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#26 OFFLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 06:05 PM

Anyone ever owned a Marantz? I'm looking at this one:

 

http://www.crutchfie...ntz-NR1604.html

 

All of the reviews say that the audio quality is great even though it has low wattage on the specs

My personal Yamaha is 50 watts per channel and it is plenty loud. If you want the neighbors to hear it you might need more watts.

My volume digits go from a minus 50 to a plus 50 for the reading. I play it on minus 30 almost all the time. This means it is turned up just 25% of it capability.


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#27 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 05:41 AM

Anyone ever owned a Marantz? I'm looking at this one:

 

http://www.crutchfie...ntz-NR1604.html

 

All of the reviews say that the audio quality is great even though it has low wattage on the specs

An AVR's power rating should be matched with your speaker's power rating to avoid damaging the speakers. That said, if you're going to use a low wattage AVR your speaker's should have a high efficiency rating in order to produce more sound. 


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#28 OFFLINE   TorinTPG

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 05:35 PM

I ended up with the Sony DN1040 - very pleased so far!

Thanks again for all of the input

#29 OFFLINE   Beerstalker

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 11:32 AM

Sorry I didn't see this before but Marantz and Denon are owned by the same company D&M Holdings

 http://en.wikipedia....ki/D&M_Holdings

 

They share a lot of components and are both great in my opinion. 

 

Don't be so concerned about the lower power ratings.  Denon, Marantz, and Harmon Kardon as well as some of the other lesser known brands, tend to be more accurate in the way they rate their power, as compared to the others that spout off exaggerated numbers.

 

That said, hope you are happy with the Sony, it does seem to have a nice list of features.


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#30 OFFLINE   CCarncross

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:19 PM

If you like Sony, make sure its the ES line...I was originally a Pioneer guy, moved up to Yamaha, and now I'm into the Denon's....

Well, there you have it....glad solicited advice gets followed.  Sony is pure crap unless you buy the ES line.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:21 PM

I ended up with the Sony DN1040 - very pleased so far!

Thanks again for all of the input

What he said -I agree!


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:25 PM

Well, there you have it....glad solicited advice gets followed.  Sony is pure crap unless you buy the ES line.

I'm currently using a Sony STR-DN1020 in my Family Room and a Sony STR-DA5600ES in my Home Theater Room. Both are rock solid performers.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:17 PM

Well, there you have it....glad solicited advice gets followed.  Sony is pure crap unless you buy the ES line.

 

When the TS asked, he received recommendations for six different brands (Sony, Denon, Onkyo, Yamaha, Integra and Pioneer), along with a few recommendations to avoid some of those five brands.

 

What was he supposed to do after receiving recommendations on five different manufacturers? Buy one of each?



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:17 PM

I have one Pioneer, two Yamaha's and one Onkyo. The Pioneer in my bedroom is the newest of the bunch, being a 5.1 receiver while the others are 6 and 7.1. All are solid performers in their own right, however I find the Yamaha receivers to be more user friendly.

 

Woot! is currently offering deals on several Denon models in Woot! Plus (through Feb. 28).


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