Home Theater Receiver. in OCC Member's Lounge Posted September 27, 2011 The two Denon's that I had eventually experienced the same problem - crackling and popping until they finally died. Both were under two years old - I'll never own one again. Right now I own a Yamaha RX-A700 that I got open box and it works beautifully. It has great sound, great features. I can even hook it to my TV for a graphical configuration of response curves for each speaker, adjust individual volumes, etc. I'm sold on Yamaha now!