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Marantz SR8002

Marantz SR8002
alaScore 83

102 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Marantz SR8002. 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 SR8002 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Marantz SR8002 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

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This summary is based on the products: Marantz SR8002 Surround ReceiverMarantz SR8002 Surround Receiver

May, 2018

Expert review by : TechRadar (

Marantz SR8002 review


Marantz revisits a popular AVR for a new era of HD audio

Sophisticated sound ; THX Select2 spec ; Fabulous with music and HD audio surround

Poor interface ; No networking ; No THX Ultra2 ; No DAB

Limited features, but provides detailed and engaging sound, if slightly lacking the oomph of its rivals

May, 2008

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Marantz SR8002 review


Power and panache, rest assured the SR8002 is as well equipped as most people will ever need

A big, bold but still subtle sound ; good with music - for a multi-channel amp ; fine build

Not quite the last word in insight

The SR8002 is a solid performer in all respects – it’s well equipped, too

Jun, 2008

Expert review by (

Marantz SR8002 A/V Receiver


As audio video enthusiasts, we all love the term 'flagship'. Don't we? Flagship models deliver cutting edge performance, pack the most power, offer the latest connections and usually have some nifty features. What's not to like about that? The topic of...

Expert review by : Lee Hower (

Marantz SR8002 7.1 A/V Receiver


The Marantz SR8002 7.1 receiver adds HDM 1.3 support and some other things that make it a product that you should audition if you are ready to spring for a new unit. It decodes all the new high def audio formats from Blu-ray discs, so get your tail in...

At an MSRP of $1999, one would be hard pressed to find many receivers that provide the features and refined sound of the Marantz SR8002. Starting with a plethora of inputs and ending with on-board decoding of high definition multi-channel audio and amp...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : (

Marantz SR8002 7.1-Channel Receiver Reviewed


Our reviewer called the SR8002 "a powerhouse receiver that really excels in the audio department and does an excellent job on video as well." It supports many high-resolution surround sound formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD and provides "beautiful...

This receiver is a powerhouse when it comes toaudio, producing an inviting, powerful but not overly aggressive sound.Audiophiles will love it ; The included remote is a cinch to operate - a rarity for receivers at any price ; The unit supports latest...

The user interface in not very sexy and is largely text-based, although it is relatively easy to use, compared to other interfaces. The Marantz 8002 is not an iMac, but then again, you don't need an PhD in electrical engineering to operate this sucker...

Full-bodied, powerful audio and gorgeous high-def video are this receiver's calling cards and, with a feature list that goes on forever, you're getting a lot of functionality in a high-end receiver for not too much money ($2,000). This receiver isn't...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (

Marantz SR8002 A/V Receiver


Though priced at a comparatively modest $2000, the THX Select2- certified SR8002 tops Marantz's current A/V receiver lineup. We remember when flagship receivers all went for thousands of dollars more and, sad to say, none of the megabuck models of just...

The Marantz SR8002 has it all: style, performance, and user-friendly ergonomics. We especially appreciated that last one; thanks to intuitive menus and controls, the owner’s manual remained closed for most of our tests.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (

Marantz SR8002 A/V Receiver


Marantz is a brand name. It was once an individual as well. What would Saul Marantz have made of the SR8002 A/V receiver? It bears little resemblance to the hi-fi products he hand-built in his home in Kew Gardens, New York, during the 1950s-or to the...

At just under two thousand dollars, the Marantz SR8002 is not cheap. If your main goal is to access Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, and so on via HDMI 1.3a, there are less costly options. But if you want a deluxe implementation with all the audio enhancements...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Fred Manteghian ( Marantz SR8002 A/V Receiver


In Donny Darko, Drew Barrymore's character, Ms. Pomery, says that a famous linguist once proclaimed "cellar door" to be the most beautiful phrase in the English language. I'm here to recommend we consider "Marantz" for that title, because it reproduces...

Powerful, musical amplification, Easy to use with a great remote, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, Two HDMI outputs for dual-display setups

No onscreen volume/source/surround mode display via HDMI or component

Like most modern receivers, there's so much to discover in the Marantz that this review could easily stretch to novella length. So let's just cut to the chase. The sound is superb, the feature set is extensive yet user friendly, and the $2000 price tag...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Fred Manteghian (

Marantz SR8002 A/V Receiver


The top-of-the-line SR8002 is a high-powered THX Select2-certified receiver whose Crystal 192kHz/24-bit DACs and output-stage amplification utilizing discrete components certainly contribute to its superb sound. Build quality is likewise exemplary°I...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Fred Manteghian (

Marantz SR8002 A/V Receiver


FeaturesThe top-of-the-line SR8002 is a high-powered THX Select2-certified receiver whose Crystal 192kHz/24-bit DACs and output-stage amplification utilizing discrete components certainly contribute to its superb sound. Build quality is likewise...

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications


Analogue Channel Input 5.1/7.1:5.1
Audio Inputs: Analogue:7
Audio Inputs: Digital coaxial:3
Audio inputs: Digital optical:4
Audio outputs: Analogue:4
Audio outputs: Digital optical:1
Front A/V input: Yes
HDMI Inputs:4
HDMI Outputs:2
HDMI Version:Up to HDMI 1.3a
Subwoofer Output: Yes
Video inputs: Components:4
Video inputs: Composite:5
Video inputs: S-Video:3
Video outputs: Components:2
Video outputs: Composite: Yes
Video outputs: S-Video:3


Measurements (WxHxD):43.96x18.41x39.67 cm
Weight:15.01 kg


Impedance:8 ohm
Power Output:7x125W


Dolby Digital 5.1: Yes
Dolby Digital EX: Yes
Dolby Digital Plus 7.1: Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II/IIx:Up to Pro Logic II
Dolby TrueHD: Yes
DTS 5.1: Yes
DTS ES 6.1: Yes
DTS NEO:6: Yes
DVD-Audio: No
THX Certified:THX Select2


Radio presets:
Radio type:AM/FM/XM-Ready
Satellite Radio Ready:XM Ready