One thing is for certain I do not want to end up with a mousy light weight receiver that will end up falling short especially in the amplifier department. This is what has been causing me to take so much time in choosing my 995's successor. I am on a budget but I do not want to compromize ether.
The receiver I end up with will have to last at least as long as my current one has, at least 10 years. My current receiver is still going strong after 10+ years and has performed well.
I am looking for the following features & qualities:
- Exseptional build quality.
- Very good sound quality, something can will eclips what I currently own.
- 3 HDMI 1.3 inputs minimum.
- 100 watts per channel minimum.
- 7.1 Channel Receiver.
- Dolby True HD & DTS-HD MA
- THX Certified not manditory.
- Must have a big enough power supply so amplifiers can put out a good amount of current.
- 7.1 Analog Input
- High Quality DAC's
- Assignable Inputs
At this point I am leaning towards the Denon AVR-3808ci and the Onkyo TX-SR805. I am willing to consider Marantz, Integra and I am not completly sure about Pioneer Elite. I do not want Sony, Sherwood, Kenwood or JVC. Sony has some new models that have alot of features and inputs but the amp sections is to mousy for my tastes. I in the past I have not been a fan of there surround modes. I would very much apreciate some input as this might help in looking at something I have not considered.
My Current HT
My Former HT