Ok, folks I'm really hand wringing over my decision. Last night I bought a Pioneer Elite SC-77. I know I will like it but for $300 more I can have the Denon 4520CI. And I've always wanted to try one.
But Pioneer is like an old friend. I know the manuals, how to tweak the MCACC, and I'm excited about getting it. I've had the Pioneer Elite 41TX, 45TX, SC-05 and SC-07 in my systems as well as the 1979 Flagship 80 lb beast receiver. My first receiver was a Marantz, I've tried Onkyo, Harmon Kardon and thats it. But I took both of those back.
However, I did have to have the main board replaced on the SC-07 and it is a pain to find a Pioneer authorized repair center even though it was under warranty. But it was repaired correctly and has been working fine for the last 3 years since the repair.
Anyway, any thoughts?