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Sorry to ask nube question, but looking for any direction towards a receiver/amp that only drives a 5.1 speaker set up from a digital audio source (AppleTV/ optical TOSLINK).  I really don't need anything else from that room (no recorded/streaming audio).  Trying to stay away from a soundbar, just want to have speaker connected to AppleTV via digital.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

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What's your budget?

Speakers and the room you're listening in make the most difference in the quality of the sound you'll hear. A typical rule of thumb is to spend twice as much on speakers as you spend on the electronics to drive them.

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I have a set of PSB Alphas that I previously used in 5.1 setup, but now have dedicated room for TV (but mainly for kids so AppleTV & Netflix) and will not be using recorded music (nor DVDs/Bluray) in there.

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What receiver to get depends on budget and the total number and types of audio/video signals that need to be connected, not whether or not it's a blu-ray player.

If everything uses HDMI, then you can get by with the least expensive entry-level current-generation receiver.

If you need to connect component video, then a higher grade of receiver is needed.

Entry-level receivers also don't have automated room equalization if you want that.


e.g. the Denon E200 provides 3 HDMI inputs, 1 coax digital audio input, 1 optical (toslink) audio input, 2 stereo analog inputs and 2 composite video inputs. It has a list price of about $250 but can be purchased for much less if you call an authorized dealer directly.

Their E300 adds network connectivity and Audyssey room EQ for about $100 more (list).

Both provide 5.1 speaker channels.

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