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Marantz SR7007

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Apple® AirPlay®

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Marantz SR7007

Overview

Our take on the Marantz SR7007

You take the words "home AV enthusiast" seriously and you've got the gear to prove it. That's why the Marantz SR7007 is right for you. Seven HDMI inputs, including one on the front panel, mean that you have plenty of hookups for your high-def components; a Blu-ray player, game system, cable or satellite TV box, high-def video camera and more. But three HDMI outputs let you feed one signal to a TV and projector in a media room and a separate signal to a third display. Whatever entertainment you have cued up, the SR7007's solid amplification and advanced processing ensure outstanding surround sound and video performance.

Entertainment for all your surroundings

You take the words "home AV enthusiast" seriously and you've got the gear to prove it. That's why the Marantz SR7007 is right for you. Seven HDMI inputs, including one on the front panel, mean that you have plenty of hookups for your high-def components; a Blu-ray player, game system, cable or satellite TV box, high-def video camera and more. But three HDMI outputs let you feed one signal to a TV and projector in a media room and a separate signal to a third display. Whatever entertainment you have cued up, the SR7007's solid amplification and advanced processing ensure outstanding surround sound and video performance.

Convenient iTunes® playback with AirPlay®

Apple's easy-to-use AirPlay technology lets you access your favorite music wirelessly from your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®. You'll be able to control iTunes and see music information — including album art, track titles, and artist info on your compatible Apple device, or on your TV. Of course you can connect your iPod easily to the front-panel USB port's direct digital connection. You'll love the great sound as your music gets the top-notch treatment of the receiver's audio circuitry instead of the iPod's. AirPlay requires a wireless home network and a wired connection between the receiver and network.

Take control with your smartphone

Download a free app and your Android™ or iPhone® becomes a convenient Wi-Fi® remote. This intuitive app is unimpeded by the obstacles that block line-of-site reception for typical infrared-based remotes, so you can be in the bedroom and turn up the sound in the living room without touching the receiver. Requires connection to a wireless home network.

The bottomless playlist

With the click of a cable in the rear Ethernet port you literally open a door to a world of music. Choose from thousands of Internet radio stations or explore online services like SiriusXM or Pandora Internet radio. You can even stream music and pictures from your home network.

Take your records out for a spin

For vinyl fans, there's nothing else like it. The Marantz SR7007 has a dedicated input for your turntable. Whether you're new to hot wax, thumbing through albums older than your kids or grabbing some bargains at a yard sale, this receiver stands ready for you and your favorite tracks.

Quick and easy setup and control

The Marantz SR7007 has an on-board setup assistant to help you make all the right connections for your system. Use the supplied microphone to analyze sound from different listening positions, then sit back as the receiver automatically adjusts level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers. The result is 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.

This was supposed to replace an older Marantz that had no HDMI ports. It arrived damaged, but the sounds was still awesome. I almost kept the broken unit just for the sound.

Andy H, salt lake city, UT

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What's in the Box:

  • 7.2ch AV receiver
  • 6' AC power cord
  • Remote control (RC016SR)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Audyssey Setup Mic (ACM1HB)
  • FM wire antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • Owner's Manual CD-ROM (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Getting Started guide (En/Fr/Sp)
  • USA Warranty Information
  • Canada Warranty Information
  • Important Safety Instructions

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, and DTS Neo:6
    • Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
    • M-DAX™ (Marantz Dynamic Audio eXpander) for better sounding MP3s and other digital music files
    Digital Music Options:
    • built-in Apple AirPlay® for ultra-convenient iTunes® music playback
    • direct digital connection of iPod®/iPhone® via the front-panel USB port bypasses your player's digital-to-analog converter for better sound
    • Ethernet for music and JPEG streaming from a wired PC network, and control via a PC
    • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified to ensure optimal compatibility with other DLNA-enabled equipment
    • built-in HD Radio™ tuner
    • access Internet radio stations and digital streaming services (broadband connection required)
    • optional streaming services include VTuner Internet radio, SiriusXM Internet radio, Spotify™ and Pandora® Internet radio (registration and subscription may be required)
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution)
    • wireless Bluetooth® capability with optional Marantz Bluetooth receiver
    Multi-room Audio:
    • three-room/three-source audio output
      • three-room/dual-source HDMI output
      • powered stereo audio output for 2nd or 3rd room
    • using powered 2nd- or 3rd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room
      • optical/coaxial digital audio sources are not output to Zone 2 or Zone 3
      • USB and network-connected sources cannot be played back in different Zones at the same time
    Audio Performance Features:
    • 192kHz/24-bit 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
    • detachable power cord
    Connections:
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital video switching (7 in, 3 out)
    • HDMI version 1.4 with support for 4K, 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC
      • This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.
    • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI
    • component video switching (3 in, 1 out)
    • composite video switching (3 in, 2 out)
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
    • phono input to connect a turntable
    • 7.1-channel analog audio preamp input
    • 7.2-channel analog audio preamp outputs
    • preamp outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • Ethernet port for web and network access, and for firmware updates
    • RS-232C port for automated control systems
    • direct IR flasher input
    • 1 pair of main speaker outputs
    General Features:
    • on-screen display for easier system setup and operation (via HDMI only)
    • first-time setup assistant
    • free Marantz remote app lets you use your iPod touch®, iPhone® or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi® remote
    • sleep timer
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • AM/FM tuner
    • multibrand remote
    • 17-5/16"W x 7-1/4"H x 16-7/8"D
    • weight: 28.8 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    Reviews

    Marantz SR7007 Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    84 Reviews

    Beautiful sound

    Written by: Andy H from salt lake city, UT on February 23, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was supposed to replace an older Marantz that had no HDMI ports. It arrived damaged, but the sounds was still awesome. I almost kept the broken unit just for the sound.

    Pros: Super clear sound, even at high volume.

    Cons: bad luck.

    All I need all I don't

    Written by: Carlos from Miami, FL on February 22, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am just running it as a basic amp-receiver at the time being; making a decision on the speaker set up to use, I like the speakers to be matched as close as possible, no more than 1db +/- on sensitivity. Also deciding on how to set up said speakers once decision has been made. My Technics SL900 MkII is already connected and I am listening to some long forgotten LPs

    Pros: Enough power to rock a few houses

    Cons: Should have more speaker connnections and a dedicated cassette deck connection

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    Written by: Duane from Oregon on January 17, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver, sounds awesome. The clarity and wide open soundstage are amazing.

    Pros: Easy set-up and operation.

    Cons: Manual leaves a bit to be desired. Could use a better layout, but still has the needed info.

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    Written by: M.M.V. from California on December 12, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchase was smooth as silk through Crutchfield.This Marantz SR7007 lives up to it's long standing reputation very open and clean sounding on all inputs. Sound through my klipsch speakers is just awesome! First recever I had to pick up fm radio stations as well as my car radio does ! Plus HD Radio. Such a great deal now at basically half the price.

    Pros: Will upscale you video signals to 4k picture quality. Great sound quality, Easy to set-up, Great price!

    Cons: No paper users manual

    Awsome Sound

    Written by: Marko from Alabama on November 5, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It has been awhile actually since college that I had a sound system, until now this is a great sounding receiver, and it can push the sound through my klipsch speakers and it sound just awesome!

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    Great product, great deal

    Written by: Peterray from Oahu on November 3, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product, still need to figure out all the functions, Crutchfield support is amazing.

    Pros: Good power Visually pleasing

    Cons: Set up took a while

    Good for the price

    Written by: heo from California on October 23, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this a little over a month. So far so good. The sound quality is as good as others have commented. I like how it warns you if your speaker wires are connected incorrectly. Very good item for the price as long as it doesn't have the pod or overheating issues. Using it for movies and music.

    Pros: Good design tailored for audio.

    Cons: Cannot be placed in small/enclosed areas due to heating issues.

    So glad I bought this!

    Written by: ChuckW from Virginia on September 13, 2015

    Needed a new receiver as mine got smoked by a lightening strike. Did some research. I needed 3 zones that all take digital inputs and had amplified outputs. I run 5.1 in the main listening area but needed amplified outputs to upstairs and outside. The system is flawless. Pretty easy set-up, great sound, can send different inputs to different parts of the house. Awesome.

    Pros: Multi digital inputs to amplified outputs. Great sound Easy setup Network controllable On screen menu is pretty easy to navigate.

    Cons: Apple app kinda stinks but does work 3rd party apps are about as terrible

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    Written by: Ronald C. from Oklahoma on September 7, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I just set it up so it's too soon to make any kind of judgement of the 7007's performance. I selected "3" as a rating simply because the site won't be complete without giving a rating.

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    Written by: FAJ from New York on September 7, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Well built and very easy to setup. For a receiver it is nice looking and not very bulky. It is easy to operate. I used only for few days and I hope my rating will improve with more use.

    Pros: Sounds great, easy to setup and use.

    Cons: None

    smart and powerful receiver

    Written by: Luke P from California on September 3, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is my first real stereo. I've had hand-me-downs of decent quality, Sherwood, Kenwood, and Onkyo. But I have the old Polk RTI 12s, which sometimes have a realistic harshness to them. I'm bi-amping them now with the Marantz SR-7007 for 250 watts per speaker. What impressed me most about the Marantz was the vivid and powerful sound, for any genre, rock, Cuban jazz, classical, and movie soundtracks. It reveals the recordings in the background and layered instruments and vocals without exposing them -- it really aids them for greater accuracy. The Yamaha natural sound CD player, when switched between standard and natural inputs (digital and analog) makes a difference only in detail, not warmth, so I stay with the digital input because the Marantz keeps it natural on its own. But the best feature is the way the Audyssey MultEQ XT and Dynamic EQ adapts to the RTI 12s and warms every speaker to its best potential. This did not happen without a firmware update, but it is very worth a short-lived technical difficulty. Such a great deal now at basically half the price.

    Pros: so many, adaptability to every genre and taste in speakers and usage. great looks too. HD radio is a fantastic surprise for this guy who lives in the mountains.

    Cons: technical hiccups possible with firmware. zone 2 and 3 require the assignable channels so I wish this was an external switch and not a long menu process to adapt into and out of again.

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    Written by: Kim from Wisconsin on August 24, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Over all if you like movies and a full cinema quality sound in you home this is a great unit. It was fairly easy to set up and had plenty of power and the Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® auto setup and room calibration system made set up even easier.

    Pros: Plenty of power and the 4k video up scaling gives you the ability to view video content on a 4k ultra high definition format even if your cable or satellite carrier does not broadcast in 4k, this unit will upscale you video signals to give you a top notch 4k picture quality.

    Cons: For me personally most of my listening is music, I'm not big on movies and all the listening fomats that are associated with home theatre listening. Although the Marantz SR7007 has plenty of clean power and excellent cinema listening settings for me personally I am used to the Yamaha YAPO room optimization system and for my music listening experience I prefer the Yamaha YAPO system over the Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® system. If you enjoy cinema quality listening the Marantz SR7007 is great.

