How much would I benefit from upgrading Marantz 7300 to a Denon 3803?

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  1. David Preston

    David Preston Supporting Actor

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    I really like what I have read about the 3803. I have a Marantz 7300 right now and it's basically brand new. Would you sell your 7300 for a loss and buy a 3803. I'm having buyers remorse. Thanks
     
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    Sonically you have nothing to gain by going with 3803. If its features that you are after, then it is upto you to decide weather the features are worth eating the loss and getting the 3803. Specifically what is it that the 7300 is lacking that you hope to fulfil with the 3803?
     
  4. JohnFF

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    These two receivers are very comparable.

    The 7300 has higher quality and better sound than the 3803 (very subjective but this is my opinion).

    The 3803 has a 7th amplified channel and more features.

    Choosing one over the other is simply a matter of what is important to the buyer.

    Replacing one with the other doesn't seem to make a lot of sense unless it can be done for cheap.
     
  5. John Garcia

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    Not at all. They are so similar that this is not an upgrade. I prefer the sound of the DACs in the 7300. Be happy with what you have.

    The 3803 has some nice features, but given the choice, I would go with the 7300 (I have an 8300 [​IMG] )
     
  6. CurtisC

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    Yes I agree,if you don't need all the extra features(which the 3803 has)no need to upgrade(proper terminology).The 7300 is a solid unit with great sound(4 ohm could be a problem).If you would lose much money keep the 7300,if you can change for cheap I would.There is no need to have buyers remorse as long as you have a good unit like the 7300.
     
  7. David Preston

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    I thought the 3803 would be a good bit better from all the good things I read about it. It gets a lot of attention when someone wants a receiver under $1000. I was thinking about 7.1 in the future but I think I can wait. Thanks guys the buyers remorse is going away now knowing the receivers are that close in comparison. Thanks
     
  8. Chuck Kent

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    Like the others have said, as much as I love my 3803, if I were in your shoes, I don't think it would be worth the $$$ spanking you'll likely take to do the deal.

    Heck, in a year or so, there will be something better yet...
     
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    If I had the choice, I would the get the Marantz in a heartbeat.
     
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    Back when I was shopping around, I chose the 6200 over the 3802. 6200 is now sold though...[​IMG]
     
  11. David Preston

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    I feel better now. Thanks I will keep my 7300 and be happy.
     

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