Go with the Marantz.I have a Sr 880.Its a great unit for Home Theater.
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I traded up my Denon 2800 for the 3300-total outlay of 7 bills (Audio Store purchase, the 3300 was 30 days old and a trade up on the 4800)- I've been running in my HT for 3 months, some real heavy use, like letting it spin CD's all day when I'm at work and haven't had any problems. I feel it's a well built piece of gear. It uses a 3 stage cooling fan and vents that have to remain relatively clear of obstructions. The fan will cycle on and off as unit's temp calls for. I haven't found it to be problematic as it is very quiet. The 3300 really shines on DVD titles like Matrix, 3 Kings , and Star Wars. Denon has a very informative website www.del.denon.com-- which goes into excellant detail of the build quality and componets. If I had to replace mine I'd give serious consideration to either Outlaw Audio's 2 products [ home theater 6.1 chan int. amp for 6 bills, or their HT monster 165 WPC- 5 channel amp for $1K (outlawaudio.com)] or the ATI 1505 for $1500 (150 wpc/ 5.1). You didn't mention whether you're going to use it for tunes. I had no idea that the dynamics and power requirements are so different between movie soundtracks and music. I found out after a friend let me test drive some tube gear with my source gear and speakers. Now I'm a bottle freak (wannabe) :-). So the 3300 remains for HT, where IMHO it flat out rocks. For tunes the fire bottles rule! hope to have been some help have fun!