Marantz NR1605 or SR5008 to replace an old Yamaha?
First I apologize if I am breaking any rule by posting this twice.
I have an 11 year old Yamaha V773 which at the time I was blown away with when I listened to it.
It still sounds good but no longer give me that "wow" feeling. Also it has no HDMI, Airplay etc so I have an AppleTV hooked up to it instead.
Lately I have been looking at either replacing it with another Yamaha A740 with wifi that just came out or the NR1605 from Marantz. I really want a powered Zone 2 and both come with that but the Marantz only gives 50W/channel and today I believe I have 85 so that is a concern. I went to Magnolia and listened to the Marantz SR 5008 (which they later sold the last one) and the voice and music just sounded fantastic, it was like the person singing was in the room in front of me.
It is starting to become available online at a discount now that 5009 with wifi is coming out.
So would you say I would get an improvement in sound compared to my 11 year old Yamaha?
I am also torn between the 3 models above but getting the 5008 on closeout feels like a better deal than the NR 1605.
Btw, I have only Focal (JMLab) speakers, floor standing Cobalt 816 and SR800 surround and a Chorus 800V center speaker.
Btw, does the Marantz have "scenes" like the Yamaha, i e "concert hall", "jazz club" etc?
Appreciate any advice.