Network & Tuner Functions
Fully Discrete 7-Channel Amplifier: The Marantz SR7007 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 SR7007'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).
Amplifier Assignment: The SR7007 supports up to 7.2 channels
(Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and SW) for surround
playback defined by the Blu-ray disc format. The seven amplifier channels built
into the receiver are typically used for 7.2 channel surround in the main room,
but there are various amplifier configurations to accommodate your home theater
- Normal: The SR7007 is designed to be used as a 7.2ch
surround sound receiver with front left/right, center-channel, surround
left/right, and surround back left/right channels along with a preamp
- Bi-Amp: You can configure the amplifier for front
bi-amp operation to achieve a higher-quality 2-channel sound by connecting
the receiver's front and surround back channels to your main front speakers
(if compatible). Receiver will be limited to 5.2ch surround.
- Front Height: To enjoy Dolby Pro Logic IIz, you can
reassign the power amp from the two surround back channels to the two front
height channels for better front effects.
- Front Wide: To enjoy Audyssey DSX, you can reassign the power amp
from the two surround back channels to the two front wide channels for better front effects.
- Zone 2: The surround back channel amplifier can also be
assigned to power stereo speakers in Zone 2. Receiver will be limited to
- Zone 3: The surround back channel amplifier can be assigned to
power stereo speakers in Zone 2. The main zone is limited to 5.2ch.
Note: There is also Front L/R Speaker B terminals to connect a
second pair of front speakers in another room or the same room. You can only
select A or B speakers; you cannot select both, nor play them
Current Feedback Topology: The Marantz SR7007 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 SR7007 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.
High Current Power Supply: The Marantz SR7007 AV surround receiver
employs a high current linear power supply with an EI core power transformer for
high-quality sound playback.
24-bit/192-kHz DACs: The Marantz SR7007
utilizes a 192 kHz/24 bit D/A converter on each of the unit's seven channels for
exceptional sound quality. The 192kHz sampling and 24-bit word length
capabilities of the DACs allows you to play
high-resolution recordings and hear the increased clarity, detail and dynamic
range of those recordings.
Audyssey Technology: The Marantz SR7007 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.
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: 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
- Off: Turns equalizer off.
- 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 SR7007 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 SR7007 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.
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby, Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx,
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
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
- 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 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
- 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 SR7007 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 SR7007 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
- 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
M-DAX: Compressed audio formats such as MP3, WMA
(Windows Media Audio) and MPEG-4 AAC reduce the amount of data by eliminating
signal components that are hard for the human ear to hear. The M-DAX function
generates the signals eliminated upon compression, restoring the sound to
conditions near those of the original sound before compression. It also corrects
the sense of volume of the bass to obtain richer sound with compressed audio
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 from movie theaters corrects this and
restores the correct tonal balance.
Dynamic Range Compression (DRC): Motion picture soundtracks
have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud
sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum sound level is
lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to hear all of the
sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC works when playing
program sources recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS.
Tone Settings: You can independently adjust the system's
overall Bass and Treble settings from -6 to +6 dB. You can also fade the sound
from front to rear, or vice-versa.
Level Adjustments: The SR7007 provides the following level
- Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level
of the currently selected input source's audio input. Use this feature if
there are differences in the input volume levels between different sources.
You can correct the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.
- Dialogue Level: You can adjust the output level
(+/-12dB) to clarify the dialogue output from the center channel.
- Subwoofer Level: You can set the receiver's subwoofer
output level (+/-12dB) independent from the other speaker levels and
system's main volume.
Volume Settings: The SR7007 offers the following volume
- Volume Scale: You can
choose to display an Absolute volume scale (0-98) or Relative volume scale
(-79.5 to 18dB).
- Volume Limit: You can set a maximum volume level of 0dB
(80), -10dB (70), or -20dB (60) to limit the receiver's total volume output.
- Turn-On Volume: You can define the volume setting that
is active when the power is turned on (0, 1-98, -79 to +18dB, or Last)
- Mute Level: You can set the amount of attenuation for the audio
muting circuit; -40dB or -20dB below current volume, or full mute (sound
turned off entirely).
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Marantz AV receiver offers a
variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Assignable Digital Inputs: The SR7007 features two optical
digital (Toslink) inputs and two coaxial digital inputs. Each input can be assigned
to any of the different input sources except Tuner.
- Phono Input: The Marantz SR7007 is fitted with a Phono input
(MM), so you can connect your turntable and listen to your vinyl records with
- 7.1 Channel Input: The SR7007 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.
- 7.2ch Pre-Out: The A/V receiver features 7.2ch pre-amp
outputs (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Dual Subs) for
connection to external power amplifiers.
- Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding-post terminals
for all speaker connections. The binding-post terminals can accept bare wire,
pin connectors, and banana plugs (single only). The receiver will accept speaker impedances of
6 to 8-ohm.
- 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
HDMI (v1.4) with Triple Outputs: With seven HDMI ver.1.4
inputs (6 rear/1 front), the Marantz SR7007 allows you to route multiple
high-definition devices--like game consoles and Blu-ray players--to your TV. It
also allows you to connect all of your devices to your TV with a single HDMI
cable (via its three 3 HDMI outputs; two parallel and one discrete), reducing
cable clutter. The two parallel HDMI outputs distribute the same video signal
simultaneously to two separate displays. The discrete HDMI output allows you to
play a different audio/video source in another zone. The HDMI inputs are
assignable to different input sources. They support HDCP copyright protection
and are compatible with 3D signals, ARC, Deep Color, xvYCC technology, Auto
LipSync, and HDMI control.
