Summary: My first receiver was a Marantz back in 1976. Over the years it served me well. In the early 90's, I bought a JVC, and was quite happy with it, until I collected more upscale components like an LCD-TV, Blu-Ray player, etc. Decided to go for the Marantz again, and found it a bit difficult to set-up. However, once completed, I am in love with the Marantz all over again!
Summary: This is an incredible piece of equipment.....especially for the price. Some people might be overwhelmed by all the bells and whistles. This unit is very complicated and the manual could be better but figuring it out is part of the fun for me. I don't think you could do better as far as function but be prepared for a big learning curve.
Summary: Este receiver tiene todo lo que un aficionado y/o experto pensaria, es un poco dificil de configurar pero al aprenderlo se nota que tiene muchisimas opcioiones y cualidades, el sonido es excelente, se definen perfecto las voces y la potencia que tiene es mas que suficiente para cualquier lugar, el tener tres zonas lo hace muy util para una casa grande...
Summary: I have been using Marantz tuner and receivers for a long time that is from late 1960s. This is no different from other marantz equipments. This is very powerful unit to drive speakers that built very long time ago. This speakers were built such way that small and lower quality amplifier could not drive this speakers but this marantz unit drove my speakers no problem and sound fantastic.
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. Audio quality was the most important aspect to me in the search that led me to the Marantz. Yes, the new models coming from vendors do have a few extra bells and whistles (Ipod Docks Etc.
Summary: This is an excellent buy for anyone looking for a top of line AV Receiver. They are brand new in the box. These are not refurbished units. I registered mind with Marantz of North America and confirmed the 3 year warranty. They do come with a different remote (upgraded) from the one in the picture. The SR8002 sounds awesome. I have mind setup for 7.1. Hooked up to a PS3 & Direct TV. It was easy to hook up using the auto setup.
Summary: If one isn't to concerned about the whole 3-D fad then this receiver is a definite must-buy. The sound quality is amazing, and although it does not up-convert SD signals, I would assume the majority of consumers are phasing out their DVD's and such ,and buying HD material so up-conversion is not needed (like myself). The menu interface is dated and is all text but the learning curve is easy and self explanatory.
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. They are quality enough to allow me to distinguish the difference in quality between the two receivers. The Marantz makes them sing. The difference from the Pioneer is ridiculous. HT and Stereo are gorgeous.
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. In Stereo mode the combination of Marantz & Cerwin vega is AWSOME. Whole Sunday played all my favorite songs and enjoyed very very much. When it is little loud it working very fine.
Summary: I've just bought this system, it is just GREAT! Outstanding sound, maybe configuring it is not as easy as I expected, but once you finish the sound quality is awesome, it has many pure sound functions to reduce noise and interference from display and audio processing. In the other hand you can equalize each channel independently. You will love it!