I bought a pair of Mythos STS earlier this year and have been running them with an acurus act III processor and an acurus A200X3 power amp. I am considering upgrading the processor to a receiver to help simplify the system. I have seen a number of posts suggesting the Denon 3808ci and the Onkyo 800's, the Yamaha Z11, Pioneer Elites, and various other receivers.
I have been looking at last previous years models to help get the best receiver for the money. I have looked at the Denons the most so far. I don't know much about the Onkyo's except that people seem to think they are better then the Denons and are generally cheaper. I have also looked at the Marantz, Yamaha, and Pioneer briefly.
Are there any other brands I should consider or stay away from? Any specific models that anyone would recommend? Any help would be appreciated