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Marantz SR7005

Home theater receiver with 3D-ready HDMI switching, Internet-ready

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Our take on the Marantz SR7005

by Marshall Chase
Marantz

Receivers: Your ticket to sensational sound

Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more — it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.

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Versatile, powerful and fun

The SR7005 home theater receiver combines clean looks with up-to-the-minute features and the audiophile sound quality you expect from Marantz. It's rated at 125 watts per channel, but this receiver is about more than just brute power. It's about finesse. Packed with a long list of the latest movie sound decoding formats, the '7005 takes you through every tight turn of every car chase, and every whisper of dialogue to keep you hanging at the edge of your seat.You can plug your iPod® straight into the receiver's front panel or upgrade to Apple AirPlay® for ultra-convenient access to your iTunes® library — no dock needed.


The right connections and controls for your digital music


The SR7005 offers plenty of access to digital music. Control music from your iPod® or iPhone® through the front USB port. An Ethernet port lets you connect to your DLNA compliant computer so the music files can flow easily. Tap into Internet radio, Rhapsody™, Napster®, Pandora™, and flickr™. You can also stream wirelessly from your compatible device with the optional RX-101 Bluetooth® receiver. Add an optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit to enjoy SIRIUS satellite programming. Plus the '7005 uses Marantz M-DAX2®, their latest Dynamic Audio Expander to restore high fidelity to, "lossy" music files.

Unleash your iTunes® music — with a free upgrade to AirPlay®

Apple's exciting AirPlay technology lets you access your favorite music from your iPhone®, iPad™, iPod touch®, or your iTunes library on your computer using this Marantz receiver. You'll be able to control iTunes and see music information, including your album art, track titles, and artist info on your compatible Apple device, or on your TV if your Marantz receiver is equipped with a video output. First you will need a free firmware upgrade. Go to the Marantz website for instructions on how to download and activate the upgrade. Requires a wireless home network. Receiver requires wired connection to the router.

You'll like the sound no matter where you sit


This receiver also features Audyssey MultEQ®, a sophisticated auto-calibration system that helps you get the most accurate home theater sound possible. Watch a video on how Audyssey MultiEQ improves sound in your room.

The SR7005 uses the supplied microphone to analyze sound from up to six different listening positions, then automatically adjusts level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers. You'll get Super-accurate response across a wide listening area instead of just a single "sweet spot", so everyone in the room can enjoy precisely balanced home theater sound.


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Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 125 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Pro Logic® IIz
    • Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ XT six-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
    • Audyssey DSX processing for enhanced surround sound height and width effects using additional front speakers
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to maintain steady listening levels
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for fuller surround sound at lower volumes
    Digital Music Options:
    • Apple AirPlay®-ready with free firmware upgrade from Marantz
    • iPod®/iPhone® integration through front USB
    • DLNA-certified to stream music and photos from a compatible Windows computer
    • streams music from internet radio, Rhapsody™ , Napster®, Pandora™, and flickr™ (broadband connection required)
    • Bluetooth® streaming with optional RX-101 receiver
    • SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit)
    • built-in HD Radio™ tuner
    Multi-room Audio:
    • three-room/three-source output
      • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room, line-level for 3rd
      • using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room
      • only analog audio sources can be played in the 2nd and 3rd rooms
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current amplifier design with massive power transformer
    • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • direct mode switches off unnecessary circuitry to provide cleaner sound
    • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping compatible front left and right speakers
    • Marantz M-DAX2® enhances the sound quality of compressed music files
    Connections:
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI switching (6 in, 2 out)
    • HDMI version 1.4a with support for 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC
    • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI
    • component video switching (3 in, 2 out)
    • digital audio inputs: 3 optical and 2 coaxial
    • 1 optical output
    • 5 audio/video inputs, including:
      • 1 front-panel input with composite video
      • 4 rear-panel inputs with composite video
    • 2 audio-only inputs
    • phono input
    • Ethernet port for music and JPEG streaming from a wired PC network
    • 2 pairs of main speaker outputs
    General Features:
    • free Marantz remote app lets you use your iPod touch®, iPhone® or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi® remote
    • intuitive on-screen menu via all monitor outputs
    • 60 AM/FM/SIRIUS presets
    • multibrand, backlit, learning remote
    • 17-3/8"Wx 7-6/16"H x 16"D
    • weight: 29 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Features and Specs
    General
    Number Of Channels
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    7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts)
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    125
    THD in Stereo
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    0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)
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    20-20k Hz
    FM Sensitivity
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    14.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner
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    Built-in
    On-Screen Display
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    Thru All monitor outs
    Auto Speaker Calibration
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    Audyssey MultEQ XT
    HDMI Standby Pass-through
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    Yes
    Composite Video Conversion
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    From Composite to HDMI
    S-Video Conversion
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    No
    Component Video Conversion
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    From Component Video to HDMI
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion
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    up to 1080p
    Internet-ready
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    Yes
    Apple AirPlay
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    Firmware update required
    App Remote Control
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    No
    Bluetooth-compatible
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    USB port for iPod/iPhone
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    Yes
    DLNA Certified
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    Audio
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    Multibrand Remote Control
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    Learning Remote
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    Yes
    LCD Remote
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    Yes
    Width (inches)
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    17-5/16
    Height (inches)
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    7-3/8
    Depth (inches)
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    16-1/16
    Weight (pounds)
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    28.6
    Parts Warranty
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    3 Years
    Labor Warranty
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    3 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output
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    Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output
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    Multi-room Video
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    Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output
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    No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital
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    DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    DTS
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    DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input
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    1
    Audio-Video Inputs
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    6
    Audio-only Inputs
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    4
    S-Video Inputs
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    None
    S-Video Outputs
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    None
    S-Video Monitor Outputs
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    None
    Component Video Inputs
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    4
    Component Video Monitor Outputs
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    2
    Optical Digital Inputs
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    3
    Coaxial Digital Inputs
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    2
    Optical Digital Outputs
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    1
    Coaxial Digital Outputs
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    None
    HDMI Inputs
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    6
    HDMI Monitor Outputs
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    2
    Subwoofer Outputs
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    2
    Multi-Channel Analog Input
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    Yes
    Multi-channel Preamp Output
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    Yes
    Main Speaker Output Pairs
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    2
    Main Speaker Terminals
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    Ethernet Port
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    1
    USB Connections
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    1 Front
    Removable Power Cord
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    IEC 2-prong
    Product Research
    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • AV surround receiver
    • 6' AC power cord
    • RC011SR Learning remote control
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Audyssey microphone (ACM1H) with attached 24' cord terminated by a male 3.5mm minijack connector
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna
    • User Guide (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • USA Warranty Information
    • Canada Warranty Information

