Hello, this post is on behalf of my dad who wants to get his audio/home theater system up and running again. He has a pioneer DVD player for movies and CD’s. He has three front speakers (LCR B&W 601 s1 or s2). The speakers are 88 dB sensitive and rate at 8 ohms nominal (4 ohm minimum). He mentioned that before his last receiver blew, he only liked the sound when he turned up the volume to a good level but wasn’t so pleased when listening at lower levels. What he doesn’t have is any amplification or processing. I don’t think he is ready or interested in separates so I suggested he start with a receiver.
He wants to stay around $700 - $800, does not need all of the latest bells and whistles or connectivity options. I gave him the following suggestions: Denon AVR-2313; Marantz SR5007; Yamaha RX-A730. They seemed well regarded, decently powered with some good features. With the thought in mind that good stereo sound quality is his primary interest, what would you suggest.