I've been researching over and over for about 2 weeks i also read a lot of information about av receivers and speaker systems and i set my mind on a 5.1 setup due to my room size and i think its 12x10x10 not really sure which ones are length or the width anyway my budget is around 750$ so i started to look for av receivers and then i stopped and decided to look for speakers first and here is what it came for
1-Definitive Technology Pro Cinema 60 5.1CH Home Audio Speaker System ( Newegg) 249.99
2-Energy Take Classic 5.1CH Premium Home Theater System also at Newegg for 299.99
though am leaning toward The Def Tech due to budget concerns .
So now for the receivers section and this is where i spent my 2 weeks researching over and over until i decided to make a post and seek help from you guys because every time i look up a term or look for information about products i end up here in this website so i figured someone here will help me with my case
So from what i gathered i need to look for a AV Receiver that matches my needs and will be compatible with the speaker system that i chose which is the Def Tech
so this is all the options that i was considering
1-Sony STR-DN1030, STR-DN840
2-Onkyo TX-NR616,TX-NR626 7.2,TX-NR717 7.2,TX-NR809 THX Certified 7.2,TX-NR709 7.2
4-Denon AVR-E400 7.1 Channel , Denon AVR-2313CI
5-Harman Kardon AVR 3650 7.1-Channel
so now am kinda lost here all these receivers seem compatible with my speakers but some of them say (1kHz, 1ch driven) (X) Watt (8ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven) (X) Watt (8ohms, 0.9% THD) And some of them sayRated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven) (X) Watt (8ohms, 0.09% THD) or even (0.08%THD)
So my understanding is that i need to look for 20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven or all ch driven 100+ watt RMS (0.08% THD or less) so i can be able to power those speakers and get the most out of them but the problem is some of these brands doesn't state how much Watt RMS they output instead they would say its for example 175W per Channel 8 ohms, 1kHz, 0.8% THD, 2-ch. driven and that doesn't really tell the truth also some if not all of these brands got a lot of features that I am interested in but lets say they have a high rate of failure and I've been reading all kind of stories and reviews on all these brands i just can't get to the Right AV Receiver that serves my needs within my Budget Oh BTW am gonna be connecting the home theater to my high end PC and hook my bluray player, PS3,Xbox360,and a couple other inputs .
So please help me make a wise Decision and get this **** over with
cuz am tired of searching over and over without finding the right one.
Sorry if i took too long explaining things but i really want this to work properlyThanks for taking the time to read my case any replies would be appreciated