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post #1 of 2 Old 06-10-2012, 11:31 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,

I've got some in-ceiling speakers in my basement and am looking for a good surround sound receiver. There's only 2 wires coming out of the wall, but 5 speakers in the ceiling, so I'm not sure if I need additional speakers, etc. I've been looking at the Denon series, but I'm not sure if that gives me more than I really need for this simple setup. Any recommendations would be appreciated! I'm trying to spend as little as I can, but still get something relatively decent. I'm not an audiophile by any means so I probably don't need anything fancy!

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Check out for factory refurbished Denon, Onkyo and Marantz models (Marantz doesn't have an entry level model though).
Look at the Denon

391 ($109)

1312 ($119)

1612 ($169)

or Onkyo

309 ($139)

509 ($189)

The Denon 1612 and Onkyo 509 have Audyssey room correction and EQ which is a big plus for sound quality. Ac4l offers extended warranties from Warrantech for $35 for 3 years.

You also have to find the rest of those speakers wires smile.gif .Or the speakers could be wired in series or parallel (two or more together). Not really a good thing to do in most cases.
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