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Marantz SR5003

Home theater receiver with HDMI switching and video upconversion

4 Reviews

Item # 642SR5003

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Make the SR5003 a part of your system, and discover for yourself why audio enthusiasts have chosen Marantz components for over 50 years. This impressive receiver combines time-tested Marantz engineering and construction with the latest home theater conveniences. You'll experience thrilling, high-impact sound every time you turn it on.

Make the SR5003 a part of your system, and discover for yourself why audio enthusiasts have chosen Marantz components for over 50 years. This impressive receiver combines time-tested Marantz engineering and construction with the latest home theater conveniences. You'll experience thrilling, high-impact sound every time you turn it on.

Advanced auto setup tailors sound to your room
Marantz includes Audyssey MultEQ®, a sophisticated auto-calibration system that helps you get the most accurate home theater sound possible. The SR5003 uses the supplied microphone to analyze sound from up to six different listening positions, then automatically adjusts the 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.

Flexible video connections
The SR5003's 1080p-compatible HDMI inputs let you hook up three high-def sources for easy switching. Analog-to-HDMI conversion lets you send all your video sources to an HDMI-capable TV using a one-cable digital connection, simplifying hookup and maximizing picture quality for each source. Plus, when you use the receiver's HDMI output, it can upconvert your non-HD video sources to resolutions as high as 1080p, for a better match with your HDTV's high-res display.

Multi-room music and more
This receiver's flexible multi-room/multi-source output lets you enjoy a surround sound movie in your main room while a housemate listens to stereo music in a second room. An optical digital output even lets you send audio from a digital source to a third room for playback via a second home theater receiver. Add an XM Mini-Tuner package to enjoy satellite radio, including XM's HD surround music channels. Or connect an optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit to enjoy SIRIUS satellite programming. You can even integrate your iPod® by adding Marantz's handy control dock.

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Product Highlights:

  • 90 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
  • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Dolby® Digital EX, DTS-ES™, Pro Logic® IIx, DTS Neo:6, and SRS Circle Surround II decoding
  • Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® six-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready (requires XM subscription and optional XM Mini-Tuner package)
  • Neural THX Surround decoder for XM's HD Surround channels
  • SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit)
  • iPod® integration (requires optional Marantz IS301)
  • M-DAX (Marantz Dynamic Audio eXpander) for better sound with compressed music sources like MP3 files
  • multi-room/multi-source audio
    • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room)
    • digital audio output for 3rd room via optical digital out (available only with audio sources input through an optical digital connection to receiver)
  • high-current, low-impedance amp design
  • Source Direct and Pure Direct modes switch off all unused circuitry for the cleanest possible sound
  • 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels
  • HDCD decoding
  • Dolby Headphone mode for simulated surround sound via standard stereo headphones
  • on-screen display for easier system setup and operation
  • learning/multibrand remote
  • 17-3/8"W x 6-5/16"H x 16-7/16"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital video switching (3 in, 1 out)
  • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p)
  • HDMI version 1.3a with support for Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, and SACD
  • component video switching (3 in, 2 out)
  • component video conversion (composite to S-video, or composite and S-video to component)
  • digital audio inputs: 4 optical (including 1 front-panel, 2 coaxial
  • digital audio outputs: 1 optical
  • 5 audio/video inputs, including:
    • 1 front-panel input with composite video and S-video
    • 4 rear-panel inputs with composite and S-video
  • 2 audio-only inputs
  • no phono input
  • 7.1-channel analog audio preamp input
  • 7.1-channel analog audio preamp output
  • RS-232C port for automated control systems
  • detachable power cord
  • 2 sets of main speaker outputs
  • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers

What's in the Box:

  • AV surround receiver
  • 6' AC power cord
  • RC004SR Learning remote control
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Audyssey microphone with attached 24' cord terminated by a male 3.5mm minijack connector
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • User Guide (English/French/Spanish)
  • USA Warranty Information
  • Canada Warranty Information

Marantz SR5003 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(4 Reviews)

