If you're looking for a midpriced receiver with respectable power reserves and audio performance, the Marantz SR6004 is a top contender. It will deliver faithful audio reproduction to all but the most elaborate theater systems. I found myself enjoying extensive music listening sessions on the SR6004 which I usually shy away from if I am not happy with the fidelity of a product under review. Based on my findings, I would say that Marantz struck a good balance with the SR6004 and lived up to its strong audio heritage. Good sound quality and looks are the two key selling points of this product which should appeal to any serious audiophile not able to commit to the expense and space constraints of full fledged separate components. Recommended!
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An interesting review. It almost appears that a more fair match up would have been against the 28lb TX-SR707. Just about the same weight, similar features with one having BT and the other THX. Since I feed my entire music collection (FLACs) to my system over my network - BT access to MP3s on a player doesn't grab me but I can see it attracting others.
Thanks for the interesting read.
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Marantz seems to have made some modifications to the heatsink, although it mostly looks like a typical Sherwood heatsink. If this receiver is made by Sherwood, it was definitely made to Marantz's exact specifications. That is a bold beautiful machine.
Very nice review. What did you find different between the 6003 and 6004?
I love how music can brighten up a bad day.
Heat sinks are pretty generic parts. The same heatsink is likely used on many different brands and model#s of A/V receivers. Marantz and Sherwood receivers are not shared platforms as far as I can see.Marantz seems to have made some modifications to the heatsink, although it mostly looks like a typical Sherwood heatsink. If this receiver is made by Sherwood, it was definitely made to Marantz's exact specifications. That is a bold beautiful machine.
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I wish these shared the same video upscaling as the upper Denon line. I would jump on this for sure if they did. I use this feature.
Even though the unit will not enable Audyssey when playing any of the HD bitstreams, you can send LPCM from the source unit instead, and Audyssey processing will be available to you.
The Blue tooth didn't work well with my i touch either. However it works great with my Samsung phone so I blame Apple not Marantz.