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Denon 2803 vs Marantz 7300 (1 Viewer)

sairam

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Hello,
How does the Denon 2803 compare to the Marantz 7300??
I am looking at buying one of the two.
Any input appreciated.

Thanks
Sairam.
 

Mark Dickerson

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These two are very close in sound and features. One difference off the top of my head is that the Denon has a phono pre-amp, the Marantz does not. Otherwise, they are very similar (same company after all). However, I would favor the Marantz because it does have a better power supply, which I think would be an advantage over the long run.
 

John Garcia

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The 7300 is more of a direct match with the 3803, in which case, I'd say you are better off with the 7300. Do a search on the 7300, there have been some complaints about a high pitch "whine" with the 7300, though I have auditioned 2 of them and there was no problem with them.
 

Doro

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Good comment, the 7300 is nice, so is the 2803, edge 7300. I personally have never been a fan of Marantz, liked Denon for many years, but they do have alot of substance, just a bad name(IMO) Certainly a strong performer.

I know a friend that had a aged Marantz receiver that would play at so high a volume, for hours on end, you could cook eggs on the heatsinks, but it rocked sweetly for ten years....thats a keeper in my book.
 

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