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I'm starting to lose the plot with reviews. What are they for? Presumably to help interested folk make buying decisions, but when there's little by way of comparison they sort of float uselessly in an intellectual vacuum.
I'd be interested to know, from someone with good ears:
How does the system sound in relation to other products in the Marantz stable - the Melody X and the NR1200. What are the benefits over and above these products?
A comparison with other products like the CXA61 or the Quad Vena II Play (which looks like a better value proposition to me)...