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NAD 3050 or Marantz Model 30

jarrod2750

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I have dedicated two channel set up that was powered by a vintage Marantz 2330. I was tired of the maintenance and upkeep and want to go with something relatively new. I’ve narrowed down my choices to two - the Marantz Model 30N or NAD 3050. Based on sonics only, is the $1200 premium of the Marantz worth it?
 

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a vintage Marantz 2330
I would never throw away this good receiver...
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And when you finally realize that the new receiver is not like your beloved Marantz, it will be too late...
I have a temporary unit in its place a Pioneer VSX D1S while I figure things out, and I really don’t miss the 2330 at all. I don’t regret selling it and moving on. I’m sure it will bring some else great enjoyment. I’m happier with the Pioneer as the temporary unit.
 

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What speakers are you using?

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Based on sonics only, is the $1200 premium of the Marantz worth it?
No. But based on sonics only, the Lyngdorf TDAI-1120 is worth it, because it has room correction, and a fully configurable sub crossover, both of which are far more important to good sound than tiny (I would say inaudible) differences in the "sonics" of modern solid-state amps.
 
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No. But based on sonics only, the Lyngdorf TDAI-1120 is worth it, because it has room correction, and a fully configurable sub crossover, both of which are far more important to good sound than tiny (I would say inaudible) differences in the "sonics" of modern solid-state amps.
The Dirac functionally of the NAD is why I was considering it
 

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Receivers, Amps etc should be bought on features, build quality, ergonomics, power requirements etc. Sonically they are all the same. Until someone does a legit double blind showing amps can sound different and be identified by the testers thats my story and Im sticking to it!
 
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Receivers, Amps etc should be bought on features, build quality, ergonomics, power requirements etc. Sonically they are all the same. Until someone does a legit double blind showing amps can sound different and be identified by the testers thats my story and Im sticking to it!
Don't forget visual aesthetics...

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Can't imagine keeping a Marantz receiver from that era (had a 2270 myself at one point). The idea of basing an integrated amp on "sonics" is weird.
 
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