Marantz sr-14ex compared to a Marantz sr7005

Discussion in 'Home Theater & Video' started by Aj1735, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Aj1735

    Aj1735 New Member

    Messages:
    44
    I know that both of these are older but I have a couple of questions to people who have possibly had both. I am going through my 2 systems and selling some equipment to get some cash to buy a lsa statement integrated amp from a friend of mine and need some advice. I already have a Marantz sr-14ex receiver that I like but I am only using it as a pre amp with my upgraded Yamaha m 80 amp for 2 channel listening. My same friend has a Marantz sr7005 for sale for 200 and I'm guessing that I could get more than that for my sr-14ex. So basically that's my question which would have better sound. I know the sr7005 would have more newer options but I don't know if I have to have them all or not. I am using an oppo bdp-103d player with that system and I was originally thinking that I could still use the Yamaha m 80 amp with the internal sr-14ex amp for a 7.1 system. I am not huge into movies but I like to hear good sound from them when we do watch them. I actually will use the system probably the most for just more 2 channel listening. I am going to be selling my Integra dhc 9.9 pre amp and rotel rb-991 and rb-985 mkII amps that I really like and I think that they sound great. That is my current theater system but trying to get some cash to get the new amp so I have to let some of my gear go.

    Any advice is much appreciated Thanks
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. Aj1735

    Aj1735 New Member

    Messages:
    44
    I know that both are older but I am hoping that there are some opinions out there. I know that the sr-14ex was supposed to have been an all out flagship and didn't know if it would still be a very nice performer compared to the sr7005.
     
  3. Aj1735

    Aj1735 New Member

    Messages:
    44
    Anyone have both of these by chance in the past to do any comparison?
     
  4. Audiofreak71

    Audiofreak71 Boerboelicious Subscriber

    Messages:
    1,748
    Location:
    PNW
    I personally prefer the older totl receivers some fall in the Uber receiver category, although I have not owned either of the receivers you mentioned I would lean towards the SR-14 and you can still get DTS-HD and Dolby True audio by utilizing the analog outs on your 103d so that would make your SR-14 still relevant. Now if you just want something newer than sure the 7005 is a newer receiver with more bells and whistles so it would be the obvious choice there . The only way to know for sure if a piece of gear is right for you or not is to take that chance and give it a listen , sometimes you loose and sometimes you win .

    Audiofreak71
     
  5. Putterman

    Putterman Super Member

    Messages:
    1,289
    The biggest virtues of the newer 7005 are HDMI 1.4a and Audyssey MultEQ XT. It also includes a full set of preamp outs which gives you an alternative because the SR-14 has Power Amp in/preamp outs. This gives you the option of using 7005 as a home theater preamp with the SR-14 as a power amp.

    Personally I wouldn't give up the SR 14. It listed for $4700 in 2000 and weighed 58 lbs indicating a beefy power supply vs. the 7005 which comes in at 1/2 that with 29 lbs and listed for $1600 in 2010. I do think the Audyssey room eq useful as well as the ability to get Dolby True HD and DTS HD with one connection as opposed to 5 or 7 with the Oppo. You also lose the ability to use the Audyssey this way.

    You might also look at Accessoriesforless for recent refurb models. I've bought 2 AV receivers from them with no problems, a Marantz SR-5007 and a Denon AVR-3300 for about 1/2 their original list.
     
  6. audioman00

    audioman00 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    683
    14 EX keep it trust me
     

     

    Please register to disable this ad.

Share This Page