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So I'm moving my home theater set into the basement and the fiancee is forcing me to keep the living room presentable, lol. I'm in the market for a slim/compact receiver and am looking for suggestions. Bit of background on what I'm trying to set up:

Panasonic 60" Plasma

Inputs:
AppleTV, Xbox360

Speakers/Sub:
2x PSB Image B6
SVS-SB12-NSD


I need a decent receiver to go with this living room setup. Preferably something compact or at least decent looking, BUT the problem is I need HDMI or optical thanks to my appleTV and Xbox. Was looking at a few Marantz and NAD options but none have those.

I'd also be open to a good 2.1 stereo receiver. Key thing is I need HDMI or Optical inputs, and not really sure where I should be looking.

Trying to keep the price tag at $500 or lower.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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maybe something like the marantz nr1402...

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The Marantz NR1402 might fit your needs, although it's a 5.1 (amplified) unit.
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would the 50 watts be sufficient for the PS B-6's?
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yes, that should be more than enough, especially since you will be unloading the lower couple octaves to the sub...

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would the 50 watts be sufficient for the PS B-6's?

Shouldn't be an issue, the PSB recommended range is 20-150WPC and with a sensitivity of 89/90db should be able to get sufficiently loud for most.

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cool. thanks guys.
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