Marantz 6300 or 7300??

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Audio101

Guest
Hi

I ordered the Marantz 7300 but it wont be coming in till November according to unbeatable. It got me thinking whether I should go for the 6300 which is in stock or not. I got a Cht15 on order with uncle Eric coming soon and I wanted a good amp to run it on as currently I have only prologic : (

What do you guys think? How about the Denon 3802? Or should I wait patiently ...

Thanks
 

Guest
I too am waiting for the 7300 (on order @ QED) although I'm tempted to cancel and go for the Denon 3803....
 

James45

Standard Member
at the 7300 UNBEATABLE price the 3803 will be double the cost tho... and it's also not out yet
 

Guest
The 7300 has an awesome spec. (and I suspect it will sound better than a 3802 / 3803 and this is from a 3801 owner), BUT AFAIK the 7300 doesn't have a master audio delay feature, and as I'm planning to go PAL Progressive with either a Plasma or Projector soon, I'm a little worried about potential lip sync issues.
 
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Audio101

Guest
I'm tempted to wait. How does the 6300 compare to the 7300?

Marantz is my first choice over the denon because when I demoed the amps, the Denon sounded harsh with b&w speakers which I have. The Marantz smoother on the ears. I dont know how the 3803 will sound.
 

Godfather

Well-known Member
Am I right in saying that the Denon 3802/3803 has 7 channels of amplification whereas the Marantz only has 6?
 

Guest
yes, the Marantz only has 6 channels - I'm not really bothered about this as there are no 7.1 formats anyway, so a 7 channel is just a duplicate of the 6th as far as surround formats are concerned.

I guess if you can re-assign the 6 and 7th channel on the Denon for multi-room stuff, this could be useful?
 

Godfather

Well-known Member
Thanks for the quick reply. If I go for the Marantz, would I have to use a single rear centre speaker, or could I hook up a pair?
 

Guest
I guess you should really use a single speaker, but theres nothing stopping you driving two rear speakers out of one output by splitting it.

BTW I use a single rear speaker on my Denon 3801 even though its capable of driving two - but again as there is no 7.1 format (unless you count DSP jiggery pokery) I don't really see the point.....
 

Godfather

Well-known Member
I've got a pair of Mission bipolars on the side walls at the moment and I was thinking of getting another pair for the 6th channel on the rear wall. I've got a door right in the middle of the back wall without enough room above the door to put a speaker, so one on either side of it would be the only alternative. I guess I'll probably have to go for the Denon after all.
 

James45

Standard Member
running two speakers for the centre rear channel is the preferred method I believe as increases the 'size' of the channel.
 

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