So I'm finally venturing into HT after running some DIY Dayton/Morel 3-ways for many, many years with an old Arcam integrated. I have learned a TON over the last month from the forums regarding HT. Cut to the chase now...thoughts on pre pro under $1700 for 5.1 system. Would really like to stay under $1200, but am allowing some cushion for sale prices and so forth. Prefer new, but wouldn't be against refurb or open box item.
Leaning towards Marantz AV7005, but would appreciate any other ideas. It'll be mated with...
5 Klipsch RB-81s
Outlaw 7125 power amp
No sub yet.
Thanks for any help!