Originally Posted by par4
J_P_P, how long have you had the Marantz, and what are thoughts on it so far?
I have since last August 2014... sounds nice, smooth and laid back, not forward sounding at all, bass could have more depth maybe, and High Frequencies are smooth.
In fact that's why i want to upgrade...i had an Pionner AVR wich was more forward sounding, and it worked very nice with the Marantz.
I now have a Arcam 750, and i actually prefer using the AVR's DAC, sounds less "remote" and polite...with the Marantz DAC connected via analog, i sense that for Rock for example it lacks a bit attack and everyting remains too atmospheric, but it still is very nice with Vocals, Acustic, Jazz and such music.
That's why i am interessed in the Audiolab 8200cd / Cambridge Audio 851c...they have digital filters that allow sublte chenges to sound...maybe it would be a nice feature to use, according to the different music we are listening