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jmpatrick's Avatar jmpatrick 04:46 PM 11-16-2012
My usage will be 60% Music, 40% Movies. I like Spielberg movies and loud 70's prog rock.

My space is 14' deep, 18' wide, 6.5' ceiling.

The plan is to get the matching Polk surround speakers and run 7.1.

Audio sources will be a phono preamp and turntable (don't need a built-in phono pre), and Blu-ray. I want ethernet for networking and Spotify. I need an FM tuner, but would also like to have AM, and would REALLY like HD Radio.

After several days of reading this site and hundreds of customer reviews, my head is spinning.

The most attractive combination of power, inputs, EQ'ing, happy users, and price seems to be the Marantz SR5006 ($479.99 for a refurb). NO HD Radio that I can see, though.

Does the Polk/Marantz combination seems like a winner?

What other models should I consider?

jmpatrick's Avatar jmpatrick 05:08 PM 11-16-2012
I see the SR6006 has HD Radio for $699 (refurb)
jmpatrick's Avatar jmpatrick 05:26 AM 11-17-2012
Hmm...how about the Denon AVR2113CI?
kanti123's Avatar kanti123 05:28 PM 11-17-2012
why not save a bit and just go with 4311CI? then you won't have to upgrade for a while.
jmpatrick's Avatar jmpatrick 05:36 AM 11-18-2012
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Originally Posted by kanti123 View Post

why not save a bit and just go with 4311CI? then you won't have to upgrade for a while.

Nice receiver...but nearly 3 times my budget. I'd really rather go over budget on speakers.
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