Hi all - I'd sure appreciate some opinions comparing these three receivers. I feel like I've got "paralysis by analysis" going and it's time to decide! :-)
Here's the deal. Renovating our family room into a big open layout with kitchen and dining room. Main listening/watching area will be 25x20 or so, but the overall space is close to three times that big.
Probably 75 watching tv/movies vs 25 listening to music as the ratio.
Speakers are Ascend Acoustics CMT 340 SE for fronts and center, 170 SE for surround and then an Outlaw LFM-1 Ex sub.
There will be strong wireless signal in the space and I'll actual have one wired connection available ... But it will most likely be used for Directv receiver or BR Player. But I'm not convinced how crucial connectivity to the receiver is... So feel free to convince me!
And after all my research I keep coming back to
Denon AVR-1713 ( $449 Amazon)
Onkyo TX-NR616 ($379 Amazon)
Sony STR-DN1030 ($398 Amazon)
I have enjoyed Marantz in the past but didn't really see a comperable receiver in this price range.
Anyway whatever bits of information or personal experience you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I'm so happy to have this chance to start fresh I want to make sure I do it right.