Summary: I'll start offf by saying I'm not an audiophile. My old system was an Onkyo receiver and 5.1 speaker that I had bought in 2002. The system sounded good until the sub woofer finally died about 2 months ago. I decided to get something new as the old Onkyo did not have the HDMI inputs for connecting the cable in to the receiver then out to the TV. After looking around at a few website reviews for receivers, the Marantz kept coming up as good pick.
Pros: Hooking up speakers and other components very easy with on board setup that shows up on the TV screen after following 3 simple steps from written directions. Internet radio Can listen to iTunes library stored on my PC Can now hook my Plasma TV and 3d BluRay player to the receiver rather than having to hook my receiver to the TV!
Cons: The print on the buttons of the remote are a little small for my eyes, but I'm nit picking a bit! Not much reception from the FM antena that came with the unit. Had better reception from the standard Onkyo FM wire (same location in the house, same address!)
Summary: I purchased the Marantz SR7007 after a significant price break, and received it quickly, in new condition from Crutchfield. As you can see from the photos, Marantz makes a very 'pretty' receiver. The on-screen menus are great, as well. HDMI switching seemed solid(no flickering, etc). I truly feel that's where the good stuff ends. Using multiple sources in multiple zones did not perform well.
Pros: Pretty blue bezel Nice on-screen menu Solid HDMI switching
Cons: Lacks HDMI audio output to other zones Lacks power to speakers compared to similar priced models Mobile iOS app had some issues communicating the proper commands (not a WiFi issue)
Summary: After having reliability issues with Onkyo, I made the switch to Marantz products several years ago. I upgraded from the Marantz SR6006 to the Marantz SR7007. They have the same tonal qualities but the SR7007 has more headroom as it should given the bigger amp. I do like the available controls and display screen on the front of SR7007. The SR6006 display is hard to read at a distance and should you lose your remote, you can't control much.
MARANTZ does it again with their A/V Receivers - SR 7007
Tommy D., Crutchfield
26 May 2014
Summary: Having Grown up in the Audio Business both in selling to end consumers as well as having Manufacturer Representative experience in both the Consumer and Professional Audio Field when you hear music being reproduced with a sweetness and richness no matter what speaker system you take immediate notice. My SR 7007 A/V Receiver resides in my large 17' X 26' Room with the 125 RMS per Channel it performs well with any speaker I connect to the tough binding posts .
Pros: The Marantz Name signifies Quality., Always has., Always will. Buy it you will not be disappointed...
Cons: Most folks are scared of the Price.. Just be assured that you will get something that with give you audio enjoyment for a long time to come...
Summary: I like the features Marantz put into this Receiver. I especially like the iPad app that allows control of most features. The sound quality is supurb. Seven HDMI input and three outputs are great. Marantz uses the return sound technology with its HDMI outputs if your television has the same technology you can run one cable to your television will return its sound back to the Marantz for enhanced processing and output.