How would you guys rate these two receivers against each other? On paper, the Pioneer has 40w more per channel, other than that, the feature set seams to be on par and the price is also about the same.
I spoke to one sales guy who used to sell Pioneer and now sells Marantz and he said that the Marantz units are never over rated like other companies do. Don't know how much I believe this considering he sells Marantz.
My set up is a 5.1 in the family room consisting of Paradigm AMS-LCR in walls for fronts and center, Paradigm AMS-250 rears and a Paradigm DSP-3200 powered subwoofer. Also, I have a pair of OSD audio 6.5" outdoors running off zone 2.
Your help is greatly appreciated.