So I've spent the last year upgrading audio in my HT. I luckily got in at Vanns before they went out of business and purchased Energy RC70s as my FR/FL, an RC-LCR for center, and some VS Surrounds. Rounding out the low end I have two Outlaws, an EX and a Plus. All of this is being ran from a Yamaha RXV671 AVR.
I do about 35% Music, 35% Movies, and 30% gaming. My room is about 4500 cubic feet in an open floor plan with my living room opening to my kitchen. I am now looking to upgrade my AVR. I purchased the Yammy to run my old Polk Monitors and wound up growing out of those speakers and upgrading to the Energy RCs when I caught a hella deal on Vanns.
Anyway, question being I am now in the market for an AVR. I am very interested in hearing input on receivers in the $500-$1000 price range. I am looking for Audessey equipped AVRs, preferably with Multi EQ XT32, with Sub EQ (if that will make a difference). I have not been completely satisfied with YPAO. Sound quality and wattage per channel is something I do not know a lot about, so any input would be appreciated. I am also interested in good video output with my Sony XBR4.
Any and all thoughts are appreciated!