Just did the same things... Marantz SR-5000 is junk -- bad processing. I wound up with the Sherwood Newcastle R945MkII. It is last years model, but an excellent processor section and 100W x 5 Channels. I got mine new in the box for $800 (original MSRP of $1199). I can give you the number of the dealer (who will mail with credit card) if you desire. I listened to alot, and the Sherwood Newcastle and the 2000 Onkyo Integras are both good for the money.
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