Funny how things work out? About 23 years ago, I purchased a new Marantz 2 channel SR320 receiver. I upgraded after a couple of years, so sold the Marantz to a friend of a friend. I was at my friends house the other night and what was there? The Marantz SR320 .
As I have been concentrating on HT of recent years, I thought it would be nice to see what a 2 channel receiver that I once owned, sounded like over the RTi10s. I asked my friend if I could borrow it back to try it. Hooked it up today and was literally astounded at the difference in SQ :D .
The explanation I am asking is how a 35 watt a channel receiver (if that) from 1984, where the volume control goes up to 10 on the dial, but when placed between 2-3 on the volume control (about 1/4 volume), has so much more volume than what the Yammie 2700 has at 140 watts a channel? It kicks butt too and brings the 10s to life as well :D !
To get similar volume on the Yammie 2700, I need to have the volume at about -25db on the volume control, which appears up above half volume - volume goes up to +16db. Any explanation would be appreciated, as I will now see if I can get this Marantz receiver back (as it was given back to my mate and he isn't using it).
Thanks in advance.