Originally Posted by manizkrishnan
But i have a question as i am living in apartment for another 2-3 years i will be using satellite speakers only. Is it worth buying Denon 2809 or 3808 or Onkyo 706,806 receivers which have more power...???
honestly, running a Mirage Nanosat setup in a small apartment all of those more expensive options would definitely be overkill. overkill can be fun of course,but that's up to you and your wallet to decide if it's worth it
in general, I would recommend against basing a CE purchase decision on what you expect your needs will be in 2-3 years. technology is moving so fast in AVR's that who knows what will be available in your budget range if/when you do move? if you decide in 3 years to get a 3808CI for your new, bigger room, you will be able to get it for $500-600 on the used market, or you might decide that the "next new thing" feature (Audyssey DSX?) in the newest models is attractive to you.
that being said, Audyssey is always a nice upgrade so if you are itching to step up the system I would look into spending $300 on the new 590/1610 model, which will be comparable in terms of power to your current 1507 but add some cool new features (especially HDMI audio, and Audyssey Dynamic EQ + Volume, which really enhance the listening experience at moderate volumes). If you want the ability to use 7.1 or need the extra features, go with the 1910/790 model but I wouldn't spend more than $400 personally for a 5.1 satellite setup in a small apartment. You could sell the 1507 for $100 to recoup some cost.
Then, in the meantime, if you really want to upgrade the sound, upgrade the SPEAKERS. for example, adding a pair of the larger Omnisats up front and moving the four nanos to surround duty and going 7.1... just a thought...