Big Bang in this Black Box

jimmyjames8 from Raleighwood on 3/6/2009

Cut to the chase: a lot of features crammed into this black box. You get a lot of bang for your buck. But, overly complex set up at first and second glance. Owners manual is not well written and their are errors and omissions. Audyssesy may be OK for some but not for me. Various SS modes appear to just be gimmicky DSP for creating synthetic SS out of stereo signals. Sound quality is good to great. There is a ever so slight grainyness to the sound. SQ is better than most if not all receivers at this price point. No direct input switching, must cycle thru inputs. Does decode all new high bit rate audio codecs found in Blu-Ray. PQ is great thru HDMI inputs. Can scale from composite, S and component video inputs up to 1080p. Scaling looks good. 5.1/7.1 analog audio input as pass thru using 7.1 button sounds very good. This receiver can be used to good effect as a PRE/PRO with stereo or MCH out board amps. Remember to turn off speaker out puts if using as PRE/PRO. Set volume to 0db with no input source on when manually calibrating speaker/channels. Remember to calibrate 5.1/7.1 analog inputs (best to use 5.1/7.1 input device calibration if available in that device as there is no calibration test tone in this receiver for this input). Input setup matrix is VERY confusing. Go online and search for SR5003 and read thru all the posts, take notes and that will save you much time and many headaches with your set up.




Steve from Bergen County, NJ on 10/20/2008

I thought the set-up was a little confusing in regards to setting up an additional zone. I did a 5.1 configuration and powered my outdoor speakers with the extra rear channel amp. (I previously used another amp) Everything inside and out works great. It synced well with my Harmony remote and I am pleased with all aspects of its performance.



Marantz SR5003

Kevin from San Diego, CA on 10/16/2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Setup was a breeze. The Audissey speaker setup worked like a charm. Distances were accurate and speaker levels were spot on. The remote is also intuitive and although none of the codes worked to have it control my Samsung TV, I was able to program it manually very easily. Audio/Video connections were straightforward. I debated whether or not to get this receiver or the 6300, but I am glad I chose this one because for a room that is about 18x15 the power output is more than sufficient and with the components I had, the one HDMI is enough. Also, the OSD, although not color like the 6300, was more than enough to get things setup easily. I had an SR8200 previous to this receiver and the size difference is quite noticeable and the 5300 is not quite as deep and a bit shorter. I've had the receiver for about 2 weeks and am very happy with it so far.



Great, but not perfect

jaball77 from Seffner, FL on 10/13/2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Initial setup was a bit of a pain. I ran the Audessey calibration with the mic and it didn't work. The speaker distances were off, it set the sub at -16db (making it inaudible), and set the sub crossover to 120hz. I scrapped all of the Audessey settings, entered everything manually and it sounded much better (although annoyingly you can't set the sub crossover any lower than 60Hz). One useful thing I found was the Audessey EQ settings. The "Flat" EQ made my Paradigms sound WONDERFUL. It balanced the levels of all the frequencies and made for a more even sound. Assigning the inputs was easy enough if you read the manual carefully. The on-screen menu doesn't make it clear what everything means, so you'll have to refer to the manual. Sound quality is improved over the Sony 910, but not as dramatically as I expected. There is definitely more detail and depth, especially at higher frequencies, but the difference isn't glaringly obvious. Lastly, the remote is just plain terrible. The main volume control button is small and toward the middle of the remote, and the buttons don't do what you'd expect them to. You have to push the AMP button THEN the source button TWICE when you want to select a source. Other than the remote, this is a really nice unit. Looks nice, sounds great, does all the video converting I need it to, and the optical out to Zone 2 really nice to have. Worth a try if you ignore the Audessey calibration and look past the bonehead remote.




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Number Of Channels 7
Stereo RMS Power (watts) 90
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 ---
Bluetooth No
Apple AirPlay ---
App Remote Control No
USB port for iPod/iPhone No
FM Sensitivity 16.4 dBf
HD Radio Tuner No
On-Screen Display
Auto Speaker Calibration ---
HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
HDR-compatible No
HDMI Standby Pass-through ---
Composite Video Conversion From Composite to S-Video, Component, HDMI
Component Video Conversion From Component Video to Composite, S-Video, HDMI
HDMI to HDMI Upconversion ---
DLNA Certified
MHL-compatible ---
Multibrand Remote Control Yes
Learning Remote Yes
LCD Remote
Width (inches) 17-3/8
Height (inches) 6-5/16
Depth (inches) 16-7/16
Weight (pounds) ---
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years
Multi-room Audio--Video
Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
Multi-room Video No
Multi-room HDMI Output No
Surround Processing
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Atmos N/A
Inputs & Outputs
Phono Input No
Audio-Video Inputs 5
Audio-only Inputs 3
Component Video Inputs 3
Component Video Monitor Outputs 2
Optical Digital Inputs 4
Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
Optical Digital Outputs 1
Coaxial Digital Outputs None
HDMI Inputs 3
HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
Subwoofer Outputs 1
Multi-Channel Analog Input Yes
Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
Main Speaker Output Pairs 2
Main Speaker Terminals Posts
Ethernet Port None
USB Connections None
Removable Power Cord ---

