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HT receiver: fix it or replace

post #1 of 6
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Love the sound quality of my Marantz SR19ex but it doesn't have HDMI switching and for some reason it wont power up. No repair facility nearby and this sucka is HEAVY! By the time I ship it and pay for repair I might be able to have most of the $$ for a new one.
Any recommendations?
Music SQ is as important as HT performance.
Speakers are B&W 600 series and Velodyne Sub. Sources are Panny Blu Ray w/ analog outs and Meridian CDP.
CPW
post #2 of 6
That's a very nice high-end receiver. It would be a shame to not attempt to repair it. I'm using a similar era Sony STR-DA777ES receiver as a pre-amp in my main home theatre/audio system, and while it also does not have HDMI inputs, I'm very happy with it and would attempt to get it repaired before incurring the huge cost of moving to a replacement. IMO, the small hassle of having to switch audio and video inputs separately is outweighed by the fact that I'm forced to run my video connections direct from each source to TV ... sending the purest possible signal and eliminating potential signal degradation caused by going through the extra step of switching through the receiver.
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by mbriant View Post
That's a very nice high-end receiver. It would be a shame to not attempt to repair it.
Agreed. The SQ is really very good for an HT receiver. Wish I could find someone local to have a look. No "authorized" svc ctr locally makes me think I may have to try to pack it for shipping; not tempting.
Yeah, the switching really doesn't bother me and it handles my 2 zone set up and has analog inputs for the decoded HiDef codecs that come out of my Panny's analog outs so SQ is still excellent.
CPW
post #4 of 6
Quote:
for some reason it wont power up.
Could be something as simple as a fuse or broken power switch.
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by mbriant View Post
Could be something as simple as a fuse or broken power switch.
Tried to call Marantz support but clearly got someone who knew next to nothing and "ran the playbook".
Read an interweb post about some problems with the standby circuit which makes sense as it had trouble reviving from standby before it quit altogether.
Anyone know a place where one might post a question for an online "probable" diagnosis before incurring the expense of shipping this behemoth? It's gotta weigh 65+ lbs.
(or I'm just getting weaker).
CPW
post #6 of 6
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oh, yeah. I have no plans to upgrade the HT beyond 5.1 in this room so another reason to repair vs upgrade.
CPW
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