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post #1 of 17 Old 08-16-14, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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AVR upgrade.

I have narrowed my research down to 2 receivers Marantz SR 6008 ($ 920 ) or Denon AVR-x4000 ($ 1070 ). Both have a 3yr. warranty,both have amp preouts ,power is close. Marantz -110w per channel , Denon- 125 w. X4000 has better Audyssey room correction with SUB EQ. Presently using an entry level pioneer avr, sound improvement should be great with either. Please weigh in with your opinion.
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post #2 of 17 Old 08-16-14, 04:48 PM
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I'm in the same boat you are with selecting an AVR. From what I've read, I think you're gonna get most folks suggesting whatever offers the best room correction. The X4000 will no doubt be the winner in this category. Happy shopping!

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Re: AVR upgrade.

Thanks Chris. Have you narrowed your choices?
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X4000, SR7008, or 4520ci. Depends on the efficiency of the speakers I end up going with. Also still intrigued by the eMotiva stuff. I've got a few months, by then who knows .

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Re: AVR upgrade.

Cool, hard to go wrong with any of those choices. The Emotiva stuff is awesome,but living in Canada not a wise option for me. Later, when I am ready for new speakers,hopefully the new Chane L7s will be out. They look like thry will be an awesome speaker. Happy Listening.
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If I were buying I would go with the best room correction software. I had a upper level Denon 4800 for about 8 years or so when it finally had an issue I had it repaired and the same issue came back a year or two later I bought an Integra(Onkyo) mainly cause that's what my local shop had but I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Denon again.
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Re: AVR upgrade.

Thanks Brandon. I do like the X4000.
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Re: AVR upgrade.

Jon is making us wait. He hinted there would be news last week....but nothing yet. From comments, I think he has them ready for demo, just not ready to release. I plan on getting a pair myself.

For your receiver, have you considered A4Less with a $50, five year warranty?

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...-150wpc/1.html

If I were buying an AVR today, that would be the one.
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Re: AVR upgrade.

Yes, that is an awesome receiver, but shipping to Canada and back if I needed any warranty repairs would be too costly. Also the WAF would not be there for a $1500-1600 reciever.With exchange and shipping. Thanks Quenten.
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Re: AVR upgrade.

I've always liked Marantz, maybe it's the name, the mystique, the time I was young and impressionable, the time I spent in Japan??? I dunno. I also really like Denon, case in point I just can't seem to get rid of my old 3805 even though I really, really want something with HDMI.

I think that the X4000 is a better value than the SR6800

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