New high end processor

Hi all, I am in the market for a processor to power My PMC speakers. I currently have a 5.1 system but in the near future it will be expanded to a 7.1 or 7.2 possibly with atmos. I have parasound halo amps. I have been in a holding pattern with a Denon 3400 with which I am not enamored and have yet ot hook up my amps. So, my budget is 5k. I have seen the Marantz 8500, Avm 60 and the Yamaha Cx 5200 on line. I am sure that there are others, and updates for this year? Suggestions?

Thank you
$5k is a lot of money to throw away on multi-channel. Are you sure you wouldn't rather have quality instead? Home Theater doesn't necessarily have to mean bad sound. Not if its done right.
I'm using the Marantz 8805 with a Parasound Halo A21 for my mains and 80% of its use is 2/ch and in that department it does not disappoint.. The rest of my setup is Atmos in a 7.1.4 configuration and again it doesn't disappoint. It's very transparent with good top to bottom coherence.
Millercarbon....I doubt the OP (or almost anyone) is looking to create Frankenstein’s lab in his theatre space. The Anthem stuff is very nice, particularly the AVM60 although the higher end Marantz gear is also very nice and within your price spectrum.

Another vote for Marantz 8805. The SQ on both 2 Ch. and HT is superlative.  You can find some used bargains for under $3k. Check out listings on Audiogon.