Like all Marantz receivers, the SR5500 includes 32-bit DSP processors and 24-bit/192kHz D/A converters on all channels, a massive power transformer, all-discrete current-feedback amplifier topology, and many additional refinements. It delivers 90 watts of pure power into each of its seven main channels.
those of you who've owned previous Marantz models, how accurate is that figure with all channels driven? pretty close to it similar to the HKs, or much much lower wattage?
I found the audoholics one right after I made my 2nd post. I've got the SR5400, I'd say the specs are right on. In fact I read an independent review one time that said on the 5400 that the numbers were VERY CONSERVATIVE. It acutally had more power than the ratings said. I was mainly wanting to know if the SR4500 had an adjustable crossover, looks like according to one of the sites it does. A friend wants to build a HT, but he doesn't have much $ to spend, I'd still like to see him get a Marantz so I'm going to try and talk him into the SR4500...which we have listened to at the local dealer and he liked it.