Denon or Marantz Reciever, what should I purchase?


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Username: Kvshow

Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2003
Hawk, and others,
I'm considering purchasing a new receiver to upgrade my Carver HTR-880.
I can get either a Denon or Marantz at Dealer cost, but only the professional line, which is very limited. The nicest models that are available for me are the Denon 1083 (it's a 3803 that's been relabeled and has rack mounts) or a Marantz 7400P (SR-7400 with Rack mounts)
The Denon is about 120 dollars more than the Marantz, but on paper, appears to be .03 percent cleaner in THD. Would this difference in THD be noticeable? Considering this, which receiver would you recommend? I'll listen to about 50 percent music and 50% HT.
I'd also like to drive my ADS L810s (4 Ohm) if possible. (The Carver pushes them well)
Thanks for your knowledgeable input.

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Username: Elitefan1

Post Number: 52
Registered: 12-2003
This is a no brainer. Go with the Marantz. The Denon is very bright and not user friendly at all while the Marantz has a nice warm quality that would be a better match with your classic ADS speakers. I would love to hear your 810's. It 's a shame that ADS is no longer a major player as they were in the 70's.
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