I have noticed the same thing and I'm not sure why that is either. One thing I do know is the Denon counterparts are often less expensive but the reason for that is the Marantz have higher-quality components in the analog section of the receivers. There was actually a comparison in an article not to long ago about that very topic. You definitely get a lot of bells and whistles in an onkyo and denon for less money but that's not to say the marantz isn't worth it. I have a marantz and love it. I saw an open box on an sr7008 for $1600 and wished I could have bought it. That's a great receiver with pretty much all the bells and whistles to so if that's what your leaning towards you can't go wrong IMO. To me it's also the best looking receiver on the market! Gotta love that blue lit porthole!I am thinking of ordering the 7008 and so I wanted to read some reviews except that I can only find one review. The Sound & Vision magazine review. Most forums have very little discussion. Why is that?
The primary reason for getting it was that the deal was too good to pass up, and a secondary reason is that I have been having a few small issues with my 3600. My employer gives an excellent discount.Other than just wanting the 7008, was there any reason you wanted to replace either of the receivers you already have?
I would use the 7008 in the surround system.
It has more connectivity for casual entertainment options and most serious 2 channel listening does not need much in the way of connectivity.
Yeah, every once in a while when I turn it on it will make a very loud noise. The only way to stop it is to power it off and on again. The other very occasional issue is that once in a while I can hear static from the rear speakers when nothing is playing.To bad the 3600 is having some issues but if it is developing a personality it seems like an easy decision on where to put the 7008.
Always nice to get a deal, good for you.
congrats! Awesome AVR you got there. Have fun with it.Well, my new Marantz SR7008 arrived today. I just finished setting up the receiver and programming my Harmony 700 Remote. I can't run Audyssey right now because everyone else is in bed. I'll probably have to wait till Saturday to run it.