Marantz SR5200

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  1. Pablo Abularach

    Pablo Abularach Supporting Actor

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    Hi,

    I'm about to purchase a Marantz SR5200, but I got worried with the problem about the X200 series, about the Svideo and the power (specially with the 7200 having 27Wx6).

    Another friend told me that the problem was corrected on december, and that the SR5200 is a very good reciever.

    Do anyone know any issues with the 5200, that could make me change my mind on buying it.

    Thanks for any replies and information.
    Pablo Abularach
     
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    I've got a 5200 and it is probably from the first batch. No humming, no popping, and it flashes less than my old pioneer. In fact if I hadn't read about it on the forum I probably wouldn't have noticed it. Other manufacturers seem to have the same problem. The 5200's, 6200's, and 7200's, all have a generic 6.1 decoder which IMO is better than the legit DTS ES decoders on some models I've heard in the store. For musical sound a Marantz is the best I've heard - especially in 6 channel stereo - what a treat. For pure Dolby and DTS decoding it is fantastic as well, but if you like a lot of DSP's a Marantz is not for you - you'd be better off with a Yamaha. In Canada they seem to have jacked up the price on this unit as it now sells for 729 CAN - and our dollar is going up?
     
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    You are doing better on the west coast. I have been looking at similar machines. Here in Burlington Ontario at the local HiFi place the list is $800 CDN for the 5200, $1000 for the 6200[​IMG] I think he might negotiate that down some.
    I think since I am at least 60% theatre I will go for the Yamaha.
    Ray
     
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    The Canadian price for the 7200 is even more absurd - $1500!

    In the US the difference in price between the 6200 and 7200 is only about US$130 (CND$210). The Canadian distributor obviously wants to place the 7200 "up-market." I call it a "rip-off."
     
  6. Caloy_O

    Caloy_O Auditioning

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    Hi Everyone,
    This is my very first post.
    I bought my SR5200 here in Hong Kong last march 2002. I got for around US$300. I think it has the popping sound and audio drop out problem. My first question is does marantz service shop already have a fix for these two problems?

    My second question is what speakers would your recommend to go with the 5200? About the same price range as the B&W303. I plan to have a 5.1 setup.

    thanks a lot in advance
     
  7. Junie

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    Pablo: I just picked up a 5200. WOW! It is very impressive.
    This is a great unit. I have not had any had any of the mentioned problems with my unit. Marantz must have corrected the problems. The unit has plenty of clean power to run my studio 20's. I hope you like music because this unit is very musical. IMHO the 5200 is the best in its class and one would have to spend more coin to beat it. But you be the judge. Get the receiver and see for yourself if you don't like it you can always send it back. What sounds good to me may not be good to you.
     
  8. Pablo Abularach

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    Junie,

    Thanks for the reply,

    I bought the SR6200, because the when I decided to buy the SR5200 it was out of stock, and also I wanted Svideo switching.

    Maybe you could help me with another thing, I heard that the first batches of marantz had problems, which were solved, and people say that any 2002 batch has the problems solved, so my questions is how can I see the year that my reciever was manufacture, is there an external plate or a barcode which I could look?

    Thanks,
    Pablo Abularach
     
  9. Myki Cantero

    Myki Cantero Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the SR7200 and it has no problems whatsoever.
    I saw a statement from Marantz before that the unit that Sound & Vision mag reviewed had a defective power supply. It was this why they said that it only had 27W x 6 even if Marantz claimed it to be 105W x 6.
    I got my SR7200 for around US$700. When my friend found out about this, he ordered 1 for himself as well. Unfortunately, the 7200 has been out of stock for almost a month.
    The Marantz is a perfect match for the B&W. I have the B&W 601 S3 for front and rear, LCR60 for center, and ASW300 sub.
    Check this out for the 7200:
    http://www.audiorevolution.com/equip/marantzsr7200/
    and for the 5200
    http://www.hifichoice.co.uk/review_read.asp?ID=1878
    Myki
     
  10. Caloy_O

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    hi myki,
    thanks for the info....

    by any chance would you know if the mission m70 series would make a good match w/ marantz?
     

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