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Hey Steve – have you done listening tests for movies between Marantz 7702 series vs. Denon 4200 / 6200 used as pre/pros with the same external amps? Just curious as to whether the HDAM circuitry improves movie performance as well. It seems as though a number of people use the Denons with external amps for at least the mains and might consider a step up to a dedicated pre/pro and amps if there is better performance to be had.
I haven’t been able to find much for blind testing of this type of setup or the similar Marantz 7010 vs. Denon 6200 scenarios.
@jdsmoothie; posts: Both (Marantz SR-7010 or Denon AVR-X6200W) will do an excellent job with movies, while the HDAM pre-amps in the SR7010 should provide a more detailed music listening experience.
What are your thoughts?
7.2.4 with Denon X4300W, Kef Reference 205 Mains, 202c Ctr, 203, 201, Ci200RR-THX for surrounds/ATMOS, Power Sound Audio PSA Dual TV42 Subs, ATI 2005 & 1807 and Crown DCI 8|300N Amps,
GIK & DIY Acoustics, JVC X790/RS540 PJ, Stewart Neve 100" 16:9 Screen, Crowson Transducers, Xbox One X, Nvidia Shield Pro, Apple TV 4K, INSTEON, UDI ISY994i
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