Great sound, streaming needs improvement
I bought the PM7000N about 6 weeks ago and the sound is wonderful. Perfectly happy with the sound quality. I bought it at a local HiFi store after listening to it and also on the recommendation of the store owner who said he prefers the bass from the Marantz over another comparable brand that he also sells. I thought that was a solid endorsement. I also prefer the Marantz's class A/B amplification over the class D amplification in other brands. The unit was easy to set up, has great binding posts, and simple controls. It's a perfect size and good looking. A second set of speaker outputs would be nice for wired multi-room sound, but my situation doesn't require it. Now for the streaming. If you're not concerned with audiophile-grade high-resolution streaming, you can stop reading here, run out and by the PM7000N now, and be perfectly delighted with Spotify/Pandora/Apple Music/etc. I use an iPhone, so the rest of my comments come from that perspective. The PM7000N does not support Qobuz other than through AirPlay. AirPlay is limited to 16 bits and 44kHz (CD quality. That's nice, but that's not why you pay for a high-res service which has recordings up to 24bits/192kHz. Tidal can be played through the HEOS app or AirPlay, but my understanding is that HEOS also limits Tidal to 16/44. Hopefully Marantz will add support for the new Tidal Connect, similar to Spotify Connect, to be able to hear the full resolution masters without the music going through your phone. To hear high resolution music beyond 16/44, it seems that Amazon Ultra HD is supported in the HEOS app. Another way to play high-res music is to use a 3rd party app like BubbleUPnP for Android or MConnect for iOS, and play Qobuz or Tidal, etc, through that. This is disappointing for me on my iPhone, as MConnect is not as nice to use as the Qobuz or Tidal apps themselves. More importantly, sometimes MConnect doesn't see the Marantz on the network, which is very frustrating. The PM7000N is getting great reviews and seems like the best, most capable stereo receiver around this price point. I would have thought its streaming capabilities would be current with state-of-the-art services. You can buy a more capable streamer for just $149 (I'll refrain from naming it). Hopefully Marantz will catch up with a firmware update soon.