I am currently thinking of getting either one of these. Marantz is said to have good stereo sound. What draws me to the A11SR (despite its age) is due to its THX Ultra certification while makes it great for movies.
I will be using a pair of AE Evo 1 as my main speakers (pls don't laugh cause thats what I have currently). I also have an Infinity center and will be getting a pair of Wharfedale bipolar for surround. I will only use 5.1 thus all those 6.1/7.1 function isn't important to me.