Hello. I have a fairly old setup and I'm thinking about upgrading my receiver but I need some advice.
Currently I have:HK AVR 230 (5.1)
4x Boston Micro 90x (L/R/Surrounds)
1x Boston Micro 120c (center)
HSU VTF-2 MK3 (sub)
Because my speakers are satellites I have the crossover on the 230 set to 120hz, so the sub is doing all the low end.
I'm considering moving up to the 2600 or 3600 because of HDMI, Blu-ray audio formats, and a hum on the sub channel with the 230 (that could just be the cable though). Dolby Volume is also tempting now that I've read up on it.
Giving today's prices, is it worth springing for the 3600 in my setup, or would the 2600 suffice? I'm not sure the extra wattage will matter at all with satellites. I would like to go to bookshelfs in the future but who knows when that would be.
Can I expect any audible differences between the 230 and a newer HK? I assumed yes, but after researching it sounds like maybe not since the amplifiers really haven't changed much over the years???
My other option is just holding on to the 230 if the sub woofer hum is just the cable, maybe put the money towards speakers. Although not having HDMI is slowly becoming a pain only made tolerable by my Harmony remote.
I guess I'm looking for a push here.