I'm on a budget of roughly $800-$1000 and am wondering what the best home theater system I could get with such funds is. I am not one of those Apple-loving Airplay geeks or an internet radio streamer. I'm an aspiring audiophile with traditional tastes such as buying physical CDs and a love of faithful sound reproduction. What do I want in my system? The closest possible sound reproduction to my music's original recording. I want a 5.1 system because besides listening to music, I want to use it for movies as well and some of my music is DVD-Audio with 5.1 surround. I listen to primarily soundtrack (film score). Are the Pioneer SP-PK52FS or Onkyo HT-S6500 good options? If so, which one should I get? If the Pioneer, which receiver should I get to maintain sound quality? Is Cnet biased and are there better options out there by other brands?
Thanks in advance.