I am thinking for replacement for my old AV receiver Denon AVR-1802.
I am using it for my PC (optical output, but analog possible (not best but not bad sound car (Terratec Aureon Space 7.1)), Blu-Ray Player Panasonic DMP-BDT310, Playstation 2 and CD Player Denon DCD-960.
Will be used for music and movies. So I am searching for 5.1 and very good music performance. I understand that stereo amplifier will be better suited for this but I have now very small room and there is no room for 5.1 and 2.0 at this moment. But I plan to buy headphones amplifier if I won't be satisfied with new AVR - but I hopes I will be
For CD I some times used cd player's headphone amplifier which is better then denon AVR-1802..
I was thinking about Marantz NR1602 as I heard it is very good in stereo music performance (for an unwxpensive AVR). And I like it has anolog video to hdmi conversion (will be used for playstation at least), plays flac from usb.
I found it for 400€ which is ~340 GBP.
A friend suggested me to look at Denon 1713 (which doesn't analog-digital video conversion) 340€ and Denon 2113 for 460€. And Onkyo 414 which I doesn't like because of design and I found problems with hdmi and not that good music performance. But 2 optical and 2 coax audio in is big plus!
At this moment I have only 2.0 old Philips 15W, 8ohm speakers
I plan to buy small speaker 5.1 because I have little space in my room now. I will probable move to bigger room/own flat in 1-3 years so I will buy new speakers then - the ones that will be apropriate at that time
So my question is, buy Marantz NR1602 or something else?