Sorry I used the wrong terminology, indeed I’m looking for an AV processor. I realised this when soix pointed me to a device that had built in amplifier but the website isn’t letting me edit the title of my original post.
After realizing this I did start looking at the Anthem AVR line (rather then MRX), so it seems my choice is between Anthem and Marantz. Anthem seems to be overall getting better reviews and I could always tailor the sound to my liking, but Marantz might be a better match for my particular setup and the old school in me likes the idea of listening to a system without any equalizer / tonal adjustments. I think both options will be a big step forward. I’m also not planning on any more upgrades for some time other than keeping upto date every several years with av processors and video standards.
The Marantz 7705 seems very good value for money?