I'm looking for a new receiver. I currently have a sony str-dh510, and 2 energy fronts (cf-70's) so far. As soon as they go on sale, I'll buy an energy center and 2 energy rear speakers (and a sub), for 5.1. I'm leaning towards denon, because I like their look as well as audyssey calibration. I also could use more power (or sensitivity?).
I'm currently looking at the denon avr-591 and the avr-1611. I've found both for about the same price (~$250, the 1611 is on sale). My absolute limit is $400, although if that extra $150 doesn't make a significant difference in quality, I probably won't go for it.
It may also be helpful to know I have only 2 hdmi inputs, and one optical input, and I probably won't go 7.1 anytime soon.
Any suggestions or insight would be much appreciated.