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Marantz SR 8001

Marantz SR 8001
alaScore 80

30 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Marantz SR 8001. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Marantz SR 8001 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Marantz SR 8001 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Marantz SR8001 THX Select2 Surround ReceiverMarantz SR8001 THX Select2 Surround Receiver

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Ross Jones (

Marantz SR8001 THX Select2 7.1 A/V Receiver


As much as I enjoyed reviewing the Marantz SR7500 receiver (was it really 18 months ago?), at the time I found myself lusting over the next-in-line receiver, the 8500 ...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Chris Martens (

Marantz SR8001 7.1-Channel THX Select2 A/V Receiver


Detail oriented readers may have noticed that the TPV Audio and Video labs have taken turns using Marantz's flagship SR9600 A/V receiver to power their respective reference systems. Frankly, we chose the Marantz because it's a great-sounding component...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Shane Buettner (

Marantz SR8001 Receiver: On the Bench


Marantz' sales lit asks whether this is an audiophile's AVR or a videophile's AVR. Of course this is their way of saying it intends to be both, and they might well be right. This AVR boasts ample power, a typically Marantz overbuilt chassis and power...

Apr, 2007

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Marantz SR8001


Marantz's SR8001 is a superb mid-priced receiver -- one geared to please videophiles and audiophiles alike. While the flagship SR9600 may enjoy a slight edge in absolute sonic purity, the SR8001's versatile MultEQ system makes it the better overall...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Ken Taraszka, MD (

Marantz SR8001 Receiver


Introduction Receivers are a tough market, given the massive changes in home theatres these days. What was red hot in receivers a few years ago - DVI comes to mind - is already dated technology. Receiver makers have fought tooth and nail to keep up...

Jan, 2001

Expert review by : staff (

Marantz SR8001 review


Does doubling up on HDMIs get the job done?

Smooth and powerful ; Capable of high volume and multichannel mayhem

Restrained at low volumes ; No networking ; EQ system hit and miss

Does an awful lot of things right, but it's still best to try before you buy

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (



Second from top of the range Marnatz. The difference between the two in my opinion is marginal. The more expensive one boasts a better power supply which the benefits of which are debatable. I did a vast amount of reaserch before I purchased and in my...

Build quality, power, features and ease of use.

Set aside a weekend to program the remote however it does come with phone-book-sized instructions. If you don't need to set up macros on the remote and fancy things like that, then it is as any other remote.

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

Do you call the SR8001 an "audiophile's receiver" or a "videophile's receiver"? The answer is simply "Yes"? Here, you'll find the power, flexibility, and advanced performance you expect from Marantz. And a few surprises, too! All in a new chassis size that's more convenient than ever. Let's begin with the obvious - THX Select2 certification. It's your assurance that, in addition to the power you'll need to fill average-sized rooms with theater-quality sound (125 watts continuous from each of its seven amplifiers), other performance parameters like signal-to-noise and distortion are absolutely first class. Then, the SR8001 is one of the few receivers to feature Audyssey's unique auto calibration capability. This is a significant improvement over previous "room correction" strategies in that it improves the listening characteristics of your entire room rather than for just one or two seats. On the A/V side, the SR8001 features HDMI switching for up to four sources and two display devices. And there's format conversion to HDMI with Time Base Correction so even your older video sources will look their best. If you're not quite ready for HDMI (or if your displays aren't), the SR8001 offers two assignable component outputs, too. One infrared receiver input and two IR outputs add enormous control flexibility as do two DC "trigger" outputs. In short, the Marantz SR8001 is simply a culmination of everything you've come to expect from Marantz. Refined cosmetics. Sterling performance. Sophisticated advanced to enhance your enjoyment. Let's put this even more succinctly - it's a Marantz!


Output Channel Qty:7

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / THX Select 2 / THX Surround EX decoder
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:SRS Circle Surround II
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Coaxial Digital Output: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Marantz SR


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty