Yeah, I hear you, all is not lost (but dropping dead at an alarming rate).
I've contacted Onkyo and they are encouraging me to send my request via email which they provided to get approved for a one time out of warranty fix (thank Stanley).
Now, about that room. Are you seeing what I'm seeing? Now that everything's out of the room, how is it going back in??? A wall swap perhaps? The seating on the stairway wall? Wait!!! If you did that, then the opposing wall would allow you run four A9's across the front with two enormous subs............kinda reminds me of set up I once saw
What the heck is your plan there CR 'ol buddy?