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I am looking to upgrade my existing HT with new AV Receiver.

My current AV Receiver is Sony STR-DA5400ES.

Speakers set up is 7.1 (with two Subwoofer)


Previously I owned Pioneer, Denon and Onkyo (in that particular order)


My budget is $2,000.


Every suggestion is much appreciated.
 

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The new Denon X4000 (which just started shipping) might be appropriate. The major difference between it and the 4520 is that it can provide a maximum of only 9.2 audio channels instead of 11.2. (An external stereo amp is needed in either case.) Both have Audyssey XT32.
 

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Would a combination of Emotiva gear such as the UMC-200 for signal processing at $599, a UPA-500 (80x5 amp for center, and surrounds) at $399, and an XPA-2 (300x2) at $799 be a good option?


I'm merely storyboarding here, and have no experience with Emotiva, only what I've read which is generally positive. I am currently in the same boat as the OP, but I have a 5.1 setup and am interested in the UMC-200 and an XPA-5 to replace my Denon AVR-5800.
 

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Originally Posted by oztech  /t/1472553/2-000-av-receiver-money-can-buy#post_23312809


My vote SC-67 from Pioneer.

I concur



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I am kind of "Lazy" guy, I prefer all in one box.

I have Denon Pre and Power AMP before.

Unless there is a simple connections, I will give it a try (again).

Please provide me with the particular models.
 

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Off of the beaten path: Anthem MRX series of AVR's.

They don't have all the bells and whistles of main stream

AVR's , but they do have "anthem room correction" (ARC)

Which is outstanding.
 

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Originally Posted by Hell Commute  /t/1472553/2-000-av-receiver-money-can-buy#post_23312683


I vote step outside what you have owned. How about something qualtiy?



Arcam, Cambridge, Rotel, NAD etc. You have a real budget. Get some real sound performance.


Real watts per channel sounds amazing.


Good luck.

NAD? You think Onkyo has reliability issues.


The Anthem (slightly over/top end of budget) and Cambridge Audio recommendations make me drool.



I know someone mentioned Emotiva. (It measures better than a $10k Bryston)

http://www.hometheater.com/content/emotiva-umc-200-preampprocessor-ht-labs-measures


You can consider the Outlaw pre-pro, too.


I would seriously consider the Emotiva combo.
 
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