Onkyo TX-NR801 versus Marantz SR-7400

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  1. Scott_Ashe

    Scott_Ashe Auditioning

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    I'm tossed between the Onkyo TX-NR801 versus Marantz SR-7400. Price is about equal on sale.

    The Onkyo gets the Nettune option, which I don't think is all that necessary; I'd rather go for the better sound and quality.

    I'd appreciate any thoughts you all have; this would be my first "real" receiver (moving up from HTIB crap).
     
  2. John Garcia

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    What price are you looking at for the 7400? New? I think the 801 will have the slight edge in power and features. Sound will probably be close, but the 7400 might have an edge there. Either would be a good choice.
     
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    I found the 7400 deep-discounted for $599 new. The Onkyo for roughly the same amount of $, so price is a wash.
     
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    If price is a wash, I'd probably go for the 801 (and I'm a Marantz guy).
     
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    Tough call. Flip the proverbial coin. Impressive prices by the way, both are a good score for sure.
     
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    whatever
     

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