Marantz MM9000 - will it sound as good as the Marantz 8200?

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  1. Tom_Mack

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    I am planning on replacing my Marantz SR8200 due to the digital source pauses and dropouts along with some other minor issues.

    Although, I am a little dissapointed overall with the receiver, I do love the sound of the Maranatz and would like to keep that great sound. Will replacing the receiver with a Marantz MM-9000 5 channel amp sound just as good?

    My old reveiver (yamaha v-596) did not have any dropouts, so using the marantz amp with my old receiver should give me the Marantz sound without the dropouts/pauses. correct?

    I would at first be using my old yamaha V-596 as the preamp and (when released) I would consider the Outlaw 950 based on how the reviews are.

    I would be new to seperates, so please let me know if my line of thought is correct!

    Thanks!
     
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    Tom while the amp is responsible for part of the sound a large part is due to the pre amp side so adding the Yammie as a pre amp will definately make the sound a lot brighter sounding then what you are getting from the 8200. If you wanted to maintain Marantz sound you'd be better of picking up a cheaper Marantz receiver or buy one of their cheaper pre amps (560 for example)
     
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    Marantz MM-9000 that's an awesome choice, I have it and love it!!
     
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    Using the Yamaha as a preamp would be just temporary until I can afford a better preamp. Like I said, The Outlaw is looking good (when it is shipping). I'm hoping that adding the MM-9000 amp would improve the sound (whether it be a little or a lot) and adding a low to mid-priced preamp would complete the picture down the road. Unfortunately using any Marantz pieces for the processing would add the pause/drop outs that are annoying me!
     
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    Tom you will definately benefit from using a real power amp vs those in the receiver so yes you will be better off in the long run, I mearly wanted to point out that the pre amp is going to affect the sound as well (maybe more so the then amp)
     
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    Tom, why don't you look for a combo deal on a Marantz AV9000/MM9000. There are proably some closeout deals available? I don't have the MM9000. I already had amps when I got the AV9000 two and a half years ago. The AV9000 will make amps sound good IMO. I'll hate the day I upgrade from the 9000! It won't be soon. It's a bread and butter good sounding pre, and I love the RC-2000 style remote. Best wishes from the world's most satisfied Marantz owner!
     

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