H/K avr8000 v. Marantz 8200 - especially music

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Michael Cucka, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. Michael Cucka

    Michael Cucka Stunt Coordinator

    Dec 8, 1998
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    Need some advice since I can't demo these two units side-by-side...

    My main HT uses a Marantz 9200 which I absolutely love - the sound is so clean and natural in both movies and music. I use my HT quite a bit for music - concert DVDs, DVD-A, LD's, CD's, etc - so music is really important for me.

    Right now, I'm adding a second (smaller) listening area and don't want to spend as much for my receiver as I did for the 9200. I can pick up a H/K avr8000 for the same price as a Marantz 8200 - but the Marantz at that level does not do HDCD (and I have quite a few of those discs I listen to) - the avr8000 does.

    Can you guys give me an opinion as to how the H/K does for music reproduction? It seems to be a real top notch unit for HT.

    Or, would you recommend I take a chance on a refurbished 9200 that I can get for $200 more (from an authorized dealer, including 1 yr warranty and 30 day DOA return)?

  2. John A. Casler

    John A. Casler Second Unit

    Apr 29, 1999
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    I have a feeling that if you get the 8000, it will end up in the main system it is so good with music reproduction.

    Doesn't mean the Marantz is a slouch, but the 8000 is among the top in the class.

    John Casler
  3. Yee-Ming

    Yee-Ming Producer

    Apr 4, 2002
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    "on a little street in Singapore"
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    Yee Ming Lim
    I haven't the foggiest what the HK or the 9200 sound like, but my $0.02's worth is that, IMHO, you've answered your own question:-


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