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An 875 watt receiver, the Marantz SR-7007 is a formidable device aimed primarily at consumers who demand huge performance out of their home audio systems. Let’s walk through the finer details of this multi-zone receiver, and see if it’s the right choice for you this holiday season.
Now headquartered in Japan, Marantz was originally founded in Kew Gardens, New York. It was 1952 when they first began selling pre-amps. By 1970, the company had extended their manufacturing efforts internationally. Four decades later, and Marantz has grown to become a significant presence in the world of home audio. Meet one of their most recent offerings – the Marantz 7.2 Channel Network Multi-zone Receiver.
The Marantz receiver comes equipped with Audyssey MultEQ technology. A room calibration system, this feature employs the SR-7007’s included microphone – which is used to listen to a series of sound tests that the 7007 performs, as it calibrates itself to the audio properties of the room you’ve placed it in. At first this optimization process may seem a bit daunting, but it actually turns out to be relatively straightforward. An on-screen setup process is available to assist you through each step.
Power and Performance
This receiver is ideal for a very specific kind of home theatre system – one thats intent on filling a large area with thick, roaring sound. Each of the 7007’s seven discreet amplifiers packs a 125W punch – for a total of 875 wall-shaking Watts. Of course, sound quality will largely be determined by what kind of speakers you’ve purchased. Pair the SR-7007 with something like these awesome Klipsch Reference Tower Speakers, and this Marantz can transform your home theatre into a volcano of sound.
Able to accommodate the audio needs of your entire home, the Marantz SR-7007 can support up to three separate listening areas simultaneously.
A robust and reliable A/V hub, the SR-7007 supports a substantial variety of Dolby formats – including DTS, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby TrueHD. 1080p ready, the SR-7007 also comes equipped with built-in upconverting – a feature which DVD enthusiasts will likely appreciate.
Offering users DLNA and Airplay support, the SR-7007 delivers a wealth of connectivity options – including 7 HDMI inputs, 3 Component Video inputs, and 5 Composite A/V inputs. USB and 4K are both supported, too.
If you’ve been seeking a standalone audio solution, you should likely opt for a solid all-in-one like the Sony 5.1 Channel Home Theatre System. However – if you’re a fan of mixing and matching components, until finally finding a customized audio setup that can completely immerse you in rich, vibrant sound... then the SR-7007 may be a solid addition to your home theatre system. Backed by a three year warranty, this Marantz is a good choice for the audio enthusiast in search of a high-performance Dolby receiver.
The Marantz SR7007 is more than just a home theatre receiver. With 7 HDMI inputs, 3 HDMI outputs, networking capabilities, 7.2-channel audio and 875 Watts of RMS power, this elegant yet powerful receiver puts more capabilities in more places in your home. It's versatile, flexible, powerful, and sounds great.