Anthem Statement D2 OR Marantz AV7702 OR Emo XMC-1
I'm trying to decide on my next Processor.
I could use some of your expertise to help me decide.
My budget is $2,000 MAX.
I narrowed it down to 3.
1. A USED Anthem Statement D2 W/ARC
2. New Marantz AV7702
3. Emotiva XMC-1
I listen to about 50 / 50 music to movies, so both are equally important.
Also Room Correction is important to me also. Dolby Atmos is not that important for my setup. I currently use my Oppo to decode True HD via the Analog outs. I would also like to use all XLR connections, because I currently have the wires.
My current setup includes:
TOWERS = Paradigm Studio 100 v.3's
CENTER = Paradigm Studio cc-690 v.5
REAR's = Paradigm Studio 470 v.3's
Front Soundstage = EMOTIVA XPA-1 x 3
Rears= Anthem MCA-2
I was leaning towards the Marantz, but unfortunately that's the only one that wont fit in my current entertainment stand, it's about 1 inch to high. But i would consider just setting it outside the stand for now.
Any recommendations on which processor would give me the best overall sound for music and movies. Will these three be a substantial upgrade from my current AVM-20?
Thanks in advance