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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 07-18-2008   #25
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Default Re: Help me pick my new receiver.

I didn't need a scaler now and I got a better price on the Marantz, also I had reviewed the 8001 and liked the sound, I never had the Onkyo in my rig so I went with what I knew.
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Default Re: Help me pick my new receiver.

Ken -

How is the sound compared to the Denon?

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The Denon is a bit softer and more lush, the Marantz is more on the sterile side, with more accuracy. Your choice will depend on your taste, but for music, I like them both, but in different ways and for different reasons. Try to go listen to both and see why I say this, and above all decide with your own ears as you will be the one living with the decision.
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Default Re: Help me pick my new receiver.

Thanks Kenny. I will try to listen to both with the speakers I will likely buy - the Mythos STS. They seem a little sterile and precise (you're a Def Tech guy I believe) which I like - perhaps the Denon will soften them up a bit. I have an old Denon 2800 now and like it, but for the speaker investment I will make I want to make sure I have the right receiver powering them.

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