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Originally Posted by NuSoardGraphite
Originally Posted by Elihawk
If you really only have 1500 to spend, I would not spend 600 of it on a reciever! You can buy an Avr for 300 dollars and spend more on speakers! Spending more dollars on speakers will have a bigger sound quality payoff than spending more on an av reciever!
It really depends on how loud you want to go. in a normal living room situation, a $300 reciever will do, but in a very large or open space, or in a good sized dedicated theater where the system is going to be operated at high volume, you want to go with at least a mid ranged reciever for the extra watts.
Plus the mid ranged recievers tend to have better room correction software than the entry level recievers. to me, that alone is worth the extra cost.
yet we have more than a few posts on here about people who bought cheaper, low sensitive speakers like the Pioneer set and they are dissapointed that they don't get loud enough!
If you have a large, open space, your money would be best spent first on decent, fairly sensitive speakers, IMHO. The Pioneer speakers don't fit that category...
Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
Set up #3: Philharmonics- BMR in a 2.0 system, music only