Summary: This thing blows away my old Pioneer VSX-something at 100W per channel. It comes ready for a 7.1 setup. If you have a 5.1 which I do, it won't do an autocalibration without the mid side speakers (I hooked my rear to the actual rear channels). I tell you, don't let the wattage fool you. This thing is full and warm as can be! It really brought my bose speakers to life without a dedicated subwoofer. I looked for a slimline receiver/amp because of limitation of space.
Hold on to your socks because this thing will knock em off!!!
8 January 2011
Summary: First off I'm in my mid 20s and growing up we owned a Marantz stereo system from the 80s which was supposedly a low point in the companies legendary history, let me tell you its still going strong and producing amazing sound, and the components(tape deck, cd player, and turn table) are still living in the digital age. So when I decided to upgrade our theater system from an LG HTIB, marantz was already at the top of the list which included denon pioneer and harman kardon.
Summary: For years, I bought into the idea that non-THX certified receivers were inferior. I was proven wrong. This receiver is a testament to it. Being a buyer of Pioneer elite receivers for years, I haven't ventured out to other brands in the market. Then I did my research and got curious about the rave reviews for Marantz receivers. I took the risk and it has paid off handsomely. This receiver truly rocks!
Summary: Al llegar pensaba que por lo pequeño no tendria buena respuesta, pero estaba equivocado, me han gustado, tiene buena respuesta aunque por su tamaño tiene algunas restricciones en conexiones que en la rutina casi no se usan..., con unos buenos parlantes y un buen woofer el sonido queda muy bueno...
Summary: I initially made the mistake of buying (the best I could find) "home-theater-in-a-box" and hated it. It is for my secondary system, where my primary is a Yamaha (top model) so I know what "crappy" sounds like. Decided on this due to my space limitations and it far exceded my hopes and expectations...sounds great and a super set-up.
Summary: Exactly what I wanted and the price was great. Fits in my wall unit perfectly and sounds great.This is the only slim line surround receiver on the market at this time made by a company that makes other equipment that I also happen to own. The seller I will keep and buy again if the ocassion arises.
Amazing for its size and lives up to the Marantz Cachet
Amazing Sathu "Amazing Sathu", Amazon
19 August 2010
Summary: Hi folks- These Marantz units seem to be selling out real fast. I live in NJ and was able to pick up a new one directly by calling up one the listed vendors here for a small discount and minus shipping fee for around $350. I returned a 2 day old Yamaha R XV667 that I got for $380. It was a good receiver, more options, 3D support, more power per channel (100 vs 50 RMS) etc, but once I listened to Marantz, it was a keeper.
Summary: I love my receiver! I really enjoy that it has HDMI hook ups for all my compnetnts and I was also very impressed with how fast I got it in the mail and of course the fact that there were no shipping charges. I defently will return to this site to buy more electronics.