I am building a 5.1 system with B&W CM9
series speakers (and related surrounds; undecided sub as yet), and Oppo BDP-93
(depending perhaps on which AVR I get...) and am trying to decide between these two AVRs. I plan to both listen to music and watch movies roughly equally.
Can anyone make a recommendation between these two, esp if you've used both? My understanding is that the main important difference is that the Arcam
will take analog in, allowing me to use the Oppo DAC, and the Anthem
will take only digital, but then the Anthem's ARC room corrections appears to be better than Arcam's equivalent, and beyond that, I don't know if I should be valuing the Oppo DAC so highly over the AVR DACs anyway.
Further relevant threads are: Anthem MRX vs Arcam AVR400 feature comparison
and Anthem MRX receivers
. Since the feature comparison thread was dropped, has any community consensus on these two systems developed?