Is anyone out there using either the Denon X4000 or the Marantz SR7008 with external amps only? I am finding that the three units I have now had all shut down improperly, specifically when I hit the volume button. The Denons would also freeze randomly or have display issues.
I had hoped that the better build quality of the Marantz would resolve this issue but it just happened for the first time to the new Marantz. I doubt I will be willing to keep it given that it clearly shares the same issues with the Denon units with which it shares the majority of its design.
It is very frustrating as I have had an Integra Pre/Pro for about 5 years and it never shut down once. Unfortunately it recently died, but otherwise was fine.
I need MultEQ XT32 and Sub EQ HT so there are not many options out there; I have use for the built-in amps for my rear channels and prefer to keep the price down which precludes another pre/pro. I am truly frustrated right now.