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Re: The unexpected purchace..POP my receiver smoked. What to get

Your right that the Onkyo 805 was a power house when it came to output. there is not a receiver out there that can touch it today. Even the flagship Denon 4520 is not as strong and costs much more.

My issue is that where are you thinking you can go separates for around $800 Even the Emotiva with outboard amps will cost you well over that. If you simply get a receiver like the Denon X4000 or the Onkyo 818 (My recommendations) you could simply buy a two channel Emotiva amp for the mains and your good to go.

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Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
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I would go with a good avr and some used amps. We recently picked up 3 marantz ma 700 there pretty old and still work great, the amps run our L/R/C and our avr runs the surrounds.
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Your right that the Onkyo 805 was a power house when it came to output. there is not a receiver out there that can touch it today. Even the flagship Denon 4520 is not as strong and costs much more.

My issue is that where are you thinking you can go separates for around $800 Even the Emotiva with outboard amps will cost you well over that. If you simply get a receiver like the Denon X4000 or the Onkyo 818 (My recommendations) you could simply buy a two channel Emotiva amp for the mains and your good to go.
Lol, no, some others said $800 for a receiver... My budget is around $1500 give or take. I can spend more but dont really want to.
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Re: The unexpected purchace..POP my receiver smoked. What to get

even $1500 your gaining nothing going separates. stick to one of the good receivers we have mentioned and get a two channel amp and your set.

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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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Re: The unexpected purchace..POP my receiver smoked. What to get

I agree with Tony, For a little over $900 you can get the x4000 BNIB from an Authorized Dealer with a 3 year warranty... That leaves you $600 to get a stereo amp. You could even get yourself a nice pro amp for about $300, which will have plenty of power for you. That would put you at a little over $1200 for an Awesome AVR, and a nice power amp. If you don't like the Crown you can always go to your local Guitar or Musician place and demo a Pro amp.

I paid $694 for my 2x700 Yamaha power amp... Which is just a bit over your budget.

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even $1500 your gaining nothing going separates. stick to one of the good receivers we have mentioned and get a two channel amp and your set.
I appreciate all the advice from everyone. Again, I'm considering all options. My upper price limit is around $2000 but I'd prefer to keep it at $1500... I just got off the phone with my local A/V dealer, was quoting me some decent prices and I'm gonna stop by tomorrow to check out what they carry. I told him my situation and he too thinks a receiver is the way to go. They deal in mainly Denon and Yamaha when it comes to receivers,,, I want to look into Onkyo and possibly Marantz as well (which they dont carry)...
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Your right that the Onkyo 805 was a power house when it came to output. there is not a receiver out there that can touch it today. Even the flagship Denon 4520 is not as strong and costs much more.

My issue is that where are you thinking you can go separates for around $800 Even the Emotiva with outboard amps will cost you well over that. If you simply get a receiver like the Denon X4000 or the Onkyo 818 (My recommendations) you could simply buy a two channel Emotiva amp for the mains and your good to go.
You're so right about the power output, it was a beast!.... I'm so depressed right now. lol... That receiver was like an old pair of shoes that fit "just" right and you never want to get rid of. So many options to consider. I think I'll take everyone's advice and go with a receiver, I will always have the option of adding more power to it with an amplifier if need be...
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I'd prefer to keep it at $1500.
Have you looked at the Outlaw 975 pre/pro? If it has all the features that you'll need then I suggest you go with the 975 for $500 (B-stock) and their 7125 amp for $1000.

If the 975 doesn't have all the features you need, then I would go with a Yamaha 775 (the cheapest Yamaha with pre-outs). You should be able to find it for around $500.
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Re: The unexpected purchace..POP my receiver smoked. What to get

If you can spend $2k grab the Denon 4520ci and don't look back.
My only caution would be to make sure your speakers are worth spending the $2k on the AVR because the speakers are by far the dominate piece of equipment in the sound quality equation.
http://usa.denon.com/us/product/page...4520ci(denonna)

Keeping it under $1k maybe a AVR X-3000 http://usa.denon.com/us/product/page...rx3000(denonna)
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Re: The unexpected purchace..POP my receiver smoked. What to get

If you don't need or care about the newer versions of Audyssey this receiver is a good deal:

Tascam PA-R200 $350
http://www.proaudiostar.com/tascam-pa-r200.html
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...r_network.html

It's supposedly a rebadged Integra DTR-30.4, if you don't already know Onkyo = Integra. Gibson owns Tascam/Teac and Onkyo/Integra. It has 8 HDMI inputs and pre-outs. If it doesn't have enough power you have plenty left in your budget for an Emotiva XPA-5 or XPA-2 power amp. Also the rack ears come off quite easily too.

I picked up that Tascam myself and I'm happy with it so far.
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