Network & Tuner Functions
9-Channel Discrete Amplifier: The Marantz SR7008 is equipped with a
power amplifier that reproduces high-fidelity sound in surround mode with equal
quality and power for all channels, true to the original sound. The power
amplifier circuit adopts a discrete-circuit configuration that achieves
high-quality surround sound reproduction. The nine channel amplifier is rated at
with 2 channels driven (20-20kHz, 8-ohms, 0.08% THD).
Amplifier Assignment: The Marantz SR7008 supports up to 9.2 channels
(Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front Height L/R, Front
Wide L/R & Dual SW) for surround sound playback. The AV receiver also
supports Front speaker bi-amplification and powered Zone 2/3. The AV receiver offers eleven pair of speaker inputs. By
connecting all speakers in advance, audio playback can be automatically
switched between the surround back, front height, and front wide speakers
corresponding to the sound mode and input signals.
- 9.1ch (SB/FH/FW): Assigns all power amplifiers within the
receiver for the Main Zone. In this configuration, up to 11 speakers (Front
L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front Height L/R, & Front Wide
L/R) can be connected to the AV receiver for up to 9.1ch playback in the
main zone. The receiver will
automatically switch between the Surround Back (Dolby Digital/DTS), Front Height speaker (Dolby Pro Logic IIx)
or Front Wide (Audyssey DSX) speakers based on the the source material you
are listening to. You must use a separate amplifier to power Zone 2/3.
- 7.1ch (Bi-Amp): Assigns all amplifiers of the receiver to the
Main Zone with the front speakers bi-amped. Up to nine speakers (Front L/R,
Center, Surround L/R, & Surround Back L/R [Front Height]) can be connected to the AV receiver
for up to 7.1ch playback in the main zone. The receiver will automatically
switch between the Surround Back and Front Height speakers (cannot play both
at same time). The Front Wide amplifier channels of the AV receiver are reassigned to bi-amp the
front speakers. A bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers for one
speaker. One amplifier is connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker
while the other is connected to the combined midrange and tweeter section.
With this arrangement each amplifier operates over a limited frequency
range, making its job easier. Front Wide
speakers are not available. Zone 2/3 speakers must be powered by a separate
- 7.1ch + Zone 2: The SR7008's nine amplifier channels can be
configured as Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R (Front
Height L/R), and Zone 2 for Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic IIx
7.1ch playback in the main zone and 2ch PCM
playback in the second zone. The receiver will automatically switch between
Surround Back and Front Height speakers (cannot play both at same time). Front Wide
speakers are not available. A separate amp must be used to power speakers in Zone 3.
- 7.1ch + Front B: Assigns seven amplifier channels (Front L/R,
Center, Surround L/R, & Surround Back L/R [Front Height]) of the
receiver to the Main Zone for up to 7.1ch playback and two amplifier
channels to power another pair of speakers, often called "Speaker B". The
receiver will automatically switch between Surround Back and Front Height
(cannot play both at same time). Front Wide speakers are not available. A
separate amplifier must be used to power Zone 2/3.
- 5.1ch (Bi-Amp) + Zone 2: Up to seven speakers (Front L/R, Center,
Surround L/R, and Zone 2) can be connected to the AV receiver. The Surround
Back amplifiers of the AV receiver are assigned to bi-amp the front
speakers, while the Front Height/Front Wide amplifier channels of the AV
receiver are assigned to power a pair of speakers in Zone 2. A separate amp
must be used to power Zone 3. Surround Back, Front Height, and Front
Wide speakers are not available.
- 5.1ch + Zone 2/3: Up to nine speakers (Front L/R, Center,
Surround L/R, Zone 2, and Zone3) can be connected to the AV receiver. The
Surround Back amplifiers of the AV receiver are assigned to amplify a pair
of speakers in Zone 2, while the receiver's Front Height/Front Wide
amplifiers are assigned to power a pair of speakers in Zone 3. Surround
Back, Front Height, and Front Wide speakers are not available.
