Check out NAD, AMC, and outlawaudio.com .
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Yamaha has one of the better digital sound processors and the DSP-A1 integrated is a great choice - can be gotten used for under 1K but use to list at over 2k - it can handle the Mcintosh apeakers just fine. I own one and push Eggleston Andras in an HT system with it. This unit does not have a tuner but there is a version with one.
Or, you could try something like the Harman/Kardon AVR-520 for around $1,000.00 or so. If you shop around a little bit, then you may be able to get one for about $800.00 or $850.00 or so. I have a Harman/Kardon AVR-210 that is about a year old right now, and I truly love mine. It is considerably smaller than the model that I am asking you to check out. But then again, my home theater is in a smaller room, so I don't need as much power as you probably would need either. Also, you could check out the Denon AVR-2802 for $800.00 list, the next model up, the Denon AVR-3802 for around $1,100.00 list. And, there is also a couple of Yamahas that are priced in this area as well (the model that strikes my fancy is the RX-V1200, which is priced at about $1,200.00). They are worth checking out also. If you shop around, you should be able to get any of these models for below list.