I'm looking for an AV reciever to partner my Kef 2005.3 speakers and my head is spinning reading AV receiver specs, especially as the prices are dropping all the time for X-mas.
My budget is at or around £300 - so the Sony 820, Onkyo 509, Yamaha 471 and at a bit of a squeeze Yamaha 671 all come in to play.
I don't think I need upscaling, since my sources (Humax Foxsat, Sony BD-470 and Xbox 360-S) output over HDMI and my telly (Samsung UE40C750) can upscale if necssary. So I'm most interested in movie sound quality since 2-channel hifi is taken care of else where.
I was swaying towards the Yam-471, but I see the Onkyo 509 has more features (zone 2, networking, Iphone app). Any thoughts on how they might partner with the Kefs? Would I see much of a step up in performance to the Yam-671? Any important features that I'm missing here?
I will try and audition kit, but any advice in advance would be much appreciated.