Originally Posted by They_call_me_Roto
You really should qualify many of the statements above as you own personal opinion.
Most dynamic - that's an opinion
Best reliability - Onkyo? really? Again an opinion.
Best with movies - Onkyo/Integra may be OK as long as the HDMI board is functioning. Once again this is your opinion.
Best with music - Your own opinion.
Onkyo/Integra are the most detailed AVRs on the market? That may be your personal opinion, but I would disagree.
Guys important part forgetting about is budget, ideally i was preferring to in between $600-$1000. I saw Marantz 6011 from last year costing about $999. that is way it was falling in my budget while yamaha and onkyo are also under $1000.
Pioneer Elite starting new model is lx501 which is also at $999. LX302? is it as good as the new line? As they are also including LX302 in Elite series. Also will pioneer sound well with Klipsch RF62?
Pioneer elite had good reviews in amazon, but mostly all of them are above $1000.
Marantz was good, i still have marantz PM6005 integrated amp hooked currently to klipsch towers, they are going wery well. But i had terreble experience with Marantz AVR. as even multiple times giving to service centers they could not able to resolve the static noise issue. It was increasing as the receiver going hotter. Had to sell finally. Thats why i was looking and asking openions for better options, instead of Marantz.
Anyhow, the Marantz 6011 is 9CH. while rest of all we compared are 7.2 ch. Yamaha 870, Onkyo 810 and Pioneer lx501 or 302. Still cant actually make mind, I went to audition for onkyo today, but he played against Anthem. Anthem was better. But onkyo was good too comparing to price, but he was dealer of only 2 brands so could not do side by side compare.