Marantz sr 5004

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  1. Cathy Dearman Morris

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    whats your opinion of this receiver?
    is it bottom , middle ,top of their line?
    what do they usually go for? .
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    If memory serves me, Marantz only sold two receivers that year, the 5004 and the 6004. and suffered from a rather high failure rate caused by the "pop of death". It usually occured very early in the receivers life span, 30 days or less, so anything that's still working probably didn't have this issue.

    http://www.allquests.com/question/4056803/Marantz-XXX4-Series-Failure-Issues.html

    I've had a Marantz 5005, 6005 and now a 7005 (they added a top model the following year) and they're excellent receivers but a bit over-priced (new and used) compared to other brands as they rely on the Marantz name.

    I sold my 5005 earlier this year for $325 so I'm guessing the 5004 should go for $225-$275 today. I little more on ebay or Audiogon.
     
  3. Cathy Dearman Morris

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    what did you replace it with ? - if ya don't mind me asking
     
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    I replaced the 5005 with the 6005, mostly because the 6005 added on-screen display of minor adjustments like volume and surround modes. You know, the little bar graph on the bottom of the tv when you adjust the volume. I sit about 16 feet from the receiver and I couldn't see the avr's small front display. The 5005 doesn't show that bar graph with an hdmi connection.

    I then replaced the 6005 with the 7005 which should power my recently aquired 4 ohm speakers better. I've had many receivers over the last few years and Marantz avr's are very easy to setup and operate. Very good remote controls too.
     
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    In my experience, with two Marantz AVRs, they are some of the best sound quality on the market. Their HDMI switching and handshaking is also top-notch, rivals Yamaha performance. In my book these are two of the most critical performance aspects of any modern AVR.
     
  6. Cathy Dearman Morris

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    what year is the 5005,6 and 7005. what models were between these and the now 8 (last number)series.
    and is there a performance difference between the prefix 5,6,and 7 series(first number)- or just stuff youll never use ,,lol
    thanks

    what would you all rank as very good for under a grand . lookn for new updated receiver (any brand)
     
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    Marantz started using "negative feedback amp design" on the 70006(or was it 7007???).Reviews of that design go back to the 90s when people thought they could tell a difference. Otherwise, choosing a 5/6/7(prefix) comes down to features. Does the 500X have everything you need?.Like me...Must haves in an AVR...1. Pre outs.2. HDMI upconversion.3. A remote capable of running the entire theatre4. Two component inputs.Compile a list of wants and selection gets easier.
     
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    The 5005, 6005 and 7005 were from 2010, or close to it. The 5004 would have been 2009. Then came the 5006/6006 (2011), 5007/6007 (2012), 5008/6008 (2013). The 7005 lasted for two years (2010/2011) as there wasn't a 7006. In 2012 they released the 7007 and last year the 7008. This year should be the 5009/6009/7009.

    There are many fine receivers in the $800-$1000 range. But make sure you really need to spend that much on an avr. I buy all my equipment either used or factory refurbished. My 5005 was purchased from http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/category/AVReceiver/Home-Audio/Home-Theater-Receivers/1.html last year for $399 with free shipping. It came with a one year factory warranty. They currently have 2011's top of the line Yamaha (3010) for $999 + sh. But the 1010 for $580 shipped might be all you really need. Extended warranties are reasonable. The refurbished Marantz 7005 for $799 is a bit over-priced IMO.

    Most of my experience is with Pioneer, Marantz, Harman Kardon and Onkyo/Integra. Yamaha would be an excellent choice though. Denon is also highly rated but I found them difficult to setup and operate. I'd consider the Yamaha Aventage series, Pioneer Elite SC series or a Marantz that fits your needs budget. I'd love to try an Anthem someday as well. But it would help to know what speakers you're using.



    Often times you can go into BestBuy and ask them what they have as an open-box and they'll give you a pretty good deal on it.
     

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