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post #1 of 5 Old 08-03-2014, 05:23 PM - Thread Starter
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I currently have an Integra DTR 5.5, it sounds great however it gets pretty hot then shuts down fairly quickly the few times I have cranked the volume.Now the question I am looking at getting another older rcvr somewhere between 85 and 110w. I am trying to keep things equal so I am basing my looking on distortion from 20hz to 20khz. with .08 or less thd. I have never heard any Harmon Kardon or Denon or Yamaha or Marantz, maybe would consider Pioneer Elite( read about all of these ). I am not looking for any specifics just what you think sounds the best. I am aware most of these use high current amps which improve the sound so if you were to pick a brand what would it be?
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Better question is what is the impedance of the speakers you are trying to drive? If 4-ohm, you likely need an external amp with 200-300W.

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Okay I was too vague my fault, the speakers I have are all book shelf 8ohm polarity, is correct for all 7. My entertainment center has been modified to allow better air flow to rcvr. I had to have the db setting set at -12db to get higher volume. If I play the movie THE WALL aprox. 3/4 volume the rcvr goes into self protect mode at lower volume does not break a sweat. I have read good and bad concerning Integra and Onkyo heat related problems and for what its worth I would rather have something not as prone to excessive heat as this. If it were not for this issue I would have no complaints. So yet again if you pro's out there if you were to purchase an older rcvr going with what I listed what would it be?

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I like Yamaha receivers. I've owned two in the past 3 years. I sold a Yamaha HTR-7065 to my nephew and missed it so bad I ended up with a 4 year old RX-V3900. It was their top of the line when it came onto the market. It has plenty of power and all the gadgets Yamaha could stuff into a 40 pound chassis. They can be had on ebay and Amazon. Used prices haven't dropped much apparently - Amazon used prices are right around $700 plus shipping. I've had more than a few Onkyo products but have had a few lemons so I steer clear of them.

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