Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Nokomis, Fl. USA
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Saint1000, to you, the in walls sound nice. That's mostly because you don't know what you're missing when you're listening to them. They would pale in comparison to a $600 pair of stand alone speakers. In fact sound bars are even getting better. Then there's the upper end HTIB, if you want to start out with multichannel. With the speaker pair you could add a nice receiver for under a thou. And let's not forget speakers don't get dated like electronics. Quality speakers on the used market could be a buy and I would be less concerned about a warranty with speakers if they are working on day one.
As to the relative importance of sound and features of a receiver, that's been well explained already but I'll add this. Picture someone with a pair of Majicos looking for a receiver or amp. They only care how it sounds as along as it has speaker terminals.You on the other hand will be listening to speakers that will hardly bring out the nuances in difference from one receiver to the other with your untrained, less than "golden ears". I know the road you're on. I was there and wish I had added my current Meridian speakers a long time ago. So your relative importance of speakers should be skewed to let you know how much to spend of your budget on electonics.
Oh, you don't have to respond to Arnyk. He didn't respond to my jab of his spelling of "Multieq ST" or something like that on another thread. In fact he's probably just another old fart like me. Our generation has low tolerance of the "Texting Generation". In fact my spell checker didn't even like "Texting". But OTOH, IIRC he'll respond to light hearted zings, LOL.