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RE: Best sounding receiver?

I 2nd the Marantz. I had an Onkyo in my living room 3.0 then replaced it with a Marantz 1603, I was really surprised at how much better the marantz sounded. The Onkyo still had a receiver sound where the marantz just sounds more natural and warm, the bass was more abundant as well but using a sub that may not be an issue.

I've found Marantz to be very reliable, I've had a AV8003 processor since the year they came out.

Yamaha would be my second choice although the power ratings seem to be a bit exaggerated at times.

Denon & Marantz have the same parent company but they are not the same animal. Denon sounds alright but leans more toward the Onkyo but Denon's set up is one of the most difficult, less intuitive than most.

Keep in mind this is just my opinion on things. I think the Marantz difference in sound should be apparent though if you have a store that carries them and something to compare it to.


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