New receiver for my Quad speakers
Since years I have a Marantz SR6003. This plays on a Quad pair of Quad 21L2 speakers along with Quad center and surround speakers (9L2).The sound I always found something to dull sound absent. Probably due to a combination of a receiver with a warmer sound and a set of speakers with the same timbre.When I bought the receiver, I had Tannoy speakers, who were much more direct and open.Now I can sell my Marantz well and I can look for another receiver.The choice here is in the range 600-850 euro. Rather a 'old model' model from a higher class with extra power, than a new model with airplay and spotify.I would like a more open and direct sounding receiver with more power. The speakers can use quite some power. I could go for the bi-amp route next time. Stereo sound is more important to me than surround. 4K support is nice, because I still expected years to do this receiver.These models have my interest.Onkyo TX-NR818 699 euroMarantz SR7007 999 euroDenon AVR-3313 774 euroDenon X4000 999 euroYamaha A1020 1069 euro The Marantz SR7007 is often referred to by shops and a should be a fantastic good receiver. I'm afraid this is going to sound 'warm' again.The AVR-3313 is claimed that this is a SR7007 in another jacket (the same holding), so I fear a warm timbre.Which receiver do you recommend me? Do you have other options?