 6 Music. You can also adjust the Center Gain to expand the sound
image from the center channel.
- DTS 96/24: DTS 96/24 is a digital audio format enabling
high sound quality playback in 5.1-channels with a sampling frequency of 96
kHz and 24 bit quantization of DVD-video.
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: DTS-HD High Resolution
Audio is an improved version of the conventional DTS, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24
signal formats that is compatible with sampling frequencies of 96 or 48 kHz
and up to 7.1-channels of discrete digital sound. High data bit rate
performance provides high quality sound.
- DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio is a lossless
audio format compatible with up to 96 kHz and up to 7.1-channels. The
lossless audio coding technology faithfully reproduces the sound of the
- Neural Surround: Neural Surround has been adopted by XM Satellite
Radio for digital radio broadcasts of XM HD Surround recordings and live
events in surround sound. Neural Surround employs psychoacoustic frequency
domain processing which allows delivery of a more detailed sound stage with
superior channel separation and localization of audio elements.
- THX Select2 Cinema: THZ Select2 Cinema mode plays 5.1 movies
using all 7.1 speaker give you the best possible movie watching experience.
In this mode, ASA (Advanced Speaker Array) processing blends the surround
L/R speakers and surround back speakers, providing the optimal mix of
ambient and directional surround sound.
- THX Cinema: THX Cinema accurately translates the sound
from the movie theater environment into the your home by correcting the
tonal and spatial errors that occur. When the Home THX Cinema mode is
selected on the SR7002, THX post-processing is automatically added after the
Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Digital or DTS decoder.
- THX Surround EX: With the SR7002, Dolby Digital EX
soundtracks further undergo Home THX Cinema processing to achieve a THX
Surround EX system. This mode gives you more detailed imaging behind you,
allowing for 360-degree surround sound effects.
- THX Music Mode: THX Music mode can be used for playing
5.1 multi-channel music sources. In this mode THX processing is applied to
the surround channels to provide a wide and stable rear soundstage.
- THX Games Mode: Two channel stereo and multi channel,
analog and digital signals are compatible with THX Games Mode. ASA is used
to accurately place all game audio information, providing a full 360°
playback environment. THX Games Mode is unique as it gives you a smooth
transition of audio in all points of the surround field.
THX Select2 Certification: This unit has been built and
tested to conform to the high standards of sound and build quality set by the
THX Select2 Certification program. THX is the unique collaboration between
Lucasfilm Ltd. and audio equipment manufacturers. THX Select2 certification
provides a rigorous set of performance standards, along with proprietary
surround sound post-processing technologies, designed to enhance the surround
sound playback experience in the home theater. When the THX Select2 mode is on,
the following THX post-processing is added:
- Re-Equalization: The tonal balance of a film soundtrack
tends to be excessively bright and harsh when played back over audio
equipment in the home because film soundtracks are designed to be played
back in large movie theaters using very different professional equipment.
Re-Equalization restores the correct tonal balance for watching a movie
soundtrack in a typical home environment.
- Timbre Matching: The human ear changes our perception
of a sound depending on the direction from which the sound is coming. In a
movie theater, there is an array of surround speakers so that the surround
information is all around you. In a home theater only two or four surround
speakers are used. The Timbre Matching feature filters the information going
to the surround speakers so that they more closely match the tonal
characteristics of the sound coming from the front speakers. This ensures
seamless panning between the front and surround speakers.
- Adaptive Decorrelation: In a movie theater, a large
number of surround speakers help create an enveloping surround sound
experience, while in a home theater there are usually only two or four
surround speakers. This can make the surround speakers sound like headphones
that lack spaciousness. The surround sounds will also collapse into the
closest speaker as you move away from the middle seating position. Adaptive
Decorrelation slightly changes one surround channel's time and phase
relationship with respect to the others. This expands the listening position
and creates the same spacious surround experience as in a movie theater.
- ASA (Advanced Speaker Array): ASA is a proprietary THX
technology which processes the sound fed to the two side and two back
surround speakers to provide the optimal surround sound experience.
Surround Channel Level: The channel level can be independently set for
Multi-Channel Stereo, CSII and other modes. You can adjust the Center level,
Surround level and Surround Back level from -12 to +12 in 0.5 dB increments. The
Subwoofer level can be adjusted from -18 to +12 in 0.5 dB increments.
LFE Level: This function selects the output level of the LFE signal
included in the Dolby Digital signal or the DTS signal. You can select from 0 to
M-DAX: This function makes up for lost audio content in MP3 or AAC
sources during playback.
Dialogue Normalization: Dialogue Normalization is a feature
of Dolby Digital which is used to keep the programs at the same average
listening level so the user does not have to change the volume control between
Dolby Digital programs.
