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I bought my Onkyo 808 as a refurb. No problems in 14 months. They did have problems with the HDMI in my series.

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I like to keep everything well within operating tolerences, that's what I consider overhead. You'd have to pay a fortune to drive those 2 floorstanding speakers at >300w

This is completely wrong and you could damage your amp and speakers. It is better to over power the speaker than to under power it. The speaker dictates the amount of power drawn not the amp, so if you hook up 300 watt speakers to a 125 watt amp (and the one you got can only do that at 6ohms) and you turn the volume up the speaker can and will try to pull 300 watts and the amp can only give maybe 80 watts at 8 ohms.
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For that kind of money I would have got a dsp and amp from emotiva
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I should clarify don't WAY overpower it but at least hit what it's rated at, or your amp will over heat and shut off, take my word for it I used to think the same way and fried a receiver that could not handle the amp draw of my speakers.
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