I did make a comparison between the two. There's no doubt that the Marantz gear offers excellent value for money but, unsurprisingly and as others have also experienced, you can sometimes take what you have for granted.Snooker said:You said in another thread recently that you would compare the Marantz PM6006 you recently ordered with your very expensive kit and tell us what you think sound wise, Just curious on what you think *smile*
+1Paulq said:I'll be adding in an Akurate 6 channel Exaktbox, converting the Super 20a's to active configuration and hoping that's as near to heaven on earth as I can get...
I did actually think about the Majik Exaktbox as it seems like the easiest way to get the whole Exakt thing up and running as it handles the amplification too. However, I've been reliably informed that the Akurate DAC is far superior and in the expectation that Linn will drop Katalyst down to Akurate level at some point then I am going to be patient and hang on in there for Akurate Exakt.insider9 said:+1
If I ever get a go ahead from my wife Akurate Exakt DSM + Majik Exaktbox-I would be what I'd get (save up for first of course). Until then I will be using Minidsp which even though is a great piece of kit doesn't even come close to what can be done with Exakt Design. Heaven on earth? Yes, if there's such a thing.
Definitely, you can. My reasons for buying what I have today have been very much sound not brand driven and it's been a journey that's taken me many years as I am fussy about what I like. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the system you have if it gives you what you want. My other half had a Marantz MR610 for years and she loved it - it was great.Snooker said:I am glad you are happy with your system, and I am happy with my all in one which I believe sounds similar to the PM6006
I like my one box solution (Denon Ceol N8) and am very happy with the sound quality through my Dali Zensor 1's, with a very good source recording it sounds amazing and do not feel for the amount I would have to pay for an incremental increase in sound quality that it is worth it, interesting that you were impressed with the sound of the marantz PM6006, just goes to show you can get really good hi-fi for a very reasonable price these days *smile*
That's a very wise approachLeif said:It's interesting to read the comments. I have come to the conclusion that if you can't afford it, don't listen to it. I'll stay off the hard core audio crack until I get nearer retirement, then I might mainline it. *smile*