Summary: more power than expected.my polk lsi system sounds so good.this reciver got them begging for mercy money well spent here one more thing polk are 4ohm speakers an the amp drives them very well without any over heating, runs cooler than any other amp that i have own harman,onkyo,and sony almost for got sound quality awesome so real marantz forever.for me.
Summary: Some time ago I sold an older Marantz I had and exchanged it for an Onkyo. I believe Onkyo is a great brand and after some initial regrets I got used to it, but kept remembering how much more I loved the Marantz kind of sound. Then I got back with this model and I am totally happier. I had two main reasons for the replacement. 1.- My Onkyo do not handle HDMI 1.4a and I wanted to get rid of few cables. 2.- Air play. My results 1.
Great sound and functionality, glad I gave it a second chance
Elisa Galindo, Amazon
21 January 2013
Summary: 1/23/13 Update: I did get a bad unit initially and will be returning it in the next few hours. On to the receiver: It works great. The firmware upgrade succeeded on the second unit and allowed me to connect to pandora and internet radio. Then I call Marantz at 1-877-924-5818 to register for the FREE airplay upgrade. That unlocked the feature in the receiver (had to do a second firmware update), but it worked instantly and like a charm.
Summary: This is a replacement for my Yamaha DSP-A1, a flag ship AV receiver for its day. Bought this AV Receiver based on Marantz rep for great 2 channel sound. I listen to a lot of Adult Alt Rock when hanging at the house. Gotta say, my older and heavy amp sounds warmer but this thing ROCKS for HT. The surround sound processor really opened up the living room. A much quicker and tighter sound stage. A marantz Blue Ray disc player on order. Can't await! No regrets!
Excerpt: I have owned the SR7005 for several months now, still tinkering with all its many features and paramiters. Sound quality is fantastic paired up with my sonus faber speakers and REL sub. Have been using the network capabilities on the marantz with my home network and things seem to be going OK. Have had a few glitches figuring out and using my I phone to control my system., a very nice feature. So far very satisfied with this unit.
Summary: I'm very pleased with the receiver -- sound quality, connectivity, remote control, picture quality passed to HDTV. However, I have had several BAD experiences with Marantz's tech support. If tech support were important to me, I would NOT buy any Marantz product. Literally weeks, if not months go by before Marantz has responded to emails I sent to address tech support issues. I recently phoned to complain, and was told that Marantz tech support is short of help.
Summary: The SR7005 produces great sound and is easy to set up but to me there are flaws in this flagship. I greatly miss any wifi hookup - you must be hard wired to do upgrades or use the supplied apps. 2nd the porthole is a joke as the info is too small to read from across the room - so the panel has to be down. 3rd the remote is horrible. This long rectangle feels the same no matter how you pick it up so you must look before pressing a button.
Excerpt: Ok, this thing is awesome. Just the way it looks makes me super cool. Thats not all you want though. The sound is amazing compared to my last Onkyo which is at least 5 years old. The images displayed through it are definitely crisper and more vivid. I havent used the 3D capabilities and not sure if I will. Signing up to use Pandora and internet radio was a snap. When I went to update though it took forever. It kept retrying for hours.
Summary: Being 42yrs old, technically it isn't my 1st AVR. My first one would be a Technics bookshelf stereo system from back in the college days where I could plug in my speakers with the wires in the back and hookup my VCR to the back and TV to the VCR. This was in the early-mid 1990s. Flash foward to late 2011, and I decided (and now could financially afford) to get a real HTS (Home Theater System).
Summary: Overall I am very impressed. I have switched from a Preamp/Processor (Outlaw 950) to the Marantz and overall I am amazed how much has changed in the 6 years since I had bought what was then pretty much a state of the art processor. As well as all the multichannel modes and the HDMI switching, this unit brings lots of new technology. Bluetooth connectivity is optional and works great with the portable mucic on both my phone and laptop.