Hi all, first post here from Oz.
My current rig consists of RF5 mains, RC7 centre, RS7 sides and a couple of small rears to make up 7.1. This has been running off a Rotel 1056 receiver with two power amps with plenty of grunt.
Also running two pc12 plus SVS subs.
I have a dedicated room and have started to look at room treatments and also replacing the receiver with a network receiver with more bells such as Audyssey to help with room correction but moreso subwoofer balance.
I have been very happy with my current system sound quality for movies but always thought the two channel wasn't the best.
The higher frequencies can be a little grating after a while of two channel listening.
I am after personal opinions on which of the current a/v receivers available will give my Klipsch reference speakers a more neutral sound..
Now i know this question may have been touched on many times in the past but the problem is there aren't any Klipsch retailers near where i live anymore.
The dealer i purchased through years ago has closed down so im unable to go and listen to speaker/receiver combos anymore.
So which receivers should i put on my shopping list.
I have been looking at Marantz 7005 and 7007. Do they have a neutral sound?
Onkyo which i know is a neutral sounding receiver from the research ive done is an option but im not convinced on long term reliability over many years.
One last question. If i was to change the receiver but keep my current Rotel power amps would the sound signature stay the same as i have now or would the new receiver dictate the sound quality/type?
Any help is appreciated.