Marantz vs. Denon?

Considering purchase of Marantz 4021 or Denon 397 for new 2 channel system. Any thoughts?
If you can spring for $600, go for an Outlaw RR2150 or NAD C740 BEE. Better sounding amplifiers and superior tuner sections.

Regards, Rich
My experience is that Mmarnatz usually sounds a little better until you get to the higher end. Then Denon seems to invest more, it's funny cuz their both owned by the same corp. McIntosh is owned by them as well and they sound even better.
Thanks for the input.