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It is a THX Select II 7.1 a/v receiver with 110 Watts per channel of power with four HDMI 1.3a and 2 outputs.

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Shallower chassis <16"

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Decodes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA

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2 HDMI 1.3a outputs

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Upconverts video sources to HDMI

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Decent price

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Dual assignable component video outputs

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Not a toroidal power transformer

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Over priced under powered

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The Marantz SR7002 ($1500) is a THX Select II 7.1 a/v receiver with 110 Watts per channel of power with four HDMI 1.3a and 2 outputs. It is one of four new receivers released in October 2007 as part of Marantz's 2007 lineup of SRx002 receivers. The SR7002 supercedes the SR7001. The SR7002 does upconversion to 1080p on HDMI of its analog inputs (RCA, S-Video, Component) and is able to decode high-definition audio formats over HDMI including DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD.

  • THX Select II certified 7.1 channel receiver
  • 110 Watts / channel (not a toroidal power supply, see SR8002)
  • upconverts RCA, S-Video, Component to HDMI
  • 4 x HDMI 1.3a inputs (2 x outputs), 4 x component video inputs
  • 2 x assignable component video outputs
  • decodes DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD
  • current feedback amplification
  • smaller chassis <16" height
  • dimensions: 17 5/16" x 7 1/4" x 15 5/8"
  • weight: 33.1 lbs
  • price: $1499.99
  • release: October 2007
Availability and Pricing

The new lineup of receivers was announced at CEDIA 2007 in September 2007 and the Marantz SR7002 started retailing in stores in October 2007 for around $1500. The Marantz SR8002 ($2100) is the flagship model of the line, and upgrades to HD Radio, 3 zones of audio, a copper chassis, and a toroidal transformer delivering 125 Watts per channel.

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01/23/2010 02:45

Pros: Remarkably flat, accurate, detailed, consistent sound - smooth, not strident - very easy to listen to. "Best in class" in this regard. Remarkably good at low listening levels, such as would be needed with high efficiency speakers.

Cons: Lacks dynamics, emotion.

Will drive any 6-8 ohm load to max. Will drive any 4 ohm load, but get more power if you want a clean max.

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