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I was under the impression that Marantz went way downhill and wasn't worth buying their products?
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Originally Posted by SpykeZ View Post

I was under the impression that Marantz went way downhill and wasn't worth buying their products?


Marantz has been sold a couple times, it isn't the Marantz or yore.. there was some very dark times in the 80s for them when owned by Phillips, however the ownership changed now D&M holdings (same as Denon) and Marantz makes some good stuff now and has for some time.
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Marantz has been sold a couple times, it isn't the Marantz or yore.. there was some very dark times in the 80s for them when owned by Phillips, however the ownership changed now D&M holdings (same as Denon) and Marantz makes some good stuff now and has for some time.

I was under the impression that they had sort of a Toyota/Lexus relationship with Marantz being the premium brand but shared many common parts.

http://www.audioholics.com/av-receiver-reviews/marantz-sr5008-sr6008-sr7008
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Originally Posted by hertz9753 View Post

That is a pretty nice receiver. thumb.gif

Hope so... Actually, just hope is not rated in bogo-watts like my HK AVR 1650

looking forward to being able to use my tablets or phone for remote...

the on-screen stuff is nice too. My 1650 has that too but its limited svideo to use it and then it looks like some sort of commodore vic 20 program.
Edited by bbond007 - 12/6/14 at 10:39am
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Marantz has been sold a couple times, it isn't the Marantz or yore.. there was some very dark times in the 80s for them when owned by Phillips, however the ownership changed now D&M holdings (same as Denon) and Marantz makes some good stuff now and has for some time.

oooo ok smile.gif Thanks for the clarification
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accessories4less ships fast for sure, I did not expect this today at all.

weight wise it feels heavy like my older HK AVR-135 and not hollow and light like the HK AVR-1650.

I guess $300 for that AVR-1650 (2 years ago) was not a good deal compared to $400 for this.

Sound wise it sounds pretty good and pushes these old Wharfdale speakers really well.

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Just some some receivers I got from family. Two different people and almost the same models. The RX7000v has a bad digital decoder frown.gif. The RX6000 (top) is moving to my room.


Spares for the 7000 are nonexistent sadly so it might become a preamp or something
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post #2377 of 3150
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I was under the impression that Marantz went way downhill and wasn't worth buying their products?

every time i turn on my avr it asks me to upgrade to auro 3d for $200 lol. i cant imagine that format lasting long. dont know if denon is trying to make a buck on it or passing the cost over.
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Just picked these guys up to replace my Logitech Z-5500's and am very satisfied. These work better for my purposes as they double as monitors for FL Studio work and sound great for in my bedroom for movies/games.
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I can't stop buying stuff!!





BIC Venturi V52si speakers. Unknown wattage, they hit really hard and are rear-ported, don't need any assistance from a sub. What did they set me back? 10 bucks.
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I don't have anything yet but 3 things should be here in the next couple days ^__^

Schiit Modi


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