I finished my new living room build with a Denon 2112CI with the MartinLogan MLT-2 which replaced a Polk 5.1 system (Polk Audio 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System (RM6000) and Polk Audio 8" 50W subwoofer (C2-6203)). I wanted to re-purpose the Polk 5.1 system in the basement but need a receiver. I was hoping for a nice bang-for-buck 5.1 receiver but not sure. I been checking slickdeals but just missed the Onkyo TX-NR509 for $127 shipped.
If you like the 2112CI with Audyssey, then try to get a Denon 1612 on clearance.
I was hoping you'd respond. I got the 2112CI based on a few of your threads and it is outstanding. HUGE upgrade. I am not sure if it's the Denon and/or Audyssey but it's a huge difference in sound quality. The local Best Buy has the Marantz 1402 for $150 on clearance brand new. No AV and few imputs but it is Marantz. Should I even consider an Onyko if I could find budget somewhere?