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Forget the Pioneers. The 1019 did 29w/channel with 5 channels driven. Sony is the worst of the AVR makers with true power. Their $1000+ AVRs don't hit half the power they claim and the newer models are a joke, less than a 5th of stated.
Denon, Onkyo, Marantz, and H/K are just below (Den, Onk) or exceed (Mar, H/K) their claimed numbers. If power truly means that much, pick up the Yamaha 665 and grab a power amp.
Denon 1910, Onkyo 607, H/K 254 (cheap as it is a little older, Ebay store) and Marantz I couldn't tell you. Look at the ***3 models (last years) as they will be cheaper. Accessories 4 less has refurbs which would be a great option.
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