View Full Version : Marantz SR7300 and Yamaha RXV740RDS or other?
12-08-2003, 12:28 AM
New to the forum and am interested in a 'mid-range' AV amp/reciever, So far I'm interested in the two I've listed.
Spec seems pretty much the on par.
The question is which of the two to go for? :?~:-?~:???: . Or is there a better option at this price range(around £400)
Thanks for any help.
12-08-2003, 12:38 AM
Have you considered the Denon AVR-2802? The gold version can be had for £345.42 + delivery from EmpireDirect :o~:-o~:eek:
http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/productdetails/DEN-AVR2802G.ht m (http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/productdetails/DEN-AVR2802G.htm)
Better list of specs at HiFiBitz:
http://www.hifibitz.co.uk/warehouse/details.asp?productid=DE NAVR2802GD (http://www.hifibitz.co.uk/warehouse/details.asp?productid=DENAVR2802GD)
(or from Denon's own website)
12-08-2003, 09:51 AM
Have to agree with Squirrel, I had a Denon 2802 and they're excellent machines, great sounding. They have a lot of fans and at the current prices are a giveaway IMO.
Welcome aboard tony :thumbup:
12-08-2003, 08:28 PM
I'm also a happy owner of the AVR2802, and I plan to hang with that until a possible leap to processor + powers. The AVR3802 also has its fans - doesn't it Eric?
12-08-2003, 10:13 PM
Thanks for the replies ppl good to find a AV forum with helpful members and in the UK too.
So in this price bracket, other than the Denon 2802 no fans of the two I mentioned?.
Anyway whats the main difference between the 2802 and the 2803 or even 3802(Is this machine on sale anywhere?)
Is it worth the extra money at the moment.
13-08-2003, 07:28 AM
The main differences between the 2802, the 2803 and 3802 are the power ratings (Watts per channel). Both are higher than the 2802 although I never even got close to using anywhere near the reserves the 2802 has and that's in a medium to large room - the 2802 certainly isn't underpowered.
The 3802 and 2803 are also both 7.1 equipt amps, whereas the 2802 is 'only' 6.1 equipt. I think the 3802 and 2803 also officially display THX EX, whereas the 2802 didn't officially have the license (even though it still does DD EX etc.)
To be honest, each of the two amps you mention are going to provide great results - I just always liked the quality and value for money of the Denon 2802 better.
13-08-2003, 08:13 AM
The only down side of the AVR2802 is that it has a pig-ugly remote control. But then you might be seduced by the need for a do-it-all remote such as a Pronto.
I have read others argue for the performance of the Yammy 730, but others think it harsh for music. I have also read others argue for the abilities of the Mara for music. However, the Denon just does it for AV and for music with aplomb - what a nice word!
If music matters a lot to you (and I found that having initially focussed on AV upgrades, I was listening - and buying - mire and more CDs) then there is no substitute for a stereo amp into which to feed the dedicated CDplayer. (Incidentally, all three would have pre-outs with which to put a stereo amp between the AVamp and the main HiFi speakers.)
27-08-2003, 08:04 PM
Yamaha's got my vote. Had one for a couple of months and I am well pleased. Haven't heard the Marantz or the Denon though although I am sure they would be as good. Useful multi-remote with the Yamaha and they are getting good reviews in the mags.
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