This is my first post at the AVS forum and a humble step into world of AV. I moved to United States couple of months back and still in process of setting up my home.
Contemplating on a budget 3.1 system in my living room (15 Feet X 12 Feet) with plans to expand to 5.1 system in the near future.
Never had I been so indecisive about a purchase all my life. Ironically vast information available on the forum has added to my confusion
Planned setup: Bookshelves+Sub woofer hooked to an AV receiver.
Would be using the setup to listen to the music and watch cable TV/Movies/Utube/Netflix at sane volumes. I have got hold of Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Bookshelf Loudspeakers
and SP-CP-22 center channel speakers to start with.Yet to buy a receiver and a sub woofer.
Expectations from receiver
-Sound quality over fancy features
-Solid build quality and ease of use
-Long term reliability
(Single most important factor for me!)
-Enough power to fill my medium sized apartment
Nice to have features
-Networking(May listen to Internet stations although I have never done that before)
-Bluetooth/WiFi/Airplay(To stream music from Laptop/Iphone/Andriod phone)
-Room Correction(Not sure how important it would be for my application/context)
Features I am not worried about
-4K support(I may not jump into 4K bandwagon anytime soon)
-Zone B/Zone 2(I may never use it!)
Looking at following options
>Entry level receivers with networking:Yamaha rxv 477,Yamaha rxv 577 and Denon AVR S700w
>Entry level receivers:Yamaha 377 or Denon S500BT along Roku player for networking capabilities
>Outgoing models: Denon AVR E300/ AVR X1000/ E400 or Yamaha RXV 375/475/575
a)Request you all to suggest the best option from the above listed receivers with long term reliability and sufficient power being the two most important aspects.
b)Would an entry level receiver like Yamaha RXV 377/Denon S500BT have enough juice to fill my space with rich sound?
c)Denon or Yamaha for Audio quality+Long term reliability?
Thanks for your help...