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Old 02-21-2019, 04:28 PM
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Default Marantz or Mcintosh for 803D3

Thinking to try the Mcintosh 8900 or the Marantz PM10 to drive a pair of 803d3. Any opinions and comparisons are greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:33 PM
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I had a pair of PM-10s bi-amping my 805D2s and D3s. I thought it was a lovely setup even though the room could have used some work.

I briefly used a single PM-10 on my 800D3s. I have read several articles and seen B&Ws in house with Marantz and the development of the reference product.

I LOVE the build quality of the Marantz reference gear. The PM-10 and SA-10 is gorgeous. the SA-10 is a TANK!

I recently have switched over to an all Mac system and the added power and "Mac Sound" have been welcomed.

While I really enjoyed the PM-10, I am not sure I am sold on class D. I have nothing negative to say about the PM-10. I put the fit and finish right up there with the best of them IMO, even surpassing Mac.

Now the SA-10. That is a special piece!

Sound wise, I am happy to be on a new journey with McIntosh even though I have no experience with the 8900. If I was considering the 8900, I don't know if I could stop there with the 803s. I would probably push/pull/drag whatever it took to get that 9000
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:57 PM
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I am driving the 802D3 with a pair of Marantz PM-11S3 in bi-amp and the combination is really excellent. It depends from the source, but these amps are very capable. I think a pair of PM-11S3 with the SA-10 would be a really good combo.
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:15 PM
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I have a Mac MC-452 which I think is fabulous of that helps. Some pretty good deals to be had on them since the 462 released..
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