Best new receiver for Kef 1005.2 speakers

rjb70stoke

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Im in the middle of my research into buying a new AV receiver to replace my ageing Sony STR DB925.

The Sony has been a great amp, but Im in the process of renovating the living room to facilitate the TV going on the wall, and would like now to have HDMI switching through the amp, and be able to take advantage of the latest sound codecs on offer. Im also after some streaming facility.

Ive been looking at the Yamaha RX-V473, the Onkyo TX-NR515, and the Pioneer VSX922 . I like the look of the Onkyo, because of the built in Spotify, but I am concerned by the HDMI issues Im reading about. The Yamaha has Airplay built in as does the Pioneer, so Spotify can be sorted quite easily.

Does anybody have any suggestions as too which would pair nicely with my Kef 1005.2 speaker set, and/or if the Onkyo issues are now fixed? Music quality is also a major concern in this purchase, but £400 is my upper limit, so any suggestions beyond what I have noted already are appreciated.
 

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