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Biggest Improvement in HT Sound: Going to Separates

I had been buying the 2nd from top model Marantz HT receivers for about 20 years, repeatedly upgrading to the then-current model. Earlier this year, I bought a Marantz AV-7704 pre-processor (again, 2nd from the top model), and found a used Rotel RMB-1565 5-channel amp.

My wife had often "remarked" that dialog was difficult to understand with the all-in-one receivers. Now, she says how real things sound. I, too, noticed a big improvement in sound quality with the new configuration of a pre-processor and separate multi-channel power amplifier.

This was probably the most significant upgrade to the home theater system since I replaced the old DLP TV with a Samsung 4k model.

Happy listening!


Edits: 12/02/18

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Topic - Biggest Improvement in HT Sound: Going to Separates - JerryS 07:53:27 12/02/18 (6)


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