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    Audio Features
    Video Features
    Network & Tuner Functions
    USB/iPod Integration
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Audio Features

    Fully Discrete 7-Channel Amplifier: The Marantz SR7005 AV Surround Receiver is equipped with a power amplifier that plays back high-fidelity sound in surround mode with equal quality and power for all channels, true to the original sound. The receiver's power amplifier circuit adopts a discrete-circuit configuration that achieves high-quality surround sound playback. Each of the SR7005's seven amplifiers is built with the finest discrete components, not off-the-shelf "Power Pack" ICs. As a result, each amplifier delivers 125 continuous watts over the entire audio bandwidth accurate, deep bass and natural, unforced mid and high frequencies. The Marantz AV Surround Receiver's 7-channel amplifier is rated at 125 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20Hz-20kHz, with 0.08% THD, driving 2 channels).

    Current Feedback Topology: The Marantz SR7005 uses a high-speed current feedback amplifier circuit for its preamplifier so that audio signals from a Blu-ray Disc player and other equipment that support high-definition audio formats can be amplified with high fidelity. Current Feedback technology offers faster signal handling and extended frequency range. Current feedback circuits track rapid sonic changes more accurately and thus sound more natural. Current feedback topology insures astounding accuracy and control even under high-drive conditions.

    Isolated Audio Circuit Board: The carefully-optimized audio signal path rests on a separate circuit board for maximum performance as well as isolation from interferences generated by high-speed video processing.

    HDAMs (Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Modules): The SR7005 utilizes Marantz's proprietary HDAM (Hyper-Dynamic Amplifier Module) circuits for dynamic music and soundtrack reproduction. HDAMs combine the short signal path advantages of ICs (integrated circuit) and op-amps (operational amplifier) with the superior sound quality of separate circuit components. An HDAM's size is important, particularly in an A/V receiver where space is very limited. Because HDAMs are discrete designs, Marantz engineers are free to choose the parts best able to preserve the sonic details of your favorite sources.

    24-Bit, 192 kHz D/A Converters: The SR7005 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.

    Audyssey Technology: The Marantz SR7005 features a full package of Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality.

    • Audyssey MultEQ XT: Audyssey MultEQ XT technology helps create an optimal acoustic profile for your home theater. Using the included setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ XT measures sound levels and adjusts speaker configuration accordingly, making setup fast and easy. This room acoustic measuring and correction system analyzes (via the included microphone) the audio characteristics of your speaker system and your listening environment at up to 8 measurement points and automatically tailors the sound for top audio fidelity. You can set the Audyssey MultEQ XT to one of the following modes.
      • Audyssey: Optimizes the crossover point, output level, delay time, and equalization of all speakers based on speaker frequency response, speaker location, and room acoustics.
      • Audyssey Bypass L/R: Optimizes all speakers except front left and right.
      • Audyssey Flat: Optimizes frequency response of all speakers to flat.
      • Manual: Adjusts the tonal quality for each speaker individually using the manual equalizer settings; adjust from -20 to +6 dB at 63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16 kHz.
      • Off: Turns equalizer off.
      Dynamic EQ: Audio engineers mix music and movie soundtracks at reference levels much louder than typical home listening levels. At lower volumes the human ear perceives sound differently; voices change, bass dissipates, and the surround effect becomes less enveloping. Dynamic EQ adjusts the frequency response curve based on volume to maintain consistent bass output, octave-to-octave balance, and surround impact, resulting in rich sound at any volume. You can set the Dynamic EQ to 0, 5, 10, or 15 dB.
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume solves the problem of large variations in volume level between television programs, commercials, and between the soft and loud passages of movies. Dynamic Volume addresses the issue of commercials that are too loud and movie soundtracks with vast differences between soft and loud passages; the results are more intelligible dialogue, loud passages maintain impact, and soft whispers are heard clearly. When the volume level changes, Dynamic EQ also adjusts the frequency response to maintain sound quality. You can set the Dynamic Volume to Day (low), Evening (middle), Midnight (high), or off.
    • Audyssey DSX (Dynamic Surround Expansion): Audyssey DSX is a scalable surround exposition system that adds new channels to improve the surround impression. Based on research in human hearing, Audyssey DSX add a pair of Wide channels in the front because that information is critical in the rendering of a realistic soundstage. Audyssey DSX then adds a pair of Height channels above the main front channels to reproduce the next most important acoustical and perceptual cues related to soundstage depth. In addition to creating these new channels, Audyssey DSX applies Surround Envelopment Processing to enhance the blend between the front and side/back surround channels. The result is a much more seamless and enveloping home theater experience.

    Digital Signal Processing (DSP): The Marantz SR7005 is equipped with a high-resolution SHARC 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 SR7005 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 AV surround receiver features Dolby Digital and DTS-HD decoding, as well as offers Dolby Pro Logic 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.

    Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround mode parameters:

    • Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in the Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements you can adjust:
      • Panorama: Broadens the front stereo image to the surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective when there is limited output from the surround channels, panorama can be turned on/off in the menu.
      • Dimension: Allows you to move the sound field forward or backward.
      • Center Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the center channel.
    • Center Image: In the Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel, especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 7 (nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut in half).
    • Height Gain: Adjust the volume (Low/Mid/High) of the Front Height channels in Dolby Pro Logic IIz.
    • Stage Height/Width: Adjust the sound stage width/height (+/-10dB) when using Front Height or Front Wide speaker in Audyssey DSX.

    Stereo Modes: The Marantz SR7005 surround receiver also provides two-channel stereo and multi-channel stereo playback, as well a virtual surround from two stereo speakers.

    • 2CH Stereo: This is the mode for playing in 2-channel stereo; bass and treble can be adjusted and sound is output from the front left and right speakers, along with a connected subwoofer.
    • Multi-Channel Stereo: This mode lets you enjoy stereo sound from all speakers.
    • Virtual Speaker: Enjoy surround effects using only the front speakers or headphones.

    Direct Modes: The Marantz SR7005 offers two Direct sound modes which offer high-quality sound by bypassing the receiver's DSP & video circuitry.

    • Source Direct: In this mode the 2ch audio signal is played in its original form, without any surround or tone processing. Multichannel audio signal is played in its original form, without any tone processing.
    • Pure Direct: This mode is for playback in higher sound quality than in Direct mode. The display and analog video circuitry are turned off to minimize the possibility of any noise being added to the signal.

    Surround Parameters: You adjust surround sound parameters to customize your audio listening experience.

    • Center Image: You can also adjust the Center Gain to expand the sound image from the center channel in DTS NEO: 6 mode.
    • Center Width: The Center Width feature allows you to gradually spread the center channel sound into the front left and right speakers in Pro Logic IIx mode.
    • 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 in Pro Logic IIx mode.
    • Panorama: Panorama wraps the sound of the front left and right speakers around you, for an exciting perspective in Pro Logic IIx mode.
    • Height Gain: This feature controls the front height channel volume in Pro Logic IIz mode.
    • 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 -10 dB.

    HT-EQ: The tonal balance of a film soundtrack will be excessively bright and harsh when played back over audio equipment in the home. This is because film soundtracks were designed to be played back in large movie theater environments. Activating the receiver's HT-EQ feature when watching a film made for movie theaters corrects this and restores the correct tonal balance.

    M-DAX: This function makes up for lost audio content in MP3, WMA, or AAC sources during playback. It can be set to High or Low.

    DRC (Dynamic Range Compression): This features compresses the AV receiver's dynamic range (difference between loud and soft sounds).

    Tone Control: You can adjust the tonal quality of the sound by adjusting the receiver's bass and treble independently from -6 to +6 dB.

    Source Level: This function corrects the playback level (+/-12db) of the selected input source's audio input. Make this setting if there are differences in the input volume levels between the different sources.

    Volume Settings: You can adjust the unit's maximum volume, power on level, and mute level.

    • Volume Limit: Set the receiver's maximum volume level to -20dB, -10dB, 0dB, or None.
    • Power On Level: Define the volume setting (-80 to +18dB, Last) that is active when the power is turned on.
    • Mute Level: Set the amount of attenuation (Full, -40dB, or -20dB) when muting is activated.

    Note: You can also adjust the receiver's Zone 2 & 3 Volume Level and Volume Limit.

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Marantz AV receiver offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.

    • Speaker Terminals: The SR7005 provides 11 pairs of high quality four-way binding post speaker connectors (front A, front B/front-height, front-wide, center, surround, and surround-back speaker channels). This lets you connect speakers for a full 7.1 system in your main room, add height and/or wide speakers to that system, and still have connections left over for speakers in different zones. So when you choose different surround modes, or opt for stereo throughout your home, or a combination of the two, you don't have to disconnect or reconnect any speakers. Simply let the SR7005's microprocessor route the appropriate signals to the proper speakers. 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 spade connectors.
      • Bi-Amp Connection: A bi-amp connection is possible with speakers that have two set of inputs by combining the Front A and Surround Back 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. This configuration will limit your Home Theater to 5.1- channel.
      • Front B/Height Speakers: The Marantz SR7005 features Front B/Height speaker terminals which can be used as a second pair of speakers in another room (playing the same source), or used as Front Height speakers for added surround sound depth in Pro Logic IIz mode or Audyssey DSX mode.
      • Front-Wide Speakers: The SR7005 features a dedicated pair of Front-Wide speaker terminals to add a wider, broader surround sound experience to your home theater in Audyssey DSX mode.
    • Digital Inputs/Output: There are 2 coaxial digital inputs and 3 optical digital inputs (one on front). The inputs accept digital audio signals from a compact disc, DVD, Blu-ray, or other digital source component. There is also 1 optical digital output. The digital output can be connected to a CD or DVD recorder.
    • Preamp Outputs: The SR7005 features Front left, Front right, Center, Surround left, Surround right, Surround Back left, Surround Back right and two Subwoofer preamp outputs to connect the receiver to external power amplifiers.
    • 7.1 Channel Input: The SR7005 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.
    • 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 connected.

    Video Features

    10 HD Inputs: The Marantz SR7005 is equipped with ten HD inputs. Six HDMI (ver.1.4a) inputs (up to 1080/24p capable) let you connect a high-definition satellite receiver, Blu-ray Disc player, and game system for high definition video and audio. Four component inputs (1080/60i capable) provide added HD-capable connectivity and versatility.

    • HDMI (ver.1.4a): The receiver is equipped with six HDMI (ver.1.4) inputs (one on front) for connecting HDMI-equipped audio/video components. All six HDMI inputs are capable of carrying uncompressed digital audio and video up to 1080p. There are two HDMI (v.1.4) outputs which allow you to transmit the same video signal to two televisions (one at a time only). The HDMI output 1 supports the ARC (Audio Return Channel) function. All HDMI (v.1.4) connections support 24p playback, x.v. color, deep color, 3D video, and standby pass-through.
    • Component Video (Y, Cb, Cr): This unit features four component video inputs, a component video monitor output, and a component video Zone 2 output. These jacks feature an 60 MHz bandwidth, making them capable of passing high-definition video signals. The component video inputs and output will support 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i video signals.

