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Yamaha BD-A1020 vs (Denon DBT-1713UD = Marantz UD5007)?

Hi all, 

Need help with 2 questions:

1- Yamaha BD-A1020 vs Denon DBT-1713UD, both have SACD support - which is better for music then video playback

2- Denon DBT-1713UD and Marantz UD5007 - they both look the same are they actually the same thing?

Thanks.

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RE: Yamaha BD-A1020 vs (Denon DBT-1713UD = Marantz UD5007)?

Hey there,

not sure if you got this question answered yet, but here goes my point of view.

1/ The Denon is a Transport, so depending on your AVR the Yamaha might have a better DAC and thus a better audio quality. If you have a great AVR, then for Audio the Denon would be the better choice, as being a transport, it sends any and all signals from your CD, DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD and Blu-Ray directly without manipulation, at all, as pure as it gets. (The Yamaha is capable of doing that too, but sometimes, even the presence of extra chips on the circuit board can cause sound deterioration and interference, so IMO, less is more here.)

 

2/ Denon and Marantz are the same company, they are together with McIntosh in the same group, but as you can tell, all 3 brands have a slightly different target audience. Denon and Marantz are mid to high class, with Denon appealing to the modern guy, whereas Marantz appealing to the classy one. Denon uses plastics more often, where Marantz goes all metal. McIntosh is in a different world altogether though.

 

Hope this helps.

 

BTW, you can watch my unboxing video of the denon here: http://youtu.be/8DLSEMQNkOE

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RE: Yamaha BD-A1020 vs (Denon DBT-1713UD = Marantz UD5007)?

techblogpool wrote:
they are together with McIntosh in the same group

Not any more: McIntosh was bought by Fine Sounds, which also owns Sonus Faber, Audio Research and Wadia Digital, a few months back.

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RE: Yamaha BD-A1020 vs (Denon DBT-173UD = Marantz UD5007)?

Hey Andrew,

 

thanks for the info! Good to know!

 

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