Originally Posted by Team_canada
I have had my SR8002 for about 8 months. Really like the Marantz, great sounding for both music and movies, many features, great looking unit.
Should I stick with my Marantz or take a chance on an HK.
Thanks for your thoughts and advice.
Being the Marantz is less than a year old and you like the sound, why replace it. Does the HK have enough new features to warrent replacing the Marantz.
I currently have AVRs from each, though there is a difference of 5 years between them. Soundwise, there is very little difference between the two.
But b/c the HK 635 is 5 years newer than the Marantz 880 is does have much better bass management. And I really like L7 for movies better than DD. So those differences were the reasons for the HK replacing the Marantz.
But the old 880 is very good for music. So I still use both for two different setups, so I'm still getting my money's worth from the Marantz.