What do you guys think of the new Harman/Kardon AVR 3700 and Marantz SR 6008? Anyone bought either one of them? Any "yays" or "nays"??
I am looking into replace my Yamaha, and have narrowed down my choices to the HK and Marantz. I used to have an H/K AVR 354 back a few years ago. It sounded phenomenal. Though, the interface could use some update but the sound made up to that issue. It was a 5.1 system but, I think, it sounded better than my current Yamaha, which is a 7.2, though only running it as a 7.1. The only problem with HK that I used to have was its reliability. Its HDMI board burnt out within 5 years of normal/minimal usage. Kind of sucked because it was the upper line unit.
How is the reliability of the new HKs? How about the new Marantz?
I use my AVR for movie watching, and mainly for Xbox 360 and/or PS3. The price is not an issue in these two system. I can get both of these system for around the same price, may be within 50 dollars difference.
I know some of the folks will suggest Denon and or Onkyo, but I am not a fan of either one. Denon had some duds in the past, and Onkyo didnt impress me much. I used to own Onkyo that was replaced by HK.
Also, I know I posted a similar question a while ago too. But that was a while ago, and both HK and Marantz have launched quite a few model since then.
Thank you all in advance for your feedback.