Denon or Marantz?

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burgor57

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Hi - I'm about to purchase my first "quality" DVD player. Looking at either a Denon 2910 or 3910, or alternatively a Marantz 7600 or 9600.

Can anyone speak from experience which way I should go on this? I need a good picture and good CD audio playback too. All the above get rave reviews, but which should I go for.

Am I right nto compare the Denon 2910 with the Marantz 7600?
Is there a definate 'winner' between them, or is it all relative?

Will hook up with a Sony Bravia LCD, probably the 46" V-Series, unless someone knows better!!

Thanks in advance for your advice.
 

Miniholic

Well-known Member
I've not seen either of the Marantz models in action, so can't help with a comparrison, but both the Denons are about to be replaced by the 2930 and 3930. so you might get a bargain there if there any old models about, as the 2900 - forerunner to the 3910 - went for around £400 at the end.

http://www.audioholics.com/news/editorials/DenonDVD3930CI1080p.php

I've got the 3910, and think its a great piece of kit, some people have complained about the CD playback, comparing it to MP3's, but I've not experienced this at all.
 
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burgor57

Guest
So what's a good price to expect for a Denon3910 then, which would be my prefered choice of Denon obviously?
 

Miniholic

Well-known Member
The new models won't be out for a couple of months or so, so you may have to wait to get the best bargains, but I would suggest £500 or less is a good target to aim for. I bought mine last year when they were first released and paid £620, so the bargains can be had.
 

rhino2k

Distinguished Member
i have a 7600 and it is a great player. the 3910 was another player i considered but the CD playback on the marantz is awesome :cool:
 
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burgor57

Guest
that's also interesting. Did you actually hear a comparison between the 3910 and the 7600 then? As far as DVD film playback, was there anything between them?
 

rhino2k

Distinguished Member
burgor57 said:
that's also interesting. Did you actually hear a comparison between the 3910 and the 7600 then? As far as DVD film playback, was there anything between them?

no did'nt demo it mate, the denon was near £900 at the time, so nearly double what i payed for the marantz :eek:

prices have dropped alot just recently though due to the impending release of new models :)

video playback is suppost to be very good on the 3910, best thing i could recommend is demo them. i would be very surprised if you were dissapointed with the 7600 though ;)
 

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