PM 7001 has been replaced by PM7003 , Have heard both and PM 7001 sounded good to me. I doubt any one has Old stock of PM 7001 , I think you have some dealers for Marantz in AP . The Distributor is Refex Pro Acoustics in Chennai.
1. For pure stereo, nothing can beat PM7001. period.
2. Since you also intend to throw in some movies between your music, get the receiver. period.
3. What your ears liked and your heart says. do it. period.