I have an onkyo and it works great for entry level stuff but I also have family with denon, yamaha, etc. The onkyo do get warm but I've not found it to be a problem.
Soloz has been here a LONG time, he helped me when I first got into audio a little. So listen to him.
Keep in mind, if you want to get loud, those speaker may require a fair amount of watts so you probably want to avoid the lower 500-600 watt ones.
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