I need help deciding between a Sony and Denon receiver. My choices are limited as I live in Johannesburg where last years' models are all you can get, and cost twice what you guys pay for the latest gear. I'm building my first 5.1 system. I have picked up some Polk speakers:
- 4 X TL3's
- 1 X TL3 center
- 1 X PSW111
My choice is between the Denon AVR-1713 and the Sony STR-DH820. Based on what I've read here, I'm leaning towards the Denon but a bit concerned it could be underpowered vs the Sony (80W/ch vs 100W/ch.) This setup will be in a room that's 14' X 18'. I don't need the extra 2 channels on the Sony but they're priced the same, so it could be a future upgrade.
What do you think?