Advice for first time buy Marantz separate vs Mini

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Im in the market for a new system. The choice is between the Marantz PM5004 and CD5004 setup or the Arcam solo mini or Marantz M-CR502. So it comes down to the Marantz separates or either of the two mini systems. It will placed in a small apartment. The type of music will be primarily classical and chamber orchestra works.Once in a while a pearl jam type of rock might sneak in.

As the price for these systems is similar which is the better choice? The budget(entry)level Marantz set or one of the mini systems. If so which mini system?

Thank you.
 
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Dean said:
Hi
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Im in the market for a new system. The choice is between the Marantz PM5004 and CD5004 setup or the Arcam solo mini or Marantz M-CR502. So it comes down to the Marantz separates or either of the two mini systems. It will placed in a small apartment. The type of music will be primarily classical and chamber orchestra works.Once in a while a pearl jam type of rock might sneak in.

As the price for these systems is similar which is the better choice? The budget(entry)level Marantz set or one of the mini systems. If so which mini system?

Thank you.

Welcome to the mad-house (I mean forum) Dean
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With regards to seperates vs all-in-one systems; IMO seperates will always be the leader as the bits can be swapped and changed at the drop of a hat. An all-in-one system cant

BUT...

Having a decent all in one system such as the Marantz CR603, Arcam Solo Mini, Denon DM38, Arcam Solo Neo etc can be a great solution if you dont want a stack of seperated and wires everywhere

I've gone from 2 very good seperates systems to the system in my siganture as I wanted to minimise everything as it's easier to maintain/clean, easier to use and the seperates systems I had werent being used anywhere near as much as they deserved

In saying that the Marantyz system I've got now is on everyu day as I work from home but it's controlable from my home office upstairs by wifi and iTunes etc...

It's horses for courses
 
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Thank you Hifilover,

Are the two mini systems Arcam vs Marantz the same in terms of performance quality etc....? The issue of practicality aside (cleaning,upgrading wiring etc..) are the separates always better in terms of osund?even if they are budget? Basically the question slowly creeps to "how good are the two budget Marantz systems"

Thanks:)
 

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