Note: The AV receiver's HDMI jacks do not support the
latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not
support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services, and
Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.
Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features four composite video
inputs (3 rear/1 front) and one composite video monitor output. There are also
two component video inputs (60MHz) and one component video output.
Analog-to-HDMI Conversion w/ Video Scaling (4K): The SR7007
is equipped with a flexible video switching system that converts incoming analog
video signals to HDMI and scales them to a higher resolution, so only one video
connection is required from the receiver to the TV. HDMI input video signals can
also be scaled to a higher resolution. The scaled output resolution is set in
the receiver's menu.
- Composite Video to HDMI: Composite video signals (480i
only) can be scaled to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 108p, or 4K through the receiver's
- Component Video to HDMI: Component video signals
(480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p) can be scaled to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p or 4k
through the receiver's HDMI output.
- HDMI to HDMI: HDMI video signals
(480i/480p/720p/1080i/108p/4K) can be scaled to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or
4k through the receiver's HDMI output.
Note: The receiver's multi-zone HDMI output does not
support analog-to-HDMI conversion.
3D Pass-Through: With the advent of 3D media, it is
important to own a receiver that recognizes 3D video signals. The SR7007 is able
to pass through 3D signals from your Blu-ray player, ensuring that the 3D effect
doesn't get lost in translation. It also recognizes signals from 3D television
broadcasts. By connecting a 3D-compliant Blu-ray disc player and 3D-compliant TV
to the SR7007, you will have a 3D home theater where you can enjoy
high-definition sound and video on a level you've never experienced before.
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.
Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The SR7007 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: This feature automatically compensates for the
timing shift between the audio and video of the receiver. If needed, the audio
signal can be manually delayed to match the video signal; adjust from 0-200ms.
HDMI Standby Pass-Through: When enabling the HDMI Standby
Pass-Through function, regardless of whether the AV receiver is "On" or in
"Standby" both audio/video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your
television, via the receiver's HDMI monitor output. You can select between three
HDMI through function modes.
- HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input (1-6) for which the
HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled.
- Last: The HDMI Standby-Through function is activated on
the input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the
- Off: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is
Video Mode: You can select between 3 video processing
- Auto: Processes video automatically based on the HDMI
- Game: Always processes video appropriate for gaming
- Movie: Processes video normally.
Picture Adjust: You can adjust the picture quality for each
video source; Contrast (+/-6), Brightness (0-12), Chroma Level (+/-6), Hue
(+/-6), DNR (Low/Middle/High/Off), Enhancer (0-12).
Video Select Function: You can switch the video input source
on the receiver while listening to a different audio signal.
Network & Tuner Functions
Network Connection: The Marantz SR7007 is equipped with an
Ethernet (RJ-45) port that lets you connect the receiver to your home network
(LAN) and your broadband internet provider. When connected to your home network,
the SR7007 lets you listen to Internet radio and a host of other online music
sources from your broadband internet provider, as well as play audio files &
display still images from your computer via its network connection (DLNA 1.5
certified). The SR7007 also supports AirPlay that lets you stream your music
library from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes.
Note: This unit's RJ-45 Ethernet port supports
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and requires an Ethernet (LAN) category 5 or higher
cable, Router, Modem, and Internet connection.
DLNA 1.5 Certified: The SR7007 is DLNA (Digital Living
Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7 compliant for audio and photo networking.
This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music and
still-images (JPEG) stored on your Windows PC. You can use your PC to play
high-bit rate music content through the A/V receiver and view still-images on
your connected TV, or use the SR7007's remote control to browse music & photo
files on your hard drive. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META
tag information; so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed the
unit's front-panel display or on-screen menu. In addition the unit will display
Album Art on a connected television. The Marantz SR7007 supports the following
audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network
Compatible Audio Formats
Lossless Audio Codec)
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
Online Services: The Marantz SR7007 lets you access Internet
Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband
Internet connection. Currently the SR7007 supports Internet Radio from vTuner,
Pandora, and SiriusXM; as well as the Flickr online photo sharing site (as of
6/20/2012). The Marantz receiver offers on-screen menu display and control over
these web services.
||The online vTuner service which
offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner
enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an
extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content.
Internet Radio stations in MP3 (32-320kbps) and WMA (48-192kbps)
format are supported. You can browse content by Genre, Location,
Language, and Favorites. You can store up to 56 Internet Radio
stations as presets. The unit will automatically save up to 20 of
the most recently played stations.
|Once the network audio player is
registered with your Pandora account, you can listen to the
automated music recommendation and Internet Radio service. You can
create up to 100 personalized radio stations. You can sort tracks
within these radio stations. You can skip up to 6 tracks that are
being played back within 1 hour. You can also thumbs-up/thumbs-down
and bookmark tracks. In Pandora, you can search for the track name
or artist name using "keyword" searches. When the search is
complete, tracks that have a similar rhythm or sound are streamed.
||SiriusXM Internet Radio
lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free
music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.
||Flickr is an online photograph
sharing service that started in 2004. You can use this unit to view
photographs on a connected TV that have been made public by Flickr
users. You will need to setup an Flickr account to download, upload,
and view photographs.
Favorites: You can add up to 100 items as "Favorites" from
Internet Radio, online music services, and your media server for easier, quicker
Built-in HD Radio Tuner: In addition to receiving standard
analog AM and FM broadcasts, the SR7007 features a built-in HD Radio tuner.
HD Radio stations offer higher sound quality than conventional FM/AM broadcasts;
typically FM HD Radio stations are CD quality while AM HD Radio sound similar to
analog FM stereo. It is also possible to receive da