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Topic # 79201 14-Mar-2011 20:13
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Hi

Anyone got any info or experience with this receiver. Currently have a SR7300OSE which has been great for both music and movies, but does not have the latest Dolby TrueHD, DD+, DTS-HD.

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  Reply # 448480 15-Mar-2011 10:26
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Slimline amp - sexy looking if that's your thing.
What speakers are you running?
What are your input devices?




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  Reply # 448493 15-Mar-2011 10:56
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Hi

Front speakers are 30+ year old Kef C40, surrounds are Wharfedale Valdus 100, centre Cerwin Vega E 75C.
No sub at the moment but looking at a Velodyne Impact 10 or Wharfedale SW150 Subwoofer (any suggestions on these?)

Pannasonic DMP BD65 Bluray
Marantz CD5400 CD player
MacBook for MP3

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  Reply # 448642 15-Mar-2011 18:18
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Cool - the Marantz is 50W per channel, seems low, but truthfully, Marantz don't exaggerate their RMS figures like some other manufacturers... I'm not 100% on the specs of your current speakers, do you have their specs on-hand?

How are you looking to connect your Macbook? Via optical?

I do like the Velodyne subs, the Impact 10's are well regarded by many people, so it should treat you well.



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  Reply # 448645 15-Mar-2011 18:26
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Thanks for the reply

Both front and surrounds are rated at 100w

Yes I'm connection via optical from Macbook.

Majority of use is for music and Bluray/DVD music concerts. Not a great need for window rattling bass, just nice clean bass.

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  Reply # 448690 15-Mar-2011 21:24
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Wait for the NR1601

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  Reply # 448755 16-Mar-2011 07:58
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The NR1601 has USB iPod integration and HDMI 1.4a specs...
But if you can get a sweet deal on the Marantz, I'd give it a nudge.



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  Reply # 448825 16-Mar-2011 11:01
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Thanks for replies

Am now looking at SR5004 the RRP $2300 is bit higher than the 1501 but local HN was prepared to take $1750 for display model the other day, may get them lower who knows?

Been reading about "Pop Of Death" with the X0004 models, has this happened in NZ?

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  Reply # 449038 16-Mar-2011 21:37
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So you're saying you can get a SR5004 for $550 (RRP $2300 - $1750)?
If so - GET IT! Holy crap!



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  Reply # 449050 16-Mar-2011 22:10
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I wish it was that but its $550 off making it $1750

Still quite a good saving

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