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Marantz4200, Kenwood KRFV5050D or Sony STRDB940

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by aqureshi, Aug 30, 2001.

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  1. aqureshi

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    Hi,

    I am thinking of buying a Receiver for my DVD player(Tos 210E). My budget is 300 pounds and I have short listed 3 rceivers(Marantz, Kenwood Sony). Can somebody advice me which one is better? Are there any other makes which fall into my budget?

    Cheers
     
  2. Craig_Nike

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    I'm not sure about the other brandas but I can suggest you look at the Sony recievers that have replaced the 940. The STRDB1070 and STRDB870 are 470 and 380 repectively at EmpireDirect.co<br />The 870 (which is closer to you price bracket) has Virtual 6.1 and is a beautiful unit. I beleive the Virtual 6.1 and newer model is worth a little extra over the 940.<br />I have the 1070 so I may be biased - but I think the Sony stuff is awesome.
     
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    Hi I have the Sony str-db940 and Im well happy with it,you should be able to pick one of these up a bit cheaper now the new range is out.

    I've had a Kenwood in the past and wasn't impressed one bit,I even sold it at a massive loss,they just dont have it(something is missing).

    Get yourselve down to the shops m8 and have a listen for yourself <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> you might like the sound from the Marantz/Kenwood more than me.

    cheers Steve
     
  4. mandlebrot

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    Both the Kenwood and the Marantz have just been reviewed in What HIFI, so take a look at the Oct issue.

    I was thinking of buying the Kenwood and hadn't really looked at the Marantz but the Kenwood gets a really bad review and the Marantz wins the roundup getting a brill review for both Surround sound and Musical abillity.

    Fractal
     
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    I am personally thinking of getting the Marantz to accompany my 210E. Either that or the Yamaha DSP-AX620, which is about £50 more. But the Marantz looks damn good.
     
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    PERSONALLY I HAVE FOUND THE SONY STRD940 TO BE A GREAT BUY - AFTER ALL THE MAGS WERE RAVING ABT THESE RECEIVERS (AND THE 840) NOT SO LONG AGO AND AT THE RICHER SOUNDS PRICE OF 300 QUID YOU CAN'T REALLY GO WRONG - I HAVE A QUESTION MYSELF ABT <br />POSSIBLE CROSSOVER PROBLEM IN A QUESTION I POSTED SHORT TIME AGO BUT THEIR MIGHT BE SIMPLE EXPLANATION TO THIS SO NOT UNDULY WORRIED

    GOOD LUCK
     
  7. Wilf

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    I'm with hobbes_vin. I'd test the Yam and Marantz. ProLogic 2 on the Marantz is swinging it for me.
     

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