Summary: I’ve owned many receivers in my 55 yrs. such as Kenwood, Pioneer, Yamaha RX-V series, Sony, & Outlaw. This is my first Marantz product of any kind. I use this unit as a pre-amp for now with an Outlaw 7-channel power amp. The Good: Audyssey setup was surprisingly impressive.
Summary: Ive owned the SR5008 and it overheated and shuts down at half volume every time so I upgraded to the SR6008 and it does the same. I contact Marantz support and triple checked everything to no avail. These receivers have a defect.
the marantz 6006 receiver i have, consistently shuts off ...
francis c "fixtureman", Amazon
8 December 2014
Summary: the marantz 6006 receiver i have, consistently shuts off when you turn the volume up...as another reviewer noted, this also happens in all the '08 series...be careful before you buy...my marantz is currently in for repair...
Some hidden features that make this even better than I expected
J. Goodier, Amazon
8 November 2014
Summary: Here's a few reasons to get this receiver that aren't clear in other reviews- Allows you to do HDMI to analog zone 2. This is somewhat hard to find on other receivers. If it doesn't work for you, switch to PCM decoding on your cable box (in the advanced menu).
Summary: Fantastic-sounding receiver. Sturdily built, attractive and nice web controls. Lots of features that take a bit to absorb, but worth it. Better sounding than any AVR in its price range. A bit warmer and more precise than sister brand Denon, a favorite of mine, with a little more punch, too.
Summary: Just came home from Afghanistan after 9 months. The few times I had access to a computer I was researching receiver's. This one kept coming up and I really wanted to replace my old sony and it has everything! Sound quality is 100% better with the same Martin Logan speakers.
Summary: The sound is awesome but the instructions were written for professionals and not the novice. It would help if it was written along the lines of "step 1, step 2, etc". I had to have a friend help me with the setup and contacted the Crutchfield support group many times.
Pros: Quality product and quality sound. Very helpful support group.
All the Marantz SR line SR5008, SR6008, SR7008 have a defect where they shut down if you want to crank it up a little bit for a
E. J. D., Amazon
13 June 2014
Summary: All the Marantz SR line SR5008, SR6008, SR7008 have a defect where they shut down if you want to crank it up a little bit for a short time. If you turn them to half volume or more for more than a few minutes they shut down . I have owned both the SR5008 and SR6008 and both have this problem.
Summary: This is an excellent receiver. I bought this for my large living room and the sound quality is amazing, even at high volumes. I did a lot of research and picked it over Denon x4000 because of quality of parts used in between Denon and Marantz (its two levels up if not more).