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About the only receiver brand I would ever consider buying after several years now of running separates would be Anthem. And they need to bring Atmos to the table as well, although certainly not for me.
As for Sony, the only Sony audio standard I would ever and have ever bought is ES. They perform at the Elevated Standard in their nomenclature and in my experience last for many years. In fact my last ES purchase was a 2004 build W2000ES CD Player/recorder bought some years ago on ebay and the darn thing still sounds wonderful and works fabulously. I would expect no less from any ES receiver.
And as for Atmos, anyone with a dedicated space sufficient to deploy Atmos is likely not looking at mid-level receivers, let alone Sony ES. JMHO. Folks trying to squeeze it into a family room, maybe.
Last edited by ClarkeBar; 10-16-2014 at 07:30 PM.