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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
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good call by Zorba and others...if you have a 850 dollar budget, DO NOT spend 500 on a AV receiver! A fancy receiver cant make mediocre speakers sound good, but an average speaker will drive good speakers to sound really good. All you want in a AV rec is enough power, connections and room correction...which you can get for 200 ish.
If you can get three Philharmonic AA speakers across your front (Not sure if Dennis sells odd numbers), that will be the best speaker you can get for around 100 dollar/speaker, IMHO.
Set up #1: EMP e5Ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, SVS NSD SB12 sub, Marantz Slimeline 1504 AV receiver
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and EMPtek10i10i sub, Denon 1910 AV receiver
Set up #3: Philharmonics- BMR in a 2.0 system, music only, Yamaha RXV-363 AV receiver