Exclusive HDAM & Current Feedback Technology : Incorporating
technology derived from Marantz's Reference Series components, the SR7008
features Marantz's exclusive HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) system, which
combines ultra fast slew rate and maximum dynamic range to deliver optimum sound
quality with today's high resolution audio formats. The SR7008 also incorporates
Current Feedback instead of the typical voltage feedback configuration. Current
Feedback technology provides a wide closed-loop bandwidth and very high slew
rate, delivering superior audio fidelity
High Current Power Supply: The Marantz SR7008 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 w/ PLL Jitter Reducer: The Marantz SR7008
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. In addition, the SR7008 uses Marantz's Hybrid Phase
Lock Loop Jitter Reducer to improve sound localization, reproducing a broad and
Digital Signal Processing (DSP): The Marantz SR7008 is
equipped with a high-resolution Analog Devices (ADSP21487) 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 SR6007 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 Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS and
DTS-HD decoding; as well as offers Dolby Pro Logic II (x/z) audio processing.
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby, Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6,
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx,
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be
selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V receiver via a digital
audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby
Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to
your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
Audyssey Technology: The Marantz SR7008 features a full
package of Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality. Audyssey
Dynamic Volume offers real-time volume adjustment, while Audyssey DynamicEQ
improves your system's surround effects during low volume levels. Audyssey
MultEQ XT32 automatically sets speakers and subs to suit your room's listening
environment and the speakers' characteristics. The SR7008 also features two
Audyssey technologies (Sub EQ HT & LFC) designed to optimize bass performance.
The AV receiver even offers Audyssey DSX which adds front speaker effects.
- Audyssey MultEQ XT32: Audyssey MultEQ XT32 technology
helps create an optimal acoustic profile for your home theater. Using the
included setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ XT32 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 (63 Hz, 125 Hz, 250 Hz,
500 Hz, 1 kHz, 2 kHz, 4 kHz, 8 kHz, and 16 kHz); from -20 to +6 dB .
- Off: Turns equalizer off.
- Audyssey Sub EQ HT: Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides
individual tailoring for each subwoofer in a dual subwoofer setup,
delivering the optimum combination of highest deep bass output and lowest
- Audyssey LFC: Audyssey LFC processing analyses and
processes bass content on a continuous basis and custom tailors the sound
via advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to deliver dynamic bass response
within the listening room without annoying family members or neighbors in
- 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 Dynamic Surround Expansion (DSX): Audyssey DSX
adds front effect speakers to improve spatial sound reproduction. Starting
with a 5.1 channel system, DSX adds front Wide and/or front Height channels
for better sound staging (although both wide and height speakers can be
added, only one pair is used at a time). DSX also applies Surround
Envelopment Processing to enhance the blend between the front and surround
Surround Parameters: You can adjust the following surround
- Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in
the Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements
you can adjust:
- Panorama: Broadens the front stereo image to the
surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective
when there is limited output from the surround channels, panorama can be
turned on/off in the menu.
- Dimension: Allows you to move the sound field
forward or backward.
- Center Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the
- Center Image: In the Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image
feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the
center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less
dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel,
especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 7
(nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut
- Height Gain: Adjust the volume (Low/Mid/High) of the
Front Height channels in Dolby Pro Logic IIz.
- Stage Height/Width: Adjust the sound stage width/height
(+/-10dB) when using Front Height or Front Wide speaker in Audyssey DSX.
Stereo Modes: The Marantz SR7008 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 SR7008 offers two Direct sound modes which
offer high-quality sound by bypassing the receiver's DSP & video circuitry.
- Source Direct: In this mode the 2ch audio signal is
played in its original form, without any surround or tone processing.
Multichannel audio signal is played in its original form, without any tone
- Pure Direct: This mode is for playback in higher sound
quality than in Direct mode. The display and analog video circuitry are
turned off to minimize the possibility of any noise being added to the
Audio Enhancements: The Marantz SR7008 receiver provides
various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every
- M-DAX: Compressed audio formats such as MP3, WMA
(Windows Media Audio) and MPEG-4 AAC reduce the amount of data by eliminating
signal components that are hard for the human ear to hear. The M-DAX function
generates the signals eliminated upon compression, restoring the sound to
conditions near those of the original sound before compression. It also corrects
the sense of volume of the bass to obtain richer sound with compressed audio
- HT-EQ: The tonal balance of
a film soundtrack will be excessively bright and harsh when played back over
audio equipment in the home. This is because film soundtracks were designed to
be played back in large movie theater environments. Activating the receiver's
HT-EQ feature when watching a film made from movie theaters corrects this and
restores the correct tonal balance.
