After much research I've pretty much narrowed it down to the Marantz NR1603 and the Denon AVR-1713 or AVR-1613. I'll be listening to music and watching shows and movies with a pair of Totem Forest speakers in a 15x13 foot room. I don't like cranking the volume too high so I'm not worried about power. What I am wondering is whether the AVR-1713 is worth it over the AVR-1613 for the upgraded Audyssey, or whether the NR1603 is worth it over the AVR-1613 for its better(?) internal components, keeping mind my 2.0 setup and room size. I have no plans to add speakers so future proofing is not a concern. I do like the looks and low profile of the Marantz but I don't want to pay that much more for looks, I only want to pay for sound quality. Built-in airplay is a must which why I'm not considering the NR1403. Any thoughts?
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2/13/13 at 5:32am