I need a new receiver.

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  1. StevePMo

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    Hello all, I am new here, and I am on the hunt for a receiver that will convert component to HDMI. I have a Denon AVR 590 that just bit the dust, I loved it, but I doubt getting it repaired will be cost effective. I am not looking for anything fancy, or super powerful, this is just for my bedroom. My main problem is that I have limited space in which to place it. I saw HH Gregg had a nice Pioneer VSX-1022-K that will do what I need, but according to the manual, it needs 15 inches of space from the top of the unit for ventilation, and I just don't have that kind of room, my TV stand has MAYBE 3 inches of space for my Denon, and I would imagine the Pioneer is about the same size. I am tempted to get it anyway, as they have it on sale for $250. Any other suggestions for a lower priced receiver that will do what I need?' Thanks in advance, Steve
     
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    Pioneer receivers, at least the 4-5 that I've had, seem to run much cooler than any other brand I've had (which is all consumer level brands but Yamaha). But three inches isn't much. The Marantz 1602/1603 are much shorter but they're considerably more expensive. http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/MARNR1602/Marantz-NR1602-SlimLine-AV-Receiver-7.1ch-with-Networking-and-AirPlay/1.html
     
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    Thanks , but that's a bit more than I want to spend. I think I'll just take a chance on the Pioneer, for the money, it is hard to match the features it has. I won't be stressing it with high volumes, but my speakers are 6 ohms ( 4 x Jamo C406, and 1 X Jamo C400 center ), I hear that 6 ohm speakers tax an amp more than 8 ohms do. Is this true?
     
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    That 3" clearance is probably why your Denon died. All 6ohm means is the AVR needs less gain to produce the same power...so it is easier to "over-drive" your amp section. But if you don't "jam", you won't have a problem.
     
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    I've had the Denon for 3 years, just wondering if it takes heat build up that long to kill a receiver? My only other option for placement, is to either buy a new stand for my system, which I really don't want to do, trying to save money, or place it on top of a dresser, but then I'll have to buy longer HDMI and component cables.
     
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    As cheap as HDMI and component cables are...move the AVR...your new one will thank you. This is cheap...and AmazonBasics aren't bad. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052SCU8U/ref=twister_B0052SCTLI?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    Thanks Sam, I'll probably go that route !!
     
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    Partsexpress also has some good prices on long run hdmi cables in their clearance section. http://www.parts-express.com/term/clearance_center_factory_buyouts?c=158,1197,2140 Monoprice.com is another place to look.
     

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