I owned a Marantz AV7702 (not the MkII) for 6 months or so. Followed by a Yamaha CX-A5000 for about 15 months. I used both for 2 channel music as well as multi-channel audio. I preferred the Yamaha for music - for movies it was a tossup. They both performed well - and worked as expected. I like the Yamaha integrated amp better than either of those processors, plenty of clean power and no internal processing - simply analog - the Emo DC-1 DAC handles the processing.
I have read time and again on these forums that owners have preferred the way Yamaha sounded for music. Not sure how or why, and I'd like to hear more.
That said, I'm starting to look at more 9 channel options for a 5.2.4 eventually (for some more cost), and the RX-A2070 is starting to look like a good option for the BMRs. Plenty of juice, up to date features, and 9 channels for future expansion.