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Any receiver or pre-pro NOT made in China is a good bet too. I believe everything Denon makes, except their flagship receiver, is now made in China.
Having said that. My Japan-made Denon receiver died about 6 months after the warranty ended. I knew going in that heat was an issue with my particular receiver. Denon took care of me at no cost, besides my road trip to/from the shop, which meant more to me than the inconvenience of it dying.
You could always try bucking for a 3313ci since you seem to have gotten a lemon.
I think the complexity of receivers today is leaving them open to more failures. They are being asked to do a lot more than they were just 5 years ago.
Denon AVR X7200WA, Emotiva XPR-5, Emotiva XPA-7, Sony XBR 75" 850C, Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra.
DefTech BP7000SC (L/R), CLR3000 (C), SM55 (FH), UIW BPZ/A (SB), UIW 75 (TM).
JBL L7 (Sur), EoSone RSR 350 (RH).
PC 2.1 setup. Emotiva Stealth 6, SVS SB16-Ultra sub, Emotiva DC-1 DAC.