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I was looking at this receiver to replace my Pioneer SC 1522-k anyone have any experience with them ? or any feed back at all? Suggestions are welcome eg a Yamaha equivalent thx.
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I've had a couple of Onkyo receivers over the past 10 years. Still using the second one now. I highly doubt that I will switch brands on my AVR before I make the leap to pre-amp/amp setup. They tend to run warmer than other units in my experience so they do need some room above them. I do not however have any experience with that particular model.
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I am currently using a 616 model...

It had some firmware issues when I first bought, but through several updates all the bugs have been worked out (do not know if the 818 was prone to all the same issues) Other than that i have really enjoyed this reciever, plenty of hdmi inputs and features.

I would buy another Onkyo in the future.
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I am still very much enjoying my TX NR 608. Great build, awesome features and sound (i have Klipsch). This, and the 'higher' models have a (silent) fan inbuilt (on top of the cooling block), so the remark about running warm is irrelevant, that's something from the distant past. Obviously, ANY amplifier with a grating on the upside needs free space above it.
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Cool, I read a review or two that didn't like the sound quality of the 818 but loved the video output, since I'm mainly using it for music that got me concerned
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personally I would suggest a Yamaha RX-V675

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V675-Channel-Network-Receiver/dp/B00B981F1U/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1397582629&sr=1-4&keywords=yamaha+rx

(last year's model now but only $400 ....) My wife and I have had a Yamaha RX-V573 for awhile now and it's sound quality for stereo music has been outstanding (I have a very nice pair of Klipsch KG 2.5's hooked up to mine)

The current model has WIFI built in I guess... and a few other things but it is $600~

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V677-7-2-channel-Network-Receiver/dp/B00ILCS182/ref=dp_ob_title_ce



I listened to some Onkyo's at the time I bought the Yamaha and preferred the Yamaha in every way personally. ( I use a harmony remote so i don't care too much but the factory Yamaha remotes seem to get some grumbling)
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Will look at them, repped
Edit: None of the ones you recommended have preouts nor phono .
Pre outs are a must, with phono inputs I guess one can add a preamp later on but thanks for those suggestions

Nice black shelving you got there
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hi... oh sorry i missed the part about the preout requirements

these model up has you covered on the preamp front, however it still does not have phono outputs


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ILCS164/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1RSWQTMPCYJBP736GQXT&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846

$800~ ish...


granted more than the onkyo (onkyo seems to be old model so is marked down?) but the user reviews about hot running / failed units make me personally nervous about that onkyo... in general it seems i have read more about hdmi board failures than with most brands. To my ears the Sound Quality of the Yamaha's has been superior than that of the Onkyo's every time I have checked them out.... my RX-V573 runs pretty cool also which living is SoCal is helpful cause I don't need anything else making the house hotter in the summer honestly, every onkyo AV receiver I checked out seems to get very very warm... i didn't care for it...if I owned one of those onkyo's i'd put some fans on it in the av rack...
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