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Receiver for Bedroom Advice

I've got an older Sony HTIB setup in the bedroom. It's not passing through the HDMI audio, so I have to use optical for the sound. It's time to upgrade. I'd move my main theater AVR up and get a bit better one for the main room but the Pioneer SC-1522 is a bit much for the bedroom IMO.

In all reality I won't be running REW sweeps, doing any acoustic treatments, etc etc. At most I'll put some nicer in walls in and upgrade the sub.

I'll go either complete HTIB or separates. I have all the mains/surrounds up now so although I will replace them I don't have to do it right away. The main thing right now is an upgraded AVR that will decode Dolby True HD / DTS Master Audio etc.

I'll have a media player and netflix type streaming box hooked up, along with HD cable TV. So at least 3 HDMI ports, prefer four or five.

Airplay would be a huge plus. Huge!

Control by iPad app is a must.

I'm familiar with Pioneer and actually prefer MCACC, but in this situation Audyssey might be the better choice for the set it and forget it option.

I'd consider a used AVR any day. Refurbished too. I'd like to keep the price down as much as possible. Also looking at new TVs for the wall, and as I mentioned speakers and a sub.

Looking forward to some suggestions.
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Price range for AVR? Speakers? Sub?

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Last year's 2013 models are on clearance. Consider the Denon E300 or E400 both with Audyssey MultEQ and Airplay and controllable via Denon's iDevice remote app.
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For speakers, check out the Hsu surround setups. Very well reviewed, and around $300/pair.

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I'd consider a used AVR any day. Refurbished too. I'd like to keep the price down as much as possible. Also looking at new TVs for the wall, and as I mentioned speakers and a sub.

Looking forward to some suggestions.
This is a good option for the bedroom - and you can easily remover the rack-mount ears.
New in the box - from a good Ebay seller
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TASCAM-PAR10...item1e8f97a2bc

http://tascam.com/product/pa-r100/

Your call

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