Marantz SR9200 A/V Receivers

4.79/5 (14 Reviews)


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Marantz SR-9200 THX Ultra 7-Channel Digital Theater Receiver


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shayne S a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Indeed I would love to have two separate systems. One dedicated soley to music, the other for home theatre and less serious music listening. However, that being financially impossible for me, I need to focus on a system that did both successfully. Over the past 7 years I have auditioned dozens of digital A/V receivers and owned three (Yamaha RXV 2095, Yamaha DSP A1, Marantz SR 9200) My focus always is on the reproduction of 2 channel music. I find nearly all the recei
vers in the $2500-$4500 range will do the DVD thing just fine. As long as they've got good bass management capabilities your movies will sound great on every one. It is in the music department where, I feel, alot of them fall short.
I have owned my Marantz SR 9200 for well over a year now and I'm still more than satisfied. In fact it keeps sounding better. I believe that if you use decent cables and components, it will sound like it's worth three times the money. The build quality is excellent. The setup menu is among the best I've seen. SPL and bass management calibrations are made quickly and accurately. The remote is nicer and seems a higher quality than some remotes that come with more expensive receivers. The RS232 port on both the SR 9200 and its remote make it possible to customize and upgrade with new software through your PC. For a big home theatre job like the Marantz SR 9200 is, it sure delivers a warm richness and clarity when representing music. Smooth, full bodied and powerful is how I could describe it. I'm sure this would improve if I was able to use higher quality components and speakers than the one's I am currently using. Until I buy a separate music system, the Marantz SR 9200 does the job admirably.
I use:
Receiver: Marantz SR 9200
CD/Recorder: Marantz DR 4050
DVD: Marantz VC 5200
Upsampling DAC: Musical Fidelity A3-24
Main Speakers: JBL S312
Centre: JBL S-Centre
Rear Surr: JBL S38
Centre Back: PSB Alpha AV
Sub: PSB Subsonic 5
Cables: Kimber 8TC (mains) Kimber 4PR (rest). Sub cable: Monster M351. Also using Goertz Purl Silver analog interconnects from the upsampler to the CD transport.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $3900.00

Purchased At:   A & B Sound



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BISA a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Very good AV receiver for all taste. Listen to stereo music or home theater is wonderful and nice.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   BOFEX



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by randy maale a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Having moved on from my older SR880 to the new Marantz 9200, all I can say is WOW! This receiver is amazing. It handles every sound field there is and does so extremeley well. You can set the audio to "auto" and forget it, or you can tweak the crap out of it and have fun. The setup menu is a snap.

The sound out of this unit is perfect. It is clear, crisp and astounding. It handles video with equal applomb.

Best of all, Marantz really knows how to keep things simple. The receiver is not overbearing, nor is annoying by adding a myriad of useless sound fields.

System:
Marantz, 9200
Klipsch Reference surround sound speakers
Mitsubishi PD5010 Plasma Monitor (by the way, I highly recommend this over ANY other Plasma. I've had two so far.)
Toshiba Progressive scan DVD

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   Audio Advisors



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Raj a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Have had this receiver for 6 months now and I am very pleased with ...Got it hooked upto Infinity Preludes...Using Nordost Flatline speaker wires and Nordost Moonglo2 interconnect. Music is very warm and clear..Great imaging...It does tend to bring out the flaws in CD's...For movies, it has enough power to make my house shake and some....So, I don't think I'll reach the limits without the neighbors wondering what is going on...CS5.1 is great for music too depending on the type of CD played.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Luis Morales a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Very good amplifier nothing best to this one so far.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   Sonido Seguro




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