Originally Posted by orcrone
Thanks Jim. Sounds like I should be OK. I have no idea about the 16/44.1 or 24/192. I just saw the Flac/WAV in the feature sheet and decided to be cautious. When I spoke to Yamaha the representative wasn't too sure beyond, "it's some audiophile standard so you should be fine". Not too impressive a system in the bedroom, just my leftovers from my living room. When our house was built the builder wired in 3 Klipsch wall speakers (3650s I believe) in the front and two in the ceiling as the rears. I was using an old Def Tech sub. I just replaced the three front speakers with a pair of Paradigm Studio 100s and a CC-690 center, along with the Yamaha RX-A2030.
At first I figured I'd sell the Klipsch on eBay. When I saw what they were going for I decided it was barely worth the effort. At this point I replaced the left and right speakers and decided to use the Klipsch in the master bedroom, driving them with the zone 2 output from the Yamaha. Then I replaced the Def Tech with a Paradigm Ultracube 12 sub and purchased the CC-690. So I figured if I just purchased a home theater receiver I have enough speakers for at least a 3.1 system. So it really materialized out of extra speakers sitting around and too much time on my hands (my apologies to Styx). I may add rear speakers in the ceiling one day, but at least it's a lot better than the TV speakers I was using several months ago.
BTW, I lived in southeastern VA (Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Newport News) for 17 years. Charlottesville is a beautiful area.
LOL- just another facet of the disease that most of us here suffer from: upgradeitis. "I want better sound, so I'll get new speakers; now that I have extra speakers, I'll just add an avr and make another system." Next comes upgrading the speakers in the BR.
Actually, that's a lot of receiver for those speakers. If you want to save some money, you might want to look into a used receiver. It seems all you need is DLNA certified, which has been common on receivers for years. Since AVR's become obsolete so quickly, you can get an excellent one for really cheap since you don't need all the bells and whistles. Something to consider.
OTOH, you could get some better speakers if you get this AVR. Personally, I was never a fan of in-walls/in-ceiling speakers, esp. for the front 3 (YMMV of course). If it was me, I'd put what you have in the wall/ceiling for surround speakers and get some inexpensive bookshelfs for the front 3; I think you could spend as little as $300 for the 3 w/ some careful shopping and end up w/ a significant upgrade in sound over in-walls. But that's just my opinion and free advice- which as we know is generally only worth what you paid for it.
Yes, C'ville is a beautiful area; it's made many top 10 lists for best places to live in the US. Unfortunately, it's really starting to get too overcrowded and has lost some of it's small-town charm, but it's still a great place to live. UVA is my alma mater and I was born here, so it's very special to me.
OTOH, VA beach and all that surrounds it is quite a mess imo. Though I did see a great Yesshow at Hampton Rds. But if I want to go to the beach, I choose NC or MD over the Tidewater mess.