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I'm moving into an apartment soon, so I figured I'd set up a small stereo system in my bedroom so I don't have to subject myself to the awful speakers that come in TVs. I have some spare Klipsch RB-41 II's laying around that would make perfect bedroom speakers, but now I need an amp to go with them. I don't care about the radio, so either a stereo receiver or an integrated amp will do. Here's some things I would like out of the amp:

  • Somewhere in the $200-$400 range, the cheaper the better. It's a bedroom system, it doesn't need to shake the room.
  • I don't mind vintage gear (love it actually) but a remote is a must.
  • A small(ish) form factor would be nice, but not required.
  • A phono input would be nice, but once again not required as I already have a pre-amp.

The system will mainly be used for TV, movies, and music via turntable at moderate volumes. Once again, I'm not looking for a huge amount of volume, just clean, precise sound. Any suggestions?
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This is a good choice as it allows digital connection.
http://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-3490-120-Watt-Receiver/dp/B00198F89A/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1380306281&sr=8-7&keywords=harmon+kardon

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This is a good choice as it allows digital connection.
http://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-3490-120-Watt-Receiver/dp/B00198F89A/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1380306281&sr=8-7&keywords=harmon+kardon

I've always liked Harman Kardon receivers. 120w may be overkill for my purposes though. Any cheaper options I can compare this to?
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This is a stereo system, so I don't want to get a 5.1 receiver just to have three of the channels go unused. Might as well get as much sound as I can for my money.
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AVRs generally only have one power supply so whether you have 1 speaker or 5 speakers connected, the total juice available all goes to whatever speakers are connected. I would focus more on the price and features offered. The 1613 features Audyssey MultEQ to auto EQ your speakers.

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AVRs generally only have one power supply so whether you have 1 speaker or 5 speakers connected, the total juice available all goes to whatever speakers are connected. I would focus more on the price and features offered. The 1613 features Audyssey MultEQ to auto EQ your speakers.

Is there anything you can link to that confirms this? I actually have a spare 1612 that I used to power a very small dorm room surround system, and if all the power available goes to the two speakers connected then I'll just use that. Otherwise I'll want to look elsewhere.
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I'd just use your spare 1612 and maybe get a sub instead so you get fuller frequency response than the speakers provide...for your speakers that receiver has enough power to get you kicked out of your new apartment. Bonus is you already have it. Also if you wanted to setup more speakers it would be just fine too.
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Is there anything you can link to that confirms this? I actually have a spare 1612 that I used to power a very small dorm room surround system, and if all the power available goes to the two speakers connected then I'll just use that. Otherwise I'll want to look elsewhere.

Yes, using the 1612 will work just fine for your needs.

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