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Needing help on a receiver to power speakers i recently bought

post #1 of 6
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i just bought these speakers last week on a splurge for myself. i got married in October and my wife and I are looking for houses so i figure screw, i have some money I'm going to buy a theater system to build myself. Something Ive always wanted to do and nows the time to do it. for my first system i believe this is pretty frigging good and should last me a very long time. hope the house we pick out has the room it, LOL. anyways. heres my question/s...

being its my first time building one, i do know a bit about car stereos and home audio but would like some better insight from people that obviously has built and put together otheirer own.
What specs should i look for when in the market for a receiver to get my speakers going? i know it has to be 8 ohms, LFE for the sub would help?? should i do 5.1 or 7.Polk audio lady said 7.1 would be nice so i can bi amp the towers for more power, I'm rambling and ready to read some insight thanks.
not sure the size of room just yet as it could be 1 to a few months before i move into a new house I'm thinking about as close to 300$ as possible for a receiver would be just fine. (i think)
http://www.polkaudio.com/products/monitor60
http://www.polkaudio.com/products/cs1
http://www.polkaudio.com/products/psw505
http://www.polkaudio.com/products/monitor30
post #2 of 6
You don't need to biamp your front speakers. Just look for a receiver with the features you want.

Since you don't know if your room can be setup properly for 7.1 I would wait on buying any extra speakers.
post #3 of 6
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i would not buy any other speakers since i already have 5.
i was going to get a 5.1 receiver. but when thePolkk audio girl said i can bi-amp my towers for more power that sounded good.
i do not actually know what to look for in a good receiver nor do i know what would be a good choice in manufacturers.
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Originally Posted by dizzyrapper18 View Post

i would not buy any other speakers since i already have 5.
i was going to get a 5.1 receiver. but when thePolkk audio girl said i can bi-amp my towers for more power that sounded good.

Bad advice.

You need to learn to never believe technical comments from sales people! ;-)

Biamping the way you are likely to do it is more of a problem than a solution.
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i do not actually know what to look for in a good receiver nor do i know what would be a good choice in manufacturers.

I don't actually see a ton of difference in terms of sound quality among the receivers offered by the mainstream manufacturers such as Yamaha, Pioneer, Sony, Onkyo, etc.

If you are starting out, buy a low end 5.1 AVR. It may take you at least a couple of years to really know what to look for in your next receiver. You can shuffle it off to a bedroom or workshop by then.
post #5 of 6
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thanks the help.
What are some of the must haves in looking for a receiver?
what are pre-ins and outs?
Thanks again.
Edited by dizzyrapper18 - 11/28/12 at 8:54am
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Pioneers any good?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117410
Or I was thinking about the 1122 model.
What brand should I look into more than others?
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