I recently purchased the following home theater setup:
I'm using the A3 as fronts with A1s as surrounds. I mainly listen to music and occasionally play games or watch Blu rays. I recently purchased a Denon AVR 2112 ($520) mainly because it was all I could afford and I liked its networking and Air Play compatibility. However, as I skimmed through boxing day fliers, I came across an AVR 2311 priced at $450. I know that the main advantage here is a couple of inputs and 15 extra watts, but I lose networking, Air Play, and Audyessy MultiEQ XT (it has only MultiEQ). Also, I found an Onkyo 709 priced at $600. Now the Onkyo gives me 20 more watts, however, I loose out on Air Play.
Now an Apple TV would save Air Play functionality later on, but that costs $120. But if I decide to go with the 2311 I would still not have MultiEQ XT. Does the 2112's MultiEQ XT worth the additional $70 more? Does the improvement on sound be slightly/significantly noticeable? Likewise, is it worth the hassle to order the 2311 for an extra 15 watts and loose on some neat features?
Furthermore, will the 2311's extra 15 watts or the 709's extra 20 watts be noticeable and worth the additonal $80 (for the 709).
Also, how is the 709 in terms of audio quality? Will they complement my setup? I have heard that Onkyo's sound harsh on Polk speakers, however I have not heard them myself.
What would you do if you were in my shoes?
Thanks for you help.