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Old 02-06-2014, 06:05 PM - Thread Starter
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It's been a while since I've posted anything in the forum, but after 15 years of service from my Pioneer Elite VSX-27TX it's time to upgrade. I'm currently considering the Denon X4000 or the Onkyo TX-NR1010. I'm open to others as well, but these two are in my price range and have Audyessy which seems to be a popular feature in the forum.

I've only got a 5.1 setup, but I would like to use at least one of the leftover channels for whole house stereo.

I'm looking for good sound, reliability and ease of control. Onkyo provides discrete codes for about every function, so I think it will integrate nicely. The Onkyo also weighs 50% (13 pounds) more than the Denon. I'm sure it's not this simple, but more weight translates to more expensive components and possibly a better, more expensive system. I've also read that Onkyo has had some quality issues with an HDMI board that goes out and is expensive.

Any thoughts if either of these units are worth considering and which one might be the better unit?

I appreciate any input.
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I generally prefer Denon, but I would add the Anthem MRX 310 to your list.
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The X4000 can do PCM 2.0 HDMI, optical, digital coax audio to Zone 2 and PCM 2.0 over optical/digital coax to Zone 3. You could connect the Zone 2 pre-outs to the Pioneer in order to power the whole house audio speakers.

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The X4000 can do PCM 2.0 HDMI, optical, digital coax audio to Zone 2 and PCM 2.0 over optical/digital coax to Zone 3. You could connect the Zone 2 pre-outs to the Pioneer in order to power the whole house audio speakers.

That's a great thought. The Elite is a nice unit, but it's nearly worthless from a resale standpoint. That may be the best use for it which will keep it from being relegated to the garage.

JD, I see you are an authorized dealer for both brands. I will attempt to call you tomorrow.

I appreciate your expertise.
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any ideas on which is better....? My brother is looking for a receiver and I think it's between these 2.... any reason 1 is better than the other?
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The OP went with the X4000 which has an extra year of warranty.

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