Hey everyone, so I've been planning to get a couple of floor standing speakers for a 2.1 system (I'll be getting the sub a few months later though). I recently went to a local audio store, and I'm 95% sure I'm getting klipsch rf-85s, the only thing I'm not sure about is what amp/receiver to get. Eventually (probably a few years from now) I'll be filling it out to 5.1, so rather than getting an expensive stereo amp now only to replace it with an even more expensive 6 channel amp/receiver later, I want to spend as little as possible on the stereo amp while still getting reasonably decent sound.
The guy at the audio store suggested the NAD C316BEE, which is only 40w per channel. It was used for the demo though and it sounded pretty good to me, probably because of how efficient the speakers are. I have a couple issues with it though. First, there's no sub-out so I would have to use the high level outputs for the speakers. Second, one of the sources I would like to use the system with only has optical out for audio, and the amp only takes rca. After looking around a bit I found the HK 3390 from harman kardon.which has both, plus the power output is twice as high. Has anyone had any experience with this receiver? Do you think it would perform about as well as the NAD? Also, would the am/fm tuner (not important to me since I'll probably never use it) have a noticeably negative impact on sound quality? Any help would be appreciated.