I am from Holland and new to the forum here. But I have occasionaly bought the magazine and like what I have read in both the magazine and website. I am no pro at all but I do like to see a good movie and be a part of it when I turn up the volume. My wife likes to listen to a few songs now and then, and then volume goes up as well. Not too long because we have neighbours :).
At this moment I am trying to sell my old Sony STR-DA1200EB receiver and JBL SCS 200 5.1 speakers. This needs to be replaced of course and I am investigating what suits me best. So far I have made a selection of 4 receivers:
For more then a week a was convinced that I was going to buy the Onkyo although there seem to be some firmware problems. But those topics are from a few weeks ago and it looks like the latest firmware should fix the problems. But because of this I started looking into other receivers as well and I also like the Yamaha, specs and looks.
The Pioneer and Sony are mentioned because I think those are the competitors but they are not on top of my list.
With the receiver I like to buy a good 5.1 set and I am thinking about the Jamo S 606 HCS5 5.1. That is also the price range within I need to stay.
I am really interested in your opinion.