Hi anyone still involve in this thread. After many years away from serious av/hifi I'm back and although the 751r is now in 'runout' so to speak I have found one at under $2k (AUD) and I'm ready to pounce. (Along with a 752bd....I'd hate to break up sibblings). Given there is a bunch of new receivers in the market at the moment from Marantz/Denon, CA itself has the new CX series etc etc, I'm looking to the collective wisdom of this forum to found out if there's anything significant I should be looking for in this new gear? TBH I kind of feel at the price I'm looking at I can't think of anything below about $3500-$4000 the would offer the SQ ill7get from the 751r (v2)
Some background, 60% BD concerts 40% movies. I have a 15 year old set of Wharfedales that will be going in the next 6-12 months in place of something like kef R series, or CM10s, maybe even Tannoy.
Also would love some advice on subwoofer....heard a Velodyne eqmax today, ported, was pretty good, but maybe a bit loose for music reproduction. Maybe I'll need to double up.
I had an old onkyo that recently went to heaven that was actually pretty good albeit a bit harsh and in your face.
My music tastes range anything like Placebo, Procupine Tree (check out their BD concerts ) right through to Michel Kiwinuka.....quite varied, but you'll find zero hip hop or do of do of music......yes, I'm over 30