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Audyssey room correction software is just as important for the quality of the sound in stereo systems as it is for multichannel audio. The Denon receivers you mention have it, but the Onkyo stereo receiver does not.
The equipment does need to be kept cool. Lack of room for passive convection cooling often can be compensated for by providing fans to blow cool air in and/or suck hot air out.
The 1713 actually has a higher grade of Audyssey than the 1912 and 1913. so it should sound somewhat better. (The 1900s have other features to justify their higher prices)
As an alternative, if you can afford them, you might want to consider the Marantz NR series of receivers. They're not as tall as most receivers, although they also don't have as much power. For a stereo system, though, they should be fine.
FWIW, a blinking power light after a shutdown often means that there's a short in the speaker cables, e.g. a fine strand of wire intermittently contacting an adjacent binding post. Given how often you've been swapping receivers, it's easy to overlook something like that.
I hope these comments help a little.
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