In a recent post, I complained about my current receiver not performing up-to-par, and I'm looking for a replacement.
I am willing to spend up to $1500 on a new receiver, and I'm looking for some advice.
I've read that the 4800 is a fine receiver, with a boat-load of features. Then I've read that compared to the Marantz, the 4800 sounds like a flat wall of sound, and is basically mass-produced carboard as compared to the Marantz.
However, the Marantz SR-19EX has way less features than the Denon. Does it have less USABLE features as well?
Also, does anyone actually HAVE an SR-19EX? I cannot, for the life of me, find any kind of spec sheet or manual on the SR-19EX. I don't even know what DSP modes it has, or how many Video inputs it has! I'm kinda turned on by the 5.1 stereo mode the Denon's have. Does the Marantz have a similar mode?
Do either support the new DPL II? If not, can you upgrade either of them?
Any info/advice greatly appreciated.