laden 605 model. Much more current available.
I have & continue to recommend Denon. C/NET rates them higher than Onkyo & mentions Denons' high reliability reputation.
For sure the old Nakamichi was a premium product. Seeing as how a few brands come to prominence or fade over time, I suggest you log onto Emotiva. They are putting out superior to mass market products & have them priced at a real value being as they sell direct. Good customer relations & transferable 3 year warranty.
While you are at it also visit another direct sold brand, Outlaw. Again, better than mass manufacturer products.
To top it off, also look at two old reliables. I refer to both Rotel & perhaps the slightly better NAD. Both again are better than mass maker stuff & with a reputation for near high end performance at very reasonable price & concentration on the basics done very well, in lieu of adding the latest gadgets.
Hey, Blindsider, that's a short list of six brands certainly worthy of a look see.I would highly recommend you do at least check them out online & in person when available.
Wishing you the next 20 years of fine audio enjoyment.
I'm getting ready to buy a new AV receiver- I'm in the $1000 price range and audio quality is of upmost importance to me. I recently bought (and am returning) Onkyo TX-SR605 and am not satisfied with the audio quality (I was using a 20 year old Nakamichi 2 channel receiver with Kef 103/3 speakers- I liked the sound from the Nak and Kefs much better than the Onkyo w/ the Kefs. I'm now considering either the Denon 2808 or the Onkyo TX-SR875; any thoughts or other reccomendations?