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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:42 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:02 pm 
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Currently, I have the Marantz SR5007 and I am very impressed by the sound quality.
I have this setup in a dedicated home theatre, with a 7.1 speaker setup.

The Marantz has "Audessy" to setup the receiver to the room and is a pretty painless process, whereby you plug in a microphone and move it around the room while the receiver puts out a series of clicks and thumps through the speakers and measures the results. It then sets up the receiver according to the responses and so "Tunes" the receiver to match the speakers and room.

One thing I would say is DONT buy an Onkyo.
I had been an Onkyo fan for years and my previous Home Theatres all had Onkyo receivers in them, but my most recent one has been a complete dog of a thing with issue after issue. Some were fixed under warranty and then Onkyo gave up and said no Apparently this is a worldwide issue and for example they had been using capacitors rated for 85Deg, where the fans in the receiver weren't programmed to come on until temperature reached 90DegC - or something like that.
There is so much technology in these things that they are not simple to repair, so I would be very very careful if you're buying a used one from Craigslist or Kijiji for example - very very easy for someone to pass you a lemon.

Either have a very thorough listen at a reasonably loud volume (to get the unit hot) or buy from CAM and buy from a seller with excellent feedback.

Best of luck.


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http://www.kijiji.ca/v-electronique/ville-de-montreal/sony-str-da5400es-elevated-standard-home-theater-receiver/1232408596 , http://www.whathifi.com/sony/str-da5400es/review , http://audio.com.pl/images/1/8/3/32183-max_sony_str_da5400es_01.jpg

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-electronique/tro ... 1223902195 , http://www.audioreview.com/cat/amplification/a-v-receivers/rotel/rsx-1056/prd_298796_2718crx.aspx


>>What a pleasant find this wonderful sounding Rotel RXS-1065 receiver has been. After testing a multitude of contenders this amp is truly head and shoulders above it's competitors. Paired with a set of B&W Nautilus series 805 speakers in the front and dual firing Energy rears as well as a decent Paradigm center chanel speaker and a fabulous (for the price)Paradigm PS 1000 sub woofer this amp delivers great sound. Yes, it is possible to get great sound from a multi channel reciever and get it for under $3000 Canadian. I have tested many recievers over the past year and although I've heard some wonderful sound eminating from those units in multi channel mode it's the two channel mode where the Rotel leaves the others in the dust. It's simple, you like movies and you love music...buy this amp you won't be dissapointed!<< , by 'VIguy' http://www.audioreview.com/cat/amplification/a-v-receivers/rotel/rsx-1065/prd_133654_2718crx.aspx#reviews

>>After using this Rotel RXS-1065 unit for a couple of months I have to say that I am still impressed every time I turn it on. I went out one night last fall just to listen to it at a local store and all my wife could say was "Buy it ... now" because even she was impressed. I replaced a Carver HTR 880 with this reciever and haven't regretted it for an instant.<< , by 'Gino' http://www.audioreview.com/cat/amplification/a-v-receivers/rotel/rsx-1065/prd_133654_2718crx.aspx#reviews

>>I was looking at Denon 4802 Onkyo sr900 and Marantz 8200 receivers also. The Rotel RXS-1065 sounded much more like separates than any of the others. Music and movies this thing isvery detailed and does a terrific job decoding DTS and DD. Don't let the 100 watts per channle fool you. Seems more like 200. The weight of this Rotel RXS-1065 will easily tell you different it weights in at 48 lbs.<< , by 'dljc' http://www.audioreview.com/cat/amplification/a-v-receivers/rotel/rsx-1065/prd_133654_2718crx.aspx#reviews

>>My search included all Denon, Onkyo, Integra, Yamaha, and JVC products within the $3000 dollar budget. While doing side by side comparisons, the AudioVideo store saleman switched to the Rotel RXS-1065. I was immediately impressed with the outstanding stereo sound quality and spacial imaging. The other AV competitor receivers in stereo sounded flat and somewhat lifeless. The Rotel 1065 has tremendous power reserve for its 5 x 100 watt rating. At very load volumes, the Rotel was able to present dynamic music without becoming edgy or colored. My choice was obvious and the price tag was well below the competition!<< , by'Tom Specht' http://www.audioreview.com/cat/amplification/a-v-receivers/rotel/rsx-1065/prd_133654_2718crx.aspx#reviews

>>The British magazine What Hi*Fi? (http://www.whathifi.com) Reviewed this Rotel RXS-1065 receiver in there march 2002 issue and this is what they said; But the Rotel has still to play its trump card; stereo performance. In stereo, from CDs, the RSX-1065 is the best-sounding one-box receiver we’ve yet heard. It’s meaty when called upon, tight sounding, and musical whatever the genre. The Denon AVC-A11SR runs its close, but falls away by being just a little too smooth; the Rotel, by contrast, has the energy and timing to capture fast-paced beats crisply, defining each note cleanly in the mix. It rocks, it rolls and it shakes its funky derriere: you can’t ask for more from a product of this type. The RSX-1065 is an enthusiast’s delight. We love the way its looks, we respect the features its carries, and boy, does it sound good.<< , by 'Hans Melles' http://www.audioreview.com/cat/amplification/a-v-receivers/rotel/rsx-1065/prd_133654_2718crx.aspx#reviews

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-stereo-systems-home-theatre/ouest-de-lile-qc/rotel-rsx-1065/1228507612?null ---> http://img.canuckaudiomart.com/uploads/large/763137-rotel_rsx_1065_for_sale.jpg , http://obrazki.elektroda.pl/4012553700_1335825404.jpg , http://product-images.highwire.com/10784953/5112-8.jpg


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+1 for the Anthem if you want to stay with HT receiver.