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    Written by: Rick from California on August 13, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had a Onkyo network receiver that quit at two years of use. I was interested in a more reliable receiver. After some research, I settled on the SR7007. I am very pleased after three months of use. For video, I use it for movies, TV and DVDs. As a bonus , it excels in playing satellite radio and my phonograph player. This is a rock solid unit that is easily worth the price. The wired network connection was no problem since I have already run the cord to this location.

    Pros: Clean appearance with the round window that is blue back-lit. It has multi-functions like a Swiss army knife. Very dependable, ready to play in any format.

    Cons: None.

    Major Flaw For Music Listeners

    Written by: Adam K from Texas on August 10, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This rating is based on 1 major flaw. I previously purchased a Denon 3100 to power my new setup (Jamo IC610 - 4, Jamo C9 Center, and Jamo C80 SUB) only to have the HDMI board die on me after one day. Needless to say I was frustrated. All of the installers I've talked to over the years rant and rave about Marantz. After seeing the huge discount on their flagship 7.2 system I decided to spend $125 for overnight shipping. After struggling with it for hours I've now learned that it is incapable of playing 5.1 stereo when using music (airplay). I can only assume this is true for all music. The receiver plays full volume through the front surrounds and only a fractional volume for the rear. Or if I put it into another of the stereo modes it will play it equally through the 4 surrounds but will not utilize the subwoofer. Fortunately the Cruthfield techs have been extremely responsive so I'm hoping we can find a solution, otherwise I have to hassle with finding another receiver plus being out $125 for the shipping >:(

    Pros:

    Cons: Despite advertising airplay, this receiver is not music friendly.

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    Written by: Michael from Torrance, CA on July 25, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have owned a Marantz SR8001 since 2007, when it died I wanted another Marantz. It was a bonus that this was 50% off at $800.00! The sound quality is what you expect from Marantz! A lot of features with internet and network audio. Easy to set-up and configure all the inputs.

    Pros: Great sound quality, easy to set-up, great price!

    Cons: Does not have THX certification like the last Marantz I owned. No HDMI 2.0 for future 4K video.

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    Written by: SKM from Arkansas on July 25, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver and easy to setup. Sound and picture are great.

    Pros: easy to setup and has great sound. Three HDMI outputs

    Cons: none

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    Written by: Gene from New Orleans, La. on July 11, 2015

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    Picked this up for 799.99, half price. Fully satisfied with the unit

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    Written by: Peter V from Utah on July 10, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    All that I was hoping for, at a terrific price. The techs at Crutchfield worked hard to provide me with guidance on the purchase. I certainly plan to look at Crutchfield first for my future needs in electronics.

    Pros: Powerful, with easy-to-use controls.

    Cons: None so far.

    Great!

    Written by: ScottM from Chicago IL on June 25, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I took a chance and ordered one from the outlet as a "Scratch and Dent." I was not able to find a single blemish anywhere! It appears that is is brand new! I upgraded from an SR7300OSE because I needed HDMI switching capabilities. So far I am thrilled with the performance of this unit. Multi Zone capability was another must have for me. This unit has zone 2 and zone 3, but can't utilize a digital input for the other zones. If the main zone source is digital, all other zone sources must be analog. It is for this reason, I only give 4 stars instead of 5.

    Pros: Great unit, great sound

    Cons: Can only use 1 digital source when using multiple zones.

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    Written by: JB from California on June 11, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very Nice sound. Menu is better than the ONKYO 805 I had.

    Pros: Nice sound. Pretty organized menu

    Cons: 'This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.' Not sure whether anything is at this point but this caught my attention.

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    Written by: Mike from Michigan on June 5, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchase was smooth as silk through Crutchfield.This Marantz lives up to it's long standing reputation very open and clean sounding on all inputs..very easy too set up and even tweak some settings. did a firmware update which also was smooth. run a Bi-amp 5.1 system and it's as if I have new speakers just by changing too this Marantz. controlling it from my ipad with the Marantz app is also a lot of fun....use too sell all this gear in the late 60-70 tube thru early solid state and it has come a lone lone way. enjoying my 600 plus vinyl LP's all over again. Thank's again

    Pros: Quality, awesome sound. current price reduction, free shipping. all of it's features.

    Cons: none so far

    Great product

    Written by: Music head from Apex Nc on May 31, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Perfect

    Pros: I couldn't be more happy with this product

    Cons: I like everything

    Good Product

    Written by: Phil from California on May 24, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm using it as an audio only receiver, so I can't comment on the video portion. The audio is clear and the network hookup is straight forward. The HD radio is very useful- it makes local radio stations clear without static.

    Pros: HD radio and network ready.

    Cons: None

    Great Receiver

    Written by: Hardtail67 from Florida on May 13, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was really surprised how much better this sounds than my old Onkyo. It was easy to set up. It looks great and has power to spare. I love this receiver.

    Pros: Tons of HDMI inputs. Audyssey room calibration. Lots of power. Looks fantastic.

    Cons: Nothing yet

    Happy I waited !

    Written by: BruceV from California on May 12, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My exposure too HiFi Stereo began in 1962. The top tier American Brands were McIntosh, Marantz, & Harman Kardon. This receiver replaces a 4 yr old Yamaha Rx-V471 Receiver. The Marantz is running in 4.1 Polk TSi300 in front, Polk R40 rear, Polk PSW111 Subwoofer. During the 24hr burn in it ran warm. It requires proper ventilation. Read the Manual for proper 5.1 set up ! The Polks benefit from better amplification ! The sound is full, spacious, detailed, has depth. Reproduces what is there. At first highs were overly bright now they are fine. Frank Sinatra's voice on Sinatra's Sinatra is smokey, has range, including the NY accent ! Eliane Ellas's Made In Brazil sounds great ! Heard instrumentals in Fourplay's Yes, Please! that I did not hear before ! If you really enjoy music make the investment !

    Pros: All the above in the review !

    Cons: Remote could do with better backlighting, and bigger keys !

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    Written by: BTM from Syracuse, NY on March 26, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced an Onkyo receiver that stopped working after 2 years. I've only had this for week so I hope it lasts longer. The apple airplay is very easy to use. I have it set up for 5.1 with Klipsch reference speakers. It provides plenty of power and sounds about the same as the Onkyo.

    Pros: Great remote that comes with the receiver. Apple airplay is very easy to use. Looks nice.

    Cons: no built in wireless internet connection. must be attached to network with ethernet cable

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    Written by: Flint from Illinois on March 14, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pleased with the SR7007's sound and build quality. Liked the ability to turn off the display. Set up was easy and so was the speaker calibration.

    Pros: Well built. Heavy. Excellent sonic ability. Removable power cord. HD FM and AM Pleasing, clean, appearance.

    Cons: The speaker output terminals could have been spaced a bit better for larger diameter cable. A paper users manual would have been a plus.

    Easy to use, does the job

    Written by: EricG from Berkeley, CA on March 3, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's big and doesn't fit on my AV stand, but it was easy to set up. The manual on the disc was not very well thought out. There are several PDFs all over the disc. My main computer doesn't even have a disc drive now. Configuring all my devices went well except for the Wii which stupidly has outputs that date back to Jimmy Carter. The amp caught me flipping polarity on one speaker. That was cool. As careful as you are it's still possible to screw up! The dial that alternates between sources is a bad idea. A knob like that is good for adjust oven temperature where you are making large jumps. Having a dial to go from input 1 to 2 is an exercise of over/undershooting back and forth. Skip it and use the remote. The remote. Better than most but still too many buttons for either of my parents but fine for me and spouse. My Onkyo had remote buttons that, if pushed, made deep level system config changes. You could easy mess up with one push. When switching sources, it kinda freaks out on screen. There's an ugly distortion on screen and a slight delay as it adjusts. The volume 'number' seems high. This is an increase of 25w over my previous Onkyo and I feel like my volume settings need to be higher than before. Could be psychological though.

    Pros: Usability, helpful GUI, easy navigation, iPhone, iPad friendly. Easy to set up. Looks and sounds great.

    Cons: Ugly source switch visual glitch Can't play video from iPhone/iPad when connected over USB Source selector dial is not helpful.

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    Written by: Jimmy from Sacramento Ca on February 19, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    one of the best receivers I've ever owned the sound is amazing and it's beautiful. 5 stars

    Pros: clarity, beautiful, loud

    Cons: No slacker radio or I heart radio.

    The really good receiver I didn't keep

    Written by: Rob W from Florida on February 8, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I ordered the SR7007 based on long research and stellar reviews from various sources. I've had my current Technics receiver appx. 15 years (outdated would be an understatement) and have enjoyed it for all its limited modern day capabilities. But what ultimately matters most to me is sound and intuitive, effective design on all levels. The Marantz performed everything basically as advertised. I found no inconsistencies with claimed capabilities and actual performance. But where the receiver fell short for me might be just a symptom of most modern day receiver design. In cramming all of these video and audio duties into one device (the very definition of a receiver I understand) seems to undermine the end performance for me. A simple example: I occasionally like to watch TV soundless while I listen to music from one of my many available audio sources. Can you do this with a modern day receiver that feeds video via HDMI without having to get clever with video/audio assignments that may or may not exist, or trying to wire your main television as Zone 2 or 3 just to be able to see one thing and hear another? Does it all really need to be this complicated? As to the performance of the sound of the Marantz, I enjoyed a mix of several sources: Blu-ray and DVD movies, CDs, DVD-Audio and SACD, as well as the oft overlooked HD Radio. All were very good, but did not better in any way a 15 year old piece of equipment that one might think would be in a lower performance bracket.

    Pros: Everything worked as advertised, as much as I was able to test. Nice looking and very well designed. Audyssey set up mostly straight-forward. Loved the HD Radio and wished more receivers included this way more often. In my opinion, sound was very accurate, to the point where some might describe its performance as leaning toward analytical. Amp did not get as warm as I had expected from some reviews, and to those who like to bench press their receivers I found it plenty heavy for my taste.

    Cons: Even though everything worked as it should, the myriad of features and means of accessing them worked to the detriment of the receiver rather than a benefit. It may be just an attribute to all modern day receivers, but trying to increase the list of capabilities of any device will pass the threshold of diminishing returns at some point, and the Marantz certainly tests this. Even after all the Audysseys, TrueHDs, Master Audios and 4Ks, I still ended up preferring my 15 yr. old obsolete receiver.

    Great Sound & Easy Setup

    Written by: Neil from Denver, CO on January 29, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is super easy to setup with on-screen guide. I was looking for the Surround Sound (mode) settings but there are none that I can find. It simply works with the media (movie, HD radio, TV) that is going into it. I also switched out my speakers so I can't exactly tell what the impact of just upgrading to this receiver is but everything sounds great. Only downside is that it does not have Wifi built in so you have to add an Apple Airport Express or some other additonal Wifi device to get Airplay to work.

    Pros: Great looking, minimalistic, big clean power

    Cons: No built in Wifi or Bluetooth

    Great Receiver!

