Originally Posted by jamjam
Did anybody choose the RX-A2010 over Denon? Which Denon and why?
The same questions, but with Pioneer receivers.
There's lots of previous discussion in the thread comparing Denon 4311ci to Yamaha XX10's; it seems to come down to personal preferences, needs, matching the AVR to your speakers, and your priorities. The 4311 was in the running for me, but ultimately I went with the 2010. Why? I paired my 2010 with Klipsch RF7ii's, RC-64ii for LCR. I think the Yamaha iOS app is the best out there. Far ahead of others. I haven't touched the 2010's OEM remotes since my original install. The 2010 auto-configures itself to your home network, no setup required. Love that. Pandora, Rhapsody, and net radio are all built into the firmware, also amazingly easy to use. There is much debate over Audyssey vs. other programs, but I like Yamaha's optimization, YPAO. It's easy, did a great job for me, I've never manually adjusted the gain on my speakers since. Some folks have suggested YPAO doesn't have subwoofer EQ - as an owner of the product, I can report that in fact, YPAO does have sub EQ.
I can't comment on Pioneer personally, but if you read some comments I think you'll see most folks here would steer clear of Pioneer products.