Originally Posted by pbmpharmacist
I just have to gush about the deal I just got. I just bought a brand new, factory-sealed Marantz 7600 player for just over 50% MSRP from a local dealer. I got it for cheap because the dealer is moving and wants to get rid of their stuff. Last week I got a pair of floor model Monitor Audio Gold Ref 20 and the matching center speakers for 40% off.
I haven't had time to try the 7600 yet but I'm really looking forward to it. Seems like a nice, heavy, quality product (of course, I have been using a mid-line Samsung player from 2001 that didn't even have progressive scan).
Well I gave mine back and couldn't be more happier. I bought a 79avi instead and the Audio is top notch, much better soundstage then my 7600 produced.
At just over 50% is probably an ok deal, because anything close to retail for this thing is a ripp off.
You will find the menu's and general responce times very choppy, the cd scanning is awful.
Also check that you are not experiencing similar problems to me, thats is if you will be using a HDMI 2 DVI cable.
I didn't like build quality either, the face plate is ok. But the thing is damn light.
Tell us how you go with it.