Marantz SR-5005 Home Theater Reciever

Marantz has been around for over 50 years manufacturing top of the line home audio equipment.  They are still well known as top of the line audio engineers.

Here we're looking at the bottom of the Marantz SR Series here.  This is the line that is up from the Marantz NR Series you can see reviewed here. 

You can see the Marantz SR-6005, the next model up here


 Marantz SR-5005

The Marantz SR5005 7.1 surround sound A/V receiver is a sweet minimalist design. Looking at the front panel it looks simple but its far frome it. Experience the improved sound quality of making a digital iPod connection via USB , or connect your Smartphone wirelessly, via an optional Bluetooth interface, and bring the whole new world of Internet based music into your living room. Listen to high definition soundtracks as you watch a favorite video or simply enjoy your disc collection; your choices are nearly limitless. Perhaps the only thing more extensive than these features is the enjoyment you’ll derive from them.

The SR series does bring and increased power output from the Marantz NR Series you can see reviewed here.  At 100w per channel and the added features I think its well worth the money.

  • Made for iPhone
  • Made for iPodBluetooth

  • Decoding:  Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD, DTS- HD Master Audio, DTS-Neutural Surround
  • AUDYSSEY MultEQ Calibration
  • HD Radio
  • M-DAX2 for Improved Compressed Music:
This is an important feature that while many receivers have some similar technology, the  Marantz technology works well.  The use of compressed audio files like MP3, Windows Media Audio or AAC is getting more and more popular. The audio quality of these compressed files however is less than the original lossless files that are on a CD, especially lacking the higher frequencies and affecting the lower frequencies which make the audio image less wide and deep. The Marantz Digital Audio Expander 2, also called M-DAX2, recalculates the outputted frequency range. This enables you to get a more detailed and clearer sound.
  • Upscaling & Transcoding for Near HD Video
  • Second Zone for audio in an alternate room

The connectivity has nothing missing:
  • Ver.1.4 3D ready 4 HDMI inputs
  • USB input for music playback with iPhone/iPod and USB memory
  • Bluetooth capability with option RX101
  • HDMI to HDMI Digital Video scaling
  • 100W(8 ohms) x7 outputs, 9ch pair screw speaker terminals

You can see the Marantz SR-6005, the next model up here