Suggestions on upgrade
Hi guys. I've been reading this thread on top of countless hours of obsessive research. I can't find any straightforward answers. I'm replacing my Denon 1912 soon and am leaning toward the A3060. My use case is 5.1 in my living room (25' x 15' x 10' ceiling). I'll be doing UHD via the Xbox One X. I don't want extra amps. I have Polk RTi A3s for F/L and CSi A6 front channel, all 150W, along with an old Sony 10" powered sub. I also have 2 outdoor speakers to power as zone 2. I want to be able to extend audio to another room which would be zone 3. I might end up doing HDMI to another room as well some day.
If I'm not planning for Atmos, but perhaps 7.1 in the future, does it make sense to go with the a3060? From what I've read the DACs in the 3060 are better than the 2060 as well as YPAO at 64-bit unless I'm missing something there. I also want a Phono input for my turntable - not a vinyl addict, but occasionally like to throw on my old records as does my wife.
I am leaning away from Denon as I'm sick of the wired and wireless network issues, virtually non-functional remote app, having to reset to factory more often than I'd like, etc. I've also read a lot about issues with their 6400 series and the extreme heat of the 4300/4400. Off topic here, likely, but that's why I'm moving to Yamaha. That and just to experience something new.