Marantz SR7008 A/V Receiver Specs

Specs
Specs Power Output: 9 x 125 watts (8 ohms, 2 channels driven)
Auto Setup/Room EQ: Audyssey MultEQ XT32, Sub EQ HT, LFC
Video Processing: Analog Devices
Dimensions (W x H x D, Inches): 17.3 x 7.4 x 16
Weight (Pounds): 27.56
Video Inputs: HDMI 1.4a (7), component video (3), composite video (4)
Audio Inputs: Coaxial digital (2), optical digital (2), stereo analog (6), 7.1-channel analog (1), phono (1)
Additional: USB (1), Ethernet (1), AM (1), FM (1) • Accessory: M-XPort for Bluetooth adapter (1)
Video Outputs: HDMI 1.4a (3), component video (1), composite video (3)
Audio Outputs: 11.2-channel preamp (1) , 1/4-inch headphone (1)
Additional: IR flasher in (1), remote (in/out), RS-232 (1), 12-volt trigger (2)
Price: $1,999

Company Info
Marantz
(201) 762-6500
us.marantz.com

COMPANY INFO
Marantz
(201) 762-6500
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COMMENTS
dazzyjim's picture

Great review! I recently purchased the latest Marantz SR5008, the sr7008 was a little out of my price range but this year the early entry models have both the HDAM and current feedback topology included so I thought it was a bargain. I've been testing my amps capabilities over the last few days and I strongly agree with you Mark about implementing Dynamic EQ and Dynamic volume at its Lowest setting. It just takes the edge off those really high dynamics, but you still get plenty of thump and feel every impact, without having your ears piercingly blown off! (test the scene near the end of Star Trek Into Darkness where Khan, Kirk and Scotty have a fight with 5 or 6 men aboard the ship and you will see what I mean)(Though I listened at -10, 75db, I don't know if you run all your tests there or at Reference)
Anyway, thanks to your reviews of this Receiver and the previous Marantz models that have reviewed, you really helped me pick the perfect Receiver I have been looking for.
Cheers

Priyantha's picture

Hi,

Where are the multiple channel benchmark results?
In nearly all other A/V receiver reviews there are much more numbers and more parameters tested or at least showed.

Would love to see more :)

Bob Ankosko's picture
Thanks for pointing out this omission. The multichannel power results have been added
LordoftheRings's picture

Amazing for a 27.5 pounds receiver!

- Nine amplifiers (125W)
- Audyssey MultEQ XT32. ...Sub EQ HT. ...LFC
- Fully loaded on the connection side (rear, with 3 HDMI outs)
- Very decent measurements (except for channel separation)
- Nice looking unit (front & rear)
- And it ain't an Onkyo TX-NR818 (the Marantz SR7008 is two grands)

Jonasandezekiel's picture

I'm not sure if anyone will read this, but is there any reason that the multi-channel output of the 7008 is slightly higher than the previous model the 7007? This one is 101.2 x 5, and the 7007 is 89.5 x 5. That's fairly significant, no?

ScottSauer's picture

Having the Audyssey XT32 on these units makes them a dream to calibrate. I use my Audyssey Pro Calibration kit to set them up and it gives and outstanding result.
http://www.thedigitalpicture.com.au/

spyrelx's picture

I notice that the 7007 is now almost $1,000 cheaper than the 7008. If you don't need the extra channels that the 7008 provides, can someone tell me what are the big differences between the two? I mean, is XT32 that much better than XT (which I think could be upgraded to XT Pro, whatever that is)? Is there something more that's definitive? Thanks.

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