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Best AVR in the market?

I am looking for the best AVR in the market, for the solution i am making, i didn't wanted to spend Pre-Pro.
This AVR will replace the Pioneer BEAST SC-LX90.

If i can find something with this "piece" presence? Maybe not... but would like to hear advices?

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There really is no single king of the mountain.

Yamaha, Denon, Marantz, Pioneer, Onkyo, Anthem and NAD imo all make interesting Pre-Pros. Any of their flagships could probably make case. Of those, I think Anthem (ARC) and NAD (Dirac) have the most compelling room correction.

Arcam could be there if they do fix their Dirac implementation.

Long way of saying if I had a price no object list, I'd be looking at at Anthem 1120, Nad 787 (when they new model is released), and the Arcam 850.
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I don't think any of the usual suspects listed above compare to the the Storm and Rotel.

https://www.stormaudio.com/en/produc...sp-3d1612.html

http://www.rotel.com/product/rap-1580
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I don't think any of the usual suspects listed above compare to the the Storm and Rotel.

https://www.stormaudio.com/en/produc...sp-3d1612.html

http://www.rotel.com/product/rap-1580
I had the idea the Storm was like a 15k AVR... if i spend such money i go Pre-Pro.

But i also have a good feeling for the NAD as it was mentioned... The Anthem has a problem...not too much power, and Dirac is better.
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I was checking the ROTEL and it's a very good looking piece of gear... How does it compare with the ANTHEM?
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I don't think any of the usual suspects listed above compare to the the Storm and Rotel.

https://www.stormaudio.com/en/produc...sp-3d1612.html

http://www.rotel.com/product/rap-1580

Oooh, forgot about the storm. Bit of a extreme outlier though, since not most will need 16 channels. Rotel has always been on the edge of my radar, but I could never quite pull the trigger due to lack of one of the preferred room correction schemes
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I am looking for the best AVR in the market, for the solution i am making, i didn't wanted to spend Pre-Pro.
This AVR will replace the Pioneer BEAST SC-LX90.

If i can find something with this "piece" presence? Maybe not... but would like to hear advices?

Tank you
So other members can provide advice on which receiver will meet your needs, you tell us what you want to spend. Please provide your price range you are willing to pay?
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So other members can provide advice on which receiver will meet your needs, you tell us what you want to spend. Please provide your price range you are willing to pay?
Sorry for my late reply.

I am willing to spend up to €7000 Euros...

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I am looking for the best AVR in the market, for the solution i am making, i didn't wanted to spend Pre-Pro.
This AVR will replace the Pioneer BEAST SC-LX90.

If i can find something with this "piece" presence? Maybe not... but would like to hear advices?
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I am willing to spend up to €7000 Euros...
Strewth!

What's your end game here CC? Is it just to spend whatever's required to get the biggest, baddest flagship AVR as a "statement piece", or are you looking for the best HT audio experience your money can buy? If it's the latter, you'll do much better by targeting an AVR that is "fit for purpose" (rather than deluxe) and maximising the spend on great speakers/subs and the room.

To allow us to put forward sensible recommendations we need to know more about this "solution" you're making. How many amplified channels do you need? What speakers have you shortlisted? There's a whole list of things here: 10 Things to Consider When Shopping for an AV Receiver. Any idea of a total system budget?

The more information you can provide, the better our advice will be.
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I like equipments with presence and with the highest performance possible, i had those 2 combined with the Pioneer SC-LX90 (even today they sell for €2500 Euros...to who i wonder, but that's another story), and for example i love the looks of this new ROTEL.

I don't know if my budget can fit the Storm... don't find many info on it...

Or something similar...

I am going to renew everything, as well as the speakers...and in terms of speakers i am going to something like B&W or so...

My setup will be 7.4.2
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I was checking the ROTEL and it's a very good looking piece of gear... How does it compare with the ANTHEM?
The Rotel doesn't have a room correction/auto EQ system . Anthem uses ARC(Anthem Room Correction) which some people feel is second only to DIRAC.

"What do you mean it's too loud? My ears aren't even bleeding yet!"

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I'm in the same boat, looking for a new AVR to support 4k, Atmos etc and need good room correction (which rules out Integra and Onkyo).

Anthem looks good but I read consistent comments about poor HDMI implementation which would drive me insane.
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