    HDMI Upscaling: The Marantz AV receiver features a high-precision Anchor Bay (ABT2015) 10-bit video scaler. The ABT2015 10-bit processor, Anchor Bay's fourth-generation video engine, provides exceptional performance including transcoding, deinterlacing, and scaling to give you the flexibility and convenience you need to connect and display all your audio/video components. The SR7005 can take an analog video input (composite or 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 up to 1080p. The Marantz SR7005 will also upscale incoming lower resolution (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i) HDMI video signals to 1080p through the receiver' HDMI monitor output. The receiver's HDMI inputs and monitor output will support 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p video signals.

    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 SR7005.

    1080/24p: When connected to a 1080/24p Blu-ray player and flat-panel HDTV, you can enjoy remarkable video performance of Blu-ray which brings out the full character of film material.

    3D-Ready: This AV receiver supports input and output of 3D (three-dimensional) video signals through its HDMI (v1.4a) connections. 3D viewing requires 3D-ready source with 3D content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D glasses, and high-speed HDMI cable. Other 3D accessories may also be required.

    Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The SR7005 also supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.

    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, audio and video can be automatically synchronized using this function. The Lipsync feature can also me set manually from 0 to 200 ms (in 10 ms steps).

    ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.

    HDMI Standby Pass Through: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through feature allows you to choose which HDMI input remains accessible when the receiver is powered off, so you can view back an HDMI source on your TV even when the receiver is in standby mode. You can select between any HDMI input or the Last HDMI input you were viewing when you turned the receiver off.

    Video Settings: The Marantz SR7005 provides the following video settings to suit your video source and content.

    • Video Modes: 3 Video Modes to choose from - Auto, Movie, or Game.
    • Aspect Ratio: You can set the aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:) for the video signal output through the HDMI monitor output jack.
    • Picture Adjust: Adjust the contrast, brightness, chroma level, hue, DNR (digital noise reduction), and Enhancer (contours) of the receiver's HDMI monitor output.

    Front-Panel A/V Input: The receiver features a front-panel AV input which consists of a composite video, stereo RCA, and optical digital jack.

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Network Connection: You can connect the SR7005's RJ-45 (LAN) Ethernet port to your home's network and playback music & photo files that are stored on your computer. You can also listen to internet radio through the receiver's network connection.

    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 Certified: The SR7005's Ethernet connection is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 certified and Windows 7 compliant. This means it's easier for you access and enjoy digital music stored on your PC through your home audio system.

    Media Player: The SR7005 lets you play music files and picture files stored on your computer via a network connection. Music and picture files can be preset and registered to your favorites for instant playback.

    • Audio File Playback: MP3 (32-320 kbps), WMA (48-192 kbps), AAC (16-320 kbps), WAV (16-bit), and FLAC (16/20/24-bit) audio files stored on your computer can be played through the Marantz SR7005 via its network connection. You can control playback of your streamed audio files from the SR7005. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and WMA META tag information so song title, artist name, album name, and album art can be displayed on your connected television.
    • Picture File Playback: Still picture (JPEG) files stored on your computer can be played as slide shows on a connected TV through the receiver's network connection. The duration each picture is displayed can be adjusted (5-60 secs).

    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)

    Internet Radio: The Marantz SR7005 lets you access Internet Radio stations from around the world. Internet Radio stations in MP3 and WMA format are supported. You can choose from thousands of Internet Radio stations and sort them by genre and region. 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. Your favorite Internet Radio stations are displayed at the top of the menu screen on your connected TV. You can listen to your favorite music through the following Internet Radio services - Rhapsody, Napster, and Pandora.

    • Napster: The monthly music subscription service Napster is accessible. You can search for particular tracks on Napster and register your favorite tracks to the "My Napster Library".
    • Pandora: Once the receiver is registered with your Pandora account, you can listen to the automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can create up to 100 original 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.
    • Rhapsody: Rhapsody is another paid music broadcast service accessible through the receiver. You can search for particular tracks on Rhapsody and register your favorite tracks to "My Library". You can also search for similar music to the music you are currently listening to.

    Note: This receiver's Internet Radio Station list is created using a radio station database service (vTuner). This database service provides a list edited and created for this unit

    HD Radio: The SR7005 features a built-in HD AM/FM tuner. HD radio stations offer higher sound quality than conventional FM/AM broadcasts. HD FM stations sound as great as CD quality while HD AM sounds a rich as analog FM stereo. A variety of data services, including text-based information, song title, artist name, album name, and genre can be received and displayed. In addition to conventional broadcast, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 4 multicast programs (HD1/HD2/HD3/HD4). The SR7005's tuner also supports analog AM/FM stations.

    Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: The Marantz SR7005 can be connected to the optional SiriusConnect home tuner kit (607SCH1 or 220SCH2P, sold separately), allowing you to receive Sirius Satellite Radio through the receiver. The display shows channel name, number, category, artist, or song title. Up to 56 Sirius Satellite Radio stations can be preset. A subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio is required.

    Photo Sharing: The Marantz SR7005 lets you share your photos with Flickr. Flickr is an on-line photo sharing service; you can create an account, upload your photos, and access them using the SR7005. You can also view photos made public by other users.

    USB/iPod Integration

    USB Port: The Marantz SR7005 is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port for easy, direct connection of a USB mass storage class (MSC) device with audio and still image files.