- Dynamic Range Compression (DRC): Motion picture soundtracks
have tremendous dynamic range (the contrast between very soft and very loud
sounds). For listening late at night, or whenever the maximum sound level is
lower than usual, Compressing the dynamic range allows you to hear all of the
sounds in the soundtrack with reduced dynamic range. DRC works when playing
program sources recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS.
- Tone Settings: You can independently adjust the system's
overall Bass and Treble settings from -6 to +6 dB. You can also fade the sound
from front to rear, or vice-versa.
Level Adjustments: The SR7008 provides the following level
- Source Level: This function adjusts the playback level
of the currently selected input source's audio input. Use this feature if
there are differences in the input volume levels between different sources.
You can correct the playback level of the audio input from -12 to +12dB.
- Dialogue Level: You can adjust the output level
(+/-12dB) to clarify the dialogue output from the center channel.
- Subwoofer Level: You can set the receiver's subwoofer
output level (+/-12dB) independent from the other speaker levels and
system's main volume.
Volume Settings: The SR7008 offers the following volume
- Volume Scale: You can
choose to display an Absolute volume scale (0-98) or Relative volume scale
(-79.5 to 18dB).
- Volume Limit: You can set a maximum volume level of 0dB
(80), -10dB (70), or -20dB (60) to limit the receiver's total volume output.
- Turn-On Volume: You can define the volume setting that
is active when the power is turned on (0, 1-98, -79 to +18dB, or Last)
- Mute Level: You can set the amount of attenuation for the audio
muting circuit; -40dB or -20dB below current volume, or full mute (sound
turned off entirely).
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Marantz AV receiver offers a
variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Assignable Digital Inputs: The SR7008 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 SR7008 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 SR7008 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.
- 11.2ch Pre-Out: The A/V receiver features 11.2ch pre-outs (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front Height L/R,
and Front Wide L/R, and Dual Subs) for
connection to external power amplifiers. The pre-outs are variable.
- Speaker Terminals w/ Color Labels: The receiver has
binding-post terminals for all speaker connections. The binding-post
terminals can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and banana plugs
(single/dual). The receiver will accept speaker impedances of 6 to 8-ohm.
The AV receiver comes with color labels to easily identify which channel a
speaker cable should be connected to. Since the speaker cables have labels
in the same colors as the connectors on the SR7008's rear panel, there's no
longer any confusion about which terminals they should be connected to.
- 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
7 HDMI Inputs/3 Outputs: With seven HDMI v1.4 inputs (6
rear/1 front), the Marantz SR7008 allows you to route multiple high-definition
devices, such as your Blu-ray player and cable/satellite receiver, to your TV.
It also allows you to connect all of your devices to up to three TVs with a HDMI
cable (via its three 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. The AV receiver's HDMI connections are compatible with 3D signals, ARC, Deep
Color, xvYCC technology, Auto LipSync, and HDMI control.The HDMI inputs/outputs support the 4K high-resolution video standard, allowing you to play 4K
videos on compatible displays and projectors. The receiver supports both 4K
(3840 x 2160) pass-through and 4K upscaling technologies.
- 4K Pass-Through: 4K Pass-Through allows the Marantz
SR7008 to receive super high-definition resolution video and pass the video
signal to a 4K compatible TV or display monitor. This ensures compatibility
with the latest super high resolution video formats.
- 3D Ready: With the advent of 3D media, it is
important to own a receiver that recognizes 3D video signals. The SR7008 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 SR7008, 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 SR7008 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.
Note: The AV receiver's HDMI jacks do not support the
latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not
support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services,
and Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.
Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features four composite video
inputs (3 rear/1 front) and 3 composite video outputs (Monitor/Rec-Out/Zone2); supports up to
480i. There are also
three component video inputs (60MHz) and one component video monitor output
(assignable to Zone 2);
supports up to 1080p.
