Originally Posted by glangford
I think you have the cost backward. AVRs have the advantage of economy of scale, they sell many more of them. You can probably get a mid level AVR or an entry level integrated amp.
If you are into subs, I'd be inclined to get an avr. Much easier to properly blend in the subs to you mains with audyssey room correction from an avr. For example denon's new line is coming out so last years is available at a discount most places. I found the 2312ci for 300 off at electronics expo on line. It is the lowest unit with multieq XT. You could probably get even a little more off by calling and speaking to customer service. I'm sure there are other brands doing the same right now, with new 2012 models coming out.
Integrated amps, however, do not have the yearly changing in models and as far as I can tell never seem to be discounted. In todays world they are more of a niche market.
I guess i had myself confused , what i forgot to mention is i was deciding between the nad 375bee (150 watts) or nad t757 avr (60 watts per channel)
I would be driving my pmc db1+ which have a sensetivty of 87 db , my room is fairly large about 18 by 20 feet , so i need alot of power for good sound quality.
Either i could bi amp them to the avr ,60 watts to hf and lf terminals each or i could use the nad 375bee in biwire configuration.
If i use the nad 375bee stereo will be able to adjust the crossover level in the active sub , if its connected through the pre outs?
And would the lfe in movies be effected in any way , if use 2 channel analouge outputs compared to hdmi or optical in the avr?