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RE: Any budget marantz amp or CD

letsavit2 wrote:

Any budget marantz amp or CD player.   My motive 2's, although not cheap i was willing to spend more if required but they stood out on that demo day.

I'd agree wholeheartedly.  I think Denon and Marantz products are very hard to beat in terms of value for money/performance per pound.

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RE: High VFM components

CEC CD3800 and AMP3800

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RE: High VFM components

the record spot wrote:

Onkyo's network amps, esp the TX8050 and the stunning TX-NR818.  Comfortably blew the notion that "AV amps don't do music" out the water and into next week.

 

Do you think the TX-NR818 is also good VFM when used as dac in combination with a cd player?

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RE: Q Acoustics 2020iDali Zensor

matthewpiano wrote:

ErwinC wrote:

matthewpiano wrote:
Q Acoustics 2020i Dali Zensor 3 Tannoy Mercury V1 Rega Brio-R Denon PMA720AE (stupidly high value for the street price of £200, it would still be great value at £350 given its sound quality)

 

No CD players? Wink

 

Mmmmm...  If pushed I'd say the Marantz CD6004 and Denon DCD720AE.  Above that the law of diminishing returns cuts in very quickly with CD players IMO.

 

Interesting statement with which i have to agree according to my latest experience with cd players. Wink

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