I sold all my AV equipment when i moved to China. Now that I'm back stateside, i'm looking to rebuild my home entertainment system. I'm open to suggestions as my goal is to build an HTPC system. My main source of music and movies are now on my computer or network attached storage (NAS).
I was researching the Pioneer Elite SC-79 and realized AVR amps are beginning to include this feature for better music quality. I was considering integrated amps with the USB DAC ports (Bel Canto s300iu for example). In efforts to minimize the amount of equipment i need to buy, I was hoping some of you guys could make some recommendations for AVR receivers that have USB DAC included.
Receiver (again, would be ideal to find one with a USB DAC connection):
SC-79 (may be cost prohibitive)
Another approach i've toyed with is finding an AVR with the necessary connectivities and adding a separate amp to power the front speakers.
B&W 683 or CM9 if i can find used
Subwoofer (only equipment i currently own):
In ceiling (recommendations for these would be appreciated as well)
Living/dining/kitchen is one open area. 30'x30'x12' with no wall separations.