I'm looking for the PERFECT (for me) solution. I've been using HTiB for some time, and am seeking to step up the quality.
Toward that end, I paid to have someone from Best Buy come out and give a consultation, but I don't feel more informed as a result of it, I just see how I could spend my money, quickly.
That said, I started to research some of the products they'd recommended. For this post, the receiver:
MARANTZ SR7007 7.2 Channel 3D Pass Through
I see it's 8ohm and 125w, however, beyond that it has some features I like, some I'm sure make the price jump but that I'll likely not use or need. First, I will not be using 3d, so I don't care much there. Next, the zoned audio is cool, but if I want that I'll use a home media server not my theater receiver.
So that said, I think I'm looking for your recommendations for a receiver that would offer at or greater power to 125w per channel. I'm not sure if I need image processing - I'd plan to watch mostly DVDs but I would LOVE to air play content (I did like that feature of the 7007 - however it's available in the 6006, too). Possibly a high quality receiver would protect my audio, give the power, give the inputs - but allow me to use an Apple TV while saving hundreds).
All that said, would you have a receiver recommendation for me? I'm mostly interested in intensley clean sound with awesome surround, as I want this to drive a nice theater for our family. My next thread, after deciing on a reciever will be speakers.
I'm in the US and am open to buying used (quality) equipment. Thanks for any thoughts and help you can provide this stymied uninformed audio snob.
Grace and peace,