glad i found this thread. I currently have a yammie 2400 and a pioneer 1016tx (i think is the model).
the yammie is an upper end reciever of 4 years ago and is nice. the pioneer is NOT an elite, but is a strong receiver- kind of like a muscle car
time to upgrade. i have never owned a marantz. If i can convince th ewife, and 86 the yammie and pioneer, i might be in.
i see the 8001 is a pretty sweet deal, less than the 7002. the only thing beggin for me onthat 7002 is the DTS-HD, etc. uncompressed capabilities.
other than that the 8001 has to be sweet at $1100 ish.
any real reason to go with the 7002 or the 8001 ? just since they are close in price. i realize the 800x series has the toroidal guts inside. not sure if i would notice or care.
any way at the cose price on the 7002 (this years model) vs the 8001 (last years) and plus or minus on the step up or the step down- over the year? the 8002 is just too much at $2k. otherwise that would just solve it! LOL
btw- what else should i consider against the 8001 or 7002? the Denon 3808? i have never had a denon either- but yeah i'm sure they're killer.
no real reason i am not going with an elite or a new yammie. just time for something new/different. or the elite would probably be my choice- man they are big and bad!<-- like a big muscl car. IMO
thanks again for any marantz ideas.