Marantz AVR w/ integrated amp OR Denon AVR


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I have just been playing with a Marantz AVR today and its music ability in 2 channel trounces the denon. Its so much more energetic and the soundstage and stereo image is much better.

The denon was utter trash. I had toed in my speakers for no reason with the Denon as I honestly thought my Arendals were maybe spaced inappropriately. With the Marantz... its not at all an issue. soundstage far more engaging.

I didn't know the denon was this bad re: music until I have handled the Marrantz.

Just goes to show that measurements only tell a very small portion of the story and user feedback and experience is still the most important. The general rule of thumb has always been Marantz >>> Denon for AVR... and this seems utterly and truly corrrect here.

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