9.2-Channel Superhero AV Receiver
Experience thrilling surround sound with the Marantz SR7008 9.2-channel Network Home Theater Receiver, which features the latest audio decoders, including Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X which let you connect front height and wide speakers for a dramatically expanded front soundstage. Once you connect the SR7008 to your home network, you’ll enjoy a whole world of music listening, from thousands of Internet radio stations from subscription streaming services, including SiriusXM, Pandora, and Spotify.
Prepared for the future, the SR7008 features a sophisticated video processor that upscales SD (standard definition) to 1080p HD (high definition), and it is also compatible with 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) sources and 4K Ultra HD displays.
High Power, High Quality Nine-Channel Amplifier Design
Rated at 125 watts into 8 ohms for each of the 9 channels, the SR7008 provides high power and wide dynamic range, and all nine power amplifier channels feature discrete high current power output devices for compatibility with the widest range of speakers, including lower impedance models.
Exclusive HDAM Technology and Current Feedback
Featuring technology derived from Marantz Reference Series components, the SR7008 incorporates proprietary HDAM (Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module) circuits and Current Feedback technology along with fully discrete 125-watt amplifiers for all nine channels to provide exceptional audio quality Marantz customers demand.
HDAMs combine the short signal path advantages of ICs (integrated circuit) and op-amps (operational amplifier) with the superior sound quality of separate circuit components. An HDAM’s size is important, particularly in an A/V receiver where space is very limited. Because HDAMs are discrete designs, Marantz engineers are free to choose the parts best able to preserve the sonic details of your favorite sources.
The SR7008 also features Current Feedback instead of the typical voltage feedback configuration. Current feedback circuits usually exhibit faster rise and fall times than their voltage feedback cousins, and faster slew rates, too. (Think of rise and fall times as an automobile’s acceleration and braking capabilities respectively. Slew rate is analogous to a car’s cornering ability.) As a consequence, current feedback designs track rapid sonic changes more accurately and thus sound more natural.
Front Height and Wide Speakers
In addition to the latest high resolution audio decoders, the SR7008 is equipped with Audyssey DSX and DTS Neo:X decoders, which let you connect front height and wide speakers for an incredibly immersive surround experience with a dramatically expanded front soundstage.
Full Range of Network Sources
The SR7008 lets you enjoy a broad range of music streaming content from thousands of Internet radio stations via streaming music services including SiriusXM, Pandora, and Spotify (subscriptions required). The SR7008 is also DLNA 1.5 and Windows 8/RT compatible, letting you access audio content from your PC or Windows tablet via your home network.
The SR7008 includes AirPlay, which lets you stream music from your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad and it also lets you access your iTunes content on your PC or Mac via your home network.
Outstanding HDMI Connectivity
The Marantz has seven HDMI inputs (including one conveniently located on the front panel), so you can connect a broad range of source components. All HDMI inputs are 3D and 4K Ultra HD compatible. There are dual main HDMI outputs for the home theater room, which lets you connect a flat screen TV and a video front projector. A third HDMI output lets you send a different program to another room. HDMI Standby Pass-through lets you enjoy casual programs on your TV via your TV’s speakers when the SR7008 is in standby mode. With the InstaPrevue feature, you can see your connected HDMI sources simultaneously in multiple picture windows.
On the audio side, the Marantz includes two optical inputs, two coaxial digital inputs, five analog audio inputs, 7.1-channel multi-channel inputs, 11.2-channel preamp out, Speaker A/B, and Zone 2/Zone 3 multi-room audio out.
Wide Range of Configuration Options
You can set up the SR7008 for a number of speaker configurations including adding front height and wide speakers. You can also configure it for five-channel operation in the main room, and connect a pair of speakers located in two other rooms, which lets you enjoy movie and music surround sound in the main room, while others enjoy different digital audio sources in other rooms.
Broad Range of Audyssey Technologies
Audyssey MultEQ XT32 provides automatic room acoustic measurement and correction by analyzing the sound from all of the speakers and subwoofers, generating precision digital filters for each channel for the smoothest, most natural tonal balance, even if the speakers are different brands and models.
Audyssey Dynamic EQ provides real-time acoustic compensation that provides a smooth, natural tonal balance at any listening level, and Audyssey Dynamic Volume tames overly loud jumps in sound level, such as commercials, for enjoyable listening even at reduced volume levels.
Audyssey LFC (Low Frequency Containment) uses proprietary advanced psychoacoustic algorithms to generate a fuller-sounding tonal range, but with substantially reduced subwoofer output for late-night listening without bothersome deep bass leaking into adjacent rooms. Audyssey Sub EQ HT provides individual correction for dual subwoofer setups, and the SR7008 is Audyssey Installer Pro ready.
Easy to Set up and Easy to Use
With the on-screen graphical display that combines large, clear text and colorful icons and the Marantz Setup Assistant, setup is both simple and quick, letting you easily make all necessary adjustments and settings during setup, to quickly and easily optimize the SR7008 for your particular speaker configuration and source equipment.
The multi-way speaker connections on the rear panel are banana plug-compatible, and they’re color-coded for quick and easy connection. The supplied color-coded speaker cable labels ensure correct speaker cable hook-up the very first time.
The easy-to-use remote control features discrete source selection buttons that let you instantly choose your preferred source at the touch of a button.
Wide Range of Control Options
Along with the supplied remote control, the SR7008 lets you easily control the SR7008 with your favorite iOS or Android smartphone or tablet via the available Marantz Remote App. The SR7008 also features an RS-232C serial port for connection to an automated home control system, as well as I/P control via the RJ-45 LAN port.
Front Panel USB Input
The SR7008 features a convenient front panel USB port that supports digital music playback and charging from an iPod, iPhone, iPad, and playback from a USB device.
M-DAX Dynamic Audio Expander
The exclusive Marantz M-DAX Dynamic Audio Expander function breathes new life into compressed music sources such as MP3 tracks, for a more vivid, dynamic listening experience.
Optional RX-101 Wireless Bluetooth Adapter
Add the optional RX-101 Wireless Bluetooth Adapter which lets you enjoy streaming music wirelessly from your Bluetooth-equipped smartphone or tablet.
Simple, Elegant, Retro Design
Complementing the SR7008's black, brushed aluminum finish is an illuminated porthole design that recalls Marantz's classic stereo components. A fold-up door conceals the buttons and inputs on the front of the receiver for a more streamlined look.