Originally Posted by ferrari4sale
Does the 360 sound better than Bose. What reciever should i use to get the best out of it.
Ummm.....well there is a common saying for Bose: No Highs, No Lows, Must be Bose
I am not a Bose fan. I think they "turn up" the midrange in their speakers way too much. If you are limited on space and have someone in the house who doesn't like large speakers...well then you have a harder trade.
As far as receivers go, you will gte lots of opinions on this one. Personally, My vote (under $1k) goes towards the Harman Kardon AVR line of receivers. Denon is very good as well, and some of Onkyo and Yamaha's stuff sounds good too, you just have to be more careful not to get the lower end stuff with these last two companies. I had a Yamaha that I replaced with my HK ($300 Yamaha Rx) and it was no match at all...of course I stole my HK on clearance for $300 as well Off Topic Question
The thing that I have often wondered on receivers is the following:
Every RX that I have looked at the manual on, with the exception of HK and some Denons, lists the input AC power requirements as less than the output power they claim to have. For instance the Yamaha RX-V2600 listed as a 7 x 130 watt receiver, or 910 watts. It's AC power consumption requirements are listed as 500 Watts if you look at the label on the back of the device next to the power plug....that's a neat trick, more power out than in
Whereas if you look at an HK receiver like the AVR 245 for example, it is listed as 7 x 50 watt out, or 350 watts total, and 540 watt input, a conversion efficiency of about 65%, which sounds right.
I'm sorry, a little off-topic here, but it was just a question that has been bugging me for awhile.