It is time to upgrade my Arcam AVR 300. The DSP board is not working anymore and I am using by Oppo 93 as the main DSP for now.
I have a dedicated room for my HT/ Music 7.1 set up with Boston Acoustics VR2 and VRC front and some Boston acoustics Micro 90 for surrounds + a nice sub...
Oppo 93 as my Blu-ray/music source. This will be connected to a Panasonic video proj via HDMI ( no 3D)
I am interested in rather audiophile sound, lots of music and DVD/Blu ray concerts.
I did some research and found a short list of what I think will be my good candidates :
- Integra DTR 30.5
- Emotiva UMC 200 + UPA 700 ( or use the AVR 300 as my power amp...)
- Anthem MRX 500
- Marantz SR 6008
This is in no particular order and would welcome any addition if I have missed anything. Price around 1000 to 1200 USD.
As It will be impossible for me to listen to all of them, I will rely on your experience/expertise and feedback to make a decision.