Summary: Great receiver, easy to set up. I had an older SR4700 that was cumbersome to set up. New receivers have come a long way for ease of setup, control, and overall experience. Added to Apple TV and connected to home network.
Pros: Control from iPhone or iPad through network in Marantz apps. Airplay for music is good. Connect to internet for Internet radio is awesome. Can add Apple TV.
Cons: No cons but wish it came with Apple TV integrated for airplay of videos.
Summary: It's been a while since I upgraded my audio system. I wanted to buy an American name that I grew up with. When I found the Marantz on sale I knew it couldn't get any better. I read a few reviews, all giving high ratings for this receiver. So I just ordered it. I hooked a couple of Bowers and Wilkins in ceiling speakers to it. It's playing as I'm writing this review. It's a very good system. For the money and quality of sound.....like I said , "it doesn't get any better".
Pros: Great sound. Easy to install. A lot of options. Requires some reading. If I can do it then it can't be hard to figure out.
Summary: I purchased this AVR Receiver to replace a Denon 3808 that puked out on me after 5 years. I don't mind spending good money for a product if the product can stand the time and Denon couldn't do that. Anyway this is about Marantz right now and even though the company's are owned by one or the other my research told me that Marantz uses it's own parts and still builds a fantastic receiver.
Pros: Easy to setup, great looks, plenty of HDMI ports, (2) powered subs jacks. Plenty of speaker jacks .
Cons: Not Bluetooth ready, Really Marantz this is 2014 everything is Bluetooth ready now days and to have to spend 100.00 to buy a adapter is just crazy. Again this receiver is still new so my only con so far is not having Bluetooth built in!