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Moving soon and want to expand my HT from 5.1 to 7.2. Seeing some deals on these previous model receivers and looking for some feedback. Upgrade priorities ...
- EQ/control of two individual subs
- ability to easily run 4ohm speakers (currently considering LS-50's)
- very clean, balanced sound quality (much more important than loud volume)
- 4K/UHD support not a priority (not considering UHD until it can match the pq of the 65VT60)
- 3D capable
- don't need Airplay (have an AppleTV)

The two (currently on close out sale prices) receivers that have caught my eye are the Pioneer SC-63 and Denon 2313CI.

Any thoughts? Considering my priorities is there another receiver in the $500-$650 range I should look at?

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That is the two I was deciding between as well but I found a Pioneer SC-63 at my local Best Buy that was in their Magnolia room and got them to sell it to me for $425 perfect condition, just missing the remote so ended up going that route as that is even cheaper then the Denon refurbed

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Although the 2313CI would be able to power 4-ohm speakers at moderate levels, it is not designed to power them much above that and has no pre-outs (as does the next higher model 3313CI) should external amps be required.

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Thanks for the feedback. Hoping to avoid external amps - would the Pioneer SC-63 do better then with 4-ohm speakers?

In general how do the Pioneer Elite series compare to the comparably priced/positioned Denons? I'm currently reading up on threads comparing Audessy to MCAAC, so my question is really about other aspects of the receivers ... (Bad experiences w/ Onkyo so avoiding them.)
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Sounds like driving the 4-ohm speakers is one of the primary issues ... is there a Denon receiver that would handle them ok?

Also, further research indicated that the Pioneers don't have an equivalent of Dynamic EQ. Is this true? Medium/moderate volume levels comprises 90% of my listening (after the little ones have gone to bed).

In general, are the amps in the Pioneer Elite series considered a significant step up from the Denon's? Are there any other AVR's I should be looking at?
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The only model that is designed to power 4-ohm speakers to reference level volumes is the current flagship 4520CI.

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The 4520CI is more than I'd like to spend on an AVR.

For driving 4-ohm speakers are there any AVRs, besides the Pioneer Elites, that I should be looking at?
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