Marantz PM6005 Stereo vs Marantz NR1608 AVR

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    Has anyone tried the NR1608 AVR for music? If so did you like it for Music listening? I can get the 1608 AVR $450 new. Would it be just as good as the Stereo amp PM6005 for Music 2.0 which I can get for $500 used?

    I rather get the stereo amp. I like it's reviews and sounds like what I'm looking for. I can see myself someday wanting to use a center channel for wider sound experience with the AVR though. Plus it's a few bucks cheaper and new so if the AVR is up to par in stereo. I'd go with that.
     
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    500 used seems a lot for the pm6005

    Can't compare both but the pm6005 is good in it's class

    Yamaha A-S501 (Black)

    Have you considered one of these?
     
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    The Pm6005 is better for music
    If you have future plans for surround sounds then if funds allow you could either look for an avr thats more capable with music like a marantz sr700x. Or have the pm6005 and later when ready, look for avr with stereo pre outs so it can added into the existing setup.

    $500 is very steep for us in the U.K. but we dont know where you are (Africa is a big continent) or whats else is available to you.
     
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    Last year I bought a pm6005 and cd6005 with a quality cable all in pristine condition for £320. I paired them with Wharfedale diamond 220’s and I’m delighted with all. So 500 dollars for the pm6005 seems a bit expensive to me.
     
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    Yeah it's real expensive in the U.S, i don't know why. New they cost $700 same as the pm6006. i was able to get the guy down to $440 shipped. It looks to be in pristine condition.

    At first I was going to get a Onkyo a-9010 but then started doing more research and leaned towards a Nad D-3020 then ultimately decided on a Marantz. I can get the pm5005 new for $500 but What Hi-Fi said pm6005 sounds better.

    I found a Elac C5 center channel I can get cheap. I can just use the extra speaker outputs I guess.
     
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    No, you can't. At least not achieve a centre dialogue channel as the Marantz has no decoding.
     
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    True I just heard the NR1605 and it sounds great and dynamic in a 2.0 set up. I may just go with the AVR. I can get one really cheap.
     
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    If you like it that's all that matters, regardless of what the reviews say.
     

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