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Marantz 7400

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by CrispyXUK, Jan 14, 2005.

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    Hi all,

    Looking for video up conversion and a change from denon, would the Marantz 7400 be a worthy relacement of my denon 3802?

    any other thoughts welcome
     
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    I'm thinking of upgrading my 3802 also Crispy, although i'm not 100% certain its worth it.

    I've been looking at the Denon 2805 and some of the Pioneers as a replacement. I've previously owned a couple of Marantz amps and can happily recommend them (i've not used the model your looking at though). They are much better in stereo than Denons in my opinion.

    If you do upgrade let us know how you got on (as i think we've got the same dvd player also)!
     
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    well the denon 7400 can be had for £350 and is said to be better all round than the 2805 but is it better than the 3802? I don't wanna downgrade and my amp is already on ebay
     
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    In my very humble opinion, the SR7400 is a better sounding amp than the 3805 for stereo, and has a nicer sound to it for dialogue and musical moments in movies, much clearer. The 3805 counters this with greater slam, and designer name chipsets.

    So yes, the SR7400 'COULD' be an improvement, but it depends on what improvement you are looking for?

    To be honest, the biggest improvement you will gain is by going the processor/power amp route, as the SR7400 will be more of a sideways step, although a very good sideways step :D and at £350 from hiway hifi (believe you have to phone them as it is not advertised on their website), is an absolute bargain!!!
     
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    BTW, its a MARANTZ SR7400, not a Denon SR7400 :D
     
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    DOH!

    yeah anyway, the only reason I'm changing is that I would like component up-conversion and better sounding music, the change of ams is only gonna cost me about £40 anyway so I assume its worth it

    ??? :blush:
     
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    Most definitely worth it in my opinion :D

    You are more than welcome to pop round to Kazmanian Towers to have listen if you are able to?
     
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    KAS my 7400 came today thanks for your speaker advise allready, but dipole types may be the way? can youtake al look/ hope when i try to set the 7400 up you can also advise not yet unpacked it though. any one else on the dipole please see ABNETT in speakers this morning at 1300 hrs thank youi :)
     
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    Thanks for the offer but you are too far away, ill just buy the thing, wish me luck :)
     
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    Good luck. :thumbsup:

    It's a great bit of kit and should provide loads more power to your Ruarks than you got from the Denon. :)
     
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    marantz 7400 is awesome.
    i just got one.
    cant rate it highly enough
     
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    YES IF YOU LOOK ON THERE SITE UNDER BARGAINS /SALE ITEMS THEY HAVE AS MANY AS YOU WANT. I SPOKE TO NIEL THE HEAD TELE SALES MAN HE KNOWS ABOUT THE 7400 tel no hiway hi fi is 0870 429429. is it ok to give nos? me a newbee.
     
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    Another "big-up" for the 7400 here - a lovely piece of kit which will withstand at least one speaker upgrade. I've had mine nearly a year and it hasn't put a foot wrong with either music or video sources. I won't even contemplate upgrading until after both the visual and speaker side have been sorted out.
     
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    AWESOME! Can you tell more ?Also can you or any one know if the 7400 is able to drive 6 ohm speakers ?an american forum has sugested the 7300 the previous model could not go loud driving 6 ohm speakers,like im planning to buy!!(Tannoy R2 revolution fronts and center. with a pair of Monitor Audio silver dipole on the rear all 6 ohm,)f there is a problem ie 7400 not powerfull enough what other receiver is able to drive 6 ohm soeakers please ??thanks Abnett,
     
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    My Quad 21L's are 6ohm, and there are no problems with driving them :D
     
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    Yes the 7400 can drive 6 ohm speakers, with 130 W into all channels. That's enough power to terrify my delicate constitution anyway :thumbsup:.

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