I'm a newb (audiotard, videotard) with a butt load of questions. I'm searching around the forums learning as much as possible but need some input on a couple of things I can't find.
I've recently moved and brought along a Pioneer VSX-915 receiver from my old system. The speakers and flat screen were in-wall so I left them. I have a Boston Acoustics Sub and a couple of DVD players, non-HDMI and one Samsung DVD R155 player/recorder. I bought a new screen for what will be a dedicated TV room (carpeted bonus room 15X17 or so) where I want to get a nice BluRay player and new surround sound receiver and speakers. (Lots of questions to answer there but first...)
The Pioneer seems to be a good receiver but with no HDMI and it being around 5 years old I feel I would be better served in the TV room to updgrade. Maybe the Onkyo 607 or Denon 1610, haven't decided. My first question is how to best utilize my existing receiver for another need. I have a family room, 20X20 with very tall ceilings, where I'd like to have a couple of speakers and the BA sub to provide background music. I'm limited on options for speaker placement (yes, my wife is the primary limiter) to a couple of built in cabinets on each side of a fireplace. I can run wire underneath the floor from a closet where I will house the receiver, wireless modem/router, UHF remote etc. but am unsure where on the receiver to hook up just the two speakers for best sound.
So question one is just that, where do I tie into the 915 to provide stereo sound to a couple of book shelf speakers? I'm assuming front but don't know for sure.
Also, for the Sub, it's about 25 feet from the closet/receiver. Will coax work with the proper adapter at the receiver or should I use the sub cables I see advertised?
Here's a link to the receiver.
Oops, it wouldn't let me post the URL cause I'm a N00b. There's a pic of the back of the receiver at plasma dot com under pioneersound and vsx915 if it's needed.
As I said before I have a lot of other questions but am still trying to find answers from other posts first.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions, on any of it!