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View Poll Results: What should be my new AV receiver?
Denon AVR-4308CI 4 23.53%
Marantz SR8002 4 23.53%
Onkyo TX-N905 6 35.29%
Other? 3 17.65%
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Old 06-06-2008   #13
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I had the 8001 and liked it a lot, a bit dryer than the Denon, but very good musically. The more I think about it, the more I think scaling is a factor for me, if and when I upgrade the plasma in the bedroom, I might want a scaler, and in a small bedroom system, I don't want to add an external scaler if I can avoid it.

This one has been killing me!!!!!

How is it I can drop $10+K on a pre/pro without batting an eye and I can't seem to choose a receiver?????
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I had the 8001 and liked it a lot, a bit dryer than the Denon, but very good musically. The more I think about it, the more I think scaling is a factor for me, if and when I upgrade the plasma in the bedroom, I might want a scaler, and in a small bedroom system, I don't want to add an external scaler if I can avoid it.

This one has been killing me!!!!!

How is it I can drop $10+K on a pre/pro without batting an eye and I can't seem to choose a receiver?????
Because when it comes to receivers there are many more that have the options you want as compared to pre-pro's.
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Because when it comes to receivers there are many more that have the options you want as compared to pre-pro's.
That is true, I guess for my main rig it was all about sonics, so I bought the one I wanted and was done. In the receiver market, their are all kinds of issues! I hate to say it I am still no closer to deciding.
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That is true, I guess for my main rig it was all about sonics, so I bought the one I wanted and was done. In the receiver market, their are all kinds of issues! I hate to say it I am still no closer to deciding.
As much gear as you buy you shouldn't have much of a problem getting your dealer to let you take some home to audition.
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I think you probably do much of your listening on your main rig, so the receiver decision is held back some. But, I would think since you are near finished on your review of the Denon new separates, I`m sure they will let you check out a new receiver from them.
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I hate to sound like a broken record but Onkyo/Integra get my vote, especially their higher end offerings. I do like Denon however, the Onkyo/Integra products seem to be the perfect blend between Yamaha (which I love as well) and Denon/Marantz products. Go figure. For sheer musicality as a two channel skewed receiver Marantz gets my vote but for an all rounder I have to go with Onkyo/Integra. I own the Integra DTC 9.8 which is simply a pre/pro but have heard the receiver equivalent and have nothing but good things to say about it.
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