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Yamaha A2010 or Marantz SR-7005 to replace Arcam AVR280

Hello, I have finally decided to update my AV receiver and I am doubting between these 2:  Yamaha A2010 or Marantz SR-7005.  I use it for both music and cinema equally but music is important therefore it has to be musical, at least as much as the Arcam that is replacing.

The 2 main questions I currently have is; 1) is the Marantz worth the 200 extra pound and 2) Will any of the 2 be good replacement of Arcam AVR280?  This last is probably the main question as I want to make sure that I do not take steps back.

1) Onkyo TX-NR818, Q acoustics 2050i, 2000ci, Wharfedale 9DS, Wharfedale 150W.  Synology NAS 112J, PS3, Harmony 650.

2) Marantz CR510 & Dali Ikon1

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RE: Yamaha A2010 or Marantz SR-7005 to replace Arcam AVR280

No opinions or thoughts?  Any comments regarding match with current speakers?

1) Onkyo TX-NR818, Q acoustics 2050i, 2000ci, Wharfedale 9DS, Wharfedale 150W.  Synology NAS 112J, PS3, Harmony 650.

2) Marantz CR510 & Dali Ikon1

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RE: Yamaha A2010 or Marantz SR-7005 to replace Arcam AVR280

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Parlour: Sony KDL-75W855C and 12.1 system; Kitchen: Panasonic TX-P65VT65 and 8.1 system; Front bedroom: LG 60PZ950T and 5.2 system; My bedroom: Pioneer LX5090 and 7.2 system. Retired, since Sat 13-Feb-2016, Pioneer 428XD!

 

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RE: Yamaha A2010 or Marantz SR-7005 to replace Arcam AVR280

I'm afraid I don't know how good the Marantz is, I guess you could google its name to see if there are any online reviews. However, the Yamaha is very good indeed. I have one in my kitchen (I need to update my signature), replacing the Yamaha RX-V1067 which has now been relegated to my bedroom. The RX-A2010 is better, in sound and also in features, than the RX-V1067, which was already very good. And the good news about the RX-A2010 is that you can now buy it even cheaper than the £849 I paid two months ago, heavily discounted from its original price of about £1,200. Now I see it available from at least two dealers at £769, in both titanium and black finishes.

Parlour: Sony KDL-75W855C and 12.1 system; Kitchen: Panasonic TX-P65VT65 and 8.1 system; Front bedroom: LG 60PZ950T and 5.2 system; My bedroom: Pioneer LX5090 and 7.2 system. Retired, since Sat 13-Feb-2016, Pioneer 428XD!

 

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RE: Yamaha A2010 or Marantz SR-7005 to replace Arcam AVR280

Thanks, it is difficult to make a decission between the 2.  I believe that I may go for the yamaha in the end also because I have 7 days to try and return if I do not like it.  I have seen various reviews in the internet but it seems that not many opinions in this forum about one vs the other.

1) Onkyo TX-NR818, Q acoustics 2050i, 2000ci, Wharfedale 9DS, Wharfedale 150W.  Synology NAS 112J, PS3, Harmony 650.

2) Marantz CR510 & Dali Ikon1

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