I've had Marantz gear that was superb, and some just OK, and some just awful within the same series. Many years ago had an integrated amp, perhaps a PM500 if memory serves that was quite AOK and the matching tuner was awful. Before that a 2245 receiver that was excellent as well as the associated add on quad component. More recently had a $3500 Marantz CD player that was quite picky about what disks it would and would not play, and played none of them very well. Replaced it with a Sony SA 5400 ES that I bought as a refurb from Sony for pennies on the dollar and about one tenth of what I had in the Marantz and it is much better, a former Class A Stereophile player.