Marantz SR7007 or Denon X2100
My Marantz SR7001 I bought new 8 years ago finally has met its demise. In looking at getting its replacement, I had my heart set on another Marantz. Best Buy is offering me a SR7007 for $999 (a whopping $600 saving with the release of the 7008) but I've also got a chance to get the newly released Denon X2100 for $599.
My understanding is Marantz is just a bit of a higher quality (and higher price) version of Denon. A bit of a sweeping generalization, I know, especially since they are under the same umbrella company.
So...which one should I get? The 7007 offers a bit more watts per channel, but I'm not finding many other glaring differences. Is a Marantz that's almost a full year older than this Denon really worth $400 more?
I love my old Marantz but I don't want it to cloud my judgment...and I don't know how much I can trust Best Buy reps that clearly need to sell off their remaining stock of last year's model.