My 13 yr. old Yamaha is giving me some problems with no sound or very low sound from one speaker so I'm thinking about retiring the old horse. I had a Denon a few yrs. back that sounded much better than the Yamaha in a home theater. In stereo I couldn't hear a difference. The Denon quit after about 4 yrs.
Right now I'm looking at a Yamaha RXV667, RXV765, RxV1065 and Denon AvR 881 & AVR 697. Yamahas have a reputation for delivering high current and the Yamahas I'm looking at have plenty of power my B&W 803s with 805 rears. I'm leaning toward the Yamaha because of reliability and real life power but I keep remembering how good my Denon sounded while it lasted. Does anyone here have experience with any of these receivers? TIA