Quick question here. I cant read all 700 pages of this thread, so If I ask a question thats already been asked, my apologies. Im considering the Marantz AV7701 prepro or the Denon. Difference is, ones a prepro and ones an AV receiver. My question is this: the whole point of buying a prepro is the assumption that youre getting a better quality processor, better DAC etc since the casing doesnt have to house the amps. Thats the whole point of an AV receiver, its cost effective for folks who cant afford seperates. As a result of everything being crammed into one box, quality suffers. Am I correct? If thats the case, why would I want to buy the Denon sinces its an AV receiver and my whole objective is to upgrade to seperates? Second question, the Denon has a preamp mode. If I use it with an outboard amp, does it disengage the onboard amps? Or can it be in preamp mode to run my HT while at the same time using the onbaord amps to power zones 2 and 3? Thirdly, the reason I want the Denon is the XT32. Everyone seems to think its the next best thing since sliced bread. So, with all that said, without a biased opinion, do yall think the Denon 4413ci can match up to the Marantz 7701? XT32 helps the Denons case, but what about the processors? How do they compare? The main thing that will persuade me to get the Denon is if the zones 2 and 3 can be power by onboard amps while using the preamp mode of the receiver. Is that a mode that you can turn on and off easily? Thanx yall!!
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2/12/13 at 12:44am