I do not have a surround sound speaker setup and I am not planning to get one anytime soon. I love my stereo. On the other hand, I am a tech geek with modern, huge 4K TV and all kinds of toys that I connect to it, so I usually go for AV receivers instead of stereo amps to have a matching, modern "switching hub".
That said, I am looking to replace my old and dusted Denon AVR 4303, which can no longer hold up with current HDMI standards, let alone 4K resolution. I have a pair of huge, high-end Dynaudio 3.3 stereo speakers that are quite demanding, so the new receiver should be able to drive those and have enough power in stereo mode.
My main focus is musical quality and not so much about how the receiver processes all those fancy surround sound standards and how it sounds for movies.
Since I already own a Denon, I was naturally looking at them again and had the 4400 and maybe even the 6400 in sight (or wait for the successors with HDMI 2.1). But then I keep reading about the Yamaha 2070/3070. And Marantz.
I really can't make up my mind and I really don't know which brand would serve my needs best. Any recommendations? What AV receivers would be recommended for stereo setups?