Just built a new home and am getting my new stereo set up. I bought an onkyo nr809 but am frightened of the rampant reliability issues and plan to sell it for what i paid for it, 500 dollars. I have never even used it.
My price point is around 500-600 dollars. Reliability is a main concern as is connectivity via a remote app. I plan to use the app a lot and want to be able to turn the receiver on and off, and control Pandora easily and switch sources easily.
I also want to be able to BI-amp the front speakers, and be able to add two subwoofers if i need to. My setup will be 5.1. My room is about 16' wide and 28' long.
I have the following components already
KEF iq70 towers
KEF iq60 center
KEF C1 surrounds
I am considering the Pioneer SC-1222k, the Yamaha A-810 and the Yamaha A-720.
I want to make sure i have enough power and features to keep this receiver for the next 4-5 years. Id rather have too much than too little.
Thank you for your input. All of these receivers have their advantages, but i am unsure of what direction to go.
I have also considered the denon avr-3312ci, but am scared of the reliability of that unit as well and would rather not buy refurbished.