Marantz SR8015: 13CH Dream AVR Delivers!

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Ismapics

Audiophyte
Fellow Friends and Readers: To the manufacturers, remember when the Turntable/Phono Inputs went away / was removed? Then there was a resurgence of the Turntable creating a segment of Outboard Preamps (non high end there always where the high end ones) and the return of Vinyl. All of a sudden all receivers started bringing back the Phono Input. So now unknowingly / knowingly to all, the receiver makers have take out the tape loop. This is a Top of The line receiver and it does not have tape loops. No way to connect a cassette deck or Reel to Reel. There maybe a resurgence of the Cassette but there is no place to connect as the outputs are volume controlled. No place to put an equalizer or processor. Less fun.So if the cassette comes back will we see the tape loop coming back? (as I write this Eddie Van Halen just died. Godspeed Eddie)
 
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EBN

Junior Audioholic
@gene SR7015 didn´t deliver! :(

 
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matt houser

Audioholic
I have a question, how are you able to change the distance settings after audyssey has run and still use those EQ filters, wouldn’t it change The response And then in turn create the need to reapply eq
 
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PENG

Audioholic Slumlord
I have a question, how are you able to change the distance settings after audyssey has run and still use those EQ filters, wouldn’t it change The response And then in turn create the need to reapply eq
That is correct. It is not recommended unless you have the software (e.g. REW) and mic to guide you. If not, leave it alone, Audyssey usually can do a good job for the range below 300 Hz, or even much higher, depending..
 
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oupee

Audiophyte
After reading the review here, I bought it. Without errors in HDMI so it is a 100% product. Home cinema is fantastic. Stereo is still not HI-FI but it's probably the best among AVRs. Thanks for the review and I applaud the guys from Marantz.

I use Google Translator
 
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oupee

Audiophyte
I have to admit that this is probably the first AVR that can play in stereo both left right and in front of the back space. I never heard 8012.

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DJ7675

Audioholic
8015 or Anthem MRX 1140?
Until the MRX 1140 gets tested and in the hands of users to see how solid the software is, I would go for the 8015 (it has been bench tested by Gene). Otherwise, I would opt for the X8500 which shows excellence performance, is extremely solid, and flexible.
 
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PENG

Audioholic Slumlord
Until the MRX 1140 gets tested and in the hands of users to see how solid the software is, I would go for the 8015 (it has been bench tested by Gene). Otherwise, I would opt for the X8500 which shows excellence performance, is extremely solid, and flexible.
Definitely, some people say brand/model A sounds better than brand/model B while others would say the opposite. Who do you believe, I would say no one, not even me because I know I am also Placebo prone, perhaps to a lesser extent.;) So I prefer to go by specs, measurements and price/performance ratio, and would not go by ears at all unless I can truly hear a difference in a properly set up test without knowing which one I am listening to, otherwise I don't care if someone claim they heard a difference, especially those who claimed night and day difference between units that measured well enough for them to not have that kind of audible difference.

I have owned several Marantz products, so after seeing the stellar results in Gene's review (measurements), I think it is a winner, aside from the X8500H on the D side. It is the one to beat, and I doubt the MRX1140 would come close, but we have to wait and see.
 
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Andy Verdy

Enthusiast
Ok, another question, I'm currently using 8012. Does it make sense to upgrade to 8015 if I don't care about 8k, HDMI 2.1, and 13 CH? I just want to upgrade the 2CH music listening experience in my 5.1 system.
 

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