    Written by: robertNM from Albuquerque, New Mexico on January 28, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Am very impressed with this receiver. Great looks, lots of inputs including a really solid sounding phono. Easy setup, got great results with the Audessy system. Most of all the sound is fabulous. Spacious sound stage, great tonal balance, very pleasing to the ear on all types of music and soundtracks. A great value at this price.

    Pros: Plethora of features including AirPlay, ethernet access, internet and HD radio, front panel USB and HDMI inputs, backlit remote.

    Cons: None

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    Written by: jkcha from South Carolina on January 28, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am enjoying this receiver very much. It replaced and Adcom that went out after 2 yrs. I am a music fan mostly, but I enjoy the surround on movies. It sounds good in stereo mode and also direct. It has plenty of power for me, but I do not listen at extremely loud levels. I really like the dialog level feature, because I have difficulty hearing people talking onscreen. Nice looking unit and has a easily readable display. Remote poor. Buttons are to small and hard to read and screen is almost impossible to read. It could really use a better designed remote.

    Pros: Good sound, quality build, easy to set up.

    Cons: Remote is to small and hard to read.

    Very nice!

    Written by: Jay from New York on January 27, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have always been a fan of Marantz. This has all the quality I would expect. I found that with my power hungry speakers it would run out of steam just before it hit that ( YEAH! ) level. I purchased an external amp to drive my fronts and the problem is solved. I listed at an above average level but for most the reciever has plenty of power. The sound quality is fantastic and could not be happier with my purchase. The great people at crutchfield are just awesome and the tech support is unmatched. They had the answers I needed immediately. Buy this product

    Pros: Excellent sound, quality build, and easy to use

    Cons: A little low on brute force but again I am a freak.

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    Written by: Mannypic from California on January 26, 2015

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    This is the best receiver I ever owned because it provides clean, powerful, surround sound. The Marantz SR7007 is user friendly, and the remote is easy to use. I was looking for a receiver that provides power to my 7.2 speakers. This replaces my Sony - 1015W 7.2-Ch. 4K Ultra HD and 3D Pass-Through A/V Home Theater Receiver - Black which was an entry level receiver that provided no power whatsoever. It would go into protection mode if it was turned up too loud and I would have to reset the receiver everytime. With the Marantz, there is no such a thing. The power is limitless compared to my Sony. You have to spend some money if you want to get results. The Marantz SR7007 is in the upper level category and I saved $700 when you purchase it from Crutchfield. Crutchfield is the only way to go when it comes to high end stereo equipment. I highly recommend Marantz brand in general. I got more than my moneys worth and it is a great investment when it comes to stereo equipment.

    Pros: Excellent Power and User Friendly controls.

    Cons: None

    Great product

    Written by: Dustin from Ohio on January 23, 2015

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    Loved this receiver! I upgraded from an old system and set up for stereo only because I love vinyl. This sounded amazing and I had it set up inside an hour despite challenges posed by my cabinet.

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    Written by: J from Montana on January 21, 2015

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    I am not an audiophile, so all the reviews saying you would be better of with the audessy xt32 setup don't apply to me. I thought this receiver was very easy to setup with plenty of connections and it sounds great. When somebody walks behind you, or a car drives by, or something explodes it sounds very realistic and I constantly catch myself looking behind me! I upgraded to this from a Denon, because the HDMI board went out and it was going to cost twice what I paid for the receiver to fix it. Also with the sale on this and the three year warranty I don't know how anyone could pass this deal up.

    Pros: easy set-up, plenty of connections, very realistic surround sound

    Cons: the remote stinks

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    Written by: PaulL from Arizona on January 1, 2015

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    Replaced my Marantz SR 4001. Crutchfield cable labeling tabs are worth the extra time to minimize confusing the cables once it is placed in the cabinet. Also worth placing banana plugs on the speaker wire to make the hook ups easy, nonfrustrating, and reliable. The Audyssey microphone and quick set up were an engineers stroke of genius! Takes the guess work out of configuring and optimizing the audio for your space. A built in audio optimizer. How about that! Extreme improvement of surround sound quality. Great universal remote. Ease of menu adjustments. Great integration with the more recent iPod versions with on screen and receiver feedback display. Installed as a bi-amp 5.1 configuration with my front Paradigm Reference Studio Monitor 40 speakers. Sounds great! Was using direct Paradigm Cinema series surrounds that I will now replace with Paradigm Monitor bipole surrounds to elevate the surround quality. Can't beat the discount price for Marantz quality with the 3 year warranty. My few questions that arose after installation were competently answered by Matt at Crutchfield service. Much appreciated!

    Pros: Marantz at a significant discount with telephone support. Easy set up and audio optimization with understandable on screen menus. Significant improvement of audio over the older Marantz reciever. Availability of basic receiver video adjustments that were necessary for viewing on my previously calibrated Samsung 60"

    Cons: The video was altered after installation however, with Matt's help from Crutchfield it was easily corrected using the Marantz receiver video adjustments.

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    Written by: Gbro from Macatawa, MI on December 22, 2014

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    Excellent receiver. Replaced 14 yr old Yamaha and still using Definitve Technologies 5.1 surround speakers. Surround sound is 100% better than before, I was truly amazed, still am. Easy setup.

    Pros: Audio is wonderful, spatial imaging is transcendent. Almost bought another for the two channel music room, got a peachtree instead, thanks Crutchfield, no regrets.

    Cons: None

    great product

    Written by: ltsam18 from Ohio on December 20, 2014

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    Looks great,sounds great,it replaced and old sony av,sounds awesome

    Pros: great look and sound

    Cons: none so far

    Marantz

    Written by: Positive from Springbrook, WI on December 16, 2014

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    Getting to know all facets of a renowned brand. The AirPlay is very nice. Woofer output seems nonexistent but will tweak that or contact Crutchfield support which has been very responsive so far!!

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    5 stars at $900, 4 stars at $1,600

    Written by: rjh from the Washington, DC Area on November 30, 2014

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    I replaced a 4-year old Yamaha $600 receiver with this one. Very happy with the switch. I listen to both music (CD+ quality) and movies, using an Oppo BDP 93. I was never satisfied with the Yamaha on music. With the Marantz, I have the best of both worlds. On music I can use pure direct with only two channels or with Audyssey 2.1. On two channel, it sound sounds just like my separate amp/pre-amp setup. On surround sound, the dialog "sweet spot" is much larger and the surround sound stage is more continuous. The sound is much cleaner, both at low and high volumes. When I cranked up the volume to see what the receiver could do, I thought the sound was a little weak, until I I checked the levels with my SPL meter. The amp was putting out 110 db with so little distortion that it fooled me. My speakers are built from kits using Scanspeak and Focal components (approx $5-600 per speaker in parts, 89db sensitivity), and with the right amp have a wonderfully wide and accurate soundstage. The Marantz is a good match for the speakers. Even my wife and kids noticed the difference between the Yamaha and the Marantz.

    Pros: Musicality, the Audyssey equalization, dialog lift, ability to connect the Oppo with HDMI, coax digital and multi-channel analog

    Cons: None that I am aware of.

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    Written by: mike from Waterloo Nebraska on November 29, 2014

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    this receiver produces great sound and has more than enough power and also looks great

    Pros: is relatively easy to set up if you have questions Crutchfield's text were more than helpful

    Cons: its owners manual only comes in a CD ROM disk so you must have a computer to refer to it

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    Written by: manny from Florida on November 28, 2014

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    im very happy so far with my av receiver sounds very clear.Thumbs up.

    Pros: quality sound,clear picture,all the hdmi connections you need and more

    Cons: none so far

    Loving the 7007

    Written by: Kev from Bedford, IN. 47421 on November 23, 2014

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    Just received the Marantz 7007 last week. Absolutely love it. Very easy to hook up and get going. Very clean quiet amp section too.

    Pros: Super clean power and plenty of HDMI inputs.

    Cons: None

    Makes a differnence

    Written by: stereo joe from Marion, Ia on November 3, 2014

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    The over all design of the unit is very attractive. I like the door that hides the large display. Set up was easy following the guide. I did however print off sections of the manual as that made it easier to make connections. Once set up and the Audessey used the sound was as expected great. It replaced a lesser piece of equipment, that replaced a high end piece so I was looking for the change. My set up, a 7 speaker surround sounded fantastic. For music, a Denon CD player, stereo imaging was spot on and the over all sound stage was fantastic. I wanted to keep listening to music - the test of if it sounds right. I have some older equipment that I use as well which includes a Techniques tape deck that sounded great and a Yamaha laser disc player, yes a laser disc player, that sounded great and looked great.

    Pros: Looks and sounds great. Set up is straight forward.

    Cons: No printed manual or a quick guide that includes a print out of the back connections.

    So great I bought another

    Written by: Kent L. from North Carolina, USA on November 1, 2014

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    The three zones work great to have theater room, whole house system, and outdoor each on their own channel. Wonderful sound with both POLK Audio speaker system in one home and KLIPSCH in other home. App works flawlessly. Highly recommend.

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    A great receiver

    Written by: Emananon W. from ATL on October 2, 2014

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    I am very pleased with this receiver. The sound is amazing. It is not as powerful as I expected however. I crank it way up and there is not as much raw power as I would have expected. On the other hand it is adequate for the room it is in and it is loud enough. It is easy to set up but the GUI is a bit plain and old looking (small matter really). I like the Audessy features. My SACD and DVD Audio disks sound amazing. Blu-ray disks and DVDs look incredible. It does what it is supposed to do and it does it well. The remote is easy to use but I wish they would provide a printed owner's manual instead of the CD. The manual is not very well written. I am not a technical writer but this manual could be significantly improved. The bottom line is that it is not perfect but it is a fine addition to my home theater. The sound quality seems improved over my old Denon and a Sony ES receiver that I have another room. This Marantz AVR 7007 replaced a Denon 3808.

    Pros: Excellent sound. Easy set-up Remote is easy to use Audessy

    Cons: Manual is not well-written Seems underpowered for the rating Old GUI

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    Written by: Frank from Rio Rancho, NM on September 3, 2014

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    I was advised by Crutchfield that the Marantz SR7007 would provide sufficient power for the Polk RIiA7 speakers I purchased. I used biamp wiring and still must turn the Marantz to full volume to get sufficient base out put. I'm a little disappointed considering I spent so much money for this rig.

    Pros: good looks for the speakers Polk RTiA7- Marantz has plenty of hook ups for accessories but lacks dock port for MPI device

    Cons: Marantz SR7007 lacks power to drive Polk RTiA7 speakers

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    Written by: Anonymous from Germantown, TN on September 3, 2014

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    Love it so far, but still learning all the adjustments

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    A New Marantz Fan

    Written by: TWilson from Frederick MD on August 30, 2014

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    Actually my second Marantz. The first one I had order from Crutchfield (SR5009) turned out to have problems and I return and choose this as a replacement. Wonderful sound, made my Polk speakers come alive. Easy set up. Front is uncluttered with an attractive front with a blue light around the small display. The larger display is behind the display door...easy to read and out of the way when you don't need it. This had everything that I wanted in a AVR except wifi, but, with the help of Crutchfield, I resolved that issue with Channel Master (ethernet to TV connection). Had this for only 2 days, but, so far so good and I'm happy with it. My equipment: Sony 4k TV, Marantz SR7007, Polk front, center, back & subwoofer, Roku, OPPO103D DVD, TVIO, Panasonic DVD.

