My receiver died yesterday and I'm hoping that someone much smarter than me on this forum might be able to offer some advice. First off, here is a list of all the equipment I have:Living Room Setup:
Samsung LN52A650 LCD TV (Wall Mounted)
AT&T U-Verse TV Receiver
Denon AVR-1909 AV Receiver
5x Polk Audio TC60i in-ceiling Speakers
1x Polk Audio PSW-111 SubwooferMaster Bedroom Setup:
Samsung LN32A650 (Wall Mounted)
AT&T U-Verse TV Receiver
Apple TV (New - not wired up yet)
Denon AVR-1609 AV Receiver (BROKEN)
4x Polk Audio Monitor 60 Tower Speakers
1x Polk Audio CSi3 Center Channel Speaker
1x Polk Audio PSW-10 Subwoofer
I put this setup together in 2009, and haven't really touched it since
However, my Denon AVR-1609 has been playing up for a while. It started by hearing random "popping" sounds in the speakers and has gradually gotten worse. After some research, I'm pretty sure that the microprocessor has gone bad. I did a master reset on the receiver last night, and still no luck. The sound on Stereo and Direct mode functions, but is mediocre and doesn't use the sub. When I change to another mode, it sometimes works, but will then cut out, stutter, or even emit a high pitched tone. It's very strange. I could try to get the receiver repaired, but it's almost 4 years old, and probably not worth it. I checked all the speaker wires, and other connections. The issues occur no matter what input is selected, even Tuner.
In terms of the speakers, right now I'm only using two of the towers (in front) and the sub. I have the others carefully stored away in the closet. They are great speakers, but my wife doesn't like the bulkiness of them, so I compromised and now we only have two. I figure that I can always keep them and use them in the next house when I get my own den
Since this is a bedroom setup, the 2.1 setup is OK for us.
So, after looking at receivers, I found the Yamaha V373, which looks to be a great deal at $180 (inc tax and shipping). It has great reviews and seems to meet all my criteria. Any thoughts? I don't want to spend a lot, since this is just for the bedroom.
However, then I started to consider if I might want to replace the AVR-1909 that I have in the living room too (it's the same age as the 1609). I could sell it and potentially get two new receivers. The 1909 has been OK, and I've had it calibrated by a professional (Jeff at Accucal who did a great job), but it's 3 years old now and it might be wise to update.
Any advice or thoughts on what I should do and how to make best use of the setup would be very much appreciated. I'm open to making changes, but obviously am limited on budget.
Thanks for the help!