Some may remember, I used to have an older Sony 1010, and then a newer 2010, as well as that behemoth Sansui G33000. I sold the Sansui, as the caps were worn out, and I didn't really want to put money in a receiver that old.
I miss it, but, then again, I had to move on....
My Sony 2010 is now a 7.0 (sub output burned out), and I have the sub hooked somehow, I forget, but it's hooked.
I will be buying a receiver for 1k or less, but am having a time and a half at picking one.
Some parts of me are thinking the Pioneer SC1523K, and then of course, other parts have me looking at Marantz, Denon, Yahaha, or unknown.
The 3 wants will have the (1) (2) (3) around them...
I do want (1) the good transformer in whatever it may be...
Based on past purchases, I am leaning towards the Pioneer.
In the end, (2) being able to push the power and not blow up is a concern/need/want.
I will be teaming up with my Monitors (60/40/CS2/PSW10) and whatever else I round up or buy new, to go with.
Also of concern, (3) is getting a receiver that won't take a dump as well, and will last me.
It will be mainly watching TV, with the occasional concerts and if I get a multi zone unit, maybe take over for the old Pioneer in the dining room.