Summary: This receiver replaced my old Sony ES receiver from 2002. I had brought home a couple of Home Theater receivers over the years to replace the Sony but ended up returning them. It was clear I would have to spend a lot to best my old Sony ES.
Summary: I got Marantz SR 7008 refurbished product recently. I pair this with Aperion Grand Verus speakers in living room of 15x25 feet size. SVS 2000 sub. I have been Denon user for last 5 years or more. Switched with Denon x3000 to Marantz SR7008.
Summary: Marantz has made a very fine line of audio gear and this machine sits among the top of their receiver line. I found it to be very easy to set up with on screen menus. Once set up the unit works flawlessly and the sound is amazing.
Pros: Top tier machine that delivers all I needed and more.
Summary: The auto tuning setup up on the speakers was impressive. It determined the distance of each speaker from my primary listening position to within 6 inches and corrected. It also detected a speaker that was wired improperly and directed me to change the phase on the speaker inputs.
Summary: A few days after my brother's early retirement, he asked me to put together a “no-compromise” audio system for his modest home in the desert. These were his goals in order of priority: 1. Superb 2-channel audio performance 2. Excellent Home Theater duties 3.