Fantastic Sounding, Feature Rich, Rock Solid, what more do you want?
17 December 2012
Summary: Pros:Excellent sound, great video, super features, music streaming capabilities, Audyssey XT Con's: A little complicated to get everything working properly, if you're not electronically inclined, pay someone! I've had Denon, Onkyo, Anthem receivers all cost around $1000 and this one sounds, subjectively, better than all of them.
Summary: I got my SR6006 on closeout at Best Buy for $240. I had to order a remote, and the Audyssey Mic, and got the 4 Year Black Tie. I have $340 invested in it completely. I would have paid $1,000 for it, now that I heard it. My older Infinity Towers sound new, my surround is incredible, and I am pleased in every way! On closeout, this is an incredible deal. At regular price, it is still a solid purchase.
Summary: I have been keeping an eye on this receiver for the longest time. I didn't have the money to spend on it full price, but with the discount going on, I knew I had to jump on it before it sold out. I wish I could have afforded this sooner. What an amazing receiver! All the reviews are correct! For the price, this fine piece of electronics can not be beat. The sound is so warm and musical.
Summary: This is my first review of a product but this A/V receiver is so incredible I had to write something. I would really give this a 4.5/5 but I cant so im going with the later of a 5. Now there are some Pro's and Con's so im going to start with the con's and for me there were very little and nothing to deduct a full star for. First off I picked mine up at the local big box store for clearance price of amazing $519.
Summary: UPDATE Nov 2013 - Still love the sound, but it's been in the shop for warranty repair twice. First time was because of a software glitch. Second time was for another software glitch and the HDMI board gone bad. The repair tech told me HDMI boards are sensitive no matter the brand of receiver (the one in my Integra went out twice before I dumped it, and once in my Panasonic flatscreen, so I tend to believe him).
If You Still Use Only Component Video Connections, Read This
D. Solomon "Film Buff", Amazon
23 July 2012
Summary: First, let me say that this is a wonderful A/V Receiver. I agree with all of the positive reviews as per the sound quality and features. I purchased this to replace my Denon 3803. However there is one thing you need to be aware of if, like me, you do not use or cannot use HDMI Connections. There is a Video Conversion feature in the menu, that allows upscaling of DVD video over the HDMI Connections only.
Summary: After reading a glowing review of this receiver in Home Theater magazine, I checked the price on Amazon.com. I was lucky enough to get here on the day that Vann's was selling out their stock for $697 each. I bought mine in the morning, and by the end of the day, all the units available for that price were gone.
Summary: This is a good piece of gear for the price range. With new Marantz models recently released, this one drops in price but the quality stays. I used to have and highly enjoyed vintage Marantz gear from the 1970s in the past, and those were extremely clear sounding and powerful. Today things have changed, the warmth of the analog era doesn't exist anymore, and most people will not know what I am talking about because they never had the chance to hear the analog warmth of...
Phenomenal buy at the reduced price! Excellent sound.
27 June 2012
Summary: At the discounted price of $800 this is an extraordinarily good buy if you are looking for the best sound quality in an AVR. I am coming from an older Arcam AVR. Arcam is pretty much the best sound/audio quality you can get but they are not cheap. I had purchased my older Arcam used and now wanted to upgrade to get the latest True HD decoders offered with blu-ray. But the lowest priced Arcam is $1800 and out of my budget.