    • Audio File Playback: The front-panel USB port supports playback of MP3 (32-320 kbps), WMA (48-192 kbps), AAC (16-320 kbps), WAV (16-bit), and FLAC (16/20/24-bit) audio files recorded in FAT 16 or FAT 32 onto a USB mass storage class (MSC) device. You can control music playback from the receiver and remote control. The unit also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and WMA META tag information so song title, artist name, album name, and album art (only TV) can be displayed the receiver and on your connected television.
    • Still Image Playback: Still picture (JPEG) files stored on a USB memory device can be played back as a slide-show. The duration each picture is displayed can be set (5-60 secs).

    Note: Copyright-protected files cannot be played. USB memory devices will not work via a USB hub. It is not possible to connect and use a computer via the unit's USB port using a USB cable.

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The unit's front-panel USB (type-A) port can also be used to directly connect your Apple iPod or iPhone. The Marantz SR7005 supports direct USB connection, audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select iPod/iPhones. The Marantz SR7005 offers the following iPod/iPhone functions.

    • USB Direct Connection: The USB connection features digital audio signal handling, which routes the digital signal to the SR7005's 24 bit/192 kHz audiophile quality D/A converters for optimum fidelity.
    • Audio Playback: You can listen to music files from your iPod/iPhone by simply connecting the iPod/iPhone to the SR7005's front-panel USB port using the USB/Dock cable that came with your Apple iPod/iPhone.
    • Music Navigation: You can choose to operate your connected iPod/iPhone from the SR7005's front-panel controls and remote control, or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. The Marantz SR7005 lets you browse by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook. It also offers Play/Pause, Stop, Skip/Back, Repeat, and Random functions.
    • Music Information Display: The Marantz AV receiver will display Track #, Elapsed playing time; as well as Song, Artist, and Album name on the unit's display or your connected TV. The receiver can also display Album Art on your connected television. You can also choose to view the music information on your iPod or iPhone.
    • Charging: The SR7005 will charge your connected iPod or iPhone when the AV receiver is powered up.

    AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you wirelessly 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 SR7005. Using the Remote App on your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad and your wireless home network, 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 on your Apple compatible device or the Marantz AV receiver.

    Note: This AirPlay compatible component requires a free firmware upgrade to enjoy this exclusive technology, using the receiver's "Feature Upgrade" function. Visit Marantz.com for firmware upgrade.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Marantz SR7005 is "Made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following specific iPod/iPhone models (as of 1/11/2013):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type AirPlay Charge
    Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Album Art Artist/Song Text Track Info
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 6.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    4 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    iPad mini 1 6.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head 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.

    Convenience Features

    Front Panel Design: The receiver's front panel features a combination of aluminum extrusion and glass-reinforced resin which shields internal circuitry and absorbs internal and external resonances. The front panel is clean, precise, and inviting. Volume and input selection knobs flank a round volume/source display. A drop- down door hides secondary controls and connectors to maintain that classic look while providing easy access to the extensive features of the SR7005.

    On-Screen GUI + Front-Panel Display: The receiver incorporates an on-screen color GUI (Graphic User Interface) menu system which makes various operations and menu selections visible on your connected television set. To view the on-screen GUI, you will need to connect the Monitor Out jack of the receiver to the composite, component video, or HDMI input of your television.  In addition to the round volume/source display centered on the front panel, there's a second and even more comprehensive source of information behind the panel's drop-down door. This display shows menu choices for custom setup and other data to help you get the most out of your new A/V receiver.

    Multi Zone: The SR7005's Zone System mode allows the same audio/video source or different audio/video sources to be heard and viewed in other rooms other than where the receiver is installed. The Marantz AV receiver features a Main Audio/Video Zone (Main), a Second Audio/Video Zone (Zone 2), and a Third Audio Only Zone (Zone 3).

    • Main Zone: The Main Zone contains 7.1-channel playback of your audio/video gear in your main entertainment room.
    • Audio/Video Zone 2: 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 or component video connections to a separate amplifier and display monitor. The SR7005 AV receiver's Surround Back Speaker outputs 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.
    • Audio Only Zone 3: The Audio Only Zone 3 allows audio playback of another audio source connected to the receiver in another room of your home via left/right RCA audio output connections to a separate amplifier. The SR7005 AV receiver's Surround Back Speaker outputs can be assigned to Zone 3, 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.

    Note: Zone 2 & 3 will playback tuner, analog, digital (PCM only), network, and USB sources. Zone 2 & 3 can only playback PCM (2-channel) audio input from the receiver's digital (optical/coaxial) terminals. Zone 2 will only output video from the receiver's composite video inputs. You must currently be listening to a USB device or Network audio source in the Main Zone to initially select USB or Network as a source in Zone 2. Then you can switch the Main Zone to any source you desire. You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or different Network content for different zones. To hear Airplay in Zone 2/3, the Main Zone must also be playing Airplay. You can have other sources playing in Zone 2/3 when the main zone is using Airplay. HDMI cannot be output to Zone 2 or 3. Zone 3 does not output any video sources.

    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.

    Setup Lock. This feature protects your AV receiver's settings from inadvertently being changed.

    Input Name: The names of the receiver input functions can be changed as desired. The maximum number of characters that can be registered for the names is 8, including spaces. The function names that you register will appear on the unit's display.

    Last Function Memory: This function store the settings which were made before going into the standby mode. When the power is turned back one, the settings are restored.

    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.

    Remote Control

    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 remote codes for Marantz AV components. 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 (this remote is capable of learning around 160 codes). You can use the remote control to program a series of button operations in sequence. This remote can remember up to 6 macro functions; each macro can record a maximum of 10 steps.

    HDMI Control: When you make an HDMI connection between the Marantz AV Receiver and a HDMI control-function compatible TV or Blu-ray/DVD player, you can perform the following operations.

    • The AV receiver can be turned off with the TV's remote.
    • You can switch audio output devices from the TV remote.
    • You can adjust the AV receiver's volume with the TV remote.
    • You can switch the AV receiver's input sources through the TV remote.
    • When playing a Blu-ray/DVD player, the AV receiver automatically switches to the input source of the player.

