I'm a rookie here, this is my first post (I placed it also in 'Marantz Owner Thread') - please, forgive my lack of 'forum professionalism'...
Recently, I have bought Marantz SR 5001 and hooked it up with my new PSB T45 towers and C40 in the middle... I had very limited budget, so I couldn't afford the whole set of speakers for now (I threw my old fronts in rear so I can have a nice surround sound in my room).
I realize that comparing to what you present here my equipment is pretty poor... I'm just starting my adventure here.
But anyway! What I want to say here is: the 'marriage' of Marantz and PSB really works very well. Nice sound, deep bass, clean mids and highs and - what I have to add, too - PSBs look great
Before I got my T45s I tried Paradigm, KEF, DALI and Klipsch speakers. To be honest the closest to what I wanted to hear were Paradigm Monitor 9s (comparable price); I didn't like KEFs, DALI did not impress me that much (not enough to justify the price...), Klipsch were loud but this was not what I was aiming at.
I finally I went with PSBs
I spent some time looking for a receiver, too. I thought of Denon 2307 or Yamaha (can't remember the model now). I chose Marantz and I'm glad - hopefully it will work nicely, without problems.
I will appreciate any comments from you guys - what do you think of the products I got? how would you set them up to achieve better effect?
Right now, I have to excuse you guys - I'm going to play once again 'landing in Normandy' - the coolest scene from 'Saving Private Ryan'...