Right now my current AVR is a Sony ES1000 in 2001. I was out and decided i wanted to buy something finally to take advantage of the new sound formats.
So i picked up a Onkyo TXNR717 at bestbuy today for $536 out the door on a whim.
Now i get it home and start doing reviews and see alot of people like the denon 1913 better, and this is what is starting to make me rethink my purchase.
I was at the store and did see the denon but they looked cheap as heck, saw it was made in china so i started to look at other avrs.
Before i go through the process of swapping out. Is denon going to be that much better then the onkyo?
Sound quality and reliably are my 2 top concerns.
Unit would be powering JBL S312/8/SC
Any recommendations in the $500 or less range?