Meridian G68. I'd go back as far as I could afford to have a Meridian setup.
A 568.2mm is cheaper than many high end receivers these days and there is still no contest on sound quality between what Meridian does and what Japan companies make. Once you're hooked you'll will not be thinking of blacker blacks but better Meridian components. I started 10 years ago and I still upgrade to what I can afford.
Next best would be a Lexicon. Again go as far back as you need to to get into you price range.
See link in my signature for setup.
LG - OLED65C6P
All Meridian Audio System with DSP-6000 Mains
TIVO Series 3 HD - OTA
Philips UHD BluRay BDP-7501
Harmony Elite Remote