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 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: 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, it 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 should hire the product development guy from that scale company.
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.
Summary: Marantz SR7008 is perhaps one of the best in the market with all high-end features & performance with a reasonable price. Just if you care to watch & listen in a perfect manner. I upgraded my system from the old Marantz SR7002 which was also a tough one in its arrival years ago. Now using my KEF speakers & subwoofer, I can listen to the music as good as it gets, and watch movies on my Sony HD projection with perfect clarity.