Originally Posted by Timothy1180
Not really a receiver thread but you actually got it all backwards. Denon and marantz was buy huge company called dei. They are the cheaper ones. The ruined Polk. Boston and now definitive. They will do same thing to denon and marantz.
Onkyo/integra/pio are far superior in every way. I've had marantz and denon highest products and they sound fine but they sound like a receiver. An average one. Marantz preamps are so overpriced. For that price you could get a real preamp.
Yes Yamaha is also good and easily is better than a marantz. The marantz 7011 is $2000 and it's about as good as a $500 marantz or denon from 2005-2008 era.
Just not sure why people push denon and marantz so hard. Like I said they aren't bad but have gotten so cheap. People that are newer to this hobby buy them because people recommend them. So they'll spend $1500-2000 until one day they'll hear an actual good avr and wonder what they have missed for last 2-3 years.
People should buy a few different brands on a credit card and try them out.
Every year I buy 4-5 high end receivers. Keep the winner and return the rest. Denon or marantz hasn't won in my house since denon 5308. I do keep a few of the older models around in my house. Have 7 systems so I have a lot of moving parts.
Onkyo/integra had been the winner last 2 years. Yamaha a close second. My main rooms are integra r1 and Yamaha 3060. Music room krell illusion/ krell duo300. Bunch of Yamaha. Pioneer. Onkyo. Integra. Denon. Marantz. Everywhere else.
VISTA, Calif., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound United LLC
, parent company to Polk Audio
, Definitive Technology
, and Polk BOOM,
today announced it has completed the acquisition of the D+M Group, owner of the Denon
, HEOS by Denon
, and Boston Acoustics
brands. The D+M Group is the largest supplier of audio/video receivers worldwide and a leader in wireless multi-room audio. Sound United is the largest supplier of loudspeakers in North America and a leading supplier of sound bars and wireless music systems. The combined company will be known as Sound United, which will own and operate some of the most prestigious brands in the consumer audio space, providing synergy opportunities for the existing core businesses, while also unlocking the potential to expand the product portfolio and market reach. The sale was finalized on February 28, 2017 and the terms of the sale were not disclosed.
Correction on my part, Gibson purchased a minority stake, but things still changed with Gibson in the picture...
In addition to guitars, Gibson offers consumer electronics through its subsidiaries Gibson Innovations (Philips brand), TEAC Corporation (Teac and Esoteric brands), Onkyo Corporation (Onkyo and Pioneer brands), Cerwin Vega
as well as professional audio equipment from KRK Systems
also pianos from their wholly owned subsidiary Baldwin Piano
and music software from Cakewalk