My current av reciever is a Yamaha RX-N600D. However, as I've just bought a pair of Mordaunt Short Mezzo 6 floorstanding speakers, I want to upgrade my amp to get the best out of the Mezzos. However, upgrading seems a bit more complicated after I spoke with a sales guy from Hi-Fi Corner, in Glasgow.
Basically, he said that some av recievers are better suited for film soundtracks while others are better suited for music - though, some are equally good at reproducing/ amplifying both.
If I had to choose which was most important to me of the two, it would be music. And on that basis I would rather have an av reciever that was better at handling audio sources. Or maybe I'd be better off buying a stereo amp and foregoing surround sound.
A few questions arise. Are stereo amps better at handling audio signals than av recievers? Are some av recievers better at handling audio signals than others? Is the sales guy just working an angle to make a sale?
Any info and experience would be extremely welcome. Links my current amp and speakers below. Thanks, windhoek.