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Marantz 4300 Vs 5300 Whats the difference??

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Neiliboy, Jul 2, 2003.

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  1. Neiliboy

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    Really want a 5300 cos they make it in gold but seeing as RS are knocking out 4300's for £200 i might be willing to sacrifice the color if it saves a few bob. ( yeah true audiophile me!!! )

    Can anyone tell me what the main differences are? My main reason for upgrade was for 6.1 and PL2......

    Thanks in advance


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    Not much - an extra 10w of power, front av inputs, but the features (DPL2, 6.1 etc) are the same.

    The 4300 comes in gold too - not sure if RS sell it. The RS ad in What Hi-fi for the 4300 at £199 states it is graded, so be sure to check first.
     
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    I cant say i've ever seen it in gold before! I'llphone RS and find out f they stock it

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    Can't comment on the 3 series, but the old 5200 seems a little more punchy and confident than my 4200 lower down in the range, and goes up that little bit higher.
     
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    Here is the basic comparison:

    Marantz 4300

    No OSD
    92khz/24-bit DAC
    SR (System Remote) CANNOT control other A/V equipment
    80 watts/channel



    Marantz 5300

    With OSD
    196khz/24-bit Crystral DAC
    SR (System Remote) CAN control other A/V equipment
    90 watts/channel
     

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