I'm not overly new to being an audiophile - I got in to it about 15 years ago on a budget with NHT SuperOnes for speakers and built a home theater/stereo system from that. I was using a Denon 3300 AVR until recently - the DAC in it went out and I no longer got sound. Denon can't fix it because they no longer have all the parts. So I'm back to the drawing board with my system.
I do own vinyl, but I don't have a turntable - I don't have room for it right now and have 4 little ones running around the house. I have to keep it as simple as possible.
My question is, is it better for me go with a new AVR - since I use this for both listening and home theater, or should I build separates? I may open a can of worms here with this question. I don't know anything about building a system from separates - but it seems that if one component fails, you don't have to replace all of them.
I've been eyeing up the Marantz line. The SR6007 AVR seems to have everything that I need. I already own a Blu Ray player and have a Pioneer DVD/SACD/DVD-A player. I like that it has AirPlay - which I can use to connect my iPhone or iMac to to play iTunes (all my music is converted to ALAC from the CD sources). However, what can you recommend with separates? Is there anything else I should be looking at? I don't have a lot of money to spend and the $1200 - $1500 range is about it for me at this point. Playing my Blu Rays, watching TV and listening to music from digital sources as well as SACDs are most important. I am also only looking at replacing the receiver, speakers and sub are what they are -
Here's a list of what I have:
NHT SuperOnes FR & FL (max 150 watts per channel)
NHT SuperCenter (max 150 watts per channel)
NHT SuperZeros SR & SL (max 100 watts per channel)
Panasonic Blu Ray player & Pioneer DVD/SACD/DVD-A player with 7 analog outputs
Sony 34XBR800 Widescreen Television
I'm open to suggestions.