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Best replacement for Arcam AVR600?

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Hi everyone. First post on here from me. Love the technical review of the Arcam AVR850 but slightly depressing reading. Was looking at that or a Lexicon RV-9 as replacement for my Arcam AVR600. Now I'm really not at all sure. In the UK you can pick up an RV-9 for £2,500 which is basically 45% of full price. Ordinarily this would be fantastic news as it's an Arcam clone and usually this is a great thing.

You can see the kit I'm running in my signature. I love music. I would love better resolution, accuracy and depth at medium volumes - with wife and children I never get near reference. I've always felt it all sounds a bit woolly. Would love to sharpen it up a tiny bit. At the same time I love the warmth. The Arcam was the best thing I ever bought. Huge improvement on my earlier receiver, Denon AVC-A10SE - which I also loved.

I am not interested in running an Atmos setup. I've gone from 2 subs to 1 - my wife required it. And no height speakers. I run a 7.1 setup which is lovely and more than enough. I just want it working properly! Looking to sell my Meridian power amps for the L/R and just relying on the amps in my new AVR.

So - what would you recommend?
 
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