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Cinema 50 with Anthem MCA 325 GEN 2

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Hello,

With a budget close to 6000€/6300$ to buy an AVR and an external amplifier ( Front Chanels), is buying a Marantz Cinema 50 and an Anthem MCA 325 GEN 2 a good option?
I have the opportunity to buy an AVR Anthem MRX 740, like new, but for €1000/1053$ less. Would the Anthem AVR and Amplifier duo be a better option?

Other option with this budget could be the Denon AVC110?

Thank you for your time!

Cláudio Nogueira
 

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Anthem AVRs and AVCs come with multiple quirks, some persistent bugs, and very sparse user manuals.

Marantx/Denon come with very few bugs and very detailed robust user manuals (350+pages) full of easy instructions and tips for advanced features. Plus the new Cinema 50 allows you to shut off power to the internal amps by channel individually.

Anthem requires a lot of user experimentation and knowledge. Just read through their owners forums to get an idea.

The MCA 325 will work fine with either choice.
 
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Anthem AVRs and AVCs come with multiple quirks, some persistent bugs, and very sparse user manuals.

Marantx/Denon come with very few bugs and very detailed robust user manuals (350+pages) full of easy instructions and tips for advanced features. Plus the new Cinema 50 allows you to shut off power to the internal amps by channel individually.

Anthem requires a lot of user experimentation and knowledge. Just read through their owners forums to get an idea.

The MCA 325 will work fine with either choice.
Thank you for your advice!
 
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