It is down again!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE... EVER
27 October 2014
Summary: I purchased the SR 7005 refurbished from an authorized repair dealer. Cosmetically it attractive with the return of the classic marantz porthole. I was replacing a Denon AVR 3802, the denon would not decode the newer audio programming and lacked HDMI connectivity. After 50-70 hours of home theater and 2 channel listing, I noticed a lack of power when compared to the older denon unit. I do have some power hungry speakers that do not sound great when under powered.
Summary: I returned this item after a day. The HDMI handshakes failed repeatedly leaving it impossible to run video or audio at times through the Marantz to the TV or speakers. Replaced this unit with an equivalent Yamaha and it worked the first time with the same equipment. Marantz support was of no help in correcting the problem.