Current Marantz SR7300ose owner's advice?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by DaveBarn, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. DaveBarn

    DaveBarn Extra

    Dec 22, 2003
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    I have the opportunity to purchase an SR7300ose for a very good price. I
    have it home and was able to demo it. It doesn't have the infamous hiss
    problem like the regular SR7300s. I would love to hear about others who
    now own their SR7300ose. The new SR7400 has a 32 bit surround bit,
    compared to the 24bit on the SR7300ose. I'm not sure how noticeable it
    will be between the two. I would think that Marantz would offer an upgrade
    to 32 bit sometime. I'm also concerned that the new SR7400s are getting
    very hot. Thanks in advance for your input.
  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

    Jun 24, 1999
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    I noticed the first 7400 I saw in the stores to be VERY hot while idle, and that concerned me quite a bit. I was offered a great deal on an OSE as well, but went with the 8300 instead.

    The OSE is not immune to the hiss problem according to reports, but I have yet to hear a single unit that actually has this problem.

    IMO, I'd probably go with the OSE vs the 7400. I think it actually has better DACs (same as the 8200 I believe) than the 7400.

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