Summary: Great receiver for its category. With great power to get an incredible sound out of my Klipsch Reference speakers. Surround sound is excellent on 5.1, can't wait to hear with 7.2 channel. I would definitely recommend.
Summary: I have hade this for just over a year and one of the HDMI ports has failed. It wasn't as these plugs were used very often, I set it up and this is how it remained until it failed. This otherwise had worked flawlessly and was very satisfied with the units sound and abilities. It has a 3 year warranty but a major inconvenience. Also there are very few certified dealers around, only one in this state.
Summary: I've had this now for around 8 months. First off, forget about the built-in music services, get a bluetooth receiver and connect it to the stereo inputs. The interface for Spotify is terrible. You can't que music with it and it is very easy to end your song without realizing it. It also has ONLY a search feature by name. No genre search or any other search like the smartphone apps have. So use your smartphone app and connect to this via a bluetooth receiver.
Summary: Good sound, and nice features. Networking isn't the smoothest operation, but for movies, music and video games, it sounds great with my Definitive Technology speakers, which have built in subs, so have the 2 sub pre-outs has been awesome.
Summary: Had an NAD receiver before and I loved it. But it broke down eventually (getting repaired now actually) and the tech was a bit outdated. This Marantz does everything, streams music from itunes or android, has about a million HDMI and other inputs and the menus are very intuitive. I have no need for Sonos with this thing as it allows me to play 2 seperate inputs in the two zones. I can stream music in the living room while watching TV in the den!
Summary: There are other ways to get connectivity than a receiver. You can buy a stand-alone hdmi switch, for example. So when I buy a receiver, I put the sound considerations first. You may have heard of the Marantz "warm" sound, which most resembles a tube amplifier. This receiver has it--and with discrete amplification for each channel, it can drive a wide range of speakers. I currently have it hooked up to a 5.1 setup with Polk tsi series speakers.
Summary: I have had many receivers over the years and this one ranks with some of the best in this price range. As many hook-ups as a person could use. Easy to use and set up. I don't really like the tiny display, but it is a Marantz thing. My biggest complaint is no HDMI pass through. So to watch TV in highest def it always has to be on. Plus you can't listen to a cd and watch TV at the same time. That is a dumb move for a receiver I think....
Summary: I have had this receiver for a couple of months now. I may end up taking it back or sending it into Marantz for repairs. I have had many issues with it. First, when using Sirius/XM radio with the built in network function I cannot get all of the stations to play all of the time. Not a huge deal, but somewhat annoying.
Summary: I've had this product for nearly a year now, and it has been great. A few of the drawbacks I have seen are that it is not able to stream DLNA video, which I'm hoping is a standard feature in the coming years, and that the menus are sometimes not intuitive (Why are there separate menus for speakers and sound?