Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: mid-atlantic region of US
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After years in this hobby I've come to believe that when two present-day amplifiers (or in this case receivers) are closely volume matched, have all equalization defeated, and each is operating within it's design limits then audible differences between the two will be very very hard to discern, if they can be discerned at all. ..This audibility b/w speakers, on the other hand, tends to be much easier to discern.
So long as your current receiver can produce enough power to drive the speakers you want to the volumes you want, I would say stick with it unless you desire more features, better build-quality (warranty, tactile fit/finish), or better appearance.
McIntosh MA6600 Integrated amp (for 2-ch) | Onkyo TX-NR1030 AVR (TV/ Movies) | Paradigm Sig S8 v2's (front) | Paradigm Prestige 55C (Center) | Boston Acoustics Bravo 20 speakers (rear) | 2010 Technics SL-1200mk2 Turntable w/ AudioTechnica 440mla cartridge | Mac Mini Music Server | Emotiva XDA-2 DAC | Logitech Touch SB | Samsung PN58B860 Plasma TV