I am finally going to replace my old HK AVR-525. She paid for herself long ago. Still looks good too.
So, I would like to spend between 600 - 700. Mostly movies but I will crank music whenever I have the house to myself. Speakers are all Tannoy. A pair of Sensys DC1's, the matching DCC, a pair of ceiling speakers for the rear's (dont know the model off hand) and sub.
Saw an open box Denon X3000 for 699 at BestBuy. Not sure if that is a good deal or not.
$500 new shipped with factory warranty. Stronger hdmi compatibility.
Ypao does eq subwoofer down to 30hz. Also has manual peq on main channels.
Lowest price full preamp output receiver.
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This Marantz has much better Room Correction. Offer him $550 or $600. This receiver will not last long ! I owned an SR 5002 for five years, with ZERO problems.