    Pros: Easy set up Very attractive and uncluttered Cool blue light around display Many HDMI to support all the extra equipment IPOD hook up worked with no problems Apple Airplay Internet ready Easy lite remote (small buttons) Great sound...makes my movies and music CD come alive. No issue so far like the other new Marantz which froze up several times and had to reset front he beginning. 4K up conversion and support 3D movies Hook up a turntable, have a tons of albums. Crutchfield tech help

    Cons: Small buttons on the remote and some are hard to read. Not a big issue.

    My first marantz

    Written by: Brent from Idaho on August 25, 2014

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    I was in love with this receiver before I ever owned it or heard it (just from specs, other reviews, and the price alone meant it had to be good right!?). My first surround sound was a budget pioneer, then the kenwood sovereign 5090 (my first big dollar AVR), then the Harmon kardon 347 (my first hdmi), and now the marantz SR7007. I am running klipsch speakers in 5.2. RF82 ii fronts, RC62 ii center, RS62 ii surrounds, with a R12SW and monster thx 10. When I saw this receiver on sale, I had to get it (not to mention my HK was getting tired). I thought I would be blown away with the power and sound quality... But I wasn't. I spent 3 days playing with all the features and adjustments, and watching countless movies. I must say it does sound really good and I think it goes really well with my speakers but I was hoping for so much more. The good part is I can now run a 7.2 surround with just one receiver. I just need to buy 2 more speakers! Overall very happy with Crutchfield (as always) and the huge discount they offered. The SR7007 is worth the price tag by all means, I gave it 4 stars because it does sound good, although I would have only given it 3 stars if I paid more.

    Pros: Good sound Easy to set up (walk through) Looks nice Lots of connection options Simple remote that is backlit

    Cons: CD for owners manual Not sure about the claimed 125 watts No cooling fan(s) Options will not allow you to have full control (choose "this" option and you can no longer adjust "that") The app is terrible I just hope they have more software upgrades coming!!

    Great receiver

    Written by: Ricki A. from Tarzana, CA on August 17, 2014

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    We are very happy with our receiver. It is the hub of our sound system and it has met our expectations.

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    Just what i was looking for.....

    Written by: JimC from Shreveport, La on August 7, 2014

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    This is the 4th receiver i have bought in the last two years, as i have not been satisified with any of the previous three. I had two Denon's and an NAD. I wanted a warm, rich, full sound that made me want to put music on and sit back and just listen. The other three fell short, even though the reviews on them we all good. This Marantz has the sound that i have been looking for. Clear, warm, so very easy to listen to with all kinds of music and movies. It powers a 5.1 Definitive Technology speaker system. If this one dies one day, i want another one just like it.

    Pros: The sound, looks so very premium, love the little blue circle, great light-up remote, extremely easy to set up and configure.

    Cons: Does not bring me coffee in bed.....otherwise, none.

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    Written by: Daniel from Sacramento, CA on August 5, 2014

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    This is a first rate machine-Worthy of the name Marantz. It's solidly built and beautiful to look at. The automated set up is intuitive and easy to use. The sound quality is awesome, with thunderous (but not boomy) lows and clear, sweet highs. Ample inputs and outputs. The universal remote was easy to set up and logical.

    Pros: Sound reproduction, connectivity, easy to set up, appearance.

    Cons: None

    Mixed Feelings

    Written by: Jeffrey from Sarasota FL on July 31, 2014

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    I have mixed feeling about this receiver,125 watts RMS no way, Sounds about like 75 watts RMS my old Sony str da4300es blows this receiver away in power and clarity.The Sony has about 50% more output then this one and thats rated a 100 watt RMS. As far as video quality pass through that's good.

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    Cons: Output power, Music clarity is not up to par.

    Very Happy

    Written by: Jim from Baton Rouge, LA on July 22, 2014

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    Great functionality and performance. Very easy to set up. Looks great sitting in the rack. Running with Martin Logan 5.1. Does a great job. Had bought another receiver prior to this one. Did not meet expectations. Returned to Crutchfield. No issues at all with the return. Very good technical support throughout the process that helped me make the best decisions.

    Pros: Funcionality, sound quality, appearance...it looks great in the rack when watching movies!

    Cons: None

    Love my Marantz Sr7007

    Written by: Pete from Colorado Spgs, CO on July 16, 2014

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    Great receiver to replace my Onkyo! I did my research and no more overheating and the sound is incredible! Really made my Polk speakers come to life!

    Pros: Ease of set up, sound, options

    Cons: None

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    Written by: Barbara from The Sea Ranch, CA on July 11, 2014

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    Our media consultant chose the Marantz because he feels it is the best in its class. It is controlling a plethora of items beautifully. The sound is excellent. We couldn't be happier with it.

    Pros: Everything works as advertised. Ease of set up. Excellent workmanship.

    Cons: None

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    Written by: wotus4u from shelby twp michigan on July 8, 2014

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    great sound

    Pros: great sound

    Cons: remote hard to see

    Marantz - great buy

    Written by: Jeff J. from Houston on July 1, 2014

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    Great receiver, easy to set up. I had an older SR4700 that was cumbersome to set up. New receivers have come a long way for ease of setup, control, and overall experience. Added to Apple TV and connected to home network.

    Pros: Control from iPhone or iPad through network in Marantz apps. Airplay for music is good. Connect to internet for Internet radio is awesome. Can add Apple TV.

    Cons: No cons but wish it came with Apple TV integrated for airplay of videos.

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    Written by: Fred from Lincoln, RI on June 29, 2014

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    It's been a while since I upgraded my audio system. I wanted to buy an American name that I grew up with. When I found the Marantz on sale I knew it couldn't get any better. I read a few reviews, all giving high ratings for this receiver. So I just ordered it. I hooked a couple of Bowers and Wilkins in ceiling speakers to it. It's playing as I'm writing this review. It's a very good system. For the money and quality of sound.....like I said , "it doesn't get any better". Now I want to expand off of it.

    Pros: Great sound. Easy to install. A lot of options. Requires some reading. If I can do it then it can't be hard to figure out.

    Cons: Right now, there's nothing negative to say.

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    Written by: Rob from Oakdale Ca. on June 29, 2014

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    I purchased this AVR Receiver to replace a Denon 3808 that puked out on me after 5 years. I don't mind spending good money for a product if the product can stand the time and Denon couldn't do that. Anyway this is about Marantz right now and even though the company's are owned by one or the other my research told me that Marantz uses it's own parts and still builds a fantastic receiver. Marantz puts the parts inside that will hold up to the heat and constant use that I was looking for. I've only had the receiver for a month and I must say it's doing great. Unlike the Denon that had a very complicated remote with it's touch screen if you or someone hit the wrong button was a pain to reprogram. Marantz is very simple and straight foreword to setup. I needed a (2) zone receiver to run the additional speakers in the other rooms in the house and (4) outside speakers which it handles very easy. it's only been a month but I'm very pleased so far!

    Pros: Easy to setup, great looks, plenty of HDMI ports, (2) powered subs jacks. Plenty of speaker jacks .

    Cons: Not Bluetooth ready, Really Marantz this is 2014 everything is Bluetooth ready now days and to have to spend 100.00 to buy a adapter is just crazy. Again this receiver is still new so my only con so far is not having Bluetooth built in!

    Marantz SR7007 A difference maker

    Written by: Norm from White Plains, MD on June 15, 2014

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    I'll start offf by saying I'm not an audiophile. My old system was an Onkyo receiver and 5.1 speaker that I had bought in 2002. The system sounded good until the sub woofer finally died about 2 months ago. I decided to get something new as the old Onkyo did not have the HDMI inputs for connecting the cable in to the receiver then out to the TV. After looking around at a few website reviews for receivers, the Marantz kept coming up as good pick. I ordered it from Crutchfield with the help of advisor Jenny. Receiver and the Definitive Technology speaker system (also Crutchfield) arrived in a few days. Setting it up was easy, followed the printed directions that came in the box to get it hooked up to the TV then followed the on screen step by step instructions to get all speakers and components hooked up. Used the Audyssey system to let the receiver set and balance all the speakers to my room also on the TV after plugging the mic in the front of the receiver. Then it happened - I turned it on. What a huge differrence! The sound coming out of the speakers was so clear and clean. I heard sounds and instraments in a completely new way. The sound of the tamborine, the crash of the cymbal, the "thump" of the pedal hitting the bass drum were all so clear yet all very distinct. Simply incredible. Speakers Front Def Technology StudioMonitor 55, Center ProCenter2000, back ProMonitor 800, sub Prosub1000. Monster quicklock selfcrimp banana connectors made hooking up speaker wires a breeze

    Pros: Hooking up speakers and other components very easy with on board setup that shows up on the TV screen after following 3 simple steps from written directions. Internet radio Can listen to iTunes library stored on my PC Can now hook my Plasma TV and 3d BluRay player to the receiver rather than having to hook my receiver to the TV!

    Cons: The print on the buttons of the remote are a little small for my eyes, but I'm nit picking a bit! Not much reception from the FM antena that came with the unit. Had better reception from the standard Onkyo FM wire (same location in the house, same address!)

    Looks nice, lacks guts

    Written by: Sean from Orlando, FL on June 11, 2014

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    I purchased the Marantz SR7007 after a significant price break, and received it quickly, in new condition from Crutchfield. As you can see from the photos, Marantz makes a very 'pretty' receiver. The on-screen menus are great, as well. HDMI switching seemed solid(no flickering, etc). I truly feel that's where the good stuff ends. Using multiple sources in multiple zones did not perform well. For example, even after consulting Crutchfield and Marantz, we were unable to send HDMI audio to Zone 2. Also, while using the Marantz iOS app, when selecting a source for Zone 2, it would also change the source for the Main Zone. The power to the speakers was less than impressive compared to my old Yamaha RXV1700. Needless to say, I returned it and had Crutchfield send me the Yamaha A3020(addressing everything above, and does it very well, but less 'pretty'). Crutchfield was FANTASTIC through everything.

    Pros: Pretty blue bezel Nice on-screen menu Solid HDMI switching

    Cons: Lacks HDMI audio output to other zones Lacks power to speakers compared to similar priced models Mobile iOS app had some issues communicating the proper commands (not a WiFi issue)

    Nice Upgrade

    Written by: Jon from Omaha, NE on June 3, 2014

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    After having reliability issues with Onkyo, I made the switch to Marantz products several years ago. I upgraded from the Marantz SR6006 to the Marantz SR7007. They have the same tonal qualities but the SR7007 has more headroom as it should given the bigger amp. I do like the available controls and display screen on the front of SR7007. The SR6006 display is hard to read at a distance and should you lose your remote, you can't control much. Another upgrade I liked was the upgraded GUI over the SR6006. The GUI on the SR7007 is a lot more intuitive and user friendly.

