Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Granite Bay, Kalifornia
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I was staying out of town the other night and I stopped by the local Best Buy to kill some time. I've been putting off my AV upgrade and I figured this was a good time to look around and get some ideas. I really liked the Denon offerings but I have been out of the audio world for so long, I really don't know what the latest and greatest technology is and what I should be looking for.
Here's the setup they recommended:
Denon AVR2808 100W 7 channel receiver $999
Definitive Technologies Mythos Gem front speakers $559 pair (I'll ask about the speaker in that sub-forum)
Definitive Technologies Pro Cinema 800 surround speakers $289 ea
Definitive Technologies Pro Center 1000 center channel $219
Definitive Technologies Pro Sub 1000 10" sub $499
This is being paired with my 58" 1080P Samsung Plasma, HD Cable STB, and PS3.
I am replacing my now ancient Bose Lifestyle system from circa 1994 or so. It has the small cube speakers that rotate top and bottom and a powered sub. Sound is still decent from them and their size is great, but the receiver is starting to have issues and I really want to take advantage of the newer technology.
The room itself is 320 sqft, roughly 17' x 18'.
So, any suggestions on other receivers within this price range +/- 25% or comments on the Denon stuff specifically? Thanks.