I'm looking to purchase a new stereo receiver (with hdmi and network capabilities) to power my M22 v2 speakers (still going strong after 9 years!). I can only find two products that offer the features I will need: (1) the Onkyo tx-8270 and (2) the Pioner Elite sx-s30 (see the links below).

I'm wondering if anybody on the forum has experience in comparing these two models. How about general impressions on product reliability for either Onkyo or the Pioneer Elite line?

The feature sets are near identical, however, it appears that the Onkyo has significantly more power. The power specifications that Pioneer Elite provides seem a little odd (85 W/ch (4 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 %, 1ch Driven). In a real world situation, would the Pioneer Elite provide sufficient power to run my M22 speakers? I use the speakers for music and movies and I listen at relatively low volume levels.

I prefer the small form factor of the Pioneer Elite, however, I want to make sure they provide sufficient power for the speakers. Any advice or comments are appreciated. Thanks.