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    MARANTZ does it again with their A/V Receivers - SR 7007

    Written by: Tommy D. from Oakmont, PA on May 30, 2014

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    Having Grown up in the Audio Business both in selling to end consumers as well as having Manufacturer Representative experience in both the Consumer and Professional Audio Field when you hear music being reproduced with a sweetness and richness no matter what speaker system you take immediate notice. My SR 7007 A/V Receiver resides in my large 17' X 26' Room with the 125 RMS per Channel it performs well with any speaker I connect to the tough binding posts . Setup is easy., Marantz has included a Phono Input which has been difficult to find in A/V Receivers. I am using 7 Channels with my existing system..for a well balanced rich tonal sound and an extreme channel to channel separation that I have not heard in a good while...I am not even using the Front High OR The Front Wide Speaker Power Outputs . I can only imagine what fantastic dispersion would result. I initially the Marantz exclusive Audyssey Audio Speaker Channel Setup Mic for computerized real time adjustment of One speaker to the next in any system connected to the receiver. Then after the On Board Processor Set the speaker Volumes I tweaked it from there.. Fantastic special presence even in the Multi Channel Stereo Mode away from any special multi channel processing. LP's sound dynamic again....the way I recall them to sound from Mozart thru Duke Ellington to Led Zeppelin...All Marantz Components come with a concise Owners Manual that is in CDROM as a .pdf file.. BUY IT YOU'LL LOVE IT..

    Pros: The Marantz Name signifies Quality., Always has., Always will. Buy it you will not be disappointed...

    Cons: Most folks are scared of the Price.. Just be assured that you will get something that with give you audio enjoyment for a long time to come...

    Worth every penny.

    Written by: Christopher M. from Connecticut on May 26, 2014

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    I picked the SR7007 up after it was marked down. It was a bit more than what I originally wanted to spend on a receiver. However after unpacking it and setting it, I'm glad I made the purchase. The sound is amazing, the build is top of the line and it has more than enough features. I've had no problems setting it up, running internet radio, a blue ray player and using it to watch tv. I've tried other receivers including Denon, Onkyo and another Marantz. The others were good, but I preferred the sound and features of the Marantz.

    Pros:  Sound  Build  Features

    Cons:  Remote Control backlight is weak and doesn't identify all of the buttons through it's illumination

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    Written by: Chad from AZ on May 23, 2014

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    Great quality solid receiver

    Pros: Amazing sound and video quality

    Cons: Difficulty with AirPlay in Zone 2 and 3

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    Written by: Walter from Pasadena Maryland on May 17, 2014

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    Excellent

    Pros: Easy setup

    Cons: None

    I have found Quality That is Extremely Better

    Written by: Irad P from St Thimas USVI on May 16, 2014

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    For a long time I have been an Onkyo fan.I have had many of them and at the time I thought it was the best thing .My Onkyo TX NR 3009 went dead it has been very frustrated finding a receiver of superior quality I have bought the Yamaha RX A2020 and was not very please because i thought it needed more power. I then went back to Onkyo TX NR 929 and i realize the Yamaha sounded better but it was not as powerful. So I decided to purchase the Yamaha RX A 3020 and i realize that there was abig difference.I decided to become a yamaha fan and exchange the onkyo for the Yamaha RX A 1020. Well My wife heard and told me the 1020 has to go and she became frustrated.I must say KUDOS to Crutchfield Tech Support and there patience. It Is probabely the best customer services I have ever had using mail order service.I was frustrated so trying learn these products until when they exchanged it for the Marantz SR7007. Well ladies and gentlemen when I hooked it up all i can say was WOW.The proof is in the pudding, i was stuck in my track i was shocked at the sound quality of this receiver. I heard thing i never heard before in my music. This BigDog made my speakers shined The one thing i can say it is very detail and you will fall in love with music all over again. The 2nd thing is you dont have to turn it up it jus sounds full from 10-15db.Hometheater is excellent and u can literally here the seperation in movies and music. What amazed me is that it out powered the Yamaha 3020 and is only 125w

    Pros: Superior sound quality in music and home theater, it makes your speakers come to life, works with Apple product very well, it doesnt get hot like Onkyo. Extreme Customer Service from Crutchfield, Easy to Use

    Cons: Needs a Better Remote

    Good and bad

    Written by: jaaron from Utah on May 16, 2014

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    The SR-7007 sounds amazing! If you want a receiver for music and movies, you should buy this now. It's a great deal. If you are into gaming like my family, you need to look for something else. There is a delay when the play station passes through the receiver that makes using a lot of games impossible. My kids love dance revolution, but not on the Marantz SR-7007. What a shame! It will be going back.

    Pros: Music

    Cons: Gaming

    Awesome receiver

    Written by: wagzier from Oregon on February 22, 2014

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    This receiver is so feature packed that every day I am finding new and exciting ways to make use of it's many capabilities the sound quality and clarity are excellent I also find the channel separation to be incredible each channel is distinctive which makes for a more immersive listening experience even music playback is incredible

    Pros: Easy to setup connects to just about to any device

    Cons: none

    Incredible sound

    Written by: Pat from Central N.Y. on October 8, 2013

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    I recently replaced my Sony 820 A/V receiver with the Marantz 7007. I had become very disappointed with Sony and their quality and their heavy handed approach to just very very loud sound. The Marantz has incredible sound and every part of the reciever's function can be customized. I was a little puzzled when I first used it. Of course it produced a lot of heat but it produced the same amount of heat when it was in standby. I did a firmware update and oddly enough the heat issue in standby was gone, completely cool. I can't give this receiver 5 stars because the IPOD control is so quirky. Ipods are a big part of my life, I own 5 and have over 100,000 songs. Sometimes it freezes, the suggested controls on the remote don't work as identifird and most time it doesn't work at all. I still would buy this receiver despite the IPOD issue because because I love movies and it excels at playing movies. The sound is unreal. Difficult justifying $1700 when all is not right with the receiver but hopefully a software update will correct it.

    Pros: Incredible sound and the ability to customize just about every function.

    Cons: Horrible IPOD interface.

    Impressive Sound and Features

    Written by: DC from Milpitas, CA on September 30, 2013

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    Feature and ease of setup a plus. Sound is spectacular! This unit replaces my Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A1020 which I was disappointed with, the vocals and guitar licks sounded a bit muted even after spend days trying to find the sweet spot to my liking. Not so with the Marantz, sound fields and tweaks are very easy to make, music is lively and movies more dynamic.

    Pros: Great Music and Movie Sound Easy to set up.

    Cons: High cost. iPod doc behind front drop down door, when open in my cabinet it prevents the door from fully closing. USB dock should be in the back to leave your iPod always attached behind cabinet doors.

    Marantz sr7007

    Written by: JohnA from Kettering OHIO on August 10, 2013

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    Right out of the box, the set up was as easy. This receiver sounds amazing. It is so easy to use. The hook up to the TV and the other components was super easy as well.

    Pros: Easy setup. sounds amazing thru my Paradigm reference series speakers.

    Cons: None

    Very Pleased for first year, then problems

    Written by: msj from Texas on July 16, 2013

    Wonderful audio and easy set up. After one year, it started shutting down by itself for no reason. I tried playing the audio extremely low, it would stay running longer but would still shut down. I was playing it so low I could barely hear the tv. Lets see how good the warranty is. I bought this unit here.

    Pros: great unit, loved the audio and easy set up

    Cons: problems after only one year of use

    Very Happy!

    Written by: Patty from Syracuse, NY on July 5, 2013

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    This has been the easiest receiver I have ever set up.

    Pros: User friendly, steps you through everything! Easy to use...love the app to control it from my ipad.

    Cons: I have only had this receiver for 1 month and have not found any cons.

    Marantz SR 7007

    Written by: Bob from Ashburn on June 29, 2013

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    Outstanding HT processor. I am really impressed with how easy it was to set up. The instruction mannual is on CD so have your laptop or iOS handy when you begin. It's comprehensive and there is a leaning curve, but most folks that would invest in this level of equipment will have the interest. The Blue Ray was amazing. A little getting use to not have the bass, treble, etc. knobs manually available, but once you get the hang of it you will like it.

    Pros: Easy to use, reliable, high sound quality, Apple Airplay on board. Also a phono out so you don't need an external power supply to run a turntable.

    Cons: None at this time.

    Marantz SR7007

    Written by: DJSM from Wisconsin on June 26, 2013

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    I hesitated to spend this much on a receiver but glad I did. This is a great receiver for music, movies and games. The decoder picks available sound fields depending on signal so you don't get flooded with options the way other receivers have done to me in the past. There are so many configurations that this is also an extremely flexible source for music or home theaters. I biamped my Polk RTiA7's and they pump out nice clean and loud music. Apple air play was a feature I can't live without now that I have it and have successfully used my iPad and laptop. Also have used the internet radio options and think this is a plus for when you want something different and fast. There are just too many positives and yes it is a bit pricey but I have had other recievers over the years that just can't compare to the sound quality even at high volumes (even compared to my pro audio equipment for DJ'ing). Only thing that dissappointed me is that when using only the front channels in "large" speaker mode, you cannot get the sub channel to activate, I guess that is a standard the manufacturers are going to so if you listen to a lot of music that carries low end frequencies you have to trick the system out using the "small" speaker setting. I chose this unit over the Yamaha that was an option with what looked like more bells and whistles (at about $400 less) and glad I spend the extra money, it shows in performance and quality!

    Pros: clean powerful sound too many options to exhaust flexible configurations

    Cons: stereo setting not allowing a sub with large speakers

    So far.....amazing!

    Written by: LloydB from Minneapolis, MN on April 19, 2013

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    I've been using the SR7007 for a little over a week now. Being a musician for 35 years, my ears are finely tuned to all the subtle auditory nuances and physical feel of live music. I wanted the first music I experienced from this unit to be special, so after completing the Audyssey setup, I put on the remastered 5.1 bluray of Rush's 2112. I was instantly blown away. The clarity was like nothing I've heard before except while playing live music with a band. I have since listened to everything from Beethoven's 9th to Nirvana and feel like I'm hearing this music for the first time. I had a Marantz 4270 back in the 70's when Quadraphonic recordings were the bleeding edge. Having returned to Marantz after all these years, I'm feeling a little nostalgic. Nicely done Marantz.

    Pros: The specs and features speak for themselves. The intangible that you can't get from a product sheet is the clarity of sound. I rate this category 5+ stars.

    Cons: Still haven't got the Android remote app working. Probably user error.

    Hello, Marantz!

