Near as we can tell, the audiophiles took over the design department at Marantz and now their new line of receivers looks very much like their reference line of 2-channel products. And, quite frankly, it's really awesome. This is a great receiver for a number of reasons. The first thing you notice about the SR5006 is that the huge LCD display that seems ever-present on all brands of AV receivers has been replaced by a minimalist round display. For under $800, the SR5006 offers power, inputs, and network streaming that go far above and beyond what we'd expect. On top of that it's rugged and looks totally audiophile - in a way that no one else does right now. This is a receiver that stands out in the crowd - and that's been very hard to come by in an age of nearly identical-looking black boxes.
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Nice video preview. I really like how it's digs a bit deeper under the hood rather than a 50,000ft view.
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