    Remote Connections: The Marantz SR7005 is fitted with the following custom remote inputs/outputs.

    • Flasher In: This 3.5mm input is used to control the SR7005 from each of its zones from an external key-pad (sold separately)
    • DC Trigger Output: The two DC trigger outputs (3.5mm) allow you to connect two external devices so they can be turned on by the SR7005.
    • Remote In/Out: These RCA input/output connectors allow you to connect the SR7005 to a Marantz component equipped with remote control (RC-5) terminals.
    • 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 formats.

    Bluetooth Ready: Through its proprietary M-Xport, the SR7005 offers Bluetooth capability. Simply add the optional RX101 Bluetooth adaptor (642RX101, sold separately) to the SR7005 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 cont

     
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    5 out of 5

    Marantz SR- 7005 AVR

    Written By RD, Strafford, NH on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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    WOW! Simply great. Not being a true "techy" it can seem a bit daunting to set up, but the manual and Crutchfield Tech Support made the set up easy and the performance so far is outstanding for both movie/ surround and other music paltforms. Delivers very clear true sound.
    Pros:
    Performance is great. Looks great , sleek modern design. Got a great price through Crutchfiled too.
    Cons:
    Set-up a bit daunting at first but with a little study (manual) and one call with Crutchfield's Tech Support, all was set up and operating great.
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    4 out of 5

    A great receiver that's just short of perfection

    Written By Ed K., Albany, NY on Tuesday, March 05, 2013
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    I purchased the Marantz SR7005 to replace another ten-year-old Marantz receiver, and I'm pretty happy with the purchase overall. While the fit and finish of the SR7005 doesn't quite stack up to the decade-old model it replaces, features, sound and general aesthetics make it an outstanding value.

    Without engaging any of the receiver's various Audyssey modes, amplification was both plentiful and clean - you should have no problem driving your 5.1 (or greater) speaker setup to levels that will have your neighbors calling the police. Engage Audyssey's room correction and you really start to see the value of the SR7005. Regardless of how much time and energy I'd spent adjusting my system's levels in the past, my speakers have never sounded this clean, focused and refined. In particular, my subwoofer's performance is now outstanding.

    The SR7005 provides enough video and audio inputs for most systems, though in the rare instance that you have more than 5 HDMI sources, you may want to look elsewhere. The receiver's upscaling solution (the Anchor Bay model 2015 chip) does a great job upconverting SD sources to 1080p and provides enough customization to tweak less-than-ideal video signals (from, say, a cable box or older legacy player).

    Thanks to intuitive menus and a great assortment of features, the Marantz SR7005 acts as a great home theater control center - while not quite future-proof, it should be capable of powering your system for years to come.
    Pros:
    - pleasing design that looks great in your equipment rack - high quality video scaling - clean amplification with plenty of power - Audyssey room correction, EQ and volume modes work wonders - while only seven can be powered simultaneously, ELEVEN speaker binding posts provide a great deal of setup flexibility - relatively compact enclosure - there's a moving magnet phono input for your turntable - 3 year warranty
    Cons:
    - build quality is acceptable, though I've come to expect more from Marantz (volume knob feels stiff / housing isn't particularly thick) - could have used one or two more HDMI inputs - while it features dual HDMI outputs, only one can be active at a time (if you're creating a multi-room setup, it will have to be analog only)
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome Receiver

    Written By Teng, Saipan, MP on Friday, December 14, 2012
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    This is an awesome receiver, and I'm very satisfied with the purchased. Thanks to Crutchfield for their recommendation.
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    4 out of 5

    SR7005 Tidbits

    Written By Adam J, Roseville, CA on Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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    This receiver is pretty impressive and well worth the investment. I found reading the manual carefully and taking the time to set it up with the on screen settings was worth it. I would of given it 5 stars and would buy it again, but as a discontinued model it is something to consider in terms of firmware support if there is an issue down the road. This review is on some tidbits of the SR7005 others may find useful to know.

    I found no network issues and Airplay feature is rock solid if setup correctly. Running any receiver to a wireless hub as opposed to a wired connection to the router inherently introduces quality of service issues for audio streaming. It also helps to set on the router a fixed IP on the subnet for your Marantz's MAC address, and set QOS as most modern routers have, and set in Marantz options the network "on" in standby mode (if you want to turn it on with your smartphone remote app).

    Depending on your set top box, you may or may not hear a difference in sound improvement by running optical cable besides HDMI. My IPTV box has an optical connection though didn't hear a difference in quality.

    I have yet to see how the HDMI ARC function is useful with this receiver as any audio source output (HDMI audio portion, optical, component) can be input to the unit directly.

    Pros:
    The extra phono plug for a turntable and optical output for recording to a CR recorder is a great touch. The 12V trigger output is very handy. It requires (not included) a 3.5mm mono jack that is generally used to trigger external components on. I use it to trigger an ONKYO MT-282 Amplifier I use for Zone 2 whole house surround.
    Cons:
    Marantz is discontinuing this model (and future "feature based" firmware updates). Though one can easily run Spotify, iHeartRadio, since most support airplay. HDMI sources (such as Apple TV) will not decode the audio portion of the HDMI source directly to the zone 2/3 speaker outputs. You'd figure since HDMI 1.3 standard supports it would be included, its not (see page 70 of manual). Though it's a trivial solution in the Apple TV case, simply add the optical cable & set digital audio input.
    6 out of 7 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Marantz SR7005

