I can vote in favor of the Marantz SA line. I use an SA8004 in my main system (and a Cambridge blue ray 651 in my HT set up). I've compared the Marantz and the Cambridge in my main system and the Marantz just seems more musical. I've upgraded everything in my main system over the past two years (except the B&K ref 220.2 amp which is next.) The Marantz has kept up with all of my upgrades--I heard improvements each step and don't feel the Marantz was ever the weak link. My system is the Marantz, a Nuforce mcp 18 preamp, the B&K amp, and Dali Mentor 6s. Nordost ICs and speaker cables. Never had the urge to upgrade the Marantz.
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