You get what you pay for, and Marantz gives you the most.
24 April 2014
Summary: I've had mine for a few months and it is error free. I bought this instead the integrated amp to get FM radio, which I listen to often. Otherwise, it's quite clean and powerful and works with my high quality speakers. I don't like to pick on a competitor like NAD (a damn fine product), but their amp is rated 40 watts at .0135 THD which means it really produces sixty watts below threshold of .1% THD.
Summary: I bought this unit to replace my 30 year old Marantz Amp. This unit sounds great; and it has enough inputs to accommodate my tape decks, XM Receiver, CD Player, and Digital Sound Processor. Even the FM portion works well, as well as my Dual Turntable. I can't say enough concerning how well this receiver serves my needs. I must commend Amazon on how quickly they handled my Replacement Claim. On the unit they sent me, the display portion did not work.
Summary: Well, I really, really, really wanted to love this receiver, but, alas, it has let me down mightily. In the beginning there was flawless operation and terrific sound. This receiver worked well with it's companion Marantz CD player. The music flowed like wine. It was a romance. Perhaps I even fell in love. Sound can do that, particularly nice, sweet sound that provides a crisp analogue signal that makes each and every note ring like a bell.
Summary: Objective: I was looking at upgrading my late 80's amp. Already have 5.1 HT. It's for stereo music in a separate room. Don't need all the features instead prefer that the unit be dedicated to great sound. It will be paired with a pair of B&W speakers and sub. The Hunt: Looked at various stereo receiver amps. My folks had Marantz in the past and it always sounded wonderful. Decided to check the modern ones. Checked out the PM5004 and PM6004 (PM6005 is over my budget).
Summary: Let's see.......500.00 bucks......and not even a balance control? What's wrong with that picture? Sure, that is OK if you are setting in the "sweet spot", but other than that.........not so much.
Summary: This little baby packs quite a punch. I had a Marantz receiver for years and it performed beautifully, so when I was searching recently Marantz was my first and really only choice. I have it only hooked up to my Martanz CD player so I only listen to CDs. The sound and the separation is great. It is so nice to hear a nice full, room filling sound with great highs, and lows. I have paired this with four Polk Si speakers and it is all I could ask for.
Summary: I just received this receiver from Crutchfield, a very good, trusted company with a professional staff and good technical support. My old 1973 Pioneer 727's balance pot. went on the blitz and it was time for an upgrade. This Marantz has the same features as the old Pioneer and a little more. Granted, it doesn't have the solid wood case or the stainless steel faceplate as the vintage components but it is NOT plastic and outside/inside the product is very well made.
Pros: Nice metal cabinet, easy to use remote control, large/clear front display, plenty of in.out jacks for all external components, pre-amp for the phonograph, Clean sound for a one room zone with plenty of RMS power, the am radio antenna supplied works well but you may need an outside fm antenna for better reception.
Cons: Needs a balance control not a "standby light"!
Summary: This Summer I bought my first CD player since the 1980s! I bought a Mid-Priced Marantz, And I LOVE it! So, I got rid of my Panasonic Receiver that I had for about 20 years! And bought this AWESOME Marantz Receiver! I LOVE it! Thee Best Receiver I have ever owned!
Summary: The Marantz SR4023 is nice but I am disapointed that it does not make the bass thump like I thought it would. I am using an old pair of Bose 301 and Bose Acoustimass speakers. I use to have a Marantz that use to make these speakers rock. Maybe I need an equalizer.
Pros: Reception is great. Style or design looks good.