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Marantz Simple Surround Xperience ES7001

Marantz Simple Surround Xperience ES7001
alaScore 83

27 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Marantz Simple Surround Xperience ES7001 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by:

Marantz ES7001 SSX


Bought new Feb 08. Sleek design; like combo amp/speaker system.

Easy to set up; easy to use; minimal wiring; minimizes clutter

When playing DVD's have to turn volume up to hear speakers; then have to turn volume down for action scenes

Expert review by:

Marantz ES7001 SSX review


While at £800 it's quite pricey, the Marantz ES7001 is a single-speaker surround system that packs plenty of punch. It has HDMI switching for two sources and audio-only inputs for five more, enough to handle your full range of AV sources

Three-way, tweeter/midrange/woofer design ; Supereasy hookup ; Two HDMI inputs plus five audio-only inputs (two analogue, three digital) ; On-wall, on- or under-TV mounting options ; Optional subwoofer

Expensive ; Virtual surround is only so-so ; No analogue video inputs or radio tuner

The Denon's surround can be heard by listeners seated over to the left and right, as well as the centre of the couch -- the Marantz's surround is best only for the centrally located listener

Expert review by:

Marantz ES7001


Genuinely impressive stuff some compromises, but still appealing enough to offer a genuine alternative to conventional 5.1 kit

Impressive power, scale and extension, even without a subwoofer; musical, too; easy to install, set-up and use; great spread of sound

Not cheap; doesn't actually place sound behind your head


Expert review by:

Marantz ES7001


The Marantz ES7001 is a compact, virtual-surround system which boasts HDMI connectivity but is costlier than other solutions with more features.

Outlook If you have an irregular-shaped entertainment room and are seeking a clean-cut, one-box solution, the Marantz is definitely a product worth exploring. Having said that, it doesn't come cheap at AU$1,999 and lacks the value proposition of the...

Expert review by:

Review: Marantz ES7001


This one-piece home theater will fit snugly underneath any 42-inch flat panel and theoretically works even in irregularly-shaped rooms.

Virtual surround home theater system/speaker; three-way, tweeter/midrange/woofer design; easy hookup; two HDMI plus five audio-only inputs (two analog, three digital); on-wall, on- or under-TV mounting options; optional matching subwoofer

Expensive; virtual surround is only so-so; no analog video inputs or radio tuner

The Marantz ES7001 has a bigger, more full-bodied sound than most virtual surround speakers.

Consumer review by:

Marantz ES7001


I like this compact design sound system. But what about its price ? I think it is very costly. Although its performance is very good.

Stylish compact design ; Great features

Nothing special

Consumer review by:



Eliminate cables running around, good for small and regular sized hall

The sound tends to cluster around the speaker

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This All-In-One single speaker system is neat as all the front, centre and rear surround speakers are enclosed into a singlebox. I have tried and listened to such speakers in proper acoustic showrooms but still find that it lacks the distinction,...

Eliminate cables running around, good for small and regular sized hall

The sound tends to cluster around the speaker

Product Specifications

Sure, you want a custom built home theater, but either the layout of your house, your decorator, your budget, or your significant other won

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Marantz Simple Surround Xperience

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Audio System Nominal Output Power:52Watt
Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Response Bandwidth:20 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Type:Speaker system