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I am looking to upgrade my existing HT with new AV Receiver.
My current AV Receiver is Sony STR-DA5400ES.
Speakers set up is 7.1 (with two Subwoofer)

Previously I owned Pioneer, Denon and Onkyo (in that particular order)

My budget is $2,000.

Every suggestion is much appreciated.
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Denon 4520ci falls in that price range and is fairly well regarded. You might want to post your components as that would be the key.
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The new Denon X4000 (which just started shipping) might be appropriate. The major difference between it and the 4520 is that it can provide a maximum of only 9.2 audio channels instead of 11.2. (An external stereo amp is needed in either case.) Both have Audyssey XT32.

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Would a combination of Emotiva gear such as the UMC-200 for signal processing at $599, a UPA-500 (80x5 amp for center, and surrounds) at $399, and an XPA-2 (300x2) at $799 be a good option?

I'm merely storyboarding here, and have no experience with Emotiva, only what I've read which is generally positive. I am currently in the same boat as the OP, but I have a 5.1 setup and am interested in the UMC-200 and an XPA-5 to replace my Denon AVR-5800.
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I vote step outside what you have owned. How about something qualtiy? wink.gif

Arcam, Cambridge, Rotel, NAD etc. You have a real budget. Get some real sound performance.

Real watts per channel sounds amazing.

Good luck. smile.gif
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My vote SC-67 from Pioneer.
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My vote SC-67 from Pioneer.

I concur


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I am kind of "Lazy" guy, I prefer all in one box.
I have Denon Pre and Power AMP before.
Unless there is a simple connections, I will give it a try (again).
Please provide me with the particular models.
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Yes, PIONEER is in my watch.
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My vote SC-67 from Pioneer.

You can get an SC-68 for $2000.

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Off of the beaten path: Anthem MRX series of AVR's.
They don't have all the bells and whistles of main stream
AVR's , but they do have "anthem room correction" (ARC)
Which is outstanding.
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You can get an SC-68 for $2000.

Doing Pioneer's own comparison on their website didn't lead me to believe that the SC-68 offered any real advantages over the SC-67.
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I vote step outside what you have owned. How about something qualtiy? wink.gif

Arcam, Cambridge, Rotel, NAD etc. You have a real budget. Get some real sound performance.

Real watts per channel sounds amazing.

Good luck. smile.gif

NAD? You think Onkyo has reliability issues.

The Anthem (slightly over/top end of budget) and Cambridge Audio recommendations make me drool. biggrin.gif

I know someone mentioned Emotiva. (It measures better than a $10k Bryston)

http://www.hometheater.com/content/emotiva-umc-200-preampprocessor-ht-labs-measures

You can consider the Outlaw pre-pro, too.

I would seriously consider the Emotiva combo.
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