Marantz 2285B is my favorite. Denon receivers are well known for shutting down, going crazy, having to be restarted/unplugged from AC all the time and lasting as little as 12 months before giving up the ghost for good. In the unyielding pursuit of innovation and musicality, Yamaha is proud to present its flagship integrated amplifier – the A-S3200. Quality. by Alec124c41 » 13 Mar 2014 22:33, Post Would anyone happen to have experience running a Yamaha Integrated amplifier with the original Klpisch forte? Based on the concept of "Natural Sound", for reproducing all music as it really sounds, and … Question: which receiver made during the 1970's-early 1980's do you think was the best one based on 1. Also, I think it looks great: WHAT A GREAT IDEA----POST A PICTURE OF YOUR FAVORITE RECEIVER. Plenty of guts, ran my stacked Advents wonderfully. In general gutless amps with harsh, cold sound. Now I sure wish I had kept it. I just like it's classic "silver faced look". In this video, I'll give you a complete review of the Yamaha A-S701 stereo integrated amplifier. Power … Others will not agree and there are examples of exceptions. I've never heard an Onkyo at the upper end of the spectrum. The dedicated Onkyo CD player that is offered now (single disc) has some really bad reviews. I have been into high-end audio for over 20 years. Marantz vs yamaha amplifier. Integrated amp — Yamaha A-S801 vs Marantz PM8005 vs Rogue Audio Sphinx v2 Discussion in ' Audio Hardware ' started by CBackley , Oct 5, 2019 . I've heard both the entry level Marantz and Yamaha integrated amps a few times with different speakers and I would say both are quite good. But they also go up to the other end too. by Joe in Seattle » 13 Mar 2014 18:37, Post The separation of tonal ranges that the Yamaha might be doing could be considered a little "hard" to some people, but maybe that's just what I like. What is the Best All Around Vintage Receiver Ever Made? by Steve Morris » 13 Mar 2014 22:35, Post Testing (and enjoying) the gear is part of the job of a Crutchfield staff writer. Verdict. Onkyo entry level?? … Not quite. Marantz 1030 Complete Rebuild Kit High-Quality Amplifier … Obviously this no-longer applies to you, but is something I’ll throw in there for others reading. Features 2. I ntegrated amps … Integrated Amplifiers In your dad’s day, amps and pre-amps were just simple, single-function boxes - not anymore. Yamaha integrated amp as3000 vs Pass integrated ... @sjtm I have look at the pm11 also but after a few weeks of watching the market of the Marantz I have seen a lot of them for sale as low as 1500 and I know the pm11 was same class with as3000 that make me curious about the quality of Marantz … I've heard both the entry level Marantz and Yamaha integrated amps a few times with different speakers and I would say both are quite good. We've watched turntables go in and out of style, but our love of hi-fidelity … “Let … The last receiver I owned was a Yamaha CR-1020. I meant just the current CD player offered by Onkyo. YMMV. A sleeper is the Mac MC250 / their first SS amp and it sounds like a mix between a tube amp and solid state. Get the best deals on Marantz Vintage Integrated Amplifiers when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. How come ? My own experience over three years is somewhat different. But I decided to get into separates and sold it. I could point you towards plenty that've had rather good reviews. by jrobby » 13 Mar 2014 13:54, Post Our Advisors test and install gear in their own vehicles. Certainly, personal preference and system synergy apply and I can see why someone might find the Yamaha a bit more exciting sounding, but I found them to be just a bit too bright for my tastes. It is complemented by two digital filters – a slow roll … by johnnywalker » 13 Mar 2014 19:20, Post In my basement system together with a Thorens TD126 turntable, it drives my very inefficient Magnepan MMGs just fine! If I had to have a Japanese receiver of that period I would be looking at Yamaha. Dynamically it’s a more exciting listen too. The fact that this integrated amplifier is rated and stable into 4 ohms is a feather in Denon's proverbial cap for a product only costing $399. Boy, what a beautiful thing (see link in pivot's post above)! Yamaha vs Denon vs Marantz vs Onkyo vs NAD vs Pioneer AVRs Example Denon X1500W is very comparable to Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A680, Onkyo TX-RZ820 and Marantz NR1608 in terms of feature and specs. The Marantz is an excellent amp and well worth considering. Using discrete surface mount components with short mirror-image left and right signal paths, HDAMs outperform the regular integrated op-amps … The A-9010 introduces high-current WRAT power at its most affordable price ever. At present my vinyl system goes through a Rogue Cronus Magnum tube amplifier, but the downstairs home theater system is based around a Marantz amp. Having grown up in that era I can say that the Marantz is what I wanted, but I couldn't afford it. Stay away. Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Lebowski, Jan 12, 2015. It provides 100 watts / ch., a home theater pass-through function, a fully discrete phono preamplifier, and a higher performance headphone amp … In general gutless amps with harsh, cold sound. by wallifishrmn » 13 Mar 2014 10:33, Post Home Theater Receivers 2 Channel Stereo Receivers Integrated Amps Preamps & Power Amps Packaged Systems Desktop Systems Audio Components CD & SACD Players BluRay DVD Players Turntables Tuners Multi Zone Audio Remotes & IR Extenders TV Mounts Yamaha … Bring all your digital and analog sources to life thanks to the … It is only 16 watts per channel but don't kid yerself it performs well above it's modest rating.I use it in a small room with small bookshelf speakers and it performs admirably.If you pop the top you can see why, a huge transformer supplys the power.It has a classic "warm" sound that I really like,dare I say almost a "tubelike" quality. I've been 'recommending' Marantz gear to folks though since I thought they had a 'softer' more forgiving sound than the Yamahas of today likely had. An integrated amplifier with the advantage of digital inputs. I used an integrated amplifier at first, then a Pioneer receiver, then moved up to Harman Kardon electronics. by Pikey » 15 Mar 2014 12:59, Design and Content © Vinyl Engine 2002-2020, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited, HiFi Engine | FAQ | Site Policy | Advertising | Cookie Options. by wgallupe » 13 Mar 2014 12:00, Post by Ottermel » 13 Mar 2014 17:12, Post It has that classic 70s sound, a very good tuner and phono section, and a robust power supply to drive most speakers. They have been more reliable in the past, but I never heard any of their components that blew me away, or that I would consider "high end". According to Denon and Marantz representatives I spoke to the Denon sounds bright and Marantz sounds warm. Love it wgallupe--great looking. FWIW, and as a tangent to the thread, stay away from Denon AVRs if you happen to be considering them.