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I have posted several times in the AVR-xx12 thread as I had an AVR-2312 for the last year+. I bought it as a refurb and it's currently at Panurgy in NJ for the second time in 90 days. I don't really fault Denon here as I just think I got a bad apple refurb unit. Anyway, I love the receiver, but don't trust it anymore without a warranty so I'm going to sell it when it comes back from NJ. In researching its replacement, I was disappointed with things in the xx13 lineup like no AM radio, etc. Additionally, Crutchfield has incorrect info on their site and says that the X2000 is multieq only (not XT) so I had eliminated that as an option and ordered a Pioneer SC-1222 from Newegg. It came today, but I've been reading this thread and realized that Crutchfield's site is wrong (Don't ask why I didn't check Denon's site..). In any case, the X2000 appears to do everything I need/want. Some of the trickle down features over the last couple years to the 21xx series (now the X2000) are cool. I called Craig at AV Science today and he gave me a very favorable quote. Anyway, I only paid $1.98 shipping on the SC-1222 and Newegg will RMA it if it's unopened with a prepaid shipping label. So now I have my dilemma. Keep the SC-1222 and lose Audyssey (in favor of MCACC) and the Denon OSD (volume display, info button, etc) but gain input flexibility and preouts, and arguably gain amp power, lowering power consumption and heat (class D amps are supposedly more efficient).
I really wish I could open the 1222 and listen to it, but then there is a 15% restocking fee.... Decisions. I know this is a Denon thread, but your thoughts are welcome. X2000 or SC-1222?
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