Does it need to have HDMI ?
In the non HDMI class - my favorites are Yamaha DSP A1, 3090, and onkyo tx sv 909 in that order.
HDMI - I like the marantz sr5002, and a denon 2807 and a 1910 in that order. HDMI receivers tend to have an issue, where the hdmi dies, and the whole amp is dead. The marantz is one possible exception to that.