My current set up consists of a pair of PMC FB1i fronts and TB2MCi center and a pair of EPOS rears (remenants of my previous AV set up, this will go and be replaced at some point with a pair of DB1i) All driven by a Yamaha 3067.
I always feel the Yamaha is not doing enough justice to the PMCs and am looking for a substatial upgrade in the coming months.
All the reviews point me towards Arcam AVR 600. But the issues I read in forums with such a high cost is making me think again. Also, the receiver is quite old, have other manufacturers caught up and can I get a similar quality receiver that is more reliable? Or has Arcam fixed all the issues now?
Although my preference is movies, I want the receiver to be capable of handling music as well and I have a USB hard drive with FLAC music. Arcam does not have a USB port in the front as well. This might make it a bit clumsy for me to connect and disconnect the hard drive when required.
Finally is it a good idea to get a Ex-demo model considering the cost difference?
I am not too bothered with 3D capability as I dont have a 3D TV and dont plan to get one for the next couple of years.