need some advice

Rick22

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I am thinking of upgrading my Onkyo receiver. I want to go to a 7.1 channel receiver. The models that I am reviewing are the Yamaha rxv2600, Denon Avr3806, and the Marantz sr7001 and sr8001. I have heard a lot of reviews about the Yamaha and the Denon but not to much about the Marantz. I would like to know if the Marantz's receivers are camparable to the Denon and Yamaha. Are these good choices to consider, I am also open to other suggestions.

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Nick:G

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Well, Marantz and Denon are the same company (D&M Holdings in Japan, or Denon & Marantz, who also parent the legendary McIntosh Laboratory in New York).

Generally speaking, Marantz products tend to put their emphasis on audio performance, whereas the Denon line emphasizes features per dollar. Denons are almost always better buys at the sub-$1,000 price levels (you won't find deep Internet discounts on Marantz very often). But when you get into the >$1,000 price range, you'll start looking a bit harder at the Marantz models.
 

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