Analog-to-HDMI Conversion w/ Video Scaling (4K): The SR7008
is equipped with a flexible video switching system that converts incoming analog
video signals to HDMI and scales them to a higher resolution, so only one video
connection is required from the receiver to the TV. HDMI input video signals can
also be scaled to a higher resolution. The scaled output resolution is set in
the receiver's menu.
- Composite Video to HDMI: Composite video signals (480i
only) can be scaled to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 108p, or 4K through the receiver's
- Component Video to HDMI: Component video signals
(480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p) can be scaled to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p or 4k
through the receiver's HDMI output.
- HDMI to HDMI: HDMI video signals
(480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p/4K) can be scaled to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or
4k through the receiver's HDMI output.
Note: The receiver's HDMI Zone 2 output does not support
analog-to-HDMI conversion, nor does it support HDMI-to-HDMI scaling.
HDMI Standby Pass-Through: When the AV receiver is in
"Standby" mode and the HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is enabled, both
audio/video streams from the receivers HDMI input will be output to your
television, via the AV receiver's HDMI monitor output. Once the receiver is
turned "On", only video will pass through the monitor output to your TV and the
audio is directed to the receiver's speaker outputs.
- HDMI Input: Selects the HDMI Input for which the HDMI
Standby Pass-Through function is enabled.
- Last: The HDMI Standby-Through function is activated on
the input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the
- Off: The HDMI Standby Pass-Through function is
InstaPrevue: HDMI InstaPrevue Technology provides live video
thumbnails of the available content on your devices connected to the receiver
via HDMI 1 through 6 inputs (the HDMI 7 input does not support InstaPrevue). As
a result, you can preview audio/video streams coming from up to 5 HDMI inputs
previously assigned to input selectors on your HDMI connected TV, while enjoying
viewing another source input.
Picture Mode: The receiver provides Picture Mode to adjust
the picture quality for your viewing content and environment. You can select
from Standard, Movie, Vivid, Streaming, Custom, or Off. The Custom mode lets you
manually adjust Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Hue, Noise Reduction, and
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 SR7008 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 SR7008 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 SR7008 also supports AirPlay that lets you stream your music
library from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or iTunes. This unit's RJ-45 Ethernet port supports
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX and requires an Ethernet (LAN) category 5 or higher
cable, Router, Modem, and Internet connection.
Note: Network setup requires that the receiver be
connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The
receiver's network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.
DLNA 1.5 Certified: The SR7008 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 SR7008'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 SR7008 supports the following
audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its wired network
Compatible Audio Formats||Sampling
Media Audio)||32/44.1/48 kHz||48-192 kbps||.wma|
Audio Layer-3)||32/44.1/48 kHz||32-320 kbps||.mp3|
|MPEG-4 AAC||32/44.1/48 kHz||16-320 kbps||.aac/.m4a/.mp4|
Lossless Audio Codec)||
Note: Your computer must meet the following system
requirements - Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service or Windows Media
DRM10. Album Art is only displayed when using Windows Media Player
Online Services: The Marantz SR7008 lets you access Internet
Radio, as well as other online music and photo services from your broadband
Internet connection. Currently the SR7008 supports Internet Radio from vTuner,
Pandora, Spotify, and SiriusXM; as well as the Flickr online photo sharing site
(as of 3/19/2013). The Marantz receiver offers on-screen menu display and
control over these web services.
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. |
|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.|
Spotify||Spotify is a digital music service
that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music
libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting).
Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share
music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album,
track, or most popular; and create your own music library with
customized playlists. A Spotify Premium subscription is required.|
|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
HD Radio Tuner: In addition to receiving standard analog AM
and FM broadcasts, the SR7008 features a built-in HD Radio tuner. HD Radio
technology brings digital radio to conventional analog AM and FM radio stations,
with improved sound quality, better reception, and new data services. HD Radio
technology provides CD-quality sound for FM stations, and FM-quality sound for
AM stations. In addition, FM HD Radio station can transmit multiple programs on
the same frequency by using multicast channels. Text data display includes
station name, song title, artist name, etc.
