Own birth day present - Marantz SR-7005?
Hello, pretty soon I will become 40 and I was considering the possibility of giving myself a hi-fi present to celebrate. Everytime it is getting more difficult to convince the wife to spend on hi-fi so this my be my last chance for another decade and it is the perfect excuse.
Anyway, the budget is 800 pound and I am looking at the possibility of replacing the receiver but I have serious doubts that I can get anything that will make a real improvement in sound (not just features) over my current Arcam for this amount of money.
Rigth now I have an offer of a Marantz SR-7005 for this amount but reading the reviews and the comments from other posts I have serious doubts that this will be a good option.
Any thougths? Other alternatives to spend the money? I was also looking at the possibility of an 500 pound receiver + 300 pound stereo amp hook together but that idea itself just looks like "double trouble" in all respects.
Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated.