Originally Posted by kkhandkar
Leaving that aside, purely from an audio quality standpoint (and matching with the speakers), which receivers should I consider?
Leaving "that" aside is the only thing that separates how any AVR will sound. Some say they sound different, but I'm in the camp that they all pretty much sound the same once you leave out the ARC and any EQ applied.
So buy the one that has the features you want or need at a price you feel comfortable with.
Klipsch RF-62II, RC-500, RS-400, SVS PC12+,
Def Tech SC8000
Harman Kardon AVR 1600
PS3, Apple TV, Sharp 70" Qattron