Summary: Ok it was time for me to step my AV game up and get into the 21st century. I have a Yamaha RXV 995 that has served me well for years but it has no HDMI and cable management was a bit of an issue among other things. That being said I started looking around wanted a AV receiver with that could thump so I decided to add an external amp to the equation...enter Emotiva XP 5. After listing to a few brands I decided on the Marantz.
Summary: heavy, well made. does all you want and more: rich sound loud! accurate i heard the run hot reviews and put a double slow speed fan with a foamy filter on top. now it runs cool. but every fat amp will get hot, so... may extend it's life perhaps. looks bad ass has a LAN cable connection on back, connected instantly to internet. HD radio selected... huge menu of online radio with titles by country and genre, search tools and ability to save into favourites.
Marantz SR7007 and Sonic Visions deliver as promised...
Clinton Yiu, sonicvisions.ca
23 January 2013
Summary: The SR7007 is a great mid-level receiver and at Sonic Visions' price it is hard to beat. It can supply 3 zones with video and audio and I wish the house was hard wired for them. Setup is simple and straight forward. But I had to replace my 2 year old router for better Ipad and Iphone wireless connection.