Help/Guidance Choosing a Receiver
I recently acquired my first set of nice speakers ELAC Unifi B5. I understand they can be quite hard to drive, though I have not had any real issues with my current receiver (a Sony STR-DH820). The receiver is old and I could use an upgrade with the speakers anyway. My room is roughly 20' wide on the TV wall and 30' deep. Seating position is about 15' from the TV and rear speakers are set just behind the seating position. I have laminate flooring and a scissor truss ceiling with a high point of about 18 feet. I have a Sumiko S.10 subwoofer handling the bass and all the speakers (5 of them) are crossed over at 80hz.
My local shop recommended the Anthem 520, but the unit offers almost nothing the way of features, apart from supreme sound quality. I am considering the Yamaha RX a2080. Thoughts? Any other suggestions? I do plan to expand my system in the coming years.