Ok, I mentioned this elsewhere posting about speaker wire, but I figured I'd just open up this question there.
I'm looking to pick up a receiver for my set of Polk's (Monitor 70s, CS2, PSW12, FXi3s) . My top limit is going to be $2000 I figure... less being better obviously, but not at the sacrifice of sound/performance.
I've been looking hard at the Harmon Kardon DPR 2005 and AVR 7300. I'm leaning towards the DPR... I've got opinions going both ways on those. I've looked at the Denon AVR-4802R. The Marantz seem to be popular from what I've seen. But I know little about the newest electronics these days.
I'm looking long term. I'm probably going to keep this thing a long, long time (my last audio setup is late 80's Fisher seperates and some enormous Tech' speakers which were handed down to my brother).
Basically, I'd like to get a minimum of 100 watts per channel as I'm not planning on adding power at this time, 7.1 surround, a good selection of DACs, obviously the best selection of sound formats possible, and I'd like to find a true digital (like the DPR 2005) if possible... but if this is never really going to make a noticable sound difference in my lifetime I'm not opposed to skipping that feature.
So... the floodgate is open.
What's your opinion on the "best" and why?