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SR8500 Review by Home Cinema

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Kazman, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Kazman

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    you are a dangerous guy Kazzman :devil: you are going to make me sell my sr 7500 and get an sr 8500

    cheers
     
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    VFM still hard to beat a RX-V1500, unless of course you got a Marantz 7400 cheap.
     
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    what did you mean gazbarber couldnt get you on this one :)

     
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    BTW i believe there was a fellow working at marantz in this forum if he is reading this " can you please tell the good people at marantz who does the websites to make an effort the products are great but the website falls short really"

    i just got connected to see the review on the marantz sr 7500 and dv 6500 when opening the zip file i get in all 3 reviews (not th sr 8500) a review in french about the turntable.

    come on marantz people here me out
     
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    and in adition to that the dv 7500 is still listed whereas it never hit the market and changed into th dv 7600 which did hit the market at leas in some european countires
    :lease:

     
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    Value For Money, and comapred to the older marantz model and the current Yamaha 1500 and 2500, from germany of course.
     
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    Bit unfair comparing the rrp in another country methinks :)

    The Yammys are great amps, and their germany prices are eye openers, rip off Britain strikes again :(.

    Think this review shows that Marantz have come a long way with movies, without losing their musical ability :) great stuff :D
     
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    well i got my marantz at a good price about 720 euros which should make around 500 gbp it is a pretty good deal i guess.

     
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    I could have even gotten the denon 3805 during the festival in subai for less then the 1000 usd which is around what i paid for the marantz but went for the marantz eventhough the denon got eisa awards and rave reveiews and awards from pretty much everybody and thats without having a demo for bothof them i mean.

    probably a little sentimental choice which turns out to be a good one actually i always fancied marantz and never owned one sinve i was a kid the image of marantz aleays stuck in my head as marantz's to be great products.


    Most of the people would have gone for the denon i am sure as i said it was something that i had to do

    hehe


     
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    Good point, when I looked at other brands they all seemed to have a price that reflected that in the uk ( i.e. a 3805 wil cost the same price by just currancy conversion, never mind the extra cost of actualy gettingt he currancy changed and delivery). Also the RRP of the yammies is in line with the uk price, only they seem to be willing to sell it for cheaper. When I got my yamaha if I could have got the marantz for a similar price, my dessison would have been alot harder.
     
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    The Home Cinema review is odd in not mentioning the killer feature of the SR8500, the DVI switch. Come HD this is currently the only receiver that will mean you don't have to by an additional switch or forever swap your plugs over. This on top of the higher number of component video connections than any of the competition as well. That the performance isn't shabby I guess was a help :laugh:.
     
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    Are they gonna bring out at 9500 ? or do we have to wait tillt he 6/700 for that?
     
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    There is a SR9600 inbound as well. Something of a leviathan.
     
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    I bet that would be impressive, is that to take on the Z9 and 5805 or is there something even bigger to do that?
     
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    It'a here: http://www.marantz.com/hifi/america/news/review_442.zip
     
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    The Homecinema mag review seems a little short for me... no power mesurements... even the rated power of the 8500 is wrong - they state the same power rating that is found on the spec sheets from marantz (wich are wrong, acording to Marantz tech support, and also SR8500 manual the real power is 7x125W)

    I guess that Marantz woke up to the fact that they need their products reviewed in magazines, if they want to sell more - let's wait for more reviews - I'm quite fond of AVtech (Hifi News) reviews

    M.
     
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    The Home Cinema one still doesn't work though :(
     
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    Try my link...
     
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    Yeah, that one is for the What Home Cinema review, but the one that isn't working is the Home Cinema Magazine review :(. Looks like they have the wrong zip file linked to it :(.
     
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    And if you check, you'll find that lots of other reviews are all pointing out to that same zip file... someone at Marantz site is not doing their homework ... as usual! :-S

    M.
     
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    Kazzman , what do you think should i sell the 7500 and go with 8500 lets say that i have to put 150 gbp on top is it worth worthed i wont be using dvi outouts or the inputs but just for the sake of having something a little more future proof ?

    :lesson:

     
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    £150 will buy a perfectly capable switch so it isn't worth the hassle IMO.
     
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    I agree with Tons, not worth it to be honest, the SR7500 and SR8500 are quite closein their ability, just that the SR8500 has that extra power and the DVI switching, which Tons has said, can be added seperately as an external unit. If you take away the HDCD, DVI and extra power, you virtually have the SR7500 anyway :).
     
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    I guess there's more to it - the SR8500 also has better components, a toroidal transformer, and also a copperplated chassis... EDIT: SR8500 also has gold plated in/out connectors

    I think that all this differences might justify the £150 extra... if it means anything to you (and you have the cash, of course)

    I wouldn't sell the 7500 and get the 8500 just because it's supposed to be more "future proof" - it's not - but I would trade it if the sound quality of the bigger brother was better (I'm still wating for an audition in where I will compare the two of them, and probably also compare them with the SR7400 - wich I currently own)



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    Can you true front speaker bi-amp the sr8500? or is it just biwire like the yamaha RXV2500 (ie one internal amplifer for both speakers)?
     

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