Choosing a receiver!! Too many choices!


Standard Member
Hi everyone and thanks for reading!

I am building a system and would love a receiver that will last me for quite some time.

I will be starting with 2 fronts, a center and sub. The fronts will be a set of B&W CM5's, the rest is to be determined.

I am looking to have internet radio, DLNA, airplay (is it really needed?).

I have narrowed down to a few options that might be from a couple different classes, I will also give you the price in USD, which may sway the opinions of some.


1. Marantz
- SR5006 - $530
- SR5005 - $450

2. Pioneer VSX-1021 $350

3. Denon
- AVR1912 - $400
- AVR2311Ci - $420
- AVR2312Ci - $550
- AVR3310Ci - $530
- AVR891 - $370
- AVR991 - $580

4. Onkyo
- NR609 - $320
- NR708 - $350
- NR709 - $500


THANKS EVERYONE!!! I'm leaning towards the Marantz SR 5006, but I could always save a few extra dollars, although want to go for the best longest lasting option!


Novice Member
In my honest opinion, theres only one amp for B&W's and thats a Rotel. I auditioned a Marantz/Pioneer and Yamaha and to be honest, they were rubbish at the side of the Rotel. However....the Rotel doesn't have DNLA or internet radio.

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