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Recommendation for Av receiver

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Hey gang, I'm in the process of looking for a receiver. I thought I had one lined up at first I was ready to get the Pioneer vsx-21txh till I found out somethings about it if you are curious here is my other posting http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/general-discussion/23146-power-consumption-av-receivers-new-post.html I would like to get advice form all of you to the following

1 Should I choose a different receiver and which one.
2 Should I stick with the Pioneer

If possible I would like hear from owners of this Pioneer model or Pioneer owners in general as well.
Any advice that you guys can offer will be greatly appreciated.
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I am with Jack on the Audyssey over the MCACC in the pioneers. I've experienced both and the Audyssey just seemed to do a better job and was more pleasing to my ears.
Also another point, you mentioned the screams seeming to go on forever and ever, any auto calibration will help tame peaks in the frequencies, but you are going to want to do a little bit to tame that physically as there's only so much that the auto calibrations can do. In fact, if it is a really echo-y room, that could hinder the auto calibration, too.
I would cover some of the hardwood floors with a rug or something directly in the line of the speakers. Bare walls, even pictures or decorations can break up the sound a bit. These are simple ideas if you don't want to put acoustic paneling into your room.
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