Not so old versus new: Marantz AV8003 Vs. Marantz AV7005?

cespy -- Fri, 03/04/2011 - 09:10

It's March, 2011 and I'm considering buying a new Marantz AV8003 via eBay from a dealer, but now the AV7005 is also available for about the same money.  Is the AV8003 better in any respect or would I just be buying dated technology?  What are the main diferrences between the two?  What do you recommend?

JLeeMD -- Sat, 03/05/2011 - 12:42

AV8003 should sound better while the AV7005 may have more cutting edge features.  The AV8003 decodes HD audio via HDMI and has room correction capabilities so I personally don't find its features lacking.  Having said that, Michael Fremer just reviewed the AV7005 for Home Theater Mag and liked it enough to but the review sample.

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