Hi guys. Through some unfortunate events, it looks like Im going to have to replace my receiver. I wanted to post the question here as my knowledge is fairly limited. First, what Ive got: replacing a Pioneer VSX52 Elite receiver, Emotiva 2 channel amp for the front mains (cant remember model offhand, but its 125x2), Fronts are Polk RTi10's, Polk CS10 center, Polk FXiA6 surrounds, 2 Hsu 12's, Sat receiver, and HTPC. I dont usually hit reference level volume, but usually around -15 to -8.
First and foremost audio and video quality are most important. I listen to about 70%video 30% music.
That said, Im partial to Pioneer and Yamaha products. The receivers on my short list so far are Pioneer SC75, Yamaha 2020/2030, or Yamaha 3020/3030. Its kind of overkill in a way because Im only using 5.1 and not using multiple zones, but Im looking at those receivers for the video processing chip and the DACS.
Sooooo. Based on this info (if you need more lemme know) what would you guys recommend? Budget is $1k-$2k at the very most. I'd like to stay at or below $1500.
My system: Yamaha RX-A3060, Emotiva XPA-2, Salk Song3, Salk Songcenter RT, Polk FXiA6, Rythmik FV15HP, Intel i7 HTPC running JRiver Media Center