Marantz 5300 that much better than 5200 ?

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  1. Gene HS

    Gene HS Auditioning

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    I'm trying out the 5200 and I like it a great deal. Is worth an extra $110 to get the 5300? My main issues:

    - is Dolby Digital EX in the 5300 much better than Marantz's proprietary 6.1 decoding?

    - ditto the Circle Surround processing the 5300 vs 6.1 Stereo in the 5200

    - audible differences from 24/192 DACs in the 5300 vs the 24/96 DACs in the 5200

    - some relief from the well-known delay in locking on to digital signals from certain DVD players

    Thanks!
     
  2. ChadLB

    ChadLB Screenwriter

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    How much are you getting the 5200 for?

    When I looked at the 200 models I was going to go for the 6200 because I did like the circle surround.

    I have read many articles on the delay for dvd players.

    If I was to buy one I would almost go with the newer models hoping that they fixed all the problems with the 200 models.
     
  3. John Garcia

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    I would go with the 5300 if you have the $$$.

     

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