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Hello!

I'm very new to home theater audio setups. I just got my first place that isn't a dorm room not too long ago and have been steadily upgrading my HT in general.

I'd say the part I'm most lacking a good sense of direction in is that of AV receivers.

A little background:

Currently I'm using Logitech Z Cinema 2.1 PC speakers connected to the audio out on my TV . I decided to upgrade when I noticed an audio lag in music games. When using a AV switch with a 3.5mm connection instead of the audio out, the lag disappeared. So I decided it might be time to upgrade the audio department along with some better routing. I'm hoping a receiver won't have as much lag as going through my TV and then to my speakers. :x

Where I am now:

I've just ordered a pair of Polk Audio Monitor 70's and a PSW505 for a 2.1 setup and am seeking a receiver to complement it.

I've been looking at some midrange receivers, like the Onkyo-NR609 and the Pioneer VSX-1021-K. I need one with 3D support, and would really like something that does the speakers at least a little justice. Do you think either of these would be a good fit for my setup, or do you have any other suggestions for around the same price range? ~$400. If so, I'd love to hear them! It's also fairly important to have a number of legacy connectors. I'm a big gamer and frequently use retro systems. So I have about 2 component, 2 HDMI, and about 4-5 composite.

Thanks for any input!

-Pheria
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Hello!

I'm very new to home theater audio setups. I just got my first place that isn't a dorm room not too long ago and have been steadily upgrading my HT in general.

I'd say the part I'm most lacking a good sense of direction in is that of AV receivers.

A little background:

Currently I'm using Logitech Z Cinema 2.1 PC speakers connected to the audio out on my TV . I decided to upgrade when I noticed an audio lag in music games. When using a AV switch with a 3.5mm connection instead of the audio out, the lag disappeared. So I decided it might be time to upgrade the audio department along with some better routing. I'm hoping a receiver won't have as much lag as going through my TV and then to my speakers. :x

Where I am now:

I've just ordered a pair of Polk Audio Monitor 70's and a PSW505 for a 2.1 setup and am seeking a receiver to complement it.

I've been looking at some midrange receivers, like the Onkyo-NR609 and the Pioneer VSX-1021-K. I need one with 3D support, and would really like something that does the speakers at least a little justice. Do you think either of these would be a good fit for my setup, or do you have any other suggestions for around the same price range? ~$400. If so, I'd love to hear them! It's also fairly important to have a number of legacy connectors. I'm a big gamer and frequently use retro systems. So I have about 2 component, 2 HDMI, and about 4-5 composite.

Thanks for any input!

-Pheria

The Monitor 70's are easy to push. If going new you are asking for an awful lot of connectivity for what you have a budget for.

Would you consider dumping 3D support?

An audiophile likes to talk about how much they spent and how good it sounds.

A DIY'er likes to talk about how little they spent and how good it sounds.

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I'd prefer not to drop the 3D support. I made the decision a little bit earlier to go ahead with the Pioneer-VSX-1021-K, as I was able to find it as low as $299.99 new!

There's a coupon code that drops it to $299.99 this weekend for newegg.com. I've attempted to provide a link, but it seems I can't do so until I've made at least three posts.

It seems to have my bases covered on connectivity, and reviews I saw tended to favor its sound quality over other, similar midrange receivers.
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