Thank you for your comments, they are much appreciated. The monitor audio bronze 5 5.1 have had many good reveiws and at there price point, really appealed to me.
I enjoy movies just as much as music so 50/50 in that regard. Music taste is varied but i enjoy listening to classic rock, heavy rock, motown, disco and some classical. So the right av receiver is very important, it has to been equally as good at music and movies.
Movies i like the complete set of lord of the rings, all star wars, bourne identity films, the matrix, harry potter and bond films, star trek. I like to hear details in film and music like i've not heard it before.
I've heard of denon, yamaha, pioneer, marantz, sony. For me the performance and quality and how the receiver delivers musically and with movies to the best it possibly can for the money is the priority. Features not so much.
I've never used tidal or sportify, deezer etc... most of the music i have is from cd and turned into wav or flac files on my phone.
Yamaha rx-a1060, denon x3300, denon x2300, sony dn1060/1070. They are some of the latest receivers i need to look into more about pioneer. In your view are pioneer receivers warm or bright sounding?