I get that you guys hear what you hear and that your conclusions make intuitive sense to you. The same can be said of all those people who truly believe that speaker wires make a difference. But, that kind of reasoning doesn't make your conclusions anything more than personal opinion.
At the end of the day, a buyer needs to make sure his receiver has the power needed to drive his speakers in his room. Beyond that, room correction, connectivity, and features are distinguishing factors to consider when making a purchase. And, hey, if you believe a Marantz is more musical than an Onkyo, then get the Marantz. But, if you are going to recommend receivers as warmer or brighter, you really should have some substantive basis for such recommendations.
Last edited by BIslander; 07-08-2013 at 06:55 PM..