So I may end up selling my Denon 1613 and getting a slightly higher receiver, and I'm trying to decide if it's worth spending a little extra or not. Keep in mind I spent $199 for my Denon 1613 so it would have to make sense financially as well to upgrade. Here are some options I've seen so far that look decent:
Denon 1713 (has MultiEq XT plus zone 2) = $280
Marantz NR1403 (Has same Audyssey as current receiver and.the weight concerns me of only 18 lbs and only 50 watts per channel. Does this have a preout for an additional amp that could help drive the front speakers during a 5.1 setup?) = $299
Yamaha V575 (Is 7.2 rather than 5.1. Does this have preout for additional amp as well. I can't tell...) = $299
So, those are the ones I've seen. Any thoughts people have on if paying the extra $100 or so is worth it, or am I better holding on to my cash? Thanks!