    Written By Eyecare, Kaneohe, HI on Friday, September 28, 2012
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    I bought this to complement my new Panasonic TC-P55VT50 TV. It is a very nice A/V receiver that offers a lot of connections and sufficient power to drive moderate-sized and many full-sized speakers properly. I bought it to replace a lower end Denon that was ok but didn't have some of the newer features available in the more current set of receivers. It can do everything from 2.0 to 7.1 speaker setup; I have a 5.1 setup that Audyssey automatically detected and set up and it sounds great.. You can bi-amp this as well if you don't feel this makes enough sound to disturb your neighbors. It turns out that Denon and Marantz are owned by the same holding company and share similar components, although they look quite different externally. Setup was easy enough although I thought Denon did a better job telling you where to place the Audyssey setup microphone than the Marantz instructions did. It turns out, however, that it makes little difference in which order you chose the different mic locations - Audyssey does all the hard work for you, It also told me that one of my surround speakers had reversed wires - nice! Although I initially wanted the ARC feature it turns out that you get much better audio by using a digital optical cable for your connection than relying on HDMI driven ARC. My sound quality improved noticeably when I used the optical audio connection and now I also get proper surround sound from my TV. [continued]
    Pros:
    Another reason I switched to an optical cable was because the Marantz would episodically go silent when TV programming changed from a commercial to regular programming. I could make it go back on by turning the receiver off then back on again but it was an annoying fault that my older Denon never had.
    Cons:
    The only other "issue" I should point out is that this Marantz generates a lot of heat and requires (per the manual) 12" of space above and behind the receiver for adequate ventilation. This is probably true of many of the more powerful receivers and amps so it's something to consider if you're considering upgrading a lower end system that creates less heat. Excessive heat is the enemy of electronics so don't even consider putting another component directly on top of it. -1 star for sound issu
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    5 out of 5

    Fantastic Receiver

    Written By JimmyW, New York, NY on Monday, May 28, 2012
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    No complaints. Relatively easy set up. Downloading the latest firmware update and Airplay was seamless and effortles. Amazing sound and I really like the HDMI pass through feature.
    6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent Receiver

    Written By Tim, Connecticut on Saturday, March 24, 2012
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    This receiver is excellent and all you would ever need right now. It has a big "high end" looking face panel that I like much better than most. The set up is really easy considering how complex a unit this is. The audessy features really take your Tv/Movie watching to a whole new level that I wasn't capable of attaining manually. It's like I have new speakers! You wouldn't believe how much the dynamic volume/EQ feature helps create an amazing hometheater experience at any volume level, and what it does for on screen dialog is amazing. I also was quite suprised how much better my TV looks upscaling all video sources through the marantz, it even improved already hdmi high def sources. Sound qaulity is very good and what I really like with this receiver is that the volume control is just that, it seems to increase the overall volume and substance of the sound, I don't mean just sound level. It really just seems to expand the sound in a way that is something I haven't really had before. You can listen at pretty high levels without any fatigue. Once you do the free airplay update this receiver will stack up against any in this price range if not best them. I'm still discovering just how much I can do with this receiver. I reccomend this unit highly and I'm coming from a older, but higher end Denon and still feel that way about this one. Crutchfield was amazing as usual. I had a issue with the first recevier but it wasn't a problem when your dealing with Crutchfield. Thank You!
    Pros:
    Sound quality, video quality, features and set up and of course looks!
    Cons:
    I haven't really discovered any dislikes yet.
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    5 out of 5

    Marantz SR7005 - more than I expected

    Written By KenM, Chicago on Friday, March 16, 2012
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    Upgraded from a quality Denon AVR. Bought this receiver to pair with my new universal sacd/blue ray player and for the hdmi connections and networking. Yet the HD radio, Internet Radio (never knew so much was out there) and Police Fire and air traffic scanner features were a cool suprise. The Sound set up told me one speaker was out of phase and helped me correct it.

    The Receiver immediately told me new firmware was available as well. I will say that you need to set up the Audyssey calibration prior to hearing the receiver - while that may seem obvious I thought I would turn it on, listen first and tweak the sound later but you should be aware of the fact there will be no sound until you calibrate!
    Pros:
    Has everything you need and more for a great home theatre, DVD audio, sacd/blue ray experience - Easily ran my Ipod too!
    Cons:
    none so far
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    5 out of 5

    Marantz SR7005

    Written By ddm, Peabody, Ma on Saturday, March 10, 2012
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    Great receiver, great support, amazing quality. Crutchfield is the BEST
    Pros:
    A bit pricy however the quality is there
    5 out of 8 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Another Great Marantz AVR

    Written By Marty G, Grants Pass, OR on Saturday, February 04, 2012
     
    In 2010 I upgraded from a low level Denon AVR to a Marantz SR6004; the Denon was great but antiquated and the Marantz was a huge step up an it preformed awesomely until just before Thanksgiving of 2011 when it had a massive malfuction and had to go back to the factory for refurbishment. Normally this wouldn't have been a big deal but I was hosting a large group of family and friends for Thanksgiving and now had a subpar system for the NFL games and movies. I was just going to pick up the newer Marantz SR6005 AVR and then use it as a secondary unit in the family room as opposed to the main AVR in the home theater room. Of course they didn't have the 6005 they only had the 7005 (which I had my eye on anyway) so I picked it up thinking I could just return it after they fixed my 6004. Needless to say the 6004 is gone and the 7005 is rocking the house.

    This receiver was so easy to setup, dialing in great sound with the Audyssey function, in less than 45 minutes I had everything up and running (Samsung 8000 series plasma, DirecTV, Marantz BD-7004, Xbox 360 and Airplay upgrade, and a Klipsch 7.1 speaker set-up) and sounding awesome.

    The design is top notch and it functions flawlessly (so far). Music has great depth and clarity and when you put in a 7.1 Blu-ray it will rock your world; it also does great in 5.1 with the TV.