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Amplifier Section: The Marantz SR5003 A/V Surround Receiver features an 90 watts x 7-channel all discrete amplifier. The amplifier section features seven voltage feedback modules mounted in-line on an extended array of aluminum fins for maximum heat dissipation. It also employs a massive EI power transformer in combination with oversized filter capacitors. This design configuration is capable of a clear and powerful reproduction of the most demanding action movie soundtracks and full range multi-channel music discs. Through its ability to generate very high output voltages, the unit can easily drive the most demanding speaker with optimum results.

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.

Independent Power Supply Circuits: Independent power supply circuits are incorporated for the receiver's FL display, audio and video sections for maximum separation, clarity and dynamic range.

Digital Signal Processing (DSP): The Marantz SR5003 is equipped with a high-resolution 32-bit floating point Digital Signal Processor (DSP). All elements of the Surround Processor are optimized to the highest standards by the use of selected high performance and discrete components, particularly the A/D and D/A converters and the sophisticated DSP surround decoder.

24-Bit, 192 kHz D/A Converters: The SR5003 uses 24-bit/192-kHz Digital-to-Analog converters for all channels. The 192kHz sampling and 24-bit word length capabilities of the DACs allows you to play high-resolution recordings and hear the increased clarity, detail and dynamic range of those recordings.

Video Up/Down Conversion: The SR5003 can take an analog video input (composite, S-video, component) and up-convert it to HDMI so the video signal can be passed through the receiver's HDMI terminal to your television via a single HDMI cable up to 1080p. The SR5003 can also take any of the receiver's analog video inputs and up-convert or down-convert them to any of the unit's analog video monitor outputs (composite, S-video, component). The receiver's HDMI inputs cannot be down-converted. The HDMI inputs and monitor outputs will support 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p video signals. The component video inputs and outputs will support 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i video signals. The S-video and composite video inputs and outputs will support 480i video resolution.

I/P Convert: The video circuit of the receiver is equipped with an I/P conversion feature. When this feature is active, 480i analog video signals input from a playback device can be converted to 480p and progressively output to the component video or HDMI monitor out terminals on the SR5003.

Auto Lipsync Correction: Video signals may take longer to process than audio signals depending on the connected video equipment. When the unit is connected to A TV or Projector which supports Auto Lipsync Correction in HDMI 1.3, audio and video can be automatically synchronized using this function.

Zone System: The SR5003's Zone System mode allows the same audio source or different audio sources to be heard in other rooms other than where the receiver is installed. The Marantz AV receiver features a Main Audio/Video Zone (Main), a second analog Audio Only Zone (Zone A) and a digital Audio Only Zone (Zone B). The Main Zone contains 7.1-channel playback of your audio/video gear in your main entertainment room. The Audio Only Zone A allows analog audio playback of another audio source connected to the receiver in another room of your home via left/right RCA audio output connections to a separate amplifier. The Audio Only Zone B allows digital audio playback of another digital audio source connected to the receiver in another room of your home via an optical digital output connected to a separate amplifier. The SR5003 AV receiver's Surround Back Speaker outputs can be assigned to Zone A so you can power a set of speakers in another room of your home without the use of a separate amplifier. You must turn off the Surround Back channels of the amplifier when using the receiver's multi-room speaker outputs, which will limit you to 5.1 channels in your main room.

Bi-Amp Connection: A bi-amp connection is possible with speakers that have two set of inputs by combining the Front A and Surround Back speaker connections. This allows you to drive the treble and bass units with separate channels amps, which enable better sound quality. The surround back channels of the amplifier will need to be turned off to bi-amp your front speakers. This configuration will limit your Home Theater to 5.1- channel.

