Summary: I purchased the Marantz to replace an old Sony ES receiver. I purchased this receiver to drive My new Martin Logan Source electostats . I also us three Martin Logan Encore tf for my center and surround speakers. All these Martin Logans are 4OHM speakers. The Marantz has no problem at all delivering the goods. The Marantz SR5006 shows no sign what so ever of over heating. And we crank it. Listening to music or cranking up the Home Theater. The set up menu is great.
Summary: The on screen menus are TERRIBLE. Very basic, jaggedy 1980s computer font. The setup screen does NOT look like the one pictured here. It looks like an atari game from the 80s. Vector based graphics, not that picture. The remote didnt work properly - I had to power cycle the unit to get the remote to function again, then it would stop working a short time later.
Summary: This receiver is great. Excellent build quality and sounds great. I don't know why some of the the other reviews are complaining about the on screen menus or the unit getting hot. I haven't had these, or any other problems at all. In fact, I received this from a local electronics dealer as a replacement for a new Anthem MRX-300 that had so many problems I finally gave up on it. I couldn't be any happier with this Marantz.
Summary: Bought this for my cinema surround sound set up. Look real nice, very simple control, plenty of HDMI outputs. The only thing that bother me is it gets really hot just being on stand by, not even turn on. I have to un plug the power cord just to keep it cool. Don't know if this is common or is it a problem. I used to own a Marantz receiver back in the 90's and it was really sturdy and heavy compare to this. This is very light weigh, seem cheap.
Good sound quality, poor GUi, really poor iphone app
2 September 2011
Summary: Do not buy if you care about 1-fast user interference (on screen menus are veeeery slow) 2-fast iphone app to control it (just see sonos app if you want to see a good one) 3-using it with a non hdmi tv (cust ser. said you need to get one model up if you want composite support!
Summary: This is the nicest receiver I have ever owned. I'll lead with the compliments then add some warnings at the bottom. The sound from this receiver is great and Marantz gave it elegant design, with only two knobs, one row of buttons, and a small "porthole" LCD on the front. It projects a sort of confidence, "I don't need to show off with rows of glowing controls; it's all under the hood.
Summary: I purchased this in Nov 2011 to replace my 4 years old Onkyo 805. For those people that know 805, it weighted 23 kg and has very high power output but with technology moving at such a fast pace, it has no internet connection nor Airplay, so time to upgrade.
Summary: Ich habe mir den Marantz SR5006 bestellt, um ihn mit dem Pioneer VSX-922 zu vergleichen. Der Pioneer ist ein gutes Gerät, leider bietet er aber nicht die Möglichkeit die Crossover Frequenz der Boxen so flexibel einzustellen wie der Marantz. Beim Marantz kann diese sogar einzeln für jeden Lautsprecher und getrennt vom Subwoofer gewählt werden.