- 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
- Direct Frequency Tuning: You can enter the receiving
frequency directly to tune in a station, using the supplied IR remote
Note: 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 www.hdradio.com to
check for HD Radio stations in your area.
Web Control: You can control this A/V receiver from a web
control screen on your Windows PC's web browser. The SR7008 and your PC must be
connected to the same home network.
HEOS Multiroom Compatible: Thanks to the AV receiver's
network and IP control capability, it can be integrated into aHEOS whole home audio system via the
HEOS Link (sold separately) and the HEOS app for
Apple iOS (7.0+) &
Android OS (2.3+). The HEOS Link connects to the AV receiver's Zone 2
preouts and a set of stereo RCA inputs or optical digital input on the receiver.
Now, you can send the receiver's Zone 2 audio to other HEOS speakers in
different rooms of your home, as well as play back audio from other HEOS devices
through the AV receiver. From the app on your mobile device, you'll be able to
control the receiver along with other HEOS gear and listen to music throughout
your home. The HEOS wireless multi-room sound system can support up to 32 HEOS
products (sold separately) on a single wireless network.
- Music: You can select which source you want to listen
to from the app. Choose from the receiver's Zone 2 audio, the Link's
built-in online music services (like TuneIn,
Connect, iHeart Radio,
Amazon Music orTIDAL, ), the
music library on your mobile device), and more.
- Rooms: From the app on your Apple iOS or Android
device, you can select which rooms you want playing. You can play the same
music in multiple rooms by grouping rooms together, or you can listen to a
different source in each room.
- Groups: You can join or group up to eight individual
HEOS devices into a group that function as if they were a single speaker.
The HEOS App is also flexible enough where you can create up to 16 Groups (2
HEOS products per Group).
- Party Mode: You can easily group eight rooms together
into Party Mode by using a "pinch" gesture.
Note: The AV receiver only allows one IP connection for
control. If the receiver is already being controlled by a 3rd party control
system via IP, then the HEOS Link will not be able to control it.
Software Updates: Using the receiver's network/internet
connection, you can check for and update the latest firmware from the online
Marantz server. VisitMarantz's Owner's Circle
for access to downloads to keep the Marantz receiver up-to-date. The tested
Marantz SR7008 contained firmware version 5330-9136-7591 (as of
AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite
songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.1+)
library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the AV receiver, over your home's
wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream
stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud to
the AV receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes
music library on your computer to the AV receiver; you can even download Apple's
Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback
functions of the the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer
that is being streamed to the AV receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see
song/artist information and album art via the receiver's on-screen menu (via
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.
iPod/iPhone Direct: The Marantz AV receiver is fitted with a
front-panel USB (type-A) port and HDMI port for playback of audio and video
files from select iPod, iPhone, or iPad devices.
- Audio Playback: The SR7008 supports digital music
playback from an iPod, iPhone, or iPad using its front-panel USB (type-A)
port. Simply plug your compatible Apple device into the receiver's
front-panel USB port, using the cable that came with your iPod/iPhone/iPad.
Stored music and music apps from your connected Apple device can be played
through the AV receiver, bypassing the iPod/iPhone D/A converter for better
sound quality. The iPod/iPhone/iPad can be controlled by the receiver's
remote, or you can continue to use the Apple device's clickwheel or
touchscreen. You can search for stored music on your iPod/iPhone/iPad by
Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook.
Song/artist information and Album Art from stored music and music apps on
your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected TV via HDMI.
- Video Playback: You can also view video from stored
movies and movie apps from select iPods, iPhone, and iPads by connecting
your Apple device to the AV receiver's front-panel USB and HDMI input. Use
the Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (472LT2HDMI
sold separately), the Apple Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your
device, and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (5th
gen), iPhone 5, iPad 4, or iPad mini to the AV receiver. Use the Apple
Dock-to-Digital AV Adapter (47230PHDMI,
sold separately), the Apple Dock-to-USB cable that came with your device,
and a HDMI cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod touch (4th gen),
iPhone 4/4S, or iPad (1/2/3). Use the
Apple Composite AV cable (sold separately) for older video-capable
iPod/iPhone/iPad devices w/ 30-pin connector. Video from your
iPod/iPhone/iPad can only be navigated from your Apple device's clickwheel
or touchscreen (select Simple mode on receiver).
