Amp or Bigger Receiver in Home Theater Posted February 14, 2013 my dad has the Elite SC-55 from last year and it absolutely ROCKS my old KLFs. you can watch a full movie at extreme levels and the receiver never gets more than slightly warm on the top. the class D amps run very cool and pump out big power. If I was to get a new AVR I would 100% look for the best Pioneer I could afford. the one mentioned above looks even better for the $550 price.