I have recently started dabbling in the HT/Surround Set Up world. About a month ago, I purchased a Bose bundle from Costco that included the Bose Acoustimass 6, a Yamaha HTR-3064, and and Yamaha iPod sock for $799.99. After reading different threads, I decided that I will be returning this bundle back to Costco in the next few weeks. In the meantime, I have purchased a pair of RC-10s and a RC-LCR. I have been running my RC-10s with Yamaha HTR-3064 and am waiting on the RC-LCR to arrive tomorrow. The next step is to purchase a receiver ASAP so I can return the Bose Bundle. I have been researching the Denon rceivers, but can't make up my mind on which one to get. I have thought of purchasing the 1612 ($200) to start, but then think about purchasing the 2112CI becuase of recommedations in other peaople's threads. It seems most of the XX12 models are almost all gone. Thus, should I settle for the 1612 in the mean time and purchase a XX13 model when prices drop?
1. As soon as I buy my sub in the next week or two, I will be running 3.1 until I purchase a set of RC towers for my fronts and use the RC-10s as surrounds in the next month or two. My utlimate goal is to have a 5.1 set up in my living room (Zone 1) and 2 additional speakers in the patio (Zone 2).
2. Networking would be a plus, but not completely necessary to start. If someone disagrees, feel free to tell me why.
Thanks in advance!!