    Written by: MK from Ellicott City, MD on February 4, 2013

    I was a bit scared to replace my Pioneer Elite SC-55 with this Marantz AV Receiver but I am VERY GLAD I did. I basically second the review from Ryan from Wilmington as I noticed similar changes with my set up. (Martin Logan ESL front, Motif Center, FTX Surrounds, Descent I Sub) I think the Pioneer sounded a little warmer and had more power; Marantz had a leg up on everything else. The sound from Marantz was more balanced, clearer, more details, and separated better. I had to increase the volume a little higher compare to Pioneer to achieve the same loudness but I heard a lot more from my 4 surround speakers. Also, the voice and background separated more for me to notice. In terms of video processing, I had an Oppo BDP-93 hooked up with the Pioneer which is a phenomenal player but I had to try the newer model of Marantz blu-ray player, UD5007. IMHO, higher end of the Pioneer elite receivers have one of the best video processing capability, if paired with one of the most solid blu-ray players in the market today, Oppo players. I won't hide the fact that I was very unhappy with UD5005, the previous model of UD5007, but the combination of SR7007 & UD5007, simply is perfection! For those who is budget conscious, Marantz combination is about $500-600 cheaper compare to Pioneer and Oppo combination, but when it comes to both video and audio quality, it is not behind at all. I am very happy with Marantz at this point and I have feeling I will be a fan of Marantz for a long time to come.

    Pros: sound quality, price, appearance, flexibility

    Cons: power

    Better than my Rotel processor.

    Written by: David from Hudson, NH on November 8, 2012

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    I bought this to replace a Rotel processor.. I am using this Marantz amp strictly as a processor and not using it for amplification.. It has a lot of options but setup was really quite painless and I was up and running in about an hour.. It took a while to attach my 5.1 amp to this.. Then I had to guess a bit a what sub output to use for my configuration The setup pamphlet is very basic but all I needed.. The full manual is on CD in pdf format and I did need that to answer a couple of fine tuning issues that I had. It is easier to use , sounds better, has a better on screen interface, has way more options and cost less than replacement Rotel processsor..

    Pros: Great sound and plenty of options.. Easy to use considering how many options it has.

    Cons: Takes some time to get familiar with how everything works, but I guess that is to be expected.

    Impressive

    Written by: Ryan from wilmington, De on October 1, 2012

    Long story short, I was working on a side job with custom AV company.... Full disclosure...70% of our installs are on the lower end of AV and not high end mostly onkyo 5-6 series receivers. After a bad hdmi board on an Onkyo 1009 on a clients system i gave him mine (same 1009) I decide to purchase this receiver. I had both setup using Audessey xt settings through my psb imagine t6 speaker system . From a comparison perspective the onkyo has a leg up on the marantz in power, dsp settings, and some features (powered z2,z3 etc). The onkyo makes you aware of its power it has a lot of dynamic sound slight advantage over the Marantz, this has been noted by professional reviews . As for the marantz the sound is more quality(precise detail) i would say, better balanced, and the most notable is the separation it creates, i have had several instances where i looked over at my surround speakers hearing more from them then i ever had.The second and most surprising quality i found was video processing. I have a 75ft hdmi going to a Epson 8350 projector and the onkyo would take a while to get the hand shake for the HDMI, the marantz takes half the time to sync and does not show bad images while syncing. On top of that i have noticed extremly better image quality my wife even mentioned so this was shocking. Overall the execution of the marantz, build quality, clean network functionality, sound detail, and video make it a solid pick. You can't go wrong!

    Pros: Build Quality Sound Separation Video Processing

    Cons: Non Yet...Interested in what others say...

    Details

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    What's in the box?

    Download the Marantz SR7007 manual

    • 7.2ch AV receiver
    • 6' AC power cord
    • Remote control (RC016SR)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Audyssey Setup Mic (ACM1HB)
    • FM wire antenna
    • AM loop antenna
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Getting Started guide (En/Fr/Sp)
    • USA Warranty Information
    • Canada Warranty Information
    • Important Safety Instructions

    Features and Specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 125
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth-compatible No
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    App Remote Control Yes
    USB port for iPod/iPhone Yes
    FM Sensitivity 14.8 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner Built-in
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration Audyssey MultEQ XT
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
    HDR-compatible No
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    Composite Video Conversion From Composite to HDMI, Component
    Component Video Conversion From Component Video to HDMI
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control Yes
    Learning Remote Yes
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-5/16
    Height (inches) 7-1/4
    Depth (inches) 16-7/8
    Weight (pounds) 28.75
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room Video Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output Yes
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD
    Dolby Atmos No
    DTS DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input 1
    Audio-Video Inputs 7
    Audio-only Inputs 3
    Component Video Inputs 2
    Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 7
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 3
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Multi-Channel Analog Input Yes
    Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong

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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 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 setup:

    • 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 subwoofer output.
    • 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 5.2ch surround.
    • 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 simultaneously.

    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.
      • 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 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.

    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 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 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.

    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 signals.

    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 adjustments.

    • 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 settings.

    • 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 high-quality sound.
    • 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 connected.

    Video Features

    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 HDMI output.
    • 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 the AV receiver is in "Standby" mode and the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled, both audio/video streams from the receivers HDMI input will be output to your television, via the AV receiver's HDMI monitor output. Once the receiver is turned "On", only video will pass through the monitor output to your TV and the audio is directed to the receiver's speaker outputs.

    • HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input 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 "Standby" mode.
    • Off: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is disabled.

    Video Mode: You can select between 3 video processing settings.

    • Auto: Processes video automatically based on the HDMI content information.
    • Game: Always processes video appropriate for gaming content.
    • 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. 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.

    Note: Network setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.

    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 connection.

    Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-bit .wav
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/96 kHz 16/20/24-bit .flac

    Note: Your computer must meet the following system requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player (ver.11/12).

    Online Services: The Marantz 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.

    Online Services Description
    vTuner The online vTuner service which offers easy browsing of internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable online database with a wide variety of content. Internet Radio stations in MP3 (32-320kbps) and WMA (48-192kbps) format are supported. You can browse content by Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites. You can store up to 56 Internet Radio stations as presets. The unit will automatically save up to 20 of the most recently played stations.

    Pandora

    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 SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more.
    Flickr Flickr is an online photograph sharing service that started in 2004. You can use this unit to view photographs on a connected TV that have been made public by Flickr users. You will need to setup an Flickr account to download, upload, and view photographs.

    Favorites: You can add up to 100 items as "Favorites" from Internet Radio, online music services, and your media server for easier, quicker access.

    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 data services and select broadcasts from among up to eight multicast programs. HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    • Station Text: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles.
    • Multicasting: Many HD Radio stations also offer more than one channel of programming. This service is called multicasting.
    • Station Presets: You can store up to 56 radio stations presets (8 stations each in 7 separate banks) and name each preset with an 8 character ID.
    • Direct Frequency Tuning: You can enter the receiving frequency directly to tune in a station, using the supplied IR remote control.

    Web Control: You can control this A/V receiver from a web control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The SR7007 and your PC must be connected to the same home network.

    Software Updates: Using the receiver's network/internet connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online Marantz server. Visit Marantz's Owner's Circle for access to downloads to keep the Marantz receiver up-to-date. The tested Marantz SR7007 contained firmware version 1490-0118-0000-5500-6336 (as of 7/18/2012).

    USB/iPod Integration

    USB Port: A USB memory device can be connected to the USB (type-A) port located on the front-panel, allowing you to play various music files and JPEG still-image files through the receiver. The USB memory device must be mass storage class (msc) or media transfer protocol (mtp) compliant, and be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 (up to 2TB). The unit can recognize up to 500 folders and 5,000 files. In addition to music and still-image playback, the A/V receiver supports basic playback control, song/artist information display, and charging of your connected USB mass storage class device. The Marantz SR7007 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its USB (type-A) connection.

    Compatible Audio Formats Sampling Frequencies Bit rate Extension
    WMA (Windows Media Audio) 32/44.1/48 kHz 48-192 kbps .wma
    MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) 32/44.1/48 kHz 32-320 kbps .mp3
    WAV 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-bit .wav
    MPEG-4 AAC 32/44.1/48 kHz 16-320 kbps .aac/.m4a/.mp4
    FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) 32/44.1/48/96 kHz 16/20/24-bit .flac

    Note: USB memory device will not work via a Hub. It is not possible to connect and use a computer via the unit's USB port using a USB cable.

    iPod/iPhone Direct: With its front-panel USB (type-A) port, the SR7007 supports digital music playback from an iPod or iPhone. Using a USB-to-iPod Dock cable plugged into the front-panel USB port, music can be played directly from your iPod/iPhone, bypassing the iPod/iPhone's D/A converter. The iPod/iPhone can be controlled by the receiver's remote, or you can continue to use the iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. Song/artist information, Album Art, and elapsed playing time appear on the SR7007's on-screen display. Your iPod/iPhone's battery will also be charged while connected to the receiver. The SR7007 is "made for iPod/iPhone compatible" and supports the following iPod/iPhone models and functions via its front-panel USB port (as of 9/24/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connector Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    USB AirPlay Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Album Art Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 7.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 7.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y N
    4 7.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 7.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    air 7.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y N
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 7.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 7.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.1+) library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the AV receiver, over your home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud to the AV receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the AV receiver; you can even download Apple's free Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback functions of the the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer that is being streamed to the AV receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see song/artist information and album art via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI).

    Note: To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.1 or later) connected to your wireless home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.3 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network.

    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 SR7007.

    Note: The receiver's front-panel LCD window only displays source input and volume. You will need to connect this receiver up to your TV via HDMI to configure speaker, network, input, and system settings through the AV receiver's on-screen menu.

    On-Screen Menu w/ Setup Wizard (via HDMI): The AV receiver's on-screen menu provides quick information about your system's settings. You can easily make settings for your home theater system while viewing menus on the TV screen. Simple settings are enabled with the setting menus displayed on the TV screen. The Marantz SR7007 features an on-screen Setup Wizard that provides easy-to-follow setup instructions. When you control the sound volume, the volume level is displayed on the screen, and when you switch the input source, the name of the input source is displayed. These menu displays can only be output to your TV via HDMI. If you connect the receiver to your television via only composite video, you will need to use the A/V receiver's front-panel display for menu and source adjustments.

    Three Zone/Three-Source: Marantz's Multi-Zone/Multi-Source function lets you select different audio/video sources for listening and viewing in different locations of your home. The SR7007 features a Main Zone (audio/video), Audio/Video Zone (Zone 2), and Audio Only Zone (Zone 3). Furthermore, this unit is equipped with an HDMI Zone 2 output connector for transfer of audio/video from connected HDMI sources to Zone 2. The source can be the same for all zones, or you can enjoy 3 different sources in those zones if you prefer. You can rename each Zone with a 10 character title.

