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Of course, they're trying to unload all their SR7007 receivers before the SR7008 arrives in the next week or so.
"Fuller" usually means "more bass." It could be that the Marantz receiver had "LFE+MAIN" enabled while the Denon did not. That would have resulted in extra bass in the frequencies where the subwoofer (assuming they had one on) and the main speakers overlapped in their frequency ranges.
Don't forget that you should be using Audyssey at home. My understanding is that BB never enables Audyssey on receivers in their stores. The X4000 has Audyssey MultEQ XT32 but the SR7007 has only Audyssey MultEQ XT. People who've heard its effects agree that XT32 produces noticeably better equalization than does XT.
If you can afford the higher price, you might want to consider getting the SR7008 when it becomes available. It is the equivalent of the X4000 plus preamp outputs, so you could use it with external amps if you want.
Marantz SR7009 avr + MM9000 amp --> Atmos 7.1.4
Fronts=NHT 2.9+AC2, FH+TM=DefTech PM1000, LCR+TM amped