Alright, it has come down to two

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by NickGL, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. NickGL

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    I recently came back from auditioning the Marantz SR5400 and a similarly priced Ingegra model. The Marantz was set up in front of me and as such not given break- in time, but my initial impressions were good. It has very good control over the speakers, and it's high end was better than the integra, though not by much. I can get last year's 700$ Integra model for $400 as a fully warranted demo which could influence the decision greatly if it sounds like the newer ones.

    The speakers in the audition room were very similar to my Polk RT55s (they were just a newer version) so iI got a good idea of what they'll sound like.

    Both units seemed very well matched, so I'll put it up to those here with experience to help me make up my mind.

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  2. NickGL

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    incase anyone cares, the Integra doesn't offer preamp outputs for any channel other than the subwoofer (odd isn't it), and it only offers 196/24 DACs on the LR channels, with 96/24 for the rest (granted it shouldn't make a huge difference)

    the Marantz has 196/24 all around and preamp outputs

    so it's the Marantz then
     
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    [​IMG] I've been happy with all my Marantz gear so far.
     

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