    Pros:
    Ease of setup Ease of use Great remote Tons of inputs Music clarity Insanely good Blu-Ray soundtracks
    Cons:
    Not a one.
    24 out of 26 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Marantz SR7005

    Written By MarkS, Stafford, VA on Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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    This receiver replaced my 3805 Denon AVR and I was simply blown away by the sound quality. The SR7005 is a great match for my NHT T5 Evolution series speakers. Did I mention that Air Play is simply nothing short of awesome. I would have liked to have seen a remote with bigger characters however the free marantz wiz app on my iPad solved that problem.
    Pros:
    Excellent build & sound with loads of great features. Easy set up right out of the box.
    Cons:
    Remote control could have been designed a little better.
    14 out of 14 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Unbelievably good

    Written By Byron, Santa Cruz, CA on Thursday, September 01, 2011
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    This summer I finally decided to upgrade from my Lexicon system and chose the Marantz SR7005 after listening to Home Theater Geeks on the TWiT Network. I replaced my gear with it a few weeks ago, and I am extremely satisfied with this purchase.

    The unit is so good, I decided to upgrade from 5.1 to 7.1. The Audessy system makes setup very easy (no more sound pressure meter!) and it does a great job. I have never been happy with my subwoofer configuration, despite countless hours of fiddling with it. The SR7005 improved on my best effort in minutes.

    The firmware update is an excellent feature, and I hope Marantz keeps them coming. It does take some time, but the 30 minutes it required was well worth it. This was especially true of the free AirPlay update.

    At first, I thought the AirPlay update would be a gimic. Boy, was I wrong: I use it every day, and combined with the free Marantz iPhone remote control application it is a very helpful addition to my home. Turn everything off except the SR7005 and your ipod or iphone and you can still enjoy your music. This feature has me considering using the Zone2/3 feature so I can take advantage of it everywhere.

    The remote disappoints: it has all the right buttons, but it will not let me add my Tivo or AppleTV codes to it so I cannot control them. This seems a huge limitation to me. Also, the remote is still IR instead of bluetooth or other RF signal, so the unit must be visible and within line of sight to the remote.
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent Audio/Video

    Written By RolD, Indianapolis, IN on Friday, August 19, 2011
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    I originally bought the AV7005 (processor) but found out that it does not play nice with my older Mitsubishi 73727 dlp (no picture). I returned it even after waiting for 8 weeks.After reordering it and 2 weeks have gone by, I didn't want to wait another week so I change my order to the SR7005 (it was in stock). Again, no video, but this time I thought to install a Monoprice brand Hdmi switcher between the tv and the hdmi output of the SR7005. Whala, it works, video at last!!!! I found a solution that fixes the video incompatibility of my older dlp hdtv. I was smitten by the sound and the looks of this receiver that I tried my best to find a solution to the video problem. I did not want to return this excellent sounding receiver. And I have had top of the lines Onkyo 875, Harman Kardon AVR 7300, Denon 3300, Pioneer Elite SC27 take turns in my A/V rack. Marantz SR7005 has satisfied me more than those receivers for audiophile type music and top notch dynamic movie sound!!!
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    5 out of 5

    Marantz SR7005 & Crutchfield

    Written By William B, South Bend Indiana on Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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    I have owned several receivers,a Pioneer & a Onyko and others. I am totally satisfied with the Marantz SR7005. I also wanted to thank ,the Crutchfield staff. Their professionalism and service is the best,I have encounted since I purchased my first stereo unit,in 1958. You have a happy customer.
    Thanks.
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    5 out of 5

    Marantz SR7005

    Written By Tim, Farmington, NM on Saturday, February 12, 2011
     
    I recently got the Marantz SR 7005 receiver. It replaced my Sony STR DE705. The setup was definitely more complex with the updated technology, but the payoff if worth it. I have Polk RTiA9 front speakers - biwired, Yamaha NS-IW480C 3-Way in ceiling rear speakers, and Polk Audio DSW PROT 400 subwoofer. The clarity, depth and range of sound by far exceeded my wildest expectations. The highest highs are crystal clear and resonate a distinct timbre through the air. The base is thunderous and smooth without any distortion. I used the audissey multeq microphone to setup the initial sound and then fine-tuned the parameters of the music to each speaker through the on-screen display. I have blue-toothed tunes from my computer through the receiver and the music sounds incredible. The DMAX-2 feature definitely inproves the sound on some files, but not on all of them. If there is an error in the file, this system definitely brings it out and the sound comes out scratchy - definitely distinctly audible over this system as opposed to when heard on the computer speakers themselves. The remote control is a thing of beauty. I have been able to put my home cable box, television, the cd player, blu-ray player, and vcr remotes all onto the marantz remote, so I am not searching for a zillion different remote controls to control all of the different components. There is not a bad seat in the house with this receiver.
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    5 out of 5

    Marantz SR7005

    Written By KevinB, Elmira, NY on Friday, February 04, 2011
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    Excellent receiver! Great sound quality, easy setup
    7 out of 13 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great receiver

    Written By John, Tempe, AZ on Monday, January 31, 2011
     
    Great receiver. Typical Marantz build quality. Blu Ray movies and music sounds amazing.

    4 out of 8 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Marantz SR7005

    Written By Tirath, California on Saturday, December 25, 2010
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    This is without doubt the best AV receiver I have ever had the pleasure of owning. Brilliant design and very easy to use. There are a multitude of sound settings and I am still playing around with them. I hooked up everything with an audioquest HDMI cable and the wife and I can not believe how amazing the sound is. We hear portions of the soundtrack that were never audible to us before. Its just like the cinema. The unit looks clean and sleek and operates very quietly. The inputs at the back are astounding. Remote could be better quality though. internet connection was simple. I would highly recommend this to anyone and everyone. I can not say enough about how great it is. Sure you pay more but I know I have something that is amazing. Future proof too. If you can save up and afford to do it BUYYYYYYYYY
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    5 out of 5

    Great Receiver

    Written By Jac167, Asheville, NC on Sunday, October 24, 2010
     
    Great Receiver. Very easy to setup. Uses less power and is much smaller, in depth, than my previous Marantz SR9200 receiver. Sound quality is excellent. Highly recommended,
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