Night Mode: Useful at night or when loud noise is undesirable, this
mode compresses the dynamic range, making it easier to hear quieter audio
content without increasing the overall volume of your system. Night Mode is only
effective for Dolby Digital content.
On-Screen Display: The receiver incorporates an on-screen menu system which makes various operations
and menu selections visible on your connected television set.
Sleep Timer: The receiver offers a Sleep Timer which will
automatically turn the unit off after 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100,
110, or 120 minutes.
Front Panel Lock: You can lock all the controls on the front panel of
the unit, accept for the Power button, to prevent anyone else from changing the
settings on your receiver.
Memory Backup: This unit is equipped with a backup function to prevent
memory data such as the preset memory from being erased.
Learning Remote: The provided IR wireless remote control is a
universal learning remote control. The remote features a adjustable backlit LCD
window which displays information about the sources and modes selected from the
remote control. The remote control's buttons are also backlit with a press of a
button. This remote is preset with a total of 12 types of remote codes including
Marantz TV, DVD, VCR, DSS, Tuner, CD/CD-R, MD, Tape, Aux1, Aux2, and amp. The
remote also contains codes for other manufactures which can be programmed. In
addition, the remote control is capable of learning and storing codes used by
other remote controls. You can use the remote control to program a series of
button operations in sequence. A single button on the remote can be programmed
to perform up to 20 steps in sequence. A total of 20 buttons on the remote can
be programmed with macros.
Multi-Room Remote: This included remote control can be used in
multi-room systems. Using this remote control, you can operate the SR7002
through optional infrared receiver or the infrared receptor of Marantz products
in multiple rooms. This remote features illuminated buttons so it is easy to use
in the dark. This remote is preset with a total of 12 types of remote codes
including Marantz TV, DVD, VCR, DSS, Tuner 1, Tuner 2, CD/CD-R, MD, Tape, Aux1
and Aux2. The remote also contains codes for other manufactures which can be
programmed. In addition, the remote control is capable of learning and storing
codes used by other remote controls.
Inputs and Outputs
HDMI (version 1.3) Inputs/Outputs With Upconversion: This unit has 4
HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs. The 4 HDMI inputs are assignable from the
receiver's on-screen menu. The dual HDMI outputs cannot be used simultaneously.
The SR7002 will convert composite video, S-video, and component video to HDMI.
Component Video Input/Outputs: This unit has 4 component video inputs
to obtain the color information (Y, Cb, Cr) directly from the recorded DVD
signal or other video component; and 2 component video outputs to output the
video signal directly into the matrix decoder of your television. By sending the
pure DVD component video signal directly, the DVD signal forgoes the extra
processing that normally would degrade the image. the result is vastly increased
image quality, with incredibly life like colors and crisp detail. The 2
component video outputs will display the same video signal.
Digital Inputs/Outputs: There are 3 coaxial digital inputs and
4 optical digital inputs (one on front). The inputs accept digital audio signals from a compact
disc, LD, DVD or other digital source component. There is also 1 coaxial digital
output and 1 optical digital output. The digital outputs can be connected to MD,
recorders, CD recorders, DAT decks, or other similar components.
Preamp Outputs: The SR7002 features Front left, Front right, Center,
Surround left, Surround right, Surround Back left, Surround Back right and
Subwoofer preamp outputs to connect the receiver to external power amplifiers.
7.1 Channel Input: The SR7002 features a 7.1 Channel input (Front
left, Front right, Center, Surround left, Surround right, Surround Back left,
Surround Back right and Subwoofer) for connecting a DVD Audio player, Super
Audio CD multi-channel player, or other component that has a multi-channel port
so you can playback the audio with 5.1 channel or 7.1 channel surround sound. If
you will not be using the 7.1 channel input with a multi-channel decoder,
you can use the front and left inputs as an auxiliary input.
Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post speaker
terminals for the front A, front B, center, surround, surround back, and
multi-zone channels. The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and
single banana plugs. The terminals are spaced too far apart for dual banana
plugs. The collar surrounding the binding post terminals prevent the use of
Front-Panel A/V Input: The receiver features a front-panel AV input
which consists of a composite video, S-video, stereo RCA and optical digital
Headphone Output: The receiver features a 1/4" stereo headphone jack
on its front panel for connecting a pair of optional headphones. The unit's
speakers will automatically be turned off when a set of headphones are
RS-232C: The RS-232C port is to be used in conjunction with an
external controller to control the operation of the unit by using an external
device. The RS-232C port may also be used in the future to update the operating
software of the unit so that it will be able to support new digital audio
Flasher In: This 3.5mm input is used to control the SR7002 from
each of its zone from an external key-pad (sold separately)
DC Trigger Output: These two 3.5mm outputs allow you to connect
external devices so they can be turned on by the SR7002.
Remote In/Out: These RCA input/output connectors allow you to connect
the SR7002 to a Marantz component equipped with remote control (RC-5) terminals.