Ok folks, I am in the market for a new AVR soon and figured I would run by all of my needed things I’d like to have in the AVR and see what you all can recommend for me? Not sure of my budget but would guess between 500-1000 should get a nice set up ?
I currently have a Marantz SR7300 that has no HDMI at all and is only capable of 5.1 along with no room correction on it to run, my current equipment is listed below and all of which is in a hall closet and will eventually be controlled by a Harmony Ultimate RF remote and hub or something similar.
65”Panny VT60, 1-HDMI, 1-Opt and 1 Cat5E ran to it mounted on the wall, can run other wires if needed as well (electrician)
I now have a 7.2 set-up in my LR with all in-walls and 2- 12” powered sealed subs
I have a Sony 400 disc SACD with multi channel analog audio outs that plays CD/DVD’s as well via component video. But will mainly use it for SACD only especially after I purchase a BD player
Soon to be added BD Player to the set up but AVR is 1st on the list right now.
Things I would like are,
A good room correction specifically good for 2 subs and 2 separate sub outputs I guess is the way to go?
Are most microphones for room correction wire pretty long or extensions available to get to hall closet and have enough to move to whatever locations needed in my LR for the process?
A 2nd zone for my outside pool patio speakers, maybe a HDMI out for that zone as well for possible future use if I get to it?
AVR controllable by Android App, especially for changing stations and volume in zone 2 from out at the pool/patio area.
Multi-channel analog inputs of course for my SACD player
Currently I use my 65VT60 for streaming Netflix and such and not sure if streaming would be better via a AVR with the built in apps??
HD radio would be nice to have as well.
I’m hoping this is a good start and any thoughts and recommendations are VERY much appreciated from all.