Marantz Questions


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I have a chance to pick up a Marantz SR 6400 (Refurb) at a great price ($350). Couple of questions, how trustworthy are refurbs and how is the 6400 compared to:

I can get it cheaper than all of those (actually the same as the 5300), but don't know much about the 6400. Please let me know your thoughts ASAP because I only have a couple hours to decide. Thanks for you input in advance!

Silver Member
Username: Elitefan1

Post Number: 814
Registered: Dec-03
If it comes with a decent warranty I would buy it. $350 is a good price for a nice receiver. Look at to compare all the Marantz receivers and you will see their new and refurb prices. Sounds like a winner to me if the warranty is good.

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It says, "This Digital A/V Receiver is "Factory Refurbished" and comes complete with all factory-supplied packing, accessories and manuals. We will honor the original manufacturer warranty exactly as stipulated by the manufacturer for the full length of the original warranty.

But of course, I'm skeptical. Is the 5400 a better receiver at $399?

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Username: Dangler88

Post Number: 4
Registered: Oct-04
Where are you finding the Marantz refurbs? Sounds like a fine deal.

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Username: Elitefan1

Post Number: 816
Registered: Dec-03
No. They are very similar as far as I can tell except the 6400 is rated at 100x6 and the 5400 is 90x6. Are you saying the 5400 is $399 for a new unit? If so I would probably go that way.

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That's a refurb too Elitefan.

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Accessories4less had the 5400

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Username: Elitefan1

Post Number: 817
Registered: Dec-03
$399 is way too high for a refurb 5400 since has new ones for $449. Do you have a maximum you want to spend?

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I was thinking I'd like to keep it no higher than $500.


Silver Member
Username: Elitefan1

Post Number: 818
Registered: Dec-03
The 5400 will do you just fine as it is a real bargain in it's price range but allow me to give you one more alternative for just a few dollars more. Check out the Pioneer Elite vsx52 at They have this wonderful $1000 list receiver for $539. The current issue of Home Theater has a review if you are interested. I can't think of a better buy than that. Either will be very nice though.

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Is that review on line somewhere? Is that better than the 6400? Sound, power, remote, etc.?

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Username: Elitefan1

Post Number: 819
Registered: Dec-03
The Elite review is not online yet as it's in the December issue that came out just a few days ago. Check out the receiver at and it has the specs and pictures etc. It has the typical Elite traits of warm sound, lots of multichannel power[115 x5 measured] and the goods looks of the Elite line. As I said both the Elite and Marantz will serve you well. Good luck.

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Username: Jonmoon

Post Number: 131
Registered: Dec-03
And what does a pyramid scheme have to do with a Marantz?

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Username: Exerciseguy

Brooklyn, NY USA

Post Number: 27
Registered: Oct-04
Consider that a new receiver comes with a 3-year warranty, while a refurb. only comes with a 1-year. Also, if you are purchasing the receiver from an unauthorized dealer, you get NO warranty from Marantz.

I would only deal with or, as they are the only authorized Marantz online dealers.

Good Luck.

P.S. I bought the Marantz SR5400 for $449. with free s&h from

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Username: Elitefan1

Post Number: 839
Registered: Dec-03
Smart move Christopher and good advise. The 5400 at $449 is a steal. Happy listening.
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