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B&W CM8 Speakers Rotel, Denon, Marantz? Need help!

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Hey Guys I am new here and need some assistance of your opinion. I am planning to purchase the B&W CM8 speakers for fronts, CM1's for the rears, CM Center for center and the CM 10" Sub. Also getting a new TV probably the Panasonic Viera 55" 3D/600hz. I am pretty set on those items unless anybody has better suggestions but item I am stuck on is the A/V Receiver. I would like to have it HDMI 1.4a compatible and have my Blue-Ray player, Xbox 360 and Cable box all hook up to the receiver via HDMI and then 1 HDMI cable to the TV. I am getting a 3D TV and definitely need the receiver to be 3D capable or pass through not exactly sure of the term. I wanted to get the Rotel RSX1560 but it does not look it its 3D friendly so do not think it would work. Now I am considering between the Denon AVR-4311CI and the Marantz SR7005. I am a bit confused through because the Marantz website said 3D ready but on the best buy specs (may not me accurate) claims it does not have 3D Pass through. So I am confused if anybody has any input, help or advise would be greatly appropriated. Also if you have any other suggestion for any other 3D A/V Receiver or other suggestions would love to hear your opinion, I am overwhelmed by too much info! HELP!
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The Marantz SR7005 is a great receiver for the CM8s.

Then again this is coming from someone that is running a SR8002 receiver with their CM8s so there is some bias .

As for your issue with the SR7005 and 3D I would ask in the Marantz SR7005 owners thread (a quick search will find this).
post #3 of 5
+1 for the SR7005. I have no regrets hooking it up to my CM8 speakers.
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The Marantz SR7005 is a great receiver for the CM8s.

Then again this is coming from someone that is running a SR8002 receiver with their CM8s so there is some bias .

As for your issue with the SR7005 and 3D I would ask in the Marantz SR7005 owners thread (a quick search will find this).

I herd from a few sources the CM8 require a lot of power and the SR7005 with them might not be enough power? What do you guys think are they just running from the juice of the SR7005 or are you using it as a preamp.
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I am running mine only with the SR7005. I'm sure they'd sound even better with more power driving them. For me though, there is more than enough juice in the 7005 to drive them for my tastes. I don't usually listen at reference levels though. So maybe if that is a goal and you have a large room an amp would be a good way to go. Since my room is small reference level (should I choose to go there) is well within reach because my room is tiny (12x15).
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