I am starting from scratch in a basement room, new studs in an otherwise never finished cement wall basement, 8' ceilings, spray foam wall, fiberglass ceiling joists, etc. Not going to concern myself with the very best in sound proofing, because this project is on a deadline and it just isn't that critical to our needs.
To the point...
We have picked out the following equipment and I will state my questions if any on each item. What I would like to know is your opinions on cost vs. quality of this setup, and if you would go another route, please indicate what route and why.
Receiver: Denon AVR-1913 7.1 Channel 3D Pass Through and Networking Home Theater Receiver with AirPlay and Powered Zone-2 Capability (I like this because I can feed FM radio to my adjoining workshop room. It is somewhat vague in the description, but I believe this receiver has a built in FM tuner correct? Also, please inform the ignorant here, will I need a separate Amplifier to adequately power the speakers listed below?
Front main L&R Speakers: Infinity Primus P363 Three-way dual 6-1/2-Inch Floorstanding Speaker
Center Speaker: Infinity Primus PC351 Three-way dual 5-1/4-Inch Speaker
Subwoofer: Infinity Primus PS410 10-Inch 300-Watt Powered Subwoofer
Rear L&R Speakers: Infinity Primus P163BK Two-way 6 1/2-Inch Bookshelf/Satellite Speaker (I am not in love with having external speakers for the rear's, so if there is a comparable in-wall recessed speaker please let me know. I also need two satellite speakers for the workshop room on the other side of the wall, but have no idea what to buy for decent radio or CD listening.
My big question is will this receiver handle these speakers alone, or do I need an amplifier to be safe?
Next, I don't need top of the line sound quality, but I don't want to be saddled with junk either. Have I landed in a nice middle of the road area for quality and cost?
I intend to use the Zone 2 for the adjoining room, but am not dead set on this Denon if you think there is a better receiver to look at please enlighten.
What say the informed? Thanks.