Emotiva Fusion vs Marantz
justDoIt
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 7:47 AM

Fusion 8100

$449

List price: $499

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A/V RECEIVER

E-CLUB PRICE: $404.10

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Unsurpassed Performance, Convenience, and Value
Now you can have a high-performance, 7-channel A/V receiver that gives you the performance and control you need, and includes our exclusive one-button Fusion Advance Room Correction System™, for the ultimate in convenience and performance – and all at a price you can afford. The Emotiva Fusion 8100 is the all-in-one solution that does it all.

Performance On Tap
Go ahead. Compare the Fusion 8100 to the other A/V receiver choices out there. You’ll soon find it’s unmatched, even by receivers selling for much higher prices. The Fusion 8100’s powerful Emotiva class A/B amplifier, featuring 7 x 65-watt RMS of audiophile caliber power, all channels driven, backed by an oversized toroidal power supply, puts real punch into movie action.

The powerful amp is just the start. Full compatibility with all high-res surround sound formats, precision quad core 32-bit processing power, the precise control of 11-band fully parametric EQ’s, and flexible bass management featuring selectable crossover slopes, all add up to truly unparalleled performance.

One-Button Convenience
For all of the Fusion 8100’s advanced performance, setup couldn’t be simpler. Just plug in the included measurement microphone, put it in your listening area, and press one button. The Fusion Advanced Room Correction System™ automatically calibrates the sound to the acoustics of your room, delivering a riveting movie and music experience, in seconds.

Ultimate Value
The Fusion 8100’s excellent price gets even better when you start looking at the features: internal Bluetooth 3.0 with apt-X™ for CD-quality, wireless sound from mobile devices and tablets; 3 separate audio zones; a high-quality headphone amp; and an easy-to-use on-screen display over live video. Plus, its standard 3-year transferrable warranty beats the competition by up to 3x!

The Fusion 8100. The all-in-one that does it all.

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justDoIt
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 7:48 AM

Marantz SR5009 7.2 Channel Network Audio/Video Surround Receiver with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®

Now you can stream your favorite music tracks wirelessly with the Marantz SR5009, which features built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless streaming. Via your wireless home network, you can listen to a huge selection of internet radio stations or stream your favorite tracks from subscription services including Pandora®, SiriusXM™, and Spotify® (not all services available in all markets).

Equipped with an advanced video processor section, the SR5009 features upscaling and transcoding of analog SD and HD sources to HDMI, and it also features 4K Ultra HD pass-through at up to 60 Hz frame rates, a feature of the latest HDMI specification.

The versatile audio section includes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio high-resolution lossless decoders, and there's also Dolby Pro Logic IIz decoding, which provides an additional pair of front height channels to dramatically expand the front soundstage.

Conservatively rated at 100 watts per channel for each of the 7 channels, the SR5009 features identical power amplifier design across all 7 channels for the most uniform soundfield, and the high current amplifier section is fully compatible with lower impedance 4 ohm speakers. Our advanced Eco amplifier mode provides substantial power consumption reduction.

8 HDMI Inputs, 2 HDMI Outputs with 4K Ultra HD 60 Hz Pass-through; 4:4:4 Pure Color

For the ultimate video experience, the SR5009 features an advanced video section with 8 HDMI inputs including 1 conveniently located on the front panel, and all rear HDMI inputs are equipped with 4K Ultra HD f

justDoIt
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 7:48 AM

I'm trying to decide which of these 2 receivers to buy.

justDoIt
Thu, Jan 1, 2015 9:32 PM

I bought the Marantz SR5009 - it is a PIECE OF JUNK no

AVOID this product

SuperNerd
Fri, Jan 2, 2015 5:21 PM

This is a relatively NEW model. They have not worked out all the bugs in it yet. That's the problem with electronics like this nowadays - they ship this stuff so loaded with bugs it's not useable. They let you the consumer test their products and then they only fix the problems that impact a lot of poeple. Then you have to do firmware updates to get the bug fixes. 

I think the firmware upgrade was the worst thing that ever happened to conusmers. 

Born2Bwild
Fri, Jan 2, 2015 5:23 PM

MADE IN CHINA was the worst thing that ever hapenned to consumers

CubanCigar
Sat, Jan 10, 2015 10:04 PM

The EMOTIVA is the better build of these 2 units. The MARANTZ will have more gadgets but if you're looking for sound quality EMO is the way to go.

justDoIt
Sun, Jan 18, 2015 7:26 AM

Right on Cigar. I broke down and bought BOTH - the Marantz was loaded with gadgets as you said but the sound quailty was not there. It was loaded with BUGS. no

 

The EMO OTOH was relatively bug-free and had a by far superior sound quality it just lacked all the features - all the gadgets. In the end I sent them both back but if I had to keep one of them I would have kept the EMO.