I know you guys are getting a lot of these questions, but I’m going crazy since my piece of s*** Onkyo died. I need my surround sound! Can someone give me some suggestions on an awesome receiver? My budget is about $600, but if an $800 receiver is the best, a must have, I can push my budge a bit. I’m running the following speaker setup
1 x Polk Audio CS1 Series II Center Channel 55hz – 25khz 8 ohms 20-125w 89dB
2 x Polk Audio Monitor 50 Two-way Loudspeaker 42hz – 25khz 8 ohms 20-150w 89dB
4 x Polk Audio RM7 satellites 95hz – 22khz 8 ohms 20-100w 89dB
1 x BIC America F12 subwoofer (possibly getting a second one so I need 7.2)
I’ve been looking at some receivers and the following jumped at me, but after reading all the features, I’m basically… extremely confused.
I only have a 3D blu ray player, ps3, and my directtv box. I don’t plan on hooking up anything else any time soon. I would love to have internet radio, Pandora, etc… Wifi is not necessary as I already ran an Ethernet cable in that area. Idk… I’m a sucker for brand new features, so I would pay extra for a receiver that offers all types of bells and whistles. Second zone would be nice, but not necessary. The most important thing I want out of this receiver is for my movie watching experience to be perfect (video, sound, etc...) If anybody can give me some opinions about the receivers I listed above, or if there are any better ones out there within my budget I’m willing to listen. Just no more Onkyo. I paid $600 for my receiver and it died 3 years later, just outside it’s warranty period. I would expect these to lasts 5 to 10 years easily. Thank you.