|Marantz SR7009 Home Theater Receiver Review|
|Home Theater Power Amplifiers Multi-Channel Amplifiers|
|Written by Andre Marc|
|Monday, 26 January 2015|
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Marantz is on one heck of a roll. Over the past five years I have had the opportunity to evaluate a slew of their products, from reference-level hifi to entry-level home theater. Some products I liked more than others, but all offered very good performance and value. Some particular favorites were the entry-level PM/CD5005 combo, and just last month the fantastically good $799 HD-DAC1. Their flagship streamer and reference series SACD players/DSD DACs are absolutely superb.
Marantz does the rare thing in today’s market, straddling the line between audiophile, two-channel products, and state of art multi-channel home theater. And they do it very well. At all price points. Marantz sent me the new flagship SR7009 receiver, equipped with their very latest technology. Retailing for $1999, the SR7009 is a 30 Lb beast that, when removed from the box, impresses from the get go with its presence, build quality, and classic Marantz styling.
There are so many features packed into the SR7009, it is mind boggling. We will discuss some of them in detail, but here are the highlights:
The above list is reduced from a far larger list, so you can see that Marantz pulled out all the stops, and the SR7009 is clearly worthy of being their flagship one box solution. The top of the Marantz home theater mountain are the mighty AV7702 multi channel processor/preamp and the MM8077 multi-channel, 150 wpc power amp separates.