This is a receiver to buy based on what other's have said about the sound.
24 May 2011
Summary: Very nice receiver. I have a flagship Yamaha RX-Z9 receiver that I paid double for used price but was nearly five times that when new. Comparitively speaking, the Marantz SR-5004 can hold it's own, and in terms of sound is very enjoyable for movies and music. The Yamaha still sounds better, although sound is a personal preference I realize. I wish the Marantz had a usb port, but neither does the Yamaha.
Summary: Once I got the unit set up and configured it is impressive sounding. But it is not easy to do. I had to have lots of advice and pointers from friends on the Klipsch Forum and from the Marantz help team also; but it's worth the trouble. Marantz and Klipsch sound fine together in my opinion. The manual is not, I repeat not easy to follow; at least for me it wasn't. But the Marantz folks were extremely nice and helpful with all my emails and calls.
Summary: Habe hier vor kurzem einen 5004er günstig ersteigert. Man liest im Netz von Testern & privaten Usern, das er audiophile Qualitäten hat. Das kann ich mittlerweile absolut bestätigen. Hätte ich nicht für möglich gehalten, das ein AV Receiver der 700€ Klasse, so fantastisch klingen kann. Im Prinzip ist eine leicht abgespeckte Version vom 6004. Ich sage mal das er klanglich ebenbürtig ist.
Excerpt: ...COSA E': questo un apparecchio che è veramente bello e utile e serve a tutti quelli che gli serve una radio molto potente da mettere nella propria auto A COSA SERVE: la marantz con questo apparecchio ha fatto una radio che ha una ottima qualità audio ...