Originally Posted by rhale64L7
Any further updates on these things? Has anybody here compared this to the Marantz 8801? Thanks
I tried a Marantz last summer, took it back the same day. Ugh! What crap. I don't get "it".
No offense, but IMO, I don't understand how anyone interested in a C12 can have a Marantz on the same radar. Features VS SQ.
It's like comparing luxury brand Japanese cars to German cars. ON PAPER the Japanese car wins handily. They have TONS of features, great specs, and run forever.
But when you compare how they ride, the doors sound when you close them, drive over a pothole, the design of the interior, the feedback from the steering wheel, the material across more of the dash, etc, etc. There's just a different pedigree, different expectations. If you can't see it, that's fine - but if you do, there's NO going back.
After all, there are TONS of people on AVS who think "everything sounds the same". They buy Marantz/Denon/etc.
The best way to figure it out is to TRY one yourself! I wish MORE people DID in this forum.