Onkyo/Pioneer/Integra as well as Denon/Marantz brands are alive and well under different new ownerships...Isn’t Onkyo bankrupt? See other thread. Or did they sell their AVR division and keep the brand alive under different ownership?
Get the Denon 3700 and get back to enjoying your music and movies .
Does that even have preouts? I see "Front" and "Sub 1 Sub 2"-maybe those are front L/R? You need preouts to run a power amp from a receiver. But if you had enough volume with your current receiver, you're likely to be fine with that Marantz. And if not, Crutchfield will surely take it back for a reasonable fee or yes you can add a power amp.Another question: if power amp for mains, the receiver would send most watts to center, surrounds, and height speakers? For example, something like this paired with a power amp? https://www.crutchfield.com/p_642NR1711/Marantz-NR1711.html
Thanks, great info! Maybe I will get something similar to what I have now, even a used 7.1 as my current 5.1 works for me with A and B together. I know some purists will be shocked at using two pairs silmultaneously, but in my set up, it sounds great and the speakers compliment each other.Does that even have preouts? I see "Front" and "Sub 1 Sub 2"-maybe those are front L/R? You need preouts to run a power amp from a receiver. But if you had enough volume with your current receiver, you're likely to be fine with that Marantz. And if not, Crutchfield will surely take it back for a reasonable fee or yes you can add a power amp.
Just don't expect miracles from adding two channels. For one, I do not believe the assertion that the surrounds use less power (surely true for long term average power, but I highly doubt it for peaks which is what counts, based on what a sound mixer had posted once). For another, certainly the center won't use less power; adding a L/R amp will then be limited by the AVR power to the center. And from years looking at measurements back when magazines actually did that, relieving the L/R load on the AVR might gain you 2-3 decibels before clipping, not bad but not "OMG!!" transformative.
Yeah sometimes there are really great deals, depending what you need. I saved $1000 getting something off Craigslist. The seller needed/wanted 4k switching but I wired direct to the display. Just be sure to get Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio, and a good room correction (Audyssey, ARC, Dirac are the more sophisticated. Audyssey is better with the App which implies not too old a Denon or Marantz). Good luck!a used 7.1
Onkyo Japan - cut loose some of their subsidiaries that were loss making - and left them to go broke.Like the others above said your Sound Quality should be the same or perhaps a little better. Denon appears on the top of the best SINAD AVRs tested on this website with kudos for “good engineering hygiene too.”
And yes Onkyo is going through an uncomfortable bad financial path now. If I worked for them I would likely start looking for my next job.