Conclusion: While Marantz’s SR6005 didn’t woo us the way their SR6004 did, it still makes for an excellent AV receiver in the sub-$1,000 price level. Changes made to the processing chips seem to have resulted in a subtle loss of audio finesse, but don’t take much away from Marantz’s signature sound. To be sure, the SR6005 is one of the most powerful and user-friendly receivers in its price class.
Pros: Excellent sound, USB connectivity, 7.1, multi-zone and bi-amp capable
Cons: No THX processing, No S-Video input, No Ethernet Port for Internet music support, New DSP chipset, One HDM output, not two