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post #1 of 16 Old 03-10-16, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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Marantz AVR recommendation

Hi there,

I am looking to buy Definitive technology XTR-50 for LCR & XTR-20BP for surround along with SuperCube4000.

http://www.definitivetech.com/products/mythos-xtr-50

http://www.definitivetech.com/products/mythos-xtr-20bp

http://www.definitivetech.com/products/supercube-4000

Please help me choosing right AVR from below.

Marantz NR1506 (http://us.marantz.com/us/products/pa...oductId=NR1506)

Marantz SR5010
(http://us.marantz.com/us/products/pa...oductId=SR5010)

Also how will the quality of audio output differ in selecting the above amplifiers.
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... Please help me choosing right AVR from below.

Marantz NR1506 (http://us.marantz.com/us/products/pa...oductId=NR1506)

Marantz SR5010
(http://us.marantz.com/us/products/pa...oductId=SR5010) ...
Buy the receiver that has all the features and connectivity you want and that fits your budget.
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Re: Marantz AVR recommendation

Both are suitable for my budget & requirement.

The major difference i see is that NR1506 is rated 50W 8ohms 2ch drive & SR5010 is rated 100W 8ohms 2ch drive.

How would the performance change considering the above parameter?
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Both are suitable for my budget & requirement. The major difference i see is that NR1506 is rated 50W 8ohms 2ch drive & SR5010 is rated 100W 8ohms 2ch drive. How would the performance change considering the above parameter?
I am also mulling over a couple Marantz AVR's (6010/7010). More important than the wattage ratings of the two you're considering is one is Atmos and the other isn't. I personally wouldn't consider one without it.
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Re: Marantz AVR recommendation

Atmos is add-on benifit for me since my current planned setup is 5.1ch.

I am looking at difference between both performance-wise if i upgrade from NR1506 to SR5010.
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Atmos is add-on benifit for me since my current planned setup is 5.1ch. I am looking at difference between both performance-wise if i upgrade from NR1506 to SR5010.
I'm in the same boat with a 5.2 setup but I figure if I'm going to do it might as well be current. I would also like to future proof as much as possible. Like the previous poster said I would pick the one with the features you're looking for.
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I completely agree with your point of view. Well i am just confused considering the price difference between the both. Plus i dont want to compromise on the output too.
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I completely agree with your point of view. Well i am just confused considering the price difference between the both. Plus i dont want to compromise on the output too.
Do yourself a favor and choose one with Atmos. You'll be happy in the long run.
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Both are suitable for my budget & requirement.

The major difference i see is that NR1506 is rated 50W 8ohms 2ch drive & SR5010 is rated 100W 8ohms 2ch drive.

How would the performance change considering the above parameter?

... I am looking at difference between both performance-wise if i upgrade from NR1506 to SR5010.
The speakers you're looking at are efficient and, therefore, should be easy to drive. You'd likely notice a difference in performance between the receivers only if you were to run your system hard (to very loud volumes).

That said, since both AVRs fit your budget I'd go with the SR5010 for a few reasons:
- more powerful internal amplification;
- a better version of Audyssey (MultEQ XT vs. MultEQ);
- dual HDMI outputs;
- multi-channel pre-inputs and pre-outputs (nice to have, especially if you ever want to add external amplification);
- better components (or a claim thereof, anyway); and
- expandability (more speaker channels, incl. Atmos).

YMMV.

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Do yourself a favor and choose one with Atmos. You'll be happy in the long run.
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The speakers you're looking at are efficient and, therefore, should be easy to drive. You'd likely only notice a difference in performance between the receivers if you were to run your system hard (to very loud volumes).

That said, since both AVRs fit your budget I'd go with the SR5010 for a few reasons:
- more powerful internal amplification;
- a better version of Audyssey (MultEQ XT vs. MultEQ);
- dual HDMI outputs;
- multi-channel pre-inputs and pre-outputs (nice to have, especially if you ever want to add external amplification);
- better components (or a claim thereof, anyway); and
- expandability (more speaker channels, incl. Atmos).

YMMV.
@JBrax I think i will go with your suggestions. Thanks.
@eljay Thanks for your detailed insight. Specially regarding the performance doubt i had.
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