I just recently picked up Marantz SR-5015 for 1299.99 from Amazon. I wish that I would of picked is up when it was 1099.99! I am really happy with it so far. Nice performance and build quality. It is a 7 channel with 2 subwoofer outputs. It is perfect for my smaller TV room. One of the main selling points for me was that it has pre-outs for all 7 channels. I am using it as a pre-pro and it works excellent for that purpose. Another thing that I love is it’s ability to create immersive audio tracks from 5.1 sources. I get some great sound coming from my 2 height speakers. Sometimes the Upscaled 5.1 tracks sound better than my movies with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks.\n I am using the Marantz SR-5015 in a 5.1.2 configuration. I tried a quick experiment by disconnecting my external amps and connecting all 7 speakers directly to the AVR. I then played my favorite scenes from my Godzilla Vs. Kong 4K disc. The SR-5015 had plenty of power all by itself! I am loving this AVR!