I'm looking for a home theatre package around $800. I'm plugging in my PS3, so a receiver and speakers are all that I need. I researched for a month about this, and on that note, I'm still left with a boatload of options, an I'm not sure which to choose. All I'm looking for is a 7.1 (read: capable) receiver and a decent set of speakers.
I looked at these options so far:
Onyko 7300 or 9300 THX are my HTIB bets. They look pretty good for their price and from reviews (at least from older iterations), their speakers aren't too shabby. However, both of their respective receivers are capable of only Audyssey 2EQ. Is there a big difference between that and the MultEQ?
I also looked at the Denon 591BA, which comes with the Boston Acoustics speaker package. I wasn't too keen on it, considering it can't expand to 7.1.
Then, when I saw the price for the 9300 THX of about $800, I realized (and read) that I can piece together a setup myself. For this, I looked at an Energy RC-Micro or Take Classic set with a Denon 1911 or a Pioneer 1020K.
Which is the best route to go down? I'm open for completely different setups and suggestions as well.