Summary: I thought I had a good receiver in the Yamaha model that the Marantz replaced but they aren't even comparable. The sound produced by this unit is absolutely beautiful. Crisp highs, soft mids, deep strong lows and all blended and balanced remarkably well. My entertainment is a 50/50 mix of movies and music. I have this connected to Definitive Tech speakers throughout the surround and both music and movies are amazing.
Summary: Easy setup. Replaced old sony"very reliable"but no comparison to 5008. Very clear and precise with good separation and power. I like to crank it and it takes me there. ..... A lot to learn with many settings. Printed owners manual. 200 pages. Thanks to Crutchfield and their advice and help with a few questions I had. Great service. Best in business. Using 4 front jbl lancer 77s over 40 years old but sound better every year.
Pros: Wonderful sound. Easy setup. Great help from Crutchfield. Beautiful amp design.Easy on the eyes.
Cons: Display in front of amp small for us older people. Had trouble downloading owners manual but not a computer wiz. Very complex but that's just the way it nowadays.
Summary: I replaced my old Marantz A/V receiver with the SR5008 and all I can say Is that the sound is incredible. There is a very noticeable improvement in the clarity, detail and dynamic range over what I had. Audyssey and all of the other features were very easy to set up. The HDMI pass through and video up-scaling are great features and work well but the most important feature for me are the Home Theater sound improvements which allow you to keep the overall volume at a lower...
Pros: Incredible dynamic sound with Audyssey which sets the speakers to suit the room's listening environment and the speakers' characteristics. Smart Phone App Apple AirPlay, very cool! Network enabled for software updates and access to Internet Radio
Summary: So far I've been very happy with this receiver. I still have some older speakers so I can't say the sound is amazing, but the sound it gets out of those speakers is much better than my old receiver, especially in the low end. I am having some issues with it though: If I leave it on the Media Player (Apple TV) input, I have to remove and reattach the HDMI cable to make it show up again. This happens even if I turn the receiver off.
Pros: Great sound, nice visuals.
Cons: A bit complicated, small display on the receiver itself, issues with spotify app, issues with leaving Media Player setting and it not working when I come back.