I am looking for a AVR to upgrade my living room setup. I want 5.1 (Fronts Biamped) + 2 channels to drive outdoor speakers via Sonos. For last few years I have been using entry level Onkyo AVRs. I am considering following three options. Which one would you guys recommend?
Denon - AVR-X4000 (7 x 125 watts)+ Sonos Connect Amp (55w x 2) - $1300 + $500
Yamaha RX-A2030/Pioneer Elite SC -75 (9 channels) + Sonos Connect - $1600 + $350
Also, Yamaha and Pioneer have very similar specs. I know both are considered very good brands. Any reason to go with one over the other?