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RE: Micro System or dirt cheap separates.

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Internet radio is useful but as stated i need DAB and medium wave as i listen to sports commentary and the stations cant broadcast them over theinternet, they dont havethe rights. Will be difficult to take my speakers as i have floor standers but can use something similar in the demo room. The extra £100 isnt a deal breaker. As you say, streaming would be useful.

My M-CR603 has AM radio but I have never tried it so I can't vouch for it's quality. However, AM broadcast quality itself - as you know - is pretty ropey anyway. So I expect the M-CR603 is as good as any other FM/AM tuner in this respect.

Personally i'd probably get an old Hacker Sovereign in good nick.. The old portables make the best job of LW/MW in my experience.

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RE: Micro System or dirt cheap separates.

Mabye the denon DRA-F109DAB it cost where i live (Denmark) 45% less the the denon ceol and the power is the same. Theres  also the Denon DRA-107 slightly more expensive then the 109 model, but with more connections, you can use banaplugs for speaker cable and theres a phono input, it has the same powerfull amplifer as the 109 and ceol model.

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RE: Micro System or dirt cheap separates.

Native_bon wrote:

plutus wrote:

is there a marantz "mcr604" on route?

 Trust me a newer model does not always mean better.. Get this one while you can.

 

maybe, but how can one explain this price drop?

 

moreover, would you go for dali zensor 1, tannoy v1 or spend an extra 80£ and get the bx2?

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Mabye the denon DRA-F109DAB

No AM radio.

The OP says he needs AM for sports coverage

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RE: Micro System or dirt cheap separates.

The 603 has Dab also. In case the OP is not aware.

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RE: Micro System or dirt cheap separates.

chebby wrote:

gasolin wrote:

Mabye the denon DRA-F109DAB

No AM radio.

The OP says he needs AM for sports coverage

 

Then this one if it still has to be denon and not the cheap Denon D-M39DAB

http://www.denon.co.uk/uk/product/Pages/Product-Detail.aspx?CatId=systems&SubId=minimicro&ProductId=DF109DAB

 

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RE: Micro System or dirt cheap separates.

marantz announced

Marantz officially unveils Melody wireless systems

http://www.whathifi.com/news/marantz-officially-unveils-melody-wireless-systems

Melody Media M-CR610 and the Melody Stream M-CR510.

Both model have 2x60W

I think you can consider CR 610


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Marantz vs Denon M39 vs Onkyo
Marantz vs Denon M39 vs Onkyo N755

Dear Chebby

I plan to purchase either of three (Marantz 603/denon M39/Onkyo N755) and pair them with Wharfdale Diomond 220 speakers. I mostly listen to rock (Dire starits, Guns & Roses kind and country music ). I am looking for deep detailed sound at low/mid volumes with tight and respectable bass. Demo of all may not be possible as the systems have to be pre ordered as they are not  readily available in my country.

Please suggest the best fit. You may recommend another speakers in the similar price bracket.

Thanks

 

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Why not try a Yamaha rx377 @

Why not try a Yamaha rx377 @ £179 from richers with a budget cdplayer (preferably one with digital out).

Or if you can a rx677 or equivalent. It'll outperform the midie's you're considering.

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for your £300 budget ...

for your £300 budget ...

Pioneer A400 (£110 on ebay)

Pioneer PD7700 CDP (£50 on ebay)

Mission 751 speakers (£100 on ebay)

total: approx £260 (most prob a bit cheaper than that) .... that leaves you £40 for interconnects/cables

the above system works very well together .... buy a cheap DAC and connect spotify/internet radio to the system aswell

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Madmax111 wrote:Marantz vs

Madmax111 wrote:
Marantz vs Denon M39 vs Onkyo N755

Dear Chebby

I plan to purchase either of three (Marantz 603/denon M39/Onkyo N755) and pair them with Wharfdale Diomond 220 speakers. I mostly listen to rock (Dire starits, Guns & Roses kind and country music ). I am looking for deep detailed sound at low/mid volumes with tight and respectable bass. Demo of all may not be possible as the systems have to be pre ordered as they are not  readily available in my country.

Please suggest the best fit. You may recommend another speakers in the similar price bracket.

Thanks

This thread is now 2 years old and Marantz no longer make the M-CR603. (They replaced it with the M-CR610 over a year ago.)

I have not heard the Wharfedales that you asked about and I cannot recommend my own speakers because they are no longer in production (and would blow your budget anyway).

A colleague of mine is having an excellent time with his new Denon DM39DAB (and a pair of old, but mint condition, Mordaunt Short MS20i Pearl Edition speakers that I sold him) but I have not heard it - or the Onkyo - so I can't really help you.

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