Summary: I upgraded to the Marantz SR8002 receiver to allow HDMI switching I was missing in my 6 year old Pioneer Elite receiver. While the pioneer was no slouch in audio reproduction of all sources, this Marantz is on a higher plane.
Awesome sound quality for Music and Movies. Period.
K.M.M.K "Murali", Amazon
7 November 2010
Summary: I recently upgrading my home theater system. Got KEF IQ90 floor stands, KEF IQ60C center, KEF IQ30 surrounds and ps3. I have ordered Marantaz SR 8002 good discount at Amazon. Also ordered Denon 3311 since it got all bells and vigils (more features like networking,usb etc.).
Summary: I have just received (my replacement) SR8002 so I will update this review after I've had some time to play with it. However, I wanted to post a review with a couple of real pleasing surprises during my ordering process. My first receiver was poorly shipped by UPS.
Summary: I wasn't unhappy with my Pioneer 1019, but when the Marantz 8002 dove to $799, I leapt. It seemed a no-brainer, but how much of a difference would it make? Fortunately it drives an Ascend 7.1 HT system; Sierras up front with 370's all around, and a Rythmik 12" sub.
Summary: I bought from Amazon a month ago - September 2010 for $799. In 3 days I got this item. I am not going into depth in tech. I did not take the 2nd remote. Even in the first remote I didnt setup completely. Did only a basic setup. Hooked Marantz 8002 with cerwin-vega xls 15.
Summary: This looked like a great product and I have always purchased Marantz equipment but it looks like their quality control has gone down hill. When I set the receiver up, it powered up for 30 seconds and then shut off and would not power up again.
Summary: Marantz. If you're here, you know them. Long history of extraordinary sound. Good build quality, mid to high price. I was excited after ordering this unit. My prior receiver was a not too old Onkyo TX-SR875. I had no problems with it, but wanted to move up.
Summary: Excellent receiver if you are looking for great sound. It offers everything I need from a AV receiver. It does not have the latest video features like upconverting from 480i to 1080p but it coes cover video switching well (4 HDMI inputs, 2 outputs).
7-star sound, detracted by strange receiver limitations
Paul Christensen "gadget geek", Amazon
10 July 2008
Summary: After 9 years, it was time to upgrade my former top-of-the-line Sony ES receiver (STR-DA 777ES) to take advantage of improved audio and high-definition video switching. After reading all the professional reviews, I settled on the Marantz SR8002.
Summary: I purchased a Marantz receiver 2 1/2 years ago Right after having it for a touch over 2 years it dies.I have owned Denon Nikko Tandberg Old Marantz Sansui Kenwood Yamaya Revox and Nakamechi Never once did i have on die on me Esp after a short period of time I called Marantz and told them Marantz...