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Marantz SR5400 vs Denon AVR2803 in Stereo Audio

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    Marantz SR5400 vs Denon AVR2803 in Stereo Audio?

    Which one is best? Anyone has heard both? :rolleyes: :confused:

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    The 5400 is a class lower than the 2803, so not really fair to compare both. A fairer comparison would be the Marantz SR7400 and Denon 2803, where I feel the Marantz SR7400 is a better stereo performer than the Denon. But everyone has their own tastes.

    The 2803 is a great piece of kit, but I think you will benefit more with the SR7400 if stereo music is high on your list of priorities.
     
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    The comparison is due to the fact that the 2803 is now available at the same (or lower prices) due to being replaced by the 2805...
     
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    In that case the 2803 is a much better buy than the 5400 imho. :)
     
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    In AV I'm sure of that, in pure Audio I'm not sure... :rolleyes:
     
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    I would put my neck out to say that the standard 5400 is not as good as the 2803 for stereo audio, the OSE version may well be a different kettle of fish though.

    But if you can get the 2803 for standard 5400 money (approx £200) then the 2803 is definitely the better buy :)
     
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    Where? :confused:

    The SR5400 sells for 350£ in the UK, 800€ in Portugal and around 600~650€ in German Net shops...

    The 2803 is around 600~650€ in german and french net shops, normal retail price at around 1000€...
     
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    The SR5400 was being sold by Richer Sounds in the UK for £200/£249 I believe. And that was for the silver version. Some stores may still have them, but I can't see it on their website anymore.

    Don;t know what the European prices are like though. Richer do not sell the SR5400 online anymore, just its little brother the SR4400 for £192. The cheapest online price I can see for the 5400 right now is £262.
     

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