OK, I have been in audio for years but am needing help deciding on a new receiver for a dedicated theater room. I am new to this site, but reading many of the threads shows me that there are many knowledgeable audiophiles out there. I built a dedicated theater room about 14x14, I know a square room is not optimal but it is what I had to work with. I have taken steps to make it as sound neutral as possible with acoustic insulation and drywall isolation. The speakers I will be using are Paradigm Studio 100 mains, Studio CC center, Studio ADP rears and a Servo 15 sub. My audio rack is fan cooled as well so a amp that runs warm is not an issue. Ok, here is my quandary. I will only be running in 5.1, but I need to be able to power a set of speakers in an adjoining room as well. Both the Denon and the Onkyo will allow this. I like the Onkyo 929 because I can also bi-amp the Studio 100 mains while running in 5.1 as well as still power the aux speakers. The Denon will not allow this. Spec wise I think the Denon 4000 and Onkyo 929 are real close. Denon has a year more on the warranty. I am leaning towards the Onkyo, but have owned 2 Denons and had no quality issues. I have never owned an Onkyo so I am uncertain of their quality. I want great movie audio, great HD picture and great quality. I am open to all thoughts and appreciate the insight.
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9/15/13 at 5:55pm