Summary: I've always admired Marantz. They make very high quality equipment and this is no exception - that is, except for the receiver part. I don't get very good AM reception with the supplied antenna. FM is OK but not great. Otherwise it handles all my other needs pretty well. The controller, on the other hand, needs more thinking through. It can be very complicated to use, especially with non-Marantz components.
Summary: I've own this receiver for about 2 years, and that period came to an end because it failed. The service light is blinking 8 times a second so that means I'd have to send it off to a Marantz dealer, and it is not covered under warranty. This is quite a disappointment for me from a quality standpoint. When you pay 1K for a receiver, you expect quality. I obviously didn't get it. I rated the receiver low for several other reasons 1.
Summary: This receiver together with my JBL speakers are by far the best sound system I have ever heard. It has a second zone feature. The quality is unsurpased. The sound is crispy clear, listening to DTS movies is really a pleasure to listen to.
I Thought My Brain Was Going To Melt, But I Like Marantz Regardless.
A. Conner "earthsleep", Amazon
23 December 2010
Summary: I must confess to all that will hear me, I'm an Onkyo addict. It's been at times a secret addiction for 9 years and with the help of online reviews and family, I'm now recovering. Well not completely. My Onkyo 605 A/V receiver is in the other room. I'm going to use it when I get the addictive cravings for booming bass that shakes the walls and rattles change sitting helplessly on nearby desks.
Summary: I'm a die-hard Denon fan. When I had the chance to pick up this Marantz (Denon sister brand) at a steal of a price I jumped on it. I love the unit. The quality is second to none. The audio is phenomenal. I feel like I'm cheating on my Denon with this unit, but the sound is a little better in my opinion, and that says a lot because I still love Denon.
Summary: My unit worked great until a week ago when all sound was lost. Did the manual-suggested reboot and then lost all video. Problem is with both HDMI outputs. Authorized repair shop in Baltimore told me that this is a common problem for this unit. I paid $1400 for this receiver and am very disappointed that it broke after only six months.