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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   BenCosta

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Posted January 21 2004 - 07:51 AM

posted this in another thread, but no-one ever chimed in...who has a better reputation these days, HK or Marantz?

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#2 of 9 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted January 21 2004 - 07:59 AM

I'd call it dead heat. Both have had about the same amount of quality control issues in the same price ranges. Both carry good warranties (Marantz is 3yrs for all receivers), so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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#3 of 9 OFFLINE   JamesGL

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Posted January 21 2004 - 08:00 AM

Just the fact that you don't see Marantz at Circuit City, I say Marantz

Even though I own an HK AVR630

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Wayne Ernst

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Posted January 21 2004 - 08:52 AM

Quote:
Just the fact that you don't see Marantz at Circuit City, I say Marantz

Even though I own an HK AVR630


Well, we don't see H/K at Best Buy. Posted Image
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#5 of 9 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted January 21 2004 - 11:43 AM

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Well, we don't see H/K at Best Buy.

LOL!
HT: Emotiva UMC-200, Emotiva XPA-3, Carnegie Acoustics CSB-1s + CSC-1, GR Research A/V-1s, Epik Empire, Oppo BDP-105, PS4, PS3,URC R-50, APC-H10, Panamax 5100 Bluejeans Cable
System Two: Marantz PM7200, Pioneer FS52s, Panasonic BD79
(stolen) : Marantz SR-8300, GR Research A/V-2s, Sony SCD-222ES SACD, Panasonic BD-65, PS3 60G (250G)

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#6 of 9 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted January 21 2004 - 11:43 AM

I haven't seen a Marantz at CC or BB. I have an H/K 520 and really like it. Was looking at Marantz at Cambridge Soundworks but CC nad the H/K "on the shelf" for $299 so I bought it. I'd say they were equal but the Marantz would have been nice to have. Gene
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"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


#7 of 9 OFFLINE   ben_hugh

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Posted January 27 2004 - 05:18 PM

I would say Marantz is more focus on the Hi-Fi side than on the home theater side. They make very good CD players.

#8 of 9 OFFLINE   BenCosta

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Posted January 28 2004 - 04:24 AM

Thanks for the help guys. How easy are they to use? My parents are pretty good from a technology standpoint, but if the two are pretty equal, I might use that as a good tie breaker...

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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Wayne Ernst

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Posted January 28 2004 - 06:56 AM

Ben,

Regardless of which receiver you end up with, it still might be best to provide your parents with one remote control that can control all of their devices. Additionally, the remote control could have a few macros which they could push to setup their system for playing DVDs, etc.

Also, I'm not sure about the Marantz, but the H/K has a neat feature - via the on-screen programming, you can define a "set-point" for the volume and it will be at that position every time you turn the receiver on (e.g. -50 on the volume scale.) I think with parents, this would be a good feature since they might have had it turned up a bit loud the night before and then when they go back to use it the next day - wham!! Where did all that volume come from?? Posted Image
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