could be....I wonder since they are under the same umbrella as Denon how much different they are?
I have never owned a recent Marantz product...so I cant say what my ears think
Turnne...Denons are manufactured in Japan, and Marantz in China. The kicker here is that the Marantz is higher end. They both use the same internals for the most part. You will get all kinds of bickering on here about how they either sound the same, or sound totally different. I always say, leave it up to the listener to determine that.