Summary: I was a little skeptical due to the small size and low power. But I am over joyed with this receiver. It might only be 50 watts but it is a clean true 50 watts. I am using this for 5.1 surround and 2 channel music in an 11x17 room with 3 openings to the kitchen, dining room, and hallway.
Summary: I bought this after we moved to Europe as a replacement for a Pioneer AV with pre-outs running to an NAD amp for my fronts back in the US. I have it driving all my speakers currently but plan on buying a Marantz amp soon for the fronts.
Summary: Like everything else "MADE IN CHINA" Clearly printed on the back. Also a funny side note... Amazon Listed This receiver at $549.99 a couple days before it went on the lightning deals. They gave a discount of $200.99 -- lol. It was listed before and now after back at $399.00 he he...
Summary: I was looking for a low profile receiver and found that there is not much choice other than marantz NR series. When I bought this a couple of months back, amazon had incorrect back panel photo showing two optical inputs. I was disappointed to see it had only one optical input.
Summary: An AV Receiver is about sound first... and other stuff after that. Once the speakers arrived (Mirage Nanosat 5.1 system) and I got it wired up and ran the EQ optimizer... I got my first listen... and was blown away but the openness and space of the sound. Pros: Absolutely fantastic sound.
Summary: I am very happy with the receiver, works flawlessly it was worth having chosen Marantz instead Onkyos riddled with defects and complaints. The compact size is more elegant and more pleasing to the eye, although its size is solid and quite heavy, has the connectors needed to connect most important...
Summary: This was my first Marantz. I had always wanted to own one albeit this is an entry level unit, but it was defective out of the box. Fortunately it was fixed under guarantee (3 years, which is great), and now it's working fine except for a few bugs.
Summary: [UPDATED] THE GOOD: - Great all in one AV receiver, I've got it hooked up with one single hdmi to the TV and output to polk audio speakers, and have inputs coming in from a Mac Mini, DVD player and a Wii, and switching between inputs is a breeze (well almost, why is there no "game" button on the...
Summary: I've been shopping around for a DTS-MA and Dolby Digital HD receiver for the past two years. After testing Yamaha, Panasonic, Sony and Pioneer, I picked up the Marantz during the Black Friday 2012 "lightning deals" and it was everything I hoped.
Summary: I've been traditionally a Yamaha customer when it comes to home theater components. I was looking for something that took less room and had all the latest functions on it, this one definately fit the bill and more. They make it compact hieght wise by stretching it out depth wise.