Marantz SR7200 vs Av9000 MM9000

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  1. Geiri

    Geiri Auditioning

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    What is the Difference ? After having bought a Sr7200 which is not working :b I was wondering what I could do in this situation. Should I swap the Sr7200 for Av9000 + MM9000 ??
    The store only sells Marants.
    Comon guys give me some advise [​IMG]
     
  2. GarryW

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    You coulod but the SR7200 would only be a downpayment on that equipment. Last time I checked the AV9000 Preamp is $1995 list and the MM9000 amp $1100 list.
    This would be a BIG upgrade in sound and if have the $$$ go for it![​IMG]
     
  3. Jeff D.

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    Yes, if you can afford it, go for it!

    The AV-9000 and the amp are a huge step up in terms of sound quality. They also come from Marantz's older lineup, so they are not prone to the problems the current x200 series is having.

    /Jeff
     
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    A bad experience with the Marantz 7200 would be enough to make me switch to a Denon 2802 or 3802 and forget Marantz till they get their act together.

    But since you are stuck with the Marantz brand, try an 8200 with return priveleges and if necessary demand a good deal on a 9200.
     
  5. Geiri

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    As strange as it seems Marantz in Europe only offer Sr7200 and then Sr14mkII the Sr8200 will not bee offered here till April.

    The Av9000 & MM9000 are also offered but cost twice as much as the Sr7200. My main concern is if the av/mm9000 are getting old. The Sr7200 sounds fantastic when it works much better than the 7000 I had.
     
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    Having owned a AV9000/MM9000 connected to my near and dear M&K S3B/MX125 Sub and 85C center for the past year I was interrested in what the new SR92000 sounded like. GO FOR THE AV9000/MM9000, like everyone else the 2ch mode is sweet music to your ears, surround is just as good. As for DolbyII, DTS ES and the host of other DSP's IMO 5ch DD/DTS is all you need.
     
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    Rachael B Producer

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    Get the AV 9000 pre!!!! This is a superb head unit. If you have source components with great D/A's their signals can go thru unpolluted. The hand phaser, er, remote is muy excellente. I already had amps when I got mine over 2 years ago, so I have no oppinion on the companion amp. This is a very under-appreciated pre IMHO. I don't think you'll have any regrets about it if U buy one. Best wishes!
     
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    Also if you have a quiet amp (like I do w/the Carver 705) to mate w/the Marantz AV-9000...it is dead quite.[​IMG]
    I saw a auction going on ebay right now.
    A guy is selling BOTH the Marantz MM9000 and AV9000 as a combo.
     

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