You are here

Log in or register to post comments
nikodine
nikodine's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 2 months ago
Joined: Apr 11 2012 - 11:24am
Marantz vs some other brands

H

jackfish
jackfish's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 months 6 days ago
Joined: Dec 19 2005 - 2:42pm
If it is for music only you don't want or need an AV reciever.

Look at integrated stereo amplifiers like Marantz PM8004, NAD, Cambridge Audio, Music Hall, etc. or stereo receivers like the Outlaw RR2150 or Harman Kardon HK3490.

nikodine
nikodine's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 2 months ago
Joined: Apr 11 2012 - 11:24am
I deffinitely will go for

I deffinitely will go for receiver, not integ. amp. So what you will say to compare Harman Kardon HK3490 and Marantz SR 5006? I saw very good thinks  about these two. HK have only 20W more, but Im confuse about sound quality.. it seems bought have excellent sound just the HK is cheaper than 5006. Am I right?

jackfish
jackfish's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 months 6 days ago
Joined: Dec 19 2005 - 2:42pm
The Marantz SR5006 is a home theater receiver

which has superfluous audio and video circuitry and amplification not needed for a two channel, music listening system.  The main difference between a stereo receiver and a stereo integrated amplifier is that the former has a radio tuner. So, if you don't listen to the radio, you don't need a receiver. And even if you do listen to the radio, I believe one is better off with a good amplifier and a good vintage tuner. http://www.fmtunerinfo.com/ A vintage tuner will perform much better than most of the tuner sections of receivers marketed today.

 

Here is the Akai AT-2600 tuner I use which I paid $165 for in 2005.

  • X
    Enter your Stereophile.com username.
    Enter the password that accompanies your username.
    Loading