https:\/\/www.amazon.com\/Denon-AVR-X7200WA-Channel-Receiver-Bluetooth\/dp\/B00XIG6LYC\/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1536757143&sr=8-7&keywords=marantz+sr7012\nhttps:\/\/www.amazon.com\/Marantz-Audio-Receiver-Component-SR7012\/dp\/B072Z5C9Y7\/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1536757315&sr=1-2&keywords=marantz+sr7012\n\nThis seems crazy, one can get a brand new ex Denon flagship AVR-X7200WA\nnow for $800 less than the ex Marantz pseudo flagship SR7012!!\n\nFacts based on S&V bench tests:\n4 ohms load two channel driven, at 0.1% THD \nAVR-X7200WA: 234.7 W\nSR7011 (7012 na): 203.5 W\n\n8 ohms load 7 channel driven, at 0.1% THD\nDenon: 113.7 W\nMarantz: 75.1 W\n\nCross talk: \nDenon: 93.91\/94.53\/108.2\nMarantz: 71.72\/71.55\/107.82\n\nMarketing hypes: \nDenon: AL32 (Digital),Symmetrical monolithic amplifier design \nMarantz: HDAM, copper shielding on the chassis (SR8012 and AV880X only, n\/a to the SR701X's).\n\nDAC chip:\n\nDenon: AK4490, ex (AK4493 is out) flagship AKM, also used in the $4500 Marantz AV8805\nMarantz: AK4458, 2nd from the top AKM AK4490\/4493, also used in the $2999 Marantz SR8012.\n\nIn the US and Canada, Marantz has jacked up the prices in the last couple of years, while Denon has not...yet.. Example: the SR7010 was listed significantly less than the AVR-X6200H, but the SR7012 was listed at the same price as the AVR-X6400H.\n\nIn Europe and the far east, the price gap between the two brand's comparable models are much smaller.\n\nI currently have more Marantz products than Denon's and I like them all, but would like to know the reasons why people, seemingly more so North Americans, would pay more for the same, and in some cases, less (e.g. SR6012\/SR7012 vs AVR-X4400H)? Let's assume available multi-channel analog inputs are not the reason.