Originally Posted by s2000
I can probably get at 4200 for $350-$375 apparently new. This is much older compared to 4300 - 4400 or $4500
but the price seems to be a good deal.
That seems too good to be true if it includes the factory warranty, and better still if returnable within X number of days.
I was also considering the 4400 at between $700 -$750 when they go on sale again.
$750 is a good deal, if $700, buy 2, keep one for spare.
Frys has a special at $549 for the new 3500 version without tax so probably $590 or so.
That's a newly launched model, wonder how they can make money on such deals!
Im thinking greentoe may get close to this number, however I would pay the extra $100
for the 4400 if it is a much better prospect. I was reading some comments about the 3500
has the on screen display setting in 4k where previous models did not. Please clarify because
I am not sure.
The previous models can display volume and status only, on 4K video.
The other option was the Marantz 6012 which is the most expensive option. I know these get quite hot and apparently
the music sounds better. I am about 50/50 with music and movies, but my heart is still movies. I also have a dedicated
amp and preamp for 2 channel music already so I may not solely utilize the Marantz for music.
Could be a little warmer because of the HDAM modules. To me, more parts cut both ways, I couldn't hear a difference though and can't see how inserting more analog parts between so many digital dsp and ICs would improve anything audibly speaking, ymmv. The X4400H does have a stronger power supply.
I am a sucker for a good deal and love budget, however I do like to see a pretty significant difference if I spend the money.
Not in a super rush, and would be able to wait close to black Friday for better deals on the mentioned models i'm considering.
I doubt anyone could hear "pretty significant difference" as such in any sort of blind listening comparisons. Some claimed that they did, (I assume not in controlled blind AB), so again, you just may..
Note that he X4400H and 7012 are both rated 125 W, 0.05% THD versus the X3400H and SR6012's 110 W, 0.08% THD. Those results appeared to be verifiable based on bench test results on previous models with similar specs.