Join Date: May 2017
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
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Thanks again, JD.
What had me thinking, as I said, are some contrary opinions like the ones on digital trends and whathifi, with the first one being much harsher (cannot post links yet)
On the other hand, homecinemachoice. and avforums describe it as superb, on avforums it's 9/10, highly recommended, same as SR7009.
Anyhow, I've been contemplating other actual deal-breakers in my family:
1. My wife has a thing for (internet) radio, I've just compared them, both support vTuner in order to mark some radio stations as favorites. So it's a draw.
2. Streaming FROM pc/smartphone.
a. I'll be getting Spotify subscription soon so the support for Spotify Connect would be a must-have, in order to stream from pc/smartphone via wifi/LAN. On Marantz's webpage for SR7008 it says only "Spotify", for SR7009 it mentions explicitly "Spotify Connect" (found in another tread here that native Spotify support has been dropped from 2014 models). Would anyone care to elaborate this setup (ease of use etc) as I've never used Spotify on AVR (have a free acc on the PC).
b. Denon supports Airplay to stream music from iTunes on Mac. There are some workarounds on PC in order to make it work (no free ones it seems). Is there a way on any of these 3 AVRs to stream music from PC to AVR - not using AVR's remote control / smartphone app, but directly from the PC which is network-connected?