I'm looking to replace my now-ancient Marantz SR9002 receiver with something a little more modern. The devices I'm looking at are the SR7007/Denon equivalent, Cambridge Audio Azur 751r and that's about as far as I've gotten.
My issue is this: These devices are designed to accommodate many more channels than I'm going to actually use. I have a large main pair of speakers (Reference 3A Episodes) for listening and a Totem center channel for watching movies. I've got an Oppo-83 I'm planning to upgrade to a 103 or 105 sometime soon. I'd prefer to optimize this receiver for 2 channel listening as that is the majority of what I do on this system. Airplay streaming is definitely nice to have as I have a large collection of lossless encoded audio in my iTunes collection. It's not critical to have in the receiver though as I have an Apple TV with digital output. Android or iOS remote would also be really nice to have as most hardware remotes suck, but I do have a Harmony One I can likely reprogram for whatever I get.
Any recommendations? Help me save some copper and recommend a good 3.0 channel receiver!
UPDATE: I should point out that separates are not necessarily off the table. I'll put my budget around $3000 to get things rolling.