So my old (bought in 2000) Denon receiver finally died on me last night. I haven't looked at receivers since 2000 guys so I haven't paid much attention to the latest ones on the market.
I see many here speak on the Onkyo's. The TX NR809 has caught my attention, I like the power rating and the feature set. I like that I can stream Pandora, and connect my iphone. I kinda wish it had airplay though because with the 809 you have to leave that huge door open when the ipod/iphone is connected (sadly the rear hub does not transmit i' signals). For this reason the Marantz Sr5007 caught my attention but I'm still not sure.
My delima, I would love to step into separates (for the first time) I like the Emotiva line, its quality at reasonable prices. I can get the UMC1 A/V pro for $499, and the UPA 500 5 chan amp for $399 however I would really like to know how bridge friendly this amp is because I'm running a 3.1 set up and would love the option of increasing my power with this unit. The only draw back to this set up is the lack of features i.e. network/ streaming abilities.
*sigh* this is no longer as easy as it use to be.
speakers NHT 2.3 L/R,
shielded superZero center,
Paradigm powered sub.