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New Home Theater Setup - AVR Question


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Dec 13, 2022
Hello all - Over the past few days I've consumed what seems to be an overload of data and find myself semi going in circles when it comes to an AVR.

Primary use will be Home Theater with music being secondary.

Planned devices connected: cable box, Apple TV, maybe 1 gaming console.

Focal Chora 826-D (acquired)
Focal Chora Center Speaker (planned/not acquired)
SVS PB-1000 Pro x2 subs (planned/not acquired)
Rear speakers pending, most likely Focal.

The AVRs I've been looking at are the Denon AVR-X3700h ($1200 from Denon), x3800H ($1675), and the x4700H ($1500). Everything I've read about the 3700h looks great but it's an "older" version.

All are in range of the budget I've set for myself for a receiver.
Are one of these AVRs more that I'll need?
Is there a clear winner from that list?
Should I save the extra $300-$400+ and move that into the pieces not acquired.
If this setup were you what would you choose and why?

Anything maybe I missed?

I am partial to Denon as I've had an AVR-1610 for many many years and have been happy with it.
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