Originally Posted by rsbuttar
First question is, would I be able to reuse the speakers if I simply purchase an AV Receiver? If not I would like help selecting pieces. I do not need a fancy 5.1 or greater set up right now as the speakers and whatnot would be in the family room, so no problem in starting with a simple set up then improving later. With all of that out of the way, lets move forward.
It's a little hard to tell from the Samsung site, but do your speakers have the typical binding posts/connectors on the back (one red, one black - or some combination)? If so, then the simple answer to your question is, yes - you could connect those existing speakers to a new receiver.
If they don't, then the easiest solution would probably be to get a new receiver and at least a 3.0 (your left, center, right channels) speaker setup.
You could save yourself some money and buy your receiver from accessoriesforless.com. They sell refurbished items. I've never bought a receiver from them, but have bought several speakers and they work just fine. Others in AVS have bought receivers from AFL.com and have reported similar findings.
Then you could use a little more money toward a better speaker setup. Keep in mind, if you have the means to go audition some (Best Buy Magnolia theater, local AV place, etc.) you can find what sounds best to your ear.
Also keep in mind, a complete setup can take time. You can always start with a solid 2.0 or 3.0. Then add a sub later. Then add surrounds after that. You definitely don't need to throw a complete system together, especially if you want to achieve good sound with a smaller budget.