Need your help once again please.
My previous post concerning a faulty Marantz SR-8001 purchased on eBay has concluded with the seller agreeing to a full refund of the purchase price (less shipping). Now time for a replacement :D.
Wanting to keep it musical in focus, plus LSi9s ordered and on the way (to be powered by a Rotel RB-991 200 watts x 2 into 8 ohms amp, 300 watts x 2 into 4 ohm), which would you recommend? I can obtain the Yamaha for $1900 AUD, or the Denon $2599 AUD. The Yamaha has more features for less dollars, both have HDMI 1.3a 4 in and 1 out (and I need all 4 - PS3, Oppo DV980H, Toshiba HD-XE1 and and Panasonic DVD/R). The Denon apparently has the best upscaling video capability of any receiver in this price range and is musically refined as well.
I sold my RX-V2700 as it wasn't "musical" enough for me on 2 channel, with my current RTi10s, but believe Yamaha have tweaked their 3800i to be more musical from a local review I read. Also, the LSi9s will be yet another animal compared to my RTi10s, so they may sound good with the Yammie.
Has anyone out there got either of these AVRs? If so, please pass on your feedback. Also, anyone with any opinion, please also feel free to contribute.
As you can see, from help and just general reading of threads on this forum, I have purchased the Oppo player, know I need a 200 watt a channel amp to drive both the RTi10s and the soon to arrive LSi9s :D, so all of your help has been very beneficial. Thanks once again in advance.