I'm about to purchase a new Marantz receiver through an accommodation program through my job. I'm between the SR5008 and SR6008
I'll be running a fairly simple stereo setup with just 2 Polk RTIA7 towers and a CD player, Turntable, TV antenna, Chromecast and PS3 hooked in, so I don't necessarily need all of the extra inputs/outputs that the SR6008 has. However, my current phono pre-amp for my turntable is not all that great and the SR6008 has a dedicated phono input (the SR5008 does not). The SR6008 is only $90 more than the SR5008 for my accommodation pricing.
So the question lies: Would it be better to go with the SR6008 and not have to worry about a phono pre-amp, or stick with the SR5008 and put that $90 towards a better quality phono pre-amp?
Thanks for any help!