AM/FM Tuner: The Marantz SR5003 features a built-in AM/FM tuner which can automatically or manually store up to 60 AM/FM presets that can be labeled and viewed in a channel list.

Satellite Radio Ready: The Marantz SR5003 supports both XM and Sirius Satellite Radio when used with an optional Satellite Radio tuner and antenna.

  • XM Ready: This unit is an XM Ready Receiver. You can receive XM Satellite Radio by connecting to the XM Mini-Tuner and Home Dock (package item number 700XMTUNPK, sold separately) and subscribing to XM Satellite Radio. XM Satellite Radio offers over 170 commercial-free channels of music, news, sports, comedy, talk, and entertainment to choose from--all in digital quality. During XM playback, you can display the channel number and name, category, artist name, and song title on the front panel.
  • Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: The SR5003 can be also be connected to the optional SiriusConnect home tuner kit (item number 607SCH1-sold separately), allowing you to receive Sirius Satellite Radio through the receiver. The display shows channel name, number, category, artist, or song title. Sir

Note: A subscription to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio is required. You can store up to 50 XM and Sirius Satellite Radio station presets each.

Auto MultEQ Setup: This Audyssey MultEQ technology adapted by this receiver provides the best listening environment for multiple listeners. The Auto MultEQ Setup feature of the SR5003 measures sound characteristics of your speaker system and room where the receiver is used and automatically optimizes settings. To do this, the Auto Setup feature measures a test tone emitted by each channel in a maximum of 6 listening positions, using the supplied microphone. The measurement results are analyzed using an original algorithm and environmental settings are made to improve the sound characteristics of your listening area.

Manual Speaker Setup: If you prefer, you can manually setup up your speaker configurations. You can select the size and presence of each speaker, the distance of each speaker from your normal listening position, and the level of each speaker in your system.

Acoustic EQ: The A/V receiver features 5 Acoustic Equalizer modes to choose from.

  • Audyssey: This mode adjust the frequency characteristics of all speakers so as to create the best listening environment for the sound characteristics of your listening area.
  • Front: This mode matches the characteristic of each speaker to those of the front speakers.
  • Flat: This mode flattens the frequency characteristics of all speakers. It is suited for playback of multi-channel music such as Dolby Digital and DTS.
  • Preset: This mode independently adjusts the receiver's 9-band graphic equalizer (63Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz, 16kHz) for each of the 7 channels.
  • Off: The graphic equalizer is not use.

Surround Modes: The SR5003 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 receiver features Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital, and DTS decoders.

