Marantz 8400 and Lexicon RT-10- the same?

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  1. TerryPM

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    A Marantz dealer told me that the Lexicon RT-10 is exactly the same as the Marantz 8400 except for the faceplate. I was under the impression that the Lexicon had upgraded DACs- at least more than a different faceplate for an extra $2K. Anyone know the facts and specs?
     
  2. Kevin C Brown

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    I doubt that is true: the Lex is a $3500 player and the 8400 is maybe $1600 list.

    What is true, is that *both* players are based on the Pioneer DV-47a. Chroma bug and all.

    As these players get reviewed by the mags and such, I imagine that the differences will become clear. I would be willing to bet they do have different DACs anyway. Marantz has Cirrus, but Lexicon typically uses Analog Devices or AKM (the MC-12 and MC-8 respectively anway.)

    FWIW, I believe that the 8400 weighs in at about 15 lbs, and the RT-10 is 17.2. So they may have more in common that you'd think, but they are definately not the same player. (Unless the faceplate adds exactly what the difference in weight is! [​IMG] )
     
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    That is absolutely stupefying!,,, (if true -- is that confirmed?)

    How can Lex roll out a $3500 box -- which is obviously targeted at systems with hi-def TVs -- with a visible defect that's been publicly kicked around for TWO YEARS???

    Somebody -- somewhere -- had better come up with an idiot-proof (and I mean with a digital interface!) universal player pretty soon, or we can all kiss hi-res good-bye...I refuse to buy (and upgrade) any of this until I see a $1k player that does it right... one that will last 5-10 years.

    Those DTS layers don't sound so bad after all...
     
  4. Kevin C Brown

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    The Denon 2900 is close... [​IMG]
     
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    I guess, personally, I don't see the benefit of a DVI output.
     
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    Re DVI: learned something new. [​IMG] But I also know you can't record from that output either. Yet, I guess.
     

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