Originally Posted by Shane661
Can you detail why you chose the Marantz over the Monolith? From performance standpoint,
it seems like the Monolith is much, much, more stout.
And it is a lot cheaper, too.
I'm specifically thinking of the fact that the Marantz is rated at 150wpc with 2 channels driven, into 8 ohms (at least according the site I was looking at). The Monolith, on the other hand, is rated at 200wpc, all channels driven, at 8 ohms...or a whopping 300wpc, all channels driven, into 4 ohms.
The Monolith also has a trigger input, as well....so I don't know if that is an issue?
Anyway, I don't know your listening levels, or future plans, but I am curious as to what steered you away from that Monolith.
Did the heft of it (it weighs 48 lbs more than the Marantz, it seems) factor in?
I'll try my best buddy so here goes in order of importance
to me buddy .............
(1) The Monolith is sold directly from the manufacturer to the customer and in my case I don't like doing my business like that.
(2) I ALWAYS-ALWAYS much prefer doing my business with a local Company and keep the monies local versus outside Companies that don't HELP support the Local Economy IMHO.
(3) Power wise the Marantz exceeds the maximum power the Triad calls for so the Monolith with additional power is just extra FLUFF.
(Triad power specs:
Recommended Amplifier Power
25 - 125 W)
(4) Cost, in my case money does matter but if I can I'll always pick matching components if I can so in this case I could so i did go Marantz.
(5) The trigger thing really has nothing to do with my choice I was just mentioning it as a comment as both Amps have that.
(6) Speaking of the almost 100 Pound Weight of the Monolith I suppose that's up to the purchaser and that alone made no difference to me.
Hope the above answers your thoughts and questions buddy.
Originally Posted by BP1Fanatic
Those statements sound like you are running 2 AVR's plus external amplification.
Sorry , if I came across like that let me see if I can say it in a different way for further clarification.
I now have the Marantz AV8805 Pre-Amp Processor
When I finally have the money to add Atmos I'll be going with the Marantz MM8077 7-channel power amplifier
It delivers power and detail, and is rated at 150 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and 180 watts per channel into 6 ohms.
Hope the above ^^^ clears things up my baddddddddd
Originally Posted by two_tonn
I'm still following your thread...love your updates.
I won't be able to sleep tonight so I need to tell you this.
Whoever is selling you this equipment for Atmos is selling you a golden egg when you only need an egg.
There is no scenario in this World that you need a Marantz amp to power Atmos speakers. I know you read up on it so I'm sure you also know how "little" these speakers are used in a majority of scenes/movies(there are always exceptions).
As long as you are aware that these Triads and a Marantz amp is WAY overkill I won't feel so dirty....
and I'm sure you'll be happy with the end result.
This is coming from someone with over $8k in subs so believe me I am talking the talk and walking the walk.
Enjoy your theater in good health with your wife and keep those pictures coming!
As you will see I added some additional (Smilies) to your above post for some FUN buddy.
Okay here is the scoop buddy .........
1st I want you to be able to sleep like a baby tonight so I better do an excellent job on what I say in this post.
I could have actually went with Atmos ceiling speakers that retail for like $125.00 US dollars each.
I also could have gone with a 7-channel power amplifier for like $599.99 on Amazon.
And if I had done the above I would have Atmos and from my understanding (Obviously I cannot confirm personally) it would work and sound great per what some of my buddies have said to me on AVS.
Now that I've gotten the above out of the way ..........
I am not one of those people that chooses to operate on a Budget.
To further clarify that ^^^ I don't have to have the BEST or the Top-of-the-Line as if I was one of what some of us refer to as the 1-Per-Centers.
I simply try my best to have what makes sense to me for my budget even though in reality I could do things for a heck of a lot less for a FACT and I know that.
Next month this fellow typing this (Me) is going to be 74 years old.
And we didn't elect to have any children and in my case I didn't leave any children in Vietnam.
So, buddy, I go as far as I possibly can with my Cars as well as this House and also the Custom Home Theater in regards to excellence and place the cost aside as long as I feel like what I do is within our budget.
If we were running buddies like my Long-Term Car & Home Theater buddy Tom Cochran in San Antonio, TX. this is exactly what I would say to him below.
I don't want a $125.00 dollar any speaker nor do I want a $599.00 dollar power-amplifier and since I don't have to I'm not going to.
Now I realize that what I just said above ^^^ could be possibly taken by anyone as me being an Outspoken Smart-Ass or even a Braggart.
All I'm doing here is saying what I would to a very-very long term 76 year old buddy that we can and do confide in one another in a 100% Totally-Truthful way.
I don't really think that is the way the greater majority of people are in this world and certainly not on an internet site to strangers.
Just thought you might actually appreciate me actually saying how things really are with what some of us refer to as NOT (Sugar-Coating) it.
Sometimes it is nice just to share things in an honest and straight-forward manner,