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dsdetor

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I had a Pioneer VSX-LX104 I purchased new about 3 years ago. At the same time I bought Definitive Technology Pro Cinema speakers. The amp never really blew me away but it was ok. I never drove it hard; volume never was more than 1/3 up. Sunday night it started given error messages and rebooting with no sound. Then, a faint burning odor. I unplugged everything, pulled it off shelf and it was hot enough to fry and egg on the bottom. So my quest is to find a budget amp under $500. I been looking at Sony, Yamaha, and Denon. Needless to say I have no interest in Pioneer again. Any input would be much appreciated.
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Todd Erwin

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Denon, maybe Yamaha. Receivers are hard to come by presently, you may need to consider refurbished units.
 

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I had a Pioneer VSX-LX104 I purchased new about 3 years ago. At the same time I bought Definitive Technology Pro Cinema speakers. The amp never really blew me away but it was ok. I never drove it hard; volume never was more than 1/3 up. Sunday night it started given error messages and rebooting with no sound. Then, a faint burning odor. I unplugged everything, pulled it off shelf and it was hot enough to fry and egg on the bottom. So my quest is to find a budget amp under $500. I been looking at Sony, Yamaha, and Denon. Needless to say I have no interest in Pioneer again. Any input would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Dave
Feature-wise Costco has a new Denon AVR-S760H that should replicate or improve on what that Pioneer could do, though it's not ultra powerful.

Since you said you never turned the volume up much, this is likely not a problem though. When I log into Costco's website to see the price it's showing as $449.00
 

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I switched from Pioneer to a Denon S750H and I love it. Highly recommend.
 

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