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Marantz SR7007

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay®

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by Marshall Chase
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Receivers: Your ticket to sensational sound

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

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.

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 and 3rd room
    • using powered 2nd-room and 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
    • 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
    • 56 FM presets (no AM 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
     

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

    Download owner's manual

    • 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

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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.
    • Zone 2/3 (M): The surround back left channel can assigned to power a mono speaker in Zone2 and the surround back right channel can be assigned to power a mono speaker in Zone 3. 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.

    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 enabling the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function, regardless of whether the AV receiver is "On" or in "Standby" both audio/video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via the receiver's HDMI monitor output. You can select between three HDMI through function modes.

    • HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input (1-6) for which the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled.
    • Last: The HDMI Standby-Through function is activated on the input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the "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.

    Note: This unit's RJ-45 Ethernet port supports 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and requires an Ethernet (LAN) category 5 or higher cable, Router, Modem, and Internet connection.

    DLNA 1.5 Certified: The SR7007 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7 compliant for audio and photo networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music and still-images (JPEG) stored on your Windows PC. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through the A/V receiver and view still-images on your connected TV, or use the SR7007's remote control to browse music & photo files on your hard drive. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag (ver.2) and META tag information; so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed the unit's front-panel display or on-screen menu. In addition the unit will display Album Art on a connected television. The Marantz SR7007 supports the following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network 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 9/24/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connector Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    USB AirPlay Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Album Art Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    2 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    3 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    4 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4S 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 7.0 Y Y Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y O Y Y N Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y O Y N N 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 iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad, or from your iTunes library on your PC or Mac to the Marantz SR7007, over your home network connection. By downloading Apple's free "Remote" application onto your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad you don't even need to be in the same room as the components or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop the songs in your iTunes music library. You will even see the iTunes music information, including your track titles and artist info via the Marantz receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI).

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

    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.

    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 AVR-3312CI to power speakers in a second and third room of your home, the second and third zones are restricted to mono operation and 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.

    Bluetooth Adapter (optional): Through its proprietary M-Xport, the SR7007 offers Bluetooth capability. Simply add the optional RX101 Bluetooth adaptor (642RX101, sold separately) to the SR7007 and you can play the music stored on any Bluetooth-enabled portable device (your iPhone, iPod Touch, or PDA for example) through your home theater system. The optional RX101 doubles as an IR (infrared) receiver so you can place all your components out of sight and still maintain full remote control.

     
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome receiver

    Written By wagzier, Oregon on Saturday, 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
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Incredible sound

    Written By Pat, Central N.Y. on Tuesday, October 08, 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.
    8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Impressive Sound and Features

    Written By DC, Milpitas, CA on Monday, 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.
    6 out of 7 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Marantz sr7007

    Written By JohnA, Kettering OHIO on Saturday, 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
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    3 out of 5

    Very Pleased for first year, then problems

    Written By msj, Texas on Tuesday, 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
    14 out of 14 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Very Happy!

    Written By Patty, Syracuse, NY on Friday, July 05, 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.
    4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Marantz SR 7007

    Written By Bob, Ashburn on Saturday, 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.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Marantz SR7007

    Written By DJSM, Wisconsin on Wednesday, 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
    9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    So far.....amazing!

    Written By LloydB, Minneapolis, MN on Friday, 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.
    13 out of 13 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Hello, Marantz!

    Written By MK, Ellicott City, MD on Monday, February 04, 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
    15 out of 15 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Better than my Rotel processor.

    Written By David, Hudson, NH on Thursday, November 08, 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.
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    5 out of 5

    Impressive

    Written By Ryan, wilmington, De on Monday, October 01, 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...
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    3 questions already asked

    what airplay ap do I need to download to my iPhone to be able to stream music to the receiver? [ Gus  Jan 31, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • 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 ]
    I have been reading and it seems there are a lot of complaints regarding the unit has over heating problems? [ John  Jan 27, 2014 ]
    7 answers
    • 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 ]
    Having problems after firmware update. How do I reset to default settings. The way in the owners manual does not work? [ Lauren  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • 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 Staff  Jan 05, 2014 ]

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