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boggswade Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Hi Bergman, congrats on the new house. Marantz and Denon (same company) make great AVR’s. To me, the the Marantz units are more musical But both sound great. You may struggle to find a stand alone 7.2.4 receiver in your stated budget. The Marantz SR 8012 for example goes for $2999.99. You may be able to find a receiver that will do 5.1.4 with the ability to add a 2 channel amplifier down the road into pre-outs on the receiver. It can decode all the channels but does not have all of the amplifiers built in. The Marantz SR 7013 at a bit over $1600 does this. It allows you to add on capabilities as your needs build. Good luck.
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boggswade Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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Congrats on the new house Bergman. I have always had great luck with Marantz products but you may struggle finding a receiver capable of 7.2.4 under $1500. The Marantz SR8013 does what you want for $3000. Another option closer to your budget would be the Marantz SR7013 for about $1600. It has built in capability for 9 channels of output so you could do your 5.1.4 system now but it also has the capability of decoding 11 channels by adding an external 2 channel amp to its pre-out section. This way you can cover your current needs and when you are ready to upgrade, simply purchase a new amp. Good luck.
Goldenear TRef L/R
Goldenear SC Reference
Goldenear Aon 3 BRS & BLS
GoldenEar Sup Sat 50 LS & RS
GoldenEar Invisa (4) L/R Mid and L/R Rear Height
ML Motion 4 L/R Front Ht
ML Depth i Sub
Bryston 14B3
Emotiva XPA-5 Gen 2
Emotiva XPA-6 Gen 3
Oppo UHD-203
Sony XBR 75X940e
Marantz AV 8805

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