I didn't mean to compare the Marantz amp to an AVR really, just making the point that even just on ASR's list there are quite a few modern amps that measured better than the semi vintage (semi because its made in the 90's). By the way, just a side note, the THD+N vs freq curves are great but I wouldn't worry about the curve for above 10 kHz because even the 2nd harmonics is at 20 kHz, human's limit already. Some may not mind the 2nd harmonics either.
Agree 100%. I secretly was hoping that this unit would beat the Parasound JC2 and PS Audio M700 when I sent it to Amir (at lower power).
One of these days, once the AKM factory is up and running again and the chip shortage is reduced, the QuantAsylum test gear may be available again. It might be interesting to compare a basic AVR across all sorts of frequencies not just a handful of tests compared to a traditional 2-ch amp across all frequencies.