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Originally Posted by Alfred Andersson
I'll be getting a used pair of Monitor Audio Silver RX2s and a matching RX Centre and will need a receiver. Usage will be about 80% HT and 20% music. I will probably stay at 3.0 for a while but eventually buy a sub and surround speakers when my budget allows it. These are the models I'm looking at currently:
Sony STR-DH790 (3290 SEK) - only very slightly more expensive than the DH590 and I might decide that I want atmos in the future.
Yamaha RX-V385 (3279 SEK) - looks good as well
Denon AVR-X550BT (3296 SEK) - no eARC which I might want in the future but if it's better in other ways I might consider it.
Pioneer VSX-534 (3490 SEK) - no eARC again like the Denon.
I don't really have any experience with AV so I'll need your help here. I might consider increasing my budget but only if it makes a significant difference to sound quality. The only real requirement I have is that 4k/HDR passthrough at 60Hz is supported.
Those entry level AVR's will get the job done, but they have very little eq and weak power supplies. If you can step up to the Denon X1400/1500 that would be a huge improvement. If budget is tight, aim for at least the Denon S740/750 models.
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