Originally Posted by roflerne
Cool, what about the sound. Is the only difference between the two, the features or are there any differences in the sound it delivers?
The sound that is delivered by an AVR is dependent on a number of factors.
The Speakers, particularly the Left, Center and Right, are the ultimate limiting factor on sound quality.
Next the Amplifier driving the speakers needs sufficient power and head room for the speakers and the desired sound level.
The quality of the digital to analog conversion provided by the AVR also plays an important role.
Since I both listen to music and watch movies and TV, I wanted something to incorporate into my existing two channel system using my existing full range speakers and 200 watt per channel amplifier. Since I also still listen to Vinyl I needed somethng with a phono input.
I looked at the AV7005, SR7005 and SR6006. I chose the SR6006 because of Airplay, my CD collection is already on iTunes uncompressed, newer networking functions and price. It meets my current as well as future needs. Currently the only thing bring driven by the 6006 amps is a 35 year old pair of Stax headphones. In the future when I expand from 2 channel to either 5.1 or 7.1 I will be using the amps in the 6006.
The ability to control the 6006 using a web browser, good support for HDMI Control (CEC) functions and 7.1 analog inputs were also importsnt to me.
My Samsung HDTV and Blu-Ray player integrate well with CEC.
Yes, the amps in an AVR are important. The speakers you have today and what you may replace them with are probably more important to the quality of the sound that you obtain.