  • Auto: When this mode is selected, the unit determines whether the digital input signal is Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Surround EX, Dolby digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS-HD, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, or PCM audio.
  • Source Direct: In the Source Direct mode, the tone control circuit and bass management configuration are bypassed for full-range frequency response and the purist audio reproduction.
  • Pure Direct: The Pure Direct mode further reduces sources of noise in addition to effect of the Source Direct mode, by blocking output from the video jacks and turning of the unit's display.
  • Stereo: This mode bypasses all surround processing. In stereo program sources, the left and right channels play normally when PCM audio or analog stereo is input. With Dolby Digital and DTS sources, the 5.1 channels are converted to two channels stereo. 96kHz PCM source material can be played back in stereo mode.
  • HDCD: When listening to HDCD recordings, you hear more dynamic range, a focused 3-D sound stage, and extremely natural vocal and musical timber.
  • Dolby Virtual Speaker: Dolby Virtual Speaker technology use proprietary technology of Dolby Laboratories to create a virtual surround sound-field using only two speakers for the front channels, allowing the user to experience sound as if surround speakers were actually being used.
  • Multi-Channel Stereo: This mode is used to create a wider, deeper and more natural soundstage from two channel source material. This is done by feeding the left channel signal to both left front and left surround speakers and the right channel signal to both right front and right surround speaker. Additionally, the center channel reproduces a mix of the right and left channel.
  • Circle Surround II (Cinema/Music/Mono): Circle Surround is designed to enable multi-channel surround sound playback of non-encoded and multi-channel encode material. Backward compatibility provides listeners with up to 6.1 channels of surround performances from an entire collection of music and film, including broadcast, video tape, and stereo recorded music. Depending on source material , you can select Cinema, Music or Mono mode. Circle Surround also offers the following parameter adjustments.
    • TruBass: TruBass produced by your speakers is an octave below the actual physical capabilities of your speakers adding exciting, deep bass effects.
    • SRS Dialog: This feature allows dialogue to easily be discerned from the surround audio effects.
  • Dolby Headphone: This mode simulates the waveforms of the actual sounds heard from the speakers when listening to the receiver's audio through a connected pair of headphones.
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Pro Logic IIx expands any existing stereo- or 5.1-channel audio for a 6.1- or 7.1- channel playback, creating a seamless, natural surround sound-field that immerses you in the entertainment experience. Dolby Pro Logic IIx has 5 modes:
    • Movie: This mode provides 6.1 or 7.1 channel surround sound from Dolby Surround, encodes stereo movie soundtracks.
    • Music: The Pro LogicIIx-Music mode creates a rich and enveloping ambience from stereo sources such as CDs. In this mode, the SR5003 includes three controls to fine tune this sound-field.
      • Panorama: Panorama wraps the sound of the front left and right speakers around you, for an exciting perspective.
      • Dimension: This feature adjusts the sound-field either towards the front or towards the rear of your system. This can be useful to help achieve a more suitable balance from all the speaker with certain recordings.
      • Center Width: The Center Width feature allows you to gradually spread the center channel sound into the front left and right speakers.
    • Game: This mode restores the impact low-frequency surround effects by routing them to the system's subwoofer.
  • Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital is a 5.1 multi-channel digital surround format.
  • Dolby Digital EX: Dolby Digital EX is a 6.1 multi-channel digital surround format.
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby Digital Plus is an improved Dolby Digital surround format that is compatible with up to 7.1-channels of discrete digital sound and also improves sound quality due to extra data bit rate performance.
  • Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a high definition audio technology, using lossless coding technology to faithfully reproduce the sound of the studio masters.
  • DTS Digital Surround: DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1 multi-channel digital surround sound format used for both commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
  • DTS-ES Extended Surround: DTS-ES features two 6.1 multi-channel formats: DTS-ES Discrete 6.1(6.1-channel discrete digital audio format adding a surround back channel to the DTS digital surround sound) and DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 (discrete 6.1 channel digital audio format inserting a surround back channel to the DTS surround sound through matrix encoding)
  • DTS Neo:6 Surround: DTS Neo:6 is a matrix decoding technology for achieving 6.1-channel surround playback with 2-channel sources. You can choose from two DTS Neo: 6 Surround formats - Neo: 6 Cinema and Neo: 6 Music. You can also adjust the Center Gain to expand the sound image from the center channel.
  • DTS 96/24: DTS 96/24 is a digital audio format enabling high sound quality playback in 5.1-channels with a sampling frequency of 96 kHz and 24 bit quantization of DVD-video.
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: DTS-HD High Resolution Audio is an improved version of the conventional DTS, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24 signal formats that is compatible with sampling frequencies of 96 or 48 kHz and up to 7.1-channels of discrete digital sound. High data bit rate performance provides high quality sound.
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio is a lossless audio format compatible with up to 96 kHz and up to 7.1-channels. The lossless audio coding technology faithfully reproduces the sound of the studio master.
  • Neural Surround: Neural Surround has been adopted by XM Satellite Radio for digital radio broadcasts of XM HD Surround recordings and live events in surround sound. Neural Surround employs psychoacoustic frequency domain processing which allows delivery of a more detailed sound stage with superior channel separation and localization of audio elements.

Surround Channel Level: The channel level can be independently set for Multi-Channel Stereo, CSII and other modes. You can adjust the Center level, Surround level and Surround Back level from -12 to +12 in 0.5 dB increments. The Subwoofer level can be adjusted from -18 to +12 in 0.5 dB increments.

LFE Level: This function selects the output level of the LFE signal included in the Dolby Digital signal or the DTS signal. You can select from 0 to -10 dB.

Bass & Treble: You can adjust the receiver's Bass and Treble independently to suit your listening tastes or room acoustics.

Bass Mix: This function allows the low frequencies to be played through the main Front left/right speakers as well as the powered subwoofer.

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.