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>>The MRX to me was very musical in 2 Channel mode and did home theater excellent.<< , by 'petersch' http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27544

>>The pre-amp and amp section are really good. My speakers are tough to drive if the source and amp is not good they become flat. Good details and imaging came out of the amp and pre-amp section enough bass and more important a well balance sound. Lots of power I did not manage to clip the amp but obviously this amp is made to drive 7 channel and on the power side my speakers easy to drive. The sound stage is well place, voice are really good, lots of details. I played a few disk through my turn table and again same thing good details and sound stage is good. I was buying the MRX mainly for movies playback but it is clear that this is an excellent stereo amp/pre-amp. I even like the power amp of the anthem better than the YBA one!<< , by'Tolstoi' http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1497598-anthem-mrx-receivers-310-510-710-owners-thread-tweaking-guide.html

>>Performance: Without giving away too much, what follows is a major test of anyone’s home-theater system. J.J. Abrams directs -- as he did Mission: Impossible III (2006), the much-lauded Star Trek (2009), and Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) -- and Steven Spielberg produces, so you can imagine the way they might use an extremely wide dynamic range to jolt us out of our seats. At the far other end of the noise/quality ratio is The Fast and the Furious franchise -- they sure put some pressure on your amps. If you haven’t seen any of the films, start with Fast Five (2011) or Fast & Furious (2009), both directed by the exceptional Justin Lin. Some of the dialog will make you groan, but I guarantee you’ll be surprised at the quality of the action scenes. The mayhem as the stunt drivers destroy 107 cars is a staggering load on any receiver, but the Anthem MRX 710 never buckled (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6DvDolxr94 , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLZfTKuhxvw) -- in fact, its amplifier section seemed to have infinite headroom (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkADj0TPrJA). Given Anthem’s reputation for remarkable sound, I had high hopes for its ability with two-channel music. Sometimes it’s OK to be late to a party (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l3Pj7SZJoQ , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrSKG3TS0uE , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2AC41dglnM , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1LDZHFe1Wk , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP4Nnek6DCo) , and I took a long time to try out the amazing recordings from Water Lily Acoustics, the label of engineer and producer Kavichandran Alexander. Given that he records all Water Lily releases with the almost infinite resolution of a completely analog recording chain, I had high hopes for great sound. My favorite track on Tabula Rasa is “The Dancing Girl.” At 3:41, P. Srinivasan’s tablas pop onto the center of the soundstage, with Fleck’s banjo in the right channel and Bhatt’s mohan vina in the left. The triode tube electronics and hand-made microphones feeding 1” analog tape recorders (all designed by audio éminence grise Tim de Paravicini) with absolutely zero compression offer a wildly dynamic ride with sound that astounds. The Anthem MRX 710 presented a crystal-clear view into these amazing performances. I tried both disc and 24-bit/192kHz download versions of Corelli’s Violin Sonatas, Op.5, by the Avison Ensemble (SACD/CD, Linn CKD-412). Linn’s legendary recording abilities really shine here. The Sonata in D Minor, No.12, “Folia,” comprises three short and lovely Adagios interspersed among an equal number of sprightly Allegros. The final Allegro offers wonderful sound, with vivid dynamics and the resinous sound of period strings. Again, the Anthem receiver was equally at home providing accurate sound for the audiophile, and the necessary switching, decoding, and picture quality demanded by the home-theater enthusiast. Over the last two years, we’ve tried several of the finest AVRs: the Marantz 7008 ($1999), the Onkyo NR5010 ($2999), and the NAD T 787 ($3999). While each offered its own take on room correction, none impressed me as much as did Anthem’s ARC 1M. If sound quality is your primary purchasing criterion, then the Performance of the Anthem MRX 710 should be at the top of your list.<< , by Wes Marshall from http://www.soundstagexperience.com/index.php/wesworld-menu/feature-articles-reviews-menu/520-anthem-performance-mrx-710-a-v-receiver-king-of-the-sonic-frontiers

>>The Anthem MXR710 seems a LOT more power than what you could use for those speakers, BTW. The Anthem MXR 510 is more than enough, I assure you the Anthem MRX 510 is a brutal beast, because it's even a little more powerful than my NAD T758 and I'm driving bigger speakers pretty hard at times. (KEF R500/R200C). Believe me, I can turn my little 60w/channel (all channels driven) receiver up to 0dB on the volume scale for a few seconds at a time but that is REALLY loud. Still sounds clear, but the cats are running away and my wife gets red in the face. << , by 'KenM10759' http://forums.audioholics.com/forums/threads/anthem-mrx-710-vs-marantz-separates.96975/

>>If you can find a Anthem MRX 500 for a great price you will not be disappointed. If you can afford a MRX 510 then go for it.<< , by 'SeriouslyCinema' https://www.avforums.com/threads/anthem-mrx-500-vs-mrx-510.1889053/

>>For what its worth, which may not be a lot, I recently swapped my budget 2 channel amp (Marantz pm6005) for a Anthem MRX 500! The first thing I noticed was how detailed the MRX 500 was in comparison to the Marantz two channel amp without loosing any warmth, bass response was also better on the Anthem MRX 500 than the Marantz pm6005 two channel amp! generally everything sounds clean and composed. by 'liamgdr' https://www.avforums.com/threads/anthem-mrx-510-with-music.1938502/

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649315150-anthem-mrx310-receiver-with-arc/

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-electronics/hamilton/anthem-mrx-500/1232199803

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-stereo-systems-home-theatre/laval-rive-nord/recepteur-anthem-mrx520/1230628188?null




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