Sorry, don't know what happened there.
I have just bought a new Onkyo TX-NR809 to replace my old, busted Cambridge Audio 540R. It took me some time to decide which Receiver to go for and in the end listened to advice from a salesman at Richersounds Swiss Cottage. Having hear a 709 i decided to go for the 809 as i preferred the styling. However i was quite specific that i wanted it in silver and so they ordered it me as a special order.
Two weeks later and it arrives. I do a 60 mile round trip to collect it, get it home, spend the whole day setting it up, new wires, cables, hiding them out of plain sight etc.
Then this morning i listen to music whilst sorting through a few things, bi-amped the fronts and for a new machine that still needs to be run in i was generally impressed with the sound from CD palyback.
I then sat down to watch a movie and three minutes into the movie (remembering i havent heard or witnessed hi-def sound) and there is a spark, a flash, a bang and a plume of smoke. The receiver has blown up and is now dead.
I then tried to get in touch with Onkyo UK but there number on there site appears to not be working. Looking on there website i then contcted Genserve who appear to do Onkyo, Denon and Marants repairs. The chap i spoke to there stated that it is quite a common thing for receivers to go bang and blow a capacitor.
Has anyone else had this issue with receivers going bang. Should it be that i stay away from Onkyo, have they a history of unreliability. And should it be acceptable that AV Receivers in particular have a tendancy to go bang, no other electrical item in my house has decided to give up.