Airplay flawed, poor interface, susceptible to amp failure
Cody Cody, Amazon
28 August 2014
Summary: The sound quality is fine, but it simply has too many drawbacks. (1) Airplay is very choppy; sometimes not working at all. It will have you always working on/researching work-arounds, (2) as others have mentioned; the interface is antiquated, and (3) most importantly....the amp is susceptible to failing. Google "marantz red lights" and you will see what I mean.
Summary: I've owned this receiver for about 8-9 months now after upgrading from an Onkyo 606 and have come to decide that it's time for us to part ways. It produces great, quality sound but I've found that unless I am working it every day, I find myself forgetting HOW to work it due to it's lack of visible information. I like to listen to both music and watch movies with it.
Summary: The feature pack is excellent. The remote programmes to control all my equipment including DVD, BD, TV & Cable Box. Sound is very warm and fits perfectly with my satellite speaker package. Airplay is fantastic and the network links easily with my media server. I'm also able to use the TV through this receiver as a 3rd monitor and watch online content (setup as a 3rd monitor and connected from my PC to the Marantz).
Summary: I spent sometimes to read reviews of this receiver in both Amazon and Bestbuy website and listen to different speakers paring with it in Bestbuy showroom. The sound quality is amazing. Well paring with B&W speaker. Setup is easy. Some reviews complain about GUI but in my opinion, it is OK. How often you use it? Just for initial setup and it is good to go. I don't care for many features and inputs packed in other brand that I don't really need.
Summary: I look at most of the reviews here and it seems that few talk about the most important feature in this AUDIO video receiver. This Marantz is what really saved me from more grief as I am an audiophile. Therefore Gui is a second thought to me,which by the way is basic, but by no means hard to work with and does what it's supposed to to unlike a similar Denon at the same pricepoint that I tried to like but returned because of lousy sound and glitchy HDMI handshake at...
Summary: Please allow me to give you my impressions of the Marantz SR5006. I've read some very negative comments by others. I agree with some but not all of them. First of all if you have never set up a home theater receiver before be aware that there is a learning curve. The owner's manual comes on a CD Rom. You do get a hard copy of "Getting Started" which was a help. But I chose to print out the CD Rom. One hundred and forty nine pages were printed. This is my second HTR.
Summary: I've had this receiver hooked up to my paradigm monitor 7s for a month now, and I have to say I'm thoroughly impressed. This was an upgrade from an Onkyo TX-sr504. And the Marantz truly puts the sr504 to shame. Sound quality is excellent, very balanced and neutral sound, bass is smooth and where it should be. Listening to dialogue on the tv finally sounds natural and full, I was having a huge issue with my Onkyo and television dialogue.
Summary: This is my first receiver that I have ever owned, but by far not the first I have ever used or had experience with. I know some people complain about the porthole design, but it is what it is. It is there for a minimalist design and marantz designed the receiver to function mainly through the GUI. I think this receiver is beautiful, clean, and simple looking.
Summary: I got a SR5006 for Christmas. So far, it works well in general. However, the interface is incredibly ugly: 1. the display on the unit is small and useless, therefore, you will need to connect to TV to do anything. 2. in FM radio, the receiver does not support DRS. It picks up less stations than $150 Insignia which is 10 feet away in a different room. 3.