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$2000 starting budget for new Home Theater System

I've been a headphone user for the last decade, and now that I've moved out of my apartment, and into my own home. I can finally get LOUD!


I need some help in deciding what speakers/av receiver I need to get the most out of my PC games!


I've been looking at Denon for a receiver.
and between Polk and Klipsh for speakers.


I'm thinking I could start at 5.1 and then add speakers as things like Atmos and such become more mainstream.
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I've been a headphone user for the last decade, and now that I've moved out of my apartment, and into my own home. I can finally get LOUD!


I need some help in deciding what speakers/av receiver I need to get the most out of my PC games!


I've been looking at Denon for a receiver.
and between Polk and Klipsh for speakers.


I'm thinking I could start at 5.1 and then add speakers as things like Atmos and such become more mainstream.
I have a Denon AVR and Klipsh across the front 3 and Polk sats for the back end...no complaints.
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I'm thinking I could start at 5.1 and then add speakers as things like Atmos and such become more mainstream.
Good thinking. Most games are 5.1 anyway O believe, and a proper 5.1 system is always better than a compromised 7.1.4.

I don't know if you want to watch movies too, and if you want HDMI switching, but if it's mainly for gaming you could also start with a second hand Receiver. Those go for $100 or less. Use the rest for the speakers you want and upgrade the receiver in the future.

Older Marantz receivers e.g. are great. Depending on the audio outputs on your sound card you could either output via SPDIF optical (DD or DTS), or if you have 5.1 analog out on your PC you can even use uncompressed LPCM.

AV7702mk2 + Bose Panaray/Controlspace 7.1.4 Atmos + DTS:X
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