Night Mode: Useful at night or when loud noise is undesirable, this mode compresses the dynamic range, making it easier to hear quieter audio content without increasing the overall volume of your system. Night Mode is only effective for Dolby Digital content.

M-DAX: This function makes up for lost audio content in MP3 or AAC sources during playback.

On-Screen Display: The receiver incorporates an on-screen menu system which makes various operations and menu selections visible on your connected television set. To view the on-screen display, you will need to connect the Monitor Out jack of the receiver to the composite, S-Video, component video or HDMI input of your television.

Sleep Timer: The receiver offers a Sleep Timer which will automatically turn the unit off after 120, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, or 120 minutes.

Front Panel Lock: You can lock all the controls on the front panel of the unit, accept for the Power button, to prevent anyone else from changing the settings on your receiver.

Memory Backup: This unit is equipped with a backup function to prevent memory data such as the preset memory from being erased.

Remote Controls

Learning Remote: The provided IR wireless remote control is a universal learning remote control. The remote control's buttons are backlit with a press of a button. This remote is preset with a total of 12 types of remote codes including Marantz TV, DVD, VCR, DSS, Tuner, CD/CD-R, MD, Tape, Aux1, Aux2, and amp. The remote also contains codes for other manufactures which can be programmed. In addition, the remote control is capable of learning and storing codes used by other remote controls.

Inputs and Outputs

HDMI (version 1.3) Inputs/Output: This unit has 3 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output. The SR5003's wide-bandwidth HDMI circuitry is ready to bring you advances like Deep Color and xvYCC Color Space. The receiver can send digital video and audio signals from DVDs and other sources directly to your connected display. HDMI minimizes signal degradation caused by analog conversion so that high quality images can be enjoyed. The 3 HDMI inputs are assignable from the receiver's on-screen menu. The unit offers to HDMI audio settings.

  • Enable: audio input to the HDMI jacks can be played back by the receiver; audio signals are not output to your connected television
  • Through: audio input the HDMI jacks is not output from the speaker terminals of this unit; audio data is output directly to your connected television

Component Video Input/Outputs: This unit has 3 component video inputs to obtain the color information (Y, Cb, Cr) directly from the recorded DVD signal or other video component; and 2 component video outputs to output the video signal directly into the matrix decoder of your television. By sending the pure DVD component video signal directly, the DVD signal forgoes the extra processing that normally would degrade the image. the result is vastly increased image quality, with incredibly life like colors and crisp detail. The 2 component video outputs will display the same video signal.

Digital Inputs/Output: There are 2 coaxial digital inputs and 4 optical digital inputs (one on front). The inputs accept digital audio signals from a compact disc, LD, DVD or other digital source component. There is also 1 optical digital output. The digital output can be connected to MD, recorders, CD recorders, DAT decks, or other similar components.

Preamp Outputs: The SR5003 features Front left, Front right, Center, Surround left, Surround right, Surround Back left, Surround Back right and Subwoofer preamp outputs to connect the receiver to external power amplifiers.

7.1 Channel Input: The SR5003 features a 7.1 Channel input (Front left, Front right, Center, Surround left, Surround right, Surround Back left, Surround Back right and Subwoofer) for connecting a DVD Audio player, Super Audio CD multi-channel player, or other component that has a multi-channel port so you can playback the audio with 5.1 channel or 7.1 channel surround sound. If you will not be using the 7.1 channel input with a multi-channel decoder, you can use the front and left inputs as an auxiliary input.

Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post speaker terminals for the front A, front B, center, surround, surround back, and multi-zone channels. The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and single banana plugs. The terminals are spaced too far apart for dual banana plugs. The collar surrounding the binding post terminals prevent the use of spade connectors.

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

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.

Flasher In: This 3.5mm input is used to control the SR5003 from each of its zones from an external key-pad (sold separately)

DC Trigger Output: This 3.5mm output allows you to connect an external device so it can be turned on by the SR5003.

Remote In/Out: These RCA input/output connectors allow you to connect the SR5003 to a Marantz component equipped with remote control (RC-5) terminals.

RS-232C: The RS-232C port is to be used in conjunction with an external controller to control the operation of the unit by using an external device. The RS-232C port may also be used in the future to update the operating software of the unit so that it will be able to support new digital audio formats.

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