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I am needing to replace my Onkyo 875 receiver.

My choices for replacement are the Denon 4311CI or the Onkyo NR5009.
Any advice is appreciated including other suggestions.
I am only using a 5.1 system and can't really add any more speakers.
I watch cable, DVD, and streaming video.

Also have looked at Denon 3313CI and Onkyo 818 and Marantz sr7005.

I don't mind spending $1400 for a new receiver but I don't want to waste money for features I will never use.
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What speakers do you have? Any particular reason you narrowed it down to the 4311CI or the NR5009?

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I have PSB Mini Stratus speakers across the front.

No reason for choice other than reputation.
I have owned both Denon and Onkyo and been satisfied.
My main concern with them is they may be more receiver than I really need, hence the other listings.
I don't list other brands because I'm not that familiar with them, not that I am biased against them.
I have also read a lot pluses for Audissey MultiXQ32 and would like a receiver with that feature.
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I was wondering why a fairly high end receiver is all. As far as I know the minimum entry level is the Onkyo 818 for Audyssey XT32, so now makes more sense plus you have 4ohm speakers that could benefit from an avr with a fairly strong amp section. Personally I could go with either of your two picks and not consider them all that different.

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I assume you mean the 4311CI or the 5009, but not the 818?
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Maybe the 818, it's on my short list for the XT32, 9 ch capability and the crossover thing. I currently have a lesser Onkyo (HTRC370) which has XT, and for now suits my purposes. However, if you want and can afford the pricier avr with a few more features, why not?

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You may also want to consider the new Denon X4000 which also features both Audyssey MultEQ XT32 and Sub EQ HT, which although not designed to power 4-ohm speakers like the 4311CI, should be able to handle them at average listening levels, although does include a full set of 7.2 pre-outs as well.

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