Now with 4k coming, things are going to change again. Everything in the list will face obsolescence in the very near future.
Many argue that they all sound the same so whats the point?. I spoke with a recording engineer that has extremely high regard for the Bryston and considered it to be worth every penny. I was in a Krell Mcintosh dealership that preferred the Mcintosh hands down over the other processors they have sold.
The owners of the Yamaha that I have spoken with love it and consider it a huge value. For me it has too many needless surround modes.
I own the NAD M15 and love it. I feel no need to upgrade. When 4k hits I will simply bypass the video and go straight to the TV. Im done trying to keep up with HDMI.
Many people consider the Marantz to be the most processor you can get for the money. The votes here seem to corroborate that.
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