I should receive two Outlaw LFM-1 EXs next week. As a result, I am in need of a receiver and looking for recommendations.
I am not in a huge rush if waiting will get me a better deal.
I would like to spend under $2,000 and under $1,500 if possible. Network or bluetooth connectivity would be nice but is not required.
HDMI pass-through is a must.
I am not very knowledgeable on home theater, so I hope you will share some advice.
I currently have an old Sony 5.1 system all-in-one receiver, with Tuner, CD and cassette... I will initially reuse the center, front and rears but down the road, would like make additional acquisitions to end up with a 7.2 (9.2?) system. If someone wants to explain that I am stupid to be planning that, I would be glad to hear feedback either way. I am considering going Arx for those, but as it is a ways off, I have not looked too hard.
Not certain it is fully relevant for a receiver recommendation, but as the space I have is far from ideal for sound system setup, so I will describe it.
The main room is about 3700 cubic feet, but then with the kitchen that is essentially part of the same room, it is about 5100 and there is another room off of the main room through a 5' opening (no door) that is probably 800 plus the a couple of hallways that cannot be closed off of the kitchen and additional room. See attachment for house layout.
Thank you for any advice or pointing out what I left out making this impossible to answer.