I love my Marantz (in the signature). i believe i have exelent sound and everithing above in price and ¨quality¨ is more satisfy the non-existent perceptions, than something real.
Oh, I'm very please with my Onkyo TX-NR515 and Energy Take Classic 5.0 with Energy Power 10 Sub too. It is setup as 3.1 in the den. It's a great little system for my kids. The sounds from this combination is crisp/clear. The Energy provide plenty of bass for our small den. This receiver is pack with all the modern options. I'm very please with all my three Onkyo receivers (NR809, RC270 & NR515)......
my favourite receiver, im on my 3rd receiver, started with a pioneer vsx - d511, that was all right it had good sound but no hdmi, then i went to an onkyo , cant remember the model number, i was dissapointed with that, it had plenty of boom but that was it, no real defining sounds from all the other speakers. now i have a pioneer vsx-923, has 8 hdmi in, 2 hdmi out, 1 for my 50" plasma and the other for my 100" projector screen. i have it set up as 7.1 and the sound that it produces is really quite good, bought it from jbs when the had a special running.
I owns Energy Take Classic and Micro speakers. It is great compact speakers. The Monoprice 10565 spec is nearly identical to Energy Take Classic. The Energy still looks classier though, but you cannot go wrong with either speaker.....
I loved my Yamaha RX-V667 but left F channel stopped working , After Geek Squad 3 failed attempts to fix store credit was given which went into Pioneer 1020-k.
Between the two hmm both are my Favs
+1. It is still a joke in 2014 :)