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!