Summary: I've owned a Denon 33xx for 6 years and tried buying a Pioneer SC-77 to replace it a few weeks ago. The Pioneer had good sound but a terrible UX and its video HDMI output was broken at 1080p. Rather than replace it, I read about the Denon 4250ci and this Marantz SR7008 and decided to switch. The switchover was far easier than the Pioneer and the setup was well designed. The UX is lightning fast (a refreshing change).
Amazing sound and performance, app control slow...
N. Peek, Amazon
21 April 2014
Summary: First and foremost this receiver has phenomenal sound. I waited a couple of months since purchase so that I could have some time to accurately review it and let me say its been a wonderful time. I was originally looking to spend only $1000 on a new receiver and was looking at the Marantz SR6008 as a long shot at $1200. Then I went to look at the 6008 and my local dealer was sold out!
Far better than I expected - clean, and airy with a great lower end.
Scott M. Bosco "DVD Consultant/Reviewer/Writer", Amazon
20 April 2014
Summary: I have had Denon, Axiom, Onkyo, Integra, and Emotiva. I dislike the Denon due what I can describe as a high end cut off causing the sound to be very flat and dull. The Axiom was powerful but... dull. The Emotiva was also exceptionally power and smooth, but lacked deep end. Both the Onkyo and the Integra was the same and very good - however, their customer service lacked so much it got me worried so I dumped the product.
Summary: I purchased this receiver to replace my Onkyo TX707 which was working great, no problems, I just wanted to be able to use HDMI audio in my 2nd zones (which the Onkyo could not do). I was going back and forth between the Denon and the Marantz for about a month before I decided on the Marantz. The Denons had lots of great features and it was a hard decision to make but there were just too many negative reviews on the Denons.
Summary: My ONKYO TX NR807 died, and found this receiver on the AMAZON warehouse deals page for $500 off retail price, open box with used classification. Received in original packaging, only thing different from a new one is the remote already had the batteries in it. The receiver itself had not one mark or bit of dust on it anywhere (it was brand new). Still had product advert sticker on front too. I highly recommend buying from warehouse deals area of amazon!!!
Summary: I have reluctantly been searching for a new receiver the past year. My old Sony V444ES isn't going anywhere, I love that thing. But it's 14 years old and doesn't have HDMI. So my search began. I am a budget-conscious audiophile. If I had a bigger budget I'd be buying the highest of the highest end for everything, but I generally try to find a sweet spot in the diminishing returns curve. But in the end, I want the best I can afford.
Summary: - Dear Marantz, Last year I bought a digital scale so that I could weigh myself after stepping out of the shower. I paid a little over a hundred bucks for the thing. In addition to weight it shows my body fat %. Oh yeah, and it also has Wi-Fi to upload my stats to the net. Hmmmm.... I notice that your top of the line AV receiver that you sell for two thousand dollars in 2013 doesn't have Wi-Fi? Maybe you ought to hire the product development guy from that scale company.
Summary: I'm no "audiophile", so my street cred is limited to the other 99.9% of mere audio-mortals. This receiver rocks. Great power, extremely easy-to-use manual (albeit, downloadable only), all the features I would want/need and then some. I'm a boomer, so am more interested in basic functionality and quality than whiz-bang features I never use.
Pros: Very high quality product, excellent audio and video. Best manual for setup ever, with very understandable language. You needn't be an expert to figure this beast out IF you take the time to read the manual.
Cons: No paper manual. I get the utility in that, but for a receiver at this price, you'd think...
Summary: I purchased this receiver to replace an Onkyo TX-NR818 that failed after only 14 months. I bought the Marantz for reliability but had no idea a receiver could sound so much better. The clarity and headroom of the SR7008 defy the specs! Articulate and powerful! I didn't think separate sub EQ would make such a noticeable difference as my Hsu ULS15s are positioned symmetrically but it does. My only complaint is when pushed, this thing gets warm and there is no internal fan.