Note: Your Apple iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged
while connected to the receiver (max. 1A). This unit will not charge
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The SR7008 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|
AirPlay||Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Album Art||Artist/Song Text||Track Info |
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
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. The unit can recognize up to 500 folders/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 (5V/1A) of
your connected USB mass storage class device. The Marantz SR7008 supports the
following audio formats, sampling frequencies, and bit rates via its USB
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.
Compatible Audio Formats||
|MPEG-4 AAC||32/44.1/48 kHz||16-320 kbps||.aac/.m4a/.mp4|
Lossless Audio Codec)||
On-Screen Menu w/ Setup Wizard (via HDMI): With the
on-screen graphical display that combines large clear text and colorful icons,
plus the Marantz Setup Assistant, setup is both simple and quick, letting you
easily make all necessary adjustments and settings to quickly and easily
optimize the SR7008 for your particular speaker configuration and source
equipment. 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. The on-screen menu display can only be output to your TV via HDMI.
Note: The receiver's front-panel LCD window only displays source
input and volume. You will need to connect this receiver up to your TV via
HDMI to configure speaker, network, input, and system settings through the
AV receiver's on-screen menu.
Multi-Source/Multi-Zone: 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 SR7008's Zone 2 offers audio/video
playback, while Zone 3 offers audio only playback. This unit is also quipped
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.
- Audio/Video Zone 2: Zone 2 allows stereo audio/video
playback of another 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 or component video. 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 SR7008 to power speakers in a
second room of your home, the main zone is restricted to 5.1-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 7.1-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.
You can select tuner, analog audio/video, optical/coaxial digital (2ch PCM
only), USB/iPod, and Network/AirPlay sources for playback in Zone 2. You
cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or different Network content
for different zones.
- HDMI Zone 2: The SR7008 incorporates 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 also supports 2ch PCM audio from the HDMI input source selected. 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. The volume of HDMI Zone 2
will be controlled by your TV or additional receiver in Zone 2.
- Audio Only Zone 3: Zone 3 allows you to play a
different stereo audio source connected to the receiver in a third room of
your house. 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 SR7008 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 5.1 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 7.1-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. You can select tuner, analog (audio only),
optical/coaxial digital (2ch PCM only), USB/iPod, and Network/AirPlay
sources for playback in Zone 3. You cannot select different AM/FM radio
stations or different Network content for different zones. Zone 3 does not
support any video sources.
- All Zone Stereo Function: The All Zone Stereo function
allows you to enjoy the AV receiver's Main Zone audio source in Zone 2
simultaneously (regardless of input audio signal types; analog or digital).
During the All Zone Stereo, 2ch playback is automatically selected for all
zones and each zone will play at the same volume level. This is useful when
you want to enjoy the same music at the same time in multiple rooms during a
get together or party.
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
Panel Lock: To prevent
accidental operation of this unit, you can disable operation of the buttons on
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.
Learning Remote: The provided IR wireless remote 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's buttons are also backlit with a press of a button.
This remote control is preset with remote codes for Marantz AV components. The
remote also contains codes for other manufactures which can be programmed.
HDMI Control: The Marantz SR7008 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 SR7008's HDMI
control function, you can perform the operations from the SR7008's remote
control; Power off, Switching of audio output devices, Switching of audio input
devices, Volume adjustment, and Playback functions.
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 theiTunes App Store for the iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad (iOS 4.3 or later).
Or, download the free Marantz Remote App from theAndroid 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
Remote Connections: The Marantz SR7008 is fitted with the
following custom remote inputs/outputs.
- Remote In/Out: These RCA input/output connectors allow you
to connect the SR7008 to a Marantz component equipped with remote control (RC-5)
- Flasher In: This 3.5mm input is used to control the SR7008
from an external key-pad (sold separately).
- DC Trigger Outputs: Dual DC trigger outputs (3.5mm) allow
you to connect external devices so they can be turned on by the SR7008.
- 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.