    • Main Zone (Zone 1): The Main Zone offers 7.2-channel playback of all your audio/video gear in your main entertainment room.
    • Audio/Video Zone 2 (with HDMI switching): The Audio/Video Zone 2 allows stereo audio/video playback of another analog A/V source connected to the receiver in another room of your home via left/right RCA audio or speaker terminal output connections and composite, component, or HDMI video. The SR7007 incorporates true multi-zone HDMI audio/video distribution for Zone 2 with the inclusion of its HDMI matrix switching functionality. The receiver can send two different HDMI video feeds to two displays at the same time directly from the receiver. HDMI Zone 2 will also output audio signals (2ch only) for the HDMI input source selected. To enjoy a video source in Zone 2, you must connect the same video connection to your second display monitor as connected to your receiver for that particular source (there is no video-conversion for Zone 2). Zone 2 features either a preamp-output or speaker terminal output so you can use this amp or a separate amp to power speakers in another room. When using the SR7007 to power speakers in a second room of your home, the main zone is restricted to 5.2-channel. When using the receiver's preamp output terminals for the second room you need an additional amplifier in that room to power those speakers; the main Zone of the receiver remains 7.2-channel. The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled by the Marantz receiver using either configuration or from your add-on amplifier when using the line-output. Note: The HDMI Zone 2 function is only compatible with the HDMI 1-6 input connectors. It is not compatible with the HDMI 7 input connector. HDMI Zone 2 does not offer the following setting adjustments -  Picture Adjust, Auto Lip Sync, Video Mode, Video conversion, i/p Scaler, Progressive Mode, Aspect Ratio, or Setup Menu Display.
    • Audio Only Zone 3: Audio Only Zone 3 allows you to play a third analog stereo audio source connected to the receiver in a third room of your house via left/right RCA audio or speaker terminal output connections. Zone 3 features either a preamp-output or speaker terminal output so you can use this amp or a separate amp to power speakers in another room. When using the SR7007 to power speakers in Zone 3, the the main zone is limited to 5.2 channels. When using the receiver's preamp output terminals for the 3rd Zone, you need an additional amplifier in that room to power those speakers; the main Zone of the receiver remains 7.2-channel. The volume of Zone 3 can be controlled by the Marantz receiver using either configuration or from your add-on amplifier when using the line-output.

    Note: *Compatible Sources - Only tuner, analog, USB, and Network sources can be played in both Zone 2 & Zone 3. Zone 2 also supports output of HDMI 1-6 audio/video signals. To hear AirPlay in Zone 2/3, you must first start playing Airplay in the Main Zone. Once you have selected AirPlay in Zone 2/3, you can then switch the source of the Main Zone. *Incompatible Sources - You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or different Network content for different zones. Digital audio from optical and coaxial inputs cannot be output to Zone 2 or Zone 3 (Zone 3 does not support HDMI audio). Zone 3 does not output any video sources (HDMI, composite, or component).

    Source Rename/Delete: You can change the display name (up to 8 characters) of a selected input source. If an input isn't being used, you can delete it from the display so you don't have to scroll past it when you change sources.

    Panel Lock: To prevent accidental operation of this unit, you can disable operation of the buttons on the front-panel.

    Dual Backup Memory Function: This receiver stores its settings in a nonvolatile memory even when the main power supply is turned off. Using the Dual Backup Memory function, you can write settings information to another memory area to back up saved settings for recovery anytime as needed.

    • Personal Memory Plus: This function sets the settings (input mode, surround mode, HDMI output mode, MultEQ, Dynamic EQ, audio delay, etc.) last selected for the individual input sources.
    • Last Function Memory: This function stores the settings which were made before going into the standby mode. When the power is turned back on, the settings are restored.

    Sleep Timer: This function allows you to automatically set the power to standby after a predetermined amount of time has passed; set the sleep timer up to 120 minutes in 10 minute increments.

    Auto Standby: The unit enters standby mode automatically when no commands are sent to the unit for the set time (30 or 60 minutes). Before it enters the standby mode, "Auto Standby" is displayed on the front-panel display of this unit and the on-screen menu.

    Remote/Bluetooth 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: The Marantz SR7007 can control select external audio/video components connected via HDMI which support HDMI control. When you make an HDMI connection with a TV or player compatible with the SR7007's HDMI control function, you can perform the operations from the SR7007's remote control; Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.

    Remote Connections: The Marantz SR7007 is fitted with the following custom remote inputs/outputs.

    • Remote In/Out: These RCA input/output connectors allow you to connect the SR7007 to a Marantz component equipped with remote control (RC-5) terminals.
    • Flasher In: This 3.5mm input is used to control the SR7007 from an external key-pad (sold separately).
    • DC Trigger Output: The DC trigger output (3.5mm) allows you to connect an external device so it can be turned on by the SR7007.
    • 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.

    Marantz Remote App: The Marantz Remote App lets you control the Marantz Network A/V receiver using your Apple iOS (4.3 or later) or Android device. This free Remote App lets you control the Marantz A/V receiver's basic functions (power, volume, input, surround modes) from your Apple iOS or Android device. The multi-zone control page of the Remote App lets you adjust power, volume and input selection for all zones from a single screen (when applicable). You can even navigate the A/V receiver's network and Internet content from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. For added convenience, there are eight customizable home screen short cut buttons that allow you to tailor the look and function of the Marantz Remote App to suit your needs.

    Note: Download the free Marantz Remote App from the iTunes App Store for the iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad (iOS 4.3 or later). Or, download the free Marantz Remote App from the Android Market for your compatible Android device (1.5-up). The AV receiver will need to be connected to the same network as your Apple iOS or Android device.

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    II do not need Ultra 4k. The Marantz SR7007 has the features I want, a three year warranty, and a great price. [ R  Dec 15, 2015 ]
    quality product at competitive price [ JANE  Dec 13, 2015 ]
    I've heard Marantz and owned their products in the past and have always been overly satisfied. [ Christopher  Dec 08, 2015 ]

