Hi, I just wanted to post my thoughts and experiences with the new Marantz SR7300 OSE. First I want to thank my dealer "Sonido Seguro", which let me borrow it so could test it at home. Esteban Saravia (owner) and Alfonso Vielman (salesman). My current setup Reciever: SR6200 Mains and Surrounds: Four JBL S26 Subwoofer: SVS 25-31 DVD Player: Sony DVP-NC655 Before I get to the sound/preformance anlisis, I want just to talk about the HISS problem that has being talk around here in previous threads. When I just plugged the speakers and all the connections, I heard a wierd sound thru the center channel, very lound, but the other speakers didnt have it. I setup the speakers and connections thru the reciever setup, and it dissapear. I dont know if it was a glitch or something in the way that marantz has the recievers setup from the begining. But there wasnt any hiss from that point until the last minute that I unplugged everything, the reciever work great. Well, lets go to the review, I do not consider my self an audiofile, or an expert so this is more my impression and experiences with the SR7300 OSE, than a professional review. Connection, Comparing it to my SR6200, it has more connection, and the componnent inputs/outputs are a plus. But I dont have to much connected right now to my reciever so more connection are not a plus for me, but it can be for you. Remote, The remote is something that is a lot better than the one that came with my SR6200, is more confortable, and much easier to browse thue the menus, is better arrange, the buttons are more accesible. For me it is big plus, comparing it to the SR6200 remote. Copper chasis, It looks very good, but overall, cupper is just a better conductor of heat, so if you have a good ventilation on your rack, you might go with the SR7300. Menus, It is more friendly than my SR6200, it is much easier to setup, it has two big plus for me that my SR6200 didnt have the variable cross over (which I setup at 80) and the distance to the sub. Also it reconize the DTS-ES very easily in the movies that I tested. Power, It seems this part of the reciever is better than the last X200 series, the reciever can mover very easy my JBLs. Comparing it directly with my SR6200, it can reach the same SPL with half of the volume display (in the SR6200 3/4), and it moves them very easily without any sign of restrian or clipping. Movies testing, I used Star wars Episode I and II, Lord of the rings Special edition. In every movie I could notice the more power and separation of the sounds in the SR7300 OSE than in my SR6200, you feel much more in the movie, the effects are more accurate. But I was comparing it with 80Hz cross over of the SR7300OSE to my 100 Hz crossover fix of my SR6200, I dont know if this was fair, but I did want to see how much better was the 80Hz cross over. Music Testing, I'm not a big fan of music as I'm of movies, but I did tested a couple of discs, (on in DTS, I dont have DVD-A yet) Roy Orbison - Black & White Night - DTS and The Eagles - Hell Freezes Over - DTS In both tests the SR7300 came out first, the sound of the gitars were much more accurate and alive. The sound was very good. I think in here is where the SR7300 does have a big advantage over my SR6200. When we tested pretty woman with my family, my brother even ask if I had change speakers, because he did heard it a lot better. Conclusion, comments and overall impresion, I do think that marantz made a wonderfull reciever with SR7300 OSE, but is very expensive. I bought my SR6200 a year ago for $700, and the SR7300 goes around for $1300-1400, it is a big difference, and this were the SR6200 offerd me more for my money. I wont argue that the SR7300OSE is superior in every aspect than my SR6200, but not twice as good. Like the money reflects. I think this receiver should be around $1000 to be consider as a better match than my SR6200. I know most of you could get it around that price, but living in guatemala is very hard to get good prices. I know I didnt reach much in technical aspects as you might wanted, but as I said, I do not consider my self as a audiofile or an expert, I do like my ears and my personal jugdement to dictate my reactions and my preferences. Any comments and suggestions are very welcome. Thanks for taking the time and reading this review. Pablo Abularach PS, I didnt keep the SR7300 OSE, I will wait to see the SR8300.