I have heard from some friends who are really into AV as a hobby that the rated watts shown on most receivers are highly exaggerated. Is this true? And if so, does this mean that the rated power on the slimline Marantz models is even more exaggerated than the full size counterpart?
Basically, the slim models will usually have reduced power ratings because the primary reason is that the power supply is the largest components in the unit. If the power supply is reduced, then the power ratings will suffer... You will also probably have a reduction in the dynamic power output.