Hi all, I originally posted a similar thread about 6 months ago but unexpected expenditure came up! Back on track now with more budget potentially. Looking to get a new AV amp to replace a Kenwood 3020 stereo amp and Denon 1602 Av Amp. Therefore needs to be good with Music and AV. Will be running into Quad 11L front, Quad Centre, PSB Alpha rear and sub. Will be used for some time to come so needs to be good build and useful features. Long list is: Arcam 250 Denon 2805 Denon 3805 Pioneer 2014 Pioneer AX5 Marantz 7500 Marantz 8500 NAD 773 Yamaha V2500 I know Mr Kazman loves his Marantz 7500, wondering if the 8500 brings much extra to the table. Likewise with the two Denon and Pio units. Also concerned about lack of features on the Arcam (although expecting good things). I'd like to get a shortlist to demo from the longlist. Can anyone think of ones to remove that they know are poor with music and AV. Thanks all for any help.