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post #1 of 3 Old 07-29-2014, 04:22 PM - Thread Starter
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Marantz MM8077 vs. Emotiva XPA-5

I will most likely be running my home theater with the Atmos setup using the 7.2.2 setup. Other than the obvious price difference, what do you suggest between these match ups: Marantz MM8077 and MM7025 or 2 Emotiva XPA-5 amps?

Total for Marantz: $3200
Total for Emotiva: $1500 (20% discount with purchase of E-Club membership which is $49.99)

How do they compare via sound, durability, warranty, and longevity?

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Well for one thing, you likely don't need external amps for the Atmos speakers, rather only the front 2 or possibly 3 main speakers.
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Whether there is a should difference will depend on your ears and if you subscribe to the amps sound the same camp..
As for durability, the Marantz amps use a fan, and the Emotivas don't - they have serious cooling fins... whether that will make a difference is hard to say, just make room for the air flow...

My own SR 12 AV amp has fans, but has lasted 10 years, and I seldom see or hear the fans being deployed...
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