Can't live without music.
While I'm waiting for my sr5007, I purchased to return Onkyo TX-NR626.
This thing outperforms Cambridge azur 640r
Music sounds more pleasant and more instruments can be heard.
Going to stay with the sr5007 for now.
Only few things I don't like about it.
screen looks like a porthole on the submarine (can't read it from distance)
when I connect my sony nw-f807 portable player via USB - can only play one album at a time (will repeat the same album but won't play next one)
Only 2 speakers.
Don't plan to extend.
I'm a true stereo forever.
I listen to a lot of acoustic albums and this marantz SR5007 does it so well.
but I wonder if anything could do it better in this price range.
Guy already gave me some suggestions.
Many people talk about Harman Kardon 3490. I see it's powerful and loud , but is the sound going to be as tasty as in Marantz?