Since I've upgraded my speakers, I've been told that my (almost new) receiver, the Sony STR-DH540, is underpowered. (See my system specs in signature below.) I honestly can't afford a new high power receiver, so have been researching everywhere, then looking for good prices for used units on Ebay and Amazon. Some are on auction on Ebay right now but I haven't bid on anything yet.
I want 100 watts per channel or more, multiple HDMI and adequate connection ports. I don't really care about bluetooth and networking as long as it has a USB port on the front. I have more focus on music than movies, only hooking up 2 fronts, a center and a sub, so quality of sound is most important to me. And, matching well with my Polk Audio speakers. If 90 real watts per channel were adequate for my system, I could add a few more receivers to my list at very decent prices.
The receivers I'm considering, that appear to fit my needs, IF I can get a decent price ($500 range max) are:
Pioneer Elite SC-61
Pioneer Elite SC-07
Pioneer Elite SC-05 (can't find)
I'd appreciate any advice.