Marantz's New 8500 Av Reciever with DVI switching

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Shane Martin, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    Audioholics did a write up on it:
    http://www.audioholics.com/cedia/ced...antzsr8500.php

    I was able to figure out the following info:

    110 x 7
    Due December
    DVI Switching 2 in 1 out
    Time Base Corrector
    4 Component ins and 1 out
    THX select
    Marantz new Auto EQ(similar to Denons?)
    Mic Included
    Component upconversion
    PLIIX
    Dolby Headphone
    All Copper chassis with Gold plated connectors
    7 digital ins(6 assignable)
    RS232 port
    RC1400 Remote
    Various triggers
    Circle Surround

    List $1599.


    Blurb on amp technology:


    Being that I wanted to upgrade, this is the right reciever at the right time as long as they don't have any QC issues..
     
  2. ChrisDixon

    ChrisDixon Second Unit

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    I wonder if there has ever been a write-up of a Toroidal Transformer that wasn't reported as "massive". In all seriousness, it does look like a good feature set. I would be curious to know how the sound quality compares to the amp section of the 8200/8300 (especially for two channel). I've heard some reports that the 8400 was a step backward in some ways.

    Chris
     
  3. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    Still happy with my 8300 after checking out the 8400 [​IMG] Auto EQ would be nice though...
     
  4. Jake S

    Jake S Stunt Coordinator

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    usb on back?
     
  5. Chris PC

    Chris PC Producer

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    ....aw, I would hope some SR8300 owners would like to upgrade and sell their 8300 to me...lol.. [​IMG]
     

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