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Pioneer elite vsx44 or sony str dn850

This is my first post and first time putting together a system for my house. I am not sure which receiver i should get; pioneer vsx44 or a sony str dn850. I was hoping i can get some opinions.

My speakers i'll be using are def tech promonitor 1000's for the fronts and promonitor 800's for surrounds. My center is a def tech procenter 1000. My sub is a polk psw505.

Like i said, this is my first system so any suggestions or opinions on this set up would be great
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My recommendation is: VSX-80 or VSX1124. The VXS40 is Elite but lacks in something really important and its: Advanced MCACC. It has just the Basic MCACC. in which is good; but if you like to tweak you EQ with the 9 band EQ per channel and add few more things like SubEQ then I recommend the VSX-80 or VSX1124 over the Sony.

If you are lucky you can get an Pioneer SC1222 for less than $500. Thants another hell out of a receiver with Advanced MCACC and D3 Amps. I was a happy owner and I sold it to get the new SC-81.
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My recommendation is: VSX-80 or VSX1124. The VXS40 is Elite but lacks in something really important and its: Advanced MCACC. It has just the Basic MCACC. in which is good; but if you like to tweak you EQ with the 9 band EQ per channel and add few more things like SubEQ then I recommend the VSX-80 or VSX1124 over the Sony.

If you are lucky you can get an Pioneer SC1222 for less than $500. Thants another hell out of a receiver with Advanced MCACC and D3 Amps. I was a happy owner and I sold it to get the new SC-81.

Where can you find the 1222 for under $500? Can't find any except one on eBay but I am very weary about buying on ebay for a used receiver.
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I was selling it on Amazon for $539; but already SOLD... I guess there are another in Amazon; but without Accessories.. Check it on Amazon...
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Get the VSX-1123, much better than the Elite VSX-44. And cheaper too. Way more features than the Sony too.

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-VSX-11.../dp/B00BKXCKRC

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Get the VSX-1123, much better than the Elite VSX-44. And cheaper too. Way more features than the Sony too.

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-VSX-11.../dp/B00BKXCKRC
Agreed with afrogt. 1123 is another option. The only major difference between 1124 is that it does not has sub eq; and does not has the ESS Premier DACs. 1123 still has Advanced MCACC.
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Where can you find the 1222 for under $500? Can't find any except one on eBay but I am very weary about buying on ebay for a used receiver.
I saw a posting on ebay for the sc1222 for $350. Check it out.
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Thanks for your responses. Picked up an 1124
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