Originally Posted by BrolicBeast
The real-world prices for the Integra and Marantz are actually very similar, so it all comes down to features and performance. I can say my Integra 80.3 was much easier to use than my MArantz 8801. I can't speak to sound quality comparisons (due to owning each processor with totally different speakers) but I'm willing to bet they sound the same for HT. Does that monster Denon have HT bypass?
According to Kal of Stereophile, there are "subtle" differences (my description not his).
My guess is, that to get far beyond "subtle" you would be way north of $10,000 (maybe the Mac 151 with room perfect or the $40,000 ADA piece or the $20,000 AP20i or the Trinnov piece.)
I would like to hear the Mac 151!