Surprising how a little extra time with components can throw up different sonic aspects.George said:I,m now thinking the Marantz is better. The NAD sounds very nice but a bit "muddy" . The Marantz sounds very good, in fact I did not realize FM could sound so good. The bass is excellent and tight. Good mids and the highs surprisingly good for FM radio.*biggrin*chebby said:The NAD of course. (If, as you say, it's more pleasant to listen to.)George said:I now have the NAD. The NAD sounds different. It is warmer, more natural sounding also has the useful blend button. The Marantz is clearer. The NAD is more pleasant to listen to. Reception is good on both. Which do I prefer? *scratch_one-s_head*
I'm glad it's all worked out for you. Keep us posted. We don't get much FM chat.
FWIW, I've recently compared my old dinosaur of a Marantz with the Denon, and to my ears, the Denon sounds warmer, while the Marantz gives a more open and airy sound.
Based on pure sonics, the Marantz wins by a nose. Alas, with my current set-up the Denon is aesthetically better.
Enjoy whichever one you decide to go with.