Buy a new receiver now or wait?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mark Yatchak, Dec 31, 2001.

  1. Mark Yatchak

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    I am ready to purchase a Marantz 9200. With the electronic shows right around the corner, would you advise waiting a few months and see what may be available?

    This unit has everything I want/need. I don't know what else a receiver may offer over and above the Marantz. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Philip Hamm

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    More information would be helpful. Such as...

    How much do you have to spend?

    What speakers are you using?

    What kind of receiver are you using now?

    I say buy it!!!!
     
  3. Mark Yatchak

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    Phillip,

    Currently, I have the Denon 3200 & B&W CDM1 SE speakers.

    I'm hoping to stay under $3500.00.

    The Marantz 9200 seems to have all the features any "new" receiver may have to offer this spring.

    I really like the idea of having three component inputs. I also thought of waiting for the long overdue outlaw combo. Although it is to early to tell, I feel the Marantz is still the way to go. Subjective, I know.
     
  4. Philip Hamm

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    Dude my receiver is 6+ years old and I wouldn't dream of replacing it. I'm the wrong guy to give advice here. [​IMG]
    Guess I shouldn't have responded.... :b
    If it were me, I'd keep the receiver and put the extra money in the bank.
     
  5. Danny Owens

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    I have always waited till the new stuff comes out and the prices of the old gear drops. Example, when the Onkyo TXDS989 was released I picked up the Onkyo TXDS939 for 675 bucks. That receiver was in the 2k range. Recently, I picked up the Yamaha RX-V1 for $850. So now I have 2 flagship receivers an the both cost me about $1500. I have two great systems that I'm not looking to upgrade anytime soon.

    Danny
     

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