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Looking for a receiver recommendation. I've read a lot of the owner forums and it seems like Marantz is known more for music, whereas Pioneer more on the Movie side of the spectrum. I have also been researching Onkyo but have been reading a lot about heat issues. Needless to say, I am getting closer to a selection and I appreciate all of the posts. My family is all about TV and Movies, rather than music. The cabinet this is going in is rather limited ventilation, so I am unsure about the heat output. In addition, it appears that most receivers are continuous around 6 ohms, but I am running 4 ohms the whole way around:

Front/Left/Right:

Three Triad Bronze/4 LCR ( http://www.triadspeakers.com/products/iwb4lcr.html ), Max Power: 150 Watts, Imp. 4 ohms, Sensitivity: 90 db, Frequency response 80 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 3 dB)
Surrounds:

Two Triad Bronze/4 Surround ( http://www.triadspeakers.com/products/iwb4sur.html ), Max Power: 100 Watts, Imp. 4 ohms, Sensitivity: 83 db, Frequency response 80 Hz - 16 kHz (+/- 3 dB)
Subwoofers:

Two Artison RCC300 subwoofers ( http://www.artisonusa.com/artison_010.htm ) into 300 Watt DSP amplifier, Freq: 20-200kHz, Crossover: 40 Hz - 160 Hz


I am going to be using an HDMI switch coming into the receiver because of my outdoor theater which could be showing the same show simultaneous (Wiring diagram attached).


Anyway, since these are older units, I was hoping some of you all would have some fairly good insights in regards to these recommendations. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

 

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Limited ventilation is always a bad idea and isn't helpful to any receiver you buy. hopefully you can install some fans in your cabinet?


You should send a PM to Paul Scarpelli, he's the director of marketing for Triad and is often on these forums. He should be able to make a receiver recommendation for you.

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94 owner here, I would get a newer model Pioneer receiver than these two choices. The 94 is nice, but I think I should of waited and got either an SC-07 or the SC-27. Depends on what you want to spend on a receiver. The newer Pioneers don't get as hot and have the ICE amps. If you waited this long I would buy the newer technology.
 

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You should send a PM to Paul Scarpelli, he's the director of marketing for Triad and is often on these forums. He should be able to make a receiver recommendation for you.

Talked to Paul a bit on receivers earlier, he basically mentioned any receiver pushing a continuous load into 6 ohms would work... My kicker is trying to determine the right receiver since there are a bunch out there that fit the bill. Since I invested much of the budget into the speakers and subs... trying to keep the A/V receiver costs on the low side, hence why I am looking at the older models.


Nice to know about the ICE Amps though on the SC-07 and SC-27... I'll look into those specs. Figured I would spend around $7-800 or so.


Edited: Great reviews on the SC-27 and it looks like I can get it for around $1200 which doesn't stretch me too far... After investing in good speakers and subs, it would be a shame to not have the sound set up as good as possible!
 
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