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Originally Posted by 864runner View Post

Yeah I get what you're saying. I went and looked at it, it was a floor model and they were missing the remote and setup mic, definitely not a good deal. I did finally get the chance to hear the x2000, rx-a830, sr5008, and an sc-71. I don't know how well they could actually be compared though given no room correction had been run, but given what I had there the marantz sounded fantastic! Even my wife felt it put out a better sound, better to us meaning crisp and clear dialogue and not overwhelming. Unfortunately, this store, bb, doesn't sell kef speakers so I had them paired to similar size b&w 685, even though I know their sound is different, but that's what I had to work with.

Once Audyssey is run, there should be additional improvement in audio quality expected. smile.gif