    21 questions already asked

    I have no experience with a Plex media server, however I have been able to play anything I want from a PC with a HDMI connection. This is an amazing receiver and pretty much can figure it out on its own. [ RICHARD A  Sep 24, 2015 ]
    I use the pre-outs to run a Steve McCormic amp for 2 channel stereo . [ RICHARD D.  Sep 08, 2015 ]
    better ask a real degree'd electrical engineer for that...... [ GEORGE  Sep 08, 2015 ]
    Good question. If the unit has that capability, I don't know how to do that. I skimmed through the manual and couldn't find anything on the subject. On mine, I'm just using the TV as a monitor, so as soon as I change the input from cable to network radio or something, it also switches the video display on the tv. [ Paul  Aug 26, 2015 ]
    A qualified YES to this question. The music from the network input can be directed to one of the 3 Zones at the same time that the tivo is directed to another Zone. ie. music on the patio zone at the same time as tivo TV in the media room. [ BILL F  Aug 24, 2015 ]
    Yes, but I don't believe you can listen to music and watch tv at the same time. [ Fran  Aug 24, 2015 ]
    Yes, I leverage this functionality daily. TV playing inside while my music from my iPhone is playing on Zone 2 on the outside speakers. Highly recommend downloading the Marantz Remote Control App which makes managing the functionality much easier. [ ERNIE  Aug 24, 2015 ]
    I am not 100% sure what you are asking however I have my receiver set up in a theater room. I have bluray, cab/sat, and another hdmi run to an independent TV outside the theater room. In addition I have a separate pre amp that drives my zones 2&3 which are in two additional rooms. Having said all of that, I record programs on my dvr each day while also listening to zones 2&3, or at the same time watching bluray. I have never had an issue with signal passing through while doing any other activities. My dvr always records as scheduled. Hope that helps! BTW, I love my Marantz receiver. Wayne [ WAYNE D  Aug 24, 2015 ]
    Yes can. Setup has a audio and video input setting tab. I listen to music in the bedroom and still have cable on the living room. [ Douglas  Aug 24, 2015 ]
    Yes [ Douglas  Aug 24, 2015 ]
    Sorry, but I would not know. [ MICHAEL  Aug 16, 2015 ]
    If I'm understanding the question ... you're asking if Zone 2/Zone 3 speakers can be driven directly - in which case the answer is only "surround back" is available for this function. There are separate preamp outs for Zone 2/Zone 3, but those are preamps. [ paul  Aug 15, 2015 ]
    Yes [ Douglas  Aug 24, 2015 ]
    I don't know anything about the cable you are using hdmi2 input will support your projector I have the same setup you are describing except I am using blue rigger cable but it works great [ ARCHIE  Jun 15, 2015 ]
    No [ Douglas  Aug 24, 2015 ]
    Hmm - well, it's got three speaker "zones" - I suppose you could hook your speakers up to diffrent zones and manage it that way. But - be advised - the zone outputs are preamp outputs ... won't drive un-ampified speakers directly. [ paul  Apr 28, 2015 ]
    You can always use the zones. Have the main system setup for your projector and zone 2 or 3 for the other TV [ ANTHONY  Apr 28, 2015 ]
    there are three audio zones and two video zones that can be assigned. This means you can assign one to your projector and one to your TV systems separately. The third audio zone can be assigned to a separate set of speakers in addition to the two video setups or you can bi amp your main system if you are not using all the surround channels. The "back" surround are used for blaming but still leaves the other back surround channels for 5.1 surround setups. [ SCOTT  Apr 28, 2015 ]
    I don't believe it has an A/B speaker function like on a standard receiver but do believe you can use the zone 2 and 3 function to work in a similar manner. I do have a project and tv hooked up to this unit which works well but can be a little confusing to set up. I've also noticed that the receiver is prone to freezing up like a computer, which requires shutting off the power completely basically restarting the unit. [ MICHAEL  Apr 28, 2015 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Mar 18, 2015 ]  Staff
    Thank you everyone your replies. Perhaps I need to get a new blu-ray player. I have the Sony BDP-BX58 and the options for audio output are only Auto and PCM, no Bitstream option. I have Auto selected but the output on my Marantz 7007 still indicates PCM. [ ANDREW  Mar 12, 2015 ]
    I do not have this issue. My Marantz 7007 plays DTS Master Audio when I load a blu-ray capable of this source. I have a Marantz UD 5007 blu-ray player. [ ROSS  Mar 12, 2015 ]
    sorry don't have that problem. [ Robert  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    I had the same problem on both my Pioneer and Panasonic blu-ray players. To make it work, I changed the output settings on both players from pcm to bitstream. I hope this works you. [ BERNARDO  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. [ Jeff  Mar 09, 2015 ]  Staff
    As far as I am able to determine the pass through feature will allow the tv to operate independent of the receiver but once you access a source on the receiver the tv then projects whatever image is relevant to the source that is chosen the only workaround I am aware of is to use both the hdmi and rf connections on your tv and cable box this in turn allows you to make use of the tv independent of the receiver freeing you up to be able to use both at the same time [ ARCHIE  Feb 18, 2015 ]
    I'm not sure, but would think that you could. [ MICHAEL  Feb 18, 2015 ]
    You would need to set up the tv on one zone and your sound on a seperate zone. So yes you can but it is somewhat difficult unless you have a lot of speakers and have zone one for tv and zone two for only audio. [ SCOTT  Feb 18, 2015 ]
    This is something I can test at least. At this time I am listening to a CD while the TV is on, however when I started the CD it did turn the TV back to an input from another source. It was corrected by again selecting TV on the TV remote. Not sure what you could do about TV sound though. Cheers.................Jay Hayes [ JAY  Feb 18, 2015 ]
    Though I never did that, it will work. dg [ DAVID  Feb 18, 2015 ]
    Thanks Jeff. I did purchase from Crutchfield so I will take your advice and give tech support a call as soon as I can. [ Denny  Feb 17, 2015 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can help troubleshoot this issue. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. [ Jeff  Feb 17, 2015 ]  Staff
    I can't speak from experience, since I don't have a 4k TV, but the manual seems to indicate that it will pass a 4k signal in its original resolution. It can also upscale lower input resolutions and output them at 4k. Hope that helps. [ LISA A  Jan 19, 2015 ]
    Not sure [ ERNIE  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    According to this unit's avforums review "The receiver can output at 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i/p, 1080p/24 and 4K. Perhaps more usefully from a future proofing perspective, the SR7007 can also pass a 3D signal and a native 4K signal." [ GRIFFIN A  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    The receiver supports both 4K pass-through and 4K upscaling technologies. The video chip in this receiver is one of the best I have seen right out of the box. I did not have to make any adjustment to the receiver when it came to picture quality. I own the Samsung plasma F8500 and it has a great picture and I did not think it could look any better until I hooked up the Marantz. While the picture quality only improved marginally it was noticeable. I really liked this receiver it was one of the easiest to set up and use but I did end up returning it for the Onkyo 929 as I wanted wireless and THX surround sound for movies since that is all I use it for (rarely listen to music which the Marantz excels at) [ LISA  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    Works with my Sony 4K and Netflix 4K. [ KEVIN  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    I don't know I don't have 4 k tv sorry [ DUANE  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff  Jan 08, 2015 ]  Staff
    If you can hook it up via RCA or HDMI then yes. [ Douglas  Aug 24, 2015 ]
    Sorry I can not answer this question as I am not familiar with DSD Files [ ARCHIE  Dec 28, 2014 ]
    Yes [ Douglas  Aug 24, 2015 ]
    Hi - short answer is no, it'll only run 6 to 8 ohm speakers . [ ROBERT  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    I have Polk RTi A7 and these are 8 ohm so I don't know for sure that it can handle 4ohm. the specs call out power and distortion for only going to 6ohm loads. I would recommend calling Crutchfield to be sure you find a reciever that can handle such a low impedance load. This one will bi-amp but that will not fix the ohm load. Great reciever if you choose to replace your speakers eventually. really clean sound and good picture through the HDMI connections. At this price, it is a steal. [ SCOTT  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    No I'm afraid the SR 7007 is only rated to support 6 to 8 ohm speakers but I don't know if you have made your final purchase yet but Crutchfield also stocks the sister to the SR 7007 Denon AVR X4100W that will not only support your 4 ohm speakers but will also put you right in the thick of the new Dolby Atmos Soundfield. Good luck Steve J I hope this helps in someway Happy Thanksgiving [ ARCHIE  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    Sorry Steve, I'm not sure if it does support 4ohm speakers. Mine has been a good unit, only problem I have had is that occasionally I have to power it off and on again much like restarting a computer when it locks up. [ MICHAEL  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    I have been using the SR7007 for about 4 months with Thiel 4-ohm speakers. I do not drive them to very high levels (I have it in a bedroom system), but I have had no problems. If you use a powered subwoofer, that will take even more of the load off the receiver. [ ROBERT E  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    Yes [ Douglas  Aug 24, 2015 ]
    Yes! [ JULIUS  Nov 15, 2014 ]
    Yes the Marantz SR7007 has a built in HD receiver. [ ROBERT  Sep 11, 2014 ]
    to the best of my knowledge yes [ JOSEPH B  Sep 10, 2014 ]
    Yes it does and it works very well. [ DARWIN  Sep 09, 2014 ]
    Yes it does. AM/FM/HD all built in. [ paul  Sep 09, 2014 ]
    Yes it can. If your front speakers have four connecting posts you can also bi-amp them., separate power going to your highs and lows. 1 center channel, 2 rear channels and 1 or 2 subs. This is how I have mine set up and it sounds awesome! Good luck and enjoy! [ JASON  May 27, 2014 ]
    Yes this receiver can, you can even bi-amp your front speakers with 2 subwoofer. Once you have connected your speakers correctly and you follow the instruction from the assistance that come with receiver everything become straight forward. I must recommend to you after using the assistance from the receiver make sure you use Audyssey and you will see and here a big difference in your system [ IRAD M  May 25, 2014 ]
    Yes [ JOHN E  May 24, 2014 ]
    Yes it can be set up as 5.1 configuration. Probably you have it donne alredy when you follow instructiion and used automatic set up by Audyssey. Check it by entering setup, press SPEAKERS, then MANUAL SETUP and go to SPEAKER CONFIG. Now you can see all speakers hooked up, it schould be 5.1 conf. I assume all this is ok and now on remote control are two buttons MOVIE and MUSIC press and hold one of these, on screen you get options for type and system for the sound. Enjoy! [ MAREK J  May 24, 2014 ]
    Hi Absolutely. If you check on the rear panel of the receiver, on the pre-out section, you will notice two subwoofer outputs (SW) especially designed for a 5.1 or 5.2 surround sound configuration. The biggest advantage of placing two subwoofers, one on the L and R side of the room, is that you end up with a more balance bass through out the room. Just make sure they are both identical and that you keep one out of face for best results. RR [ RAQUEL  May 24, 2014 ]
    Hi Randall, I just set up my Marantz SR 7007 receiver for 7.1 operation. I see no reason why the Marantz receiver cannot work perfectly in a 5.1 application. I'm going to give it a few more weeks before I make a judgment call on the receiver, but so far it sounds magnificent. Thanks for asking, David [ DAVID B  May 24, 2014 ]
    Yes [ TIAN  May 23, 2014 ]
    Yes it can! It has dual subwoofer outputs, so that you can run a 5.1 or 5.2 system in your listening environment. (These outputs are labeled SW1 and SW2 on the back of the unit.) Hope this helps! [ CHRISTOPHER  May 23, 2014 ]
    I purchased the SR7007 about a month ago and have it currently setup using a 5.1 configuration (2 mains, 2 rear, 1 center and a sub). This works fine in my 14' x 20' listening room. No need for the additional satellites if you do not want to use the other two channels. I have been pretty impressed by the AVR so far, but be advised that if you intend to use the onboard phono section (HO MC/ MM only), I strongly suggest using the Pure Direct mode which vastly improves sound as it only employs the original stereo signal and therefore only your main speakers are active. I was very disappointed in the surround processing utilized by the phono output section, so I am looking into a separate phono preamp as an option. ~Rob [ ROBERT  May 23, 2014 ]
    I have not had a chance to set up my receiver sorry, but I found the following, it might be helpful : Manual that comes on the disc as PDF is not the best written and veeeery long. It will take you some reading on your PC and few calls to Marantz to address all the aspects you may have doubts about. Few clarifications for the new users: - This is a 7,2 receiver but has 3 zones and 11 speaker ports, however, you can only use Assigned ports for zone 2. Zone 3 does not have independent speaker ports, only outputs for another amplifier you can place in another room. Speakers are good for the main zone as 5.1 set up and 2 assigned for stereo speakers in zone 2. For a while I had a problem finding Equalizer settings hidden deeply in the menu ( below Odyssey Icons menu ) and only after activating Equalizer for all the channels I got really full, wonderful sound. There is no presets for different sound options ( like Live,Hall, Disco,Jazz you could see in less expensive brands ) so you have to tweak all the settings yourself and that takes some time. [ JOSE  May 23, 2014 ]
    Yes you can. [ ERNESTO  May 10, 2014 ]
    Yes, i have straight banana plugs on the speaker wires to the amp. Looks nice and clean. [ TEDDY  May 08, 2014 ]
    Yes banana plugs makes speaker connection fast and easy [ ARCHIE  May 08, 2014 ]
    Yes, bananna plugs can be used. [ ANGELLA M  May 08, 2014 ]
    Absolutely. Standard binding posts that will accept banana plugs, spade lugs or bare wire. Given how tight the fit is on the back of AV receivers, banana plugs are probably the best option. [ ROBERT E  May 08, 2014 ]
    Yes [ DAVID  May 08, 2014 ]
    None use you music app already installed on the IPhone. [ Douglas  Aug 24, 2015 ]
    We use our Marantz for only Vinyl play back and Blu-ray disc. And we do not have an i phone which as I remember the only sound available is MP3. You don't need this quality of an amp to play MP3s [ JAY  Jan 31, 2014 ]
    Mine is not in a cabinet, but stacked with other components. I got some 1.5" ABS plastic from the hardware store, and cut into 4 2" lengths. I use these as extension legs on the equipment above the receiver to provide 2" of air space between the receiver and the component above it, allowing for flow-through ventilation. The black ABS plastic doesn't look bad either. [ Paul  Aug 26, 2015 ]
    I have never had any problem with over heating at all! [ JULIUS  May 21, 2014 ]
    I've had no problems. I use Klipsch RF7's as main which, like all Klipsch speakers, are very efficient. So, it doesn't load the amp much even at higher volumes. I can find little to complain about it so far. [ ANDREW R  Feb 02, 2014 ]
    I have not had any overheating problems. The unit sounds great to me with my two Anthem power amps, but it does seem much more complicated to use than my old Sony ES. [ JOHN T  Jan 28, 2014 ]
    I have not noticed any issues with overheating but as with all electronics the need proper ventilation. Mine is not in a cabinet and onle covered on rhe top with the back and front wide open so it gets good ventilation. It does throw a lot of heat which is expected with that much amplification. I am pushing biamplified front towers, a center channel, rear surrounds and a powered sub with no problems. [ SCOTT  Jan 28, 2014 ]
    My SR7007 is in a rather closed in area of the entertainment cent and it does not overheat. It is however quite warm to the touch. My only complaint is that the front panel flap (door) will not stay closed. [ RICK  Jan 28, 2014 ]
    The installation directions require that you leave some air space around the unit. Mine sits on a wide shelf with plenty of space on all sides. Nothing is stacked on top. To date, I have not encountered any problems, nor do I feel any excess heat when I approach. It also has an auto standby feature and will go to sleep when not in use, I'm sure this helps. [ DENNIS  Jan 27, 2014 ]
    I read the same concerns. I read through that because of the benefits of the receive. This unit is awesome and I would highly recommend it. I listen to a lot of music and love to watch movies as well and I have not had the first problem I am pushing Kitsch RF-7s and a K lipsch center channel. I cannot say enough about how well it does. [ DARWIN  Jan 27, 2014 ]
    I can't help since mine has not been used for long periods and it is in a very open space. [ Mallory  Jan 27, 2014 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff  Jan 05, 2014 ]  Staff
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