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Marantz SR 8500

Marantz SR 8500
alaAverage 4.2

8 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Marantz SR 8500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 96/100 and experts rate this product 70/100.

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Expert review by : Neil Gader (

Marantz SR8500 Audio-Video Receiver


Finding the audio-video receiver (AVR) that meets every requirement is a little like going to a restaurant and having to choose a combo platter from either Column A, Column B, or Column C—inevitably each mouthful ends up being a negotiated settlement...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : The Perfect Vision (

Receivers, Tuners, and Integrated Amps: Audio/Video Receivers: Marantz SR8500


Indicative of the pressure on manufacturers to keep prices down, the feature- rich SR8500 has actually dropped a hundred bucks below its 2002 predecessor, the SR8200. The Marantz SR8500 may not be the ne plus ultra in terms of ergonomics, but for the...

May, 2005

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Marantz SR8500 A/V Receiver


A surround receiver is the hub of a home theater. It accepts audio and video signals from all of your sources and outputs them to your display and speakers. Finding a receiver that has all of the features, inputs and outputs that you desire can be...

Consumer review (

Marantz SR-8500 A/V Receivers


The marantz sr8500 is a BIG step up for me. I have been using junk Sony and JVC equipment for years and I have really been missing out. I am almost exclusively 2.1 stereo for music and rarely any surround sound. Paid $100 for this on craigslist and...

Jul, 2015

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Marantz SR-8500 A/V Receivers


Well, what can I say marantz did it well on this price right home theater reciever.I had own audiophile grade home theater set up like the AED 8800 PRO processor using the INTEGRA research 7 channel amp RDA7.I have to down grade to this 8500 marantz...

May, 2005

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A very musical amplifier with digital switching again ultimate for the price

have demo this item at the time i bought my SR7500 just whish i could of afforded the 8500 as it was soooo much better than the excellent SR7500

Dearer than the SR7500

Apr, 2005

Product Specifications

The SR8500 combines extraordinary flexibility and rarely found simplicity. The THX Select designation assures accurate reproduction movie soundtracks. With 125 watts per channel RMS, you can enjoy that sound in virtually any room through virtually all loudspeakers. The copper-plated chassis isolates internal circuits from interference. The oversized toroidal transformer keeps electromagnetic emissions to a minimum. Specially chosen storage capacitors assure long-term energy supply so amplifiers can reproduce the most demanding passages. M.R.A.C., Marantz Room Acoustic Calibration, uses an internal signal generator/analyzer to bring you the best audible performance in any room. HDCD circuitry decodes your HDCD discs. Dolby Headphone surrounds you even when your source is stereo. The SR8500 includes advanced transcoding with Line Memory and Time Base Correction to bring you the best video image. DVI (Digital Video Interface) switching is standard. Lip Synch lets you enjoy sound and image simultaneously. Then there's Marantz sound quality. Refreshing, invigorating, relaxing. Because the SR8500 is simply a Marantz.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / THX Surround EX decoder
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:Dolby Headphone / 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