Lots of gear sounds fantastic no matter the "features". Marantz is more full of bullshit than Denon IME. Just my take in any case. I seriously doubt there's an audible difference with well setup and "lower" gear in the Marantz lineup. $7k is a lot of money for a pre-pro.\n\n\nGot it. You no likey. Duly noted. Anything else?