Originally Posted by Bass Gorilla
Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
You seem focused on separates. Are you not open to the idea of an AVR handling everything? In addition to the thread suggested above, also suggest reading the Audyssey 101/FAQ Guide linked in my sig which contains a compilation of the most asked questions posted in the Official Audyssey thread.
I am just learning as I am going and I had been told that I would need an amp so I figured I would go the separates route but if that is not the case I would be more than happy to get a receiver. I will check out the aforementioned threads. Any recommendations for a receiver for under $1500 with Audyssey XT32?
I'd rather teach you how to fish than give you a filet.
To get an AVR witn Audyssey XT32 it pretty has to be a Denon or Onkyo because Pioneer and Yamaha don't do Audyssey.
Go to each manufacturer's site, order their AVRs by price, and look at the details for each one to see what flavor of Audyssey they support.
I had been recommended the Oppo BDP 105? would that do the trick for what I am looking at?
Spending the big bucks on a Blu Ray player makes very little sense if you have an AVR with digital inputs, good speaker management, etc. The AVR pretty well duplicates most of the functions on the high end Blu Ray player that you are paying the big bucks for in the BD player. Actually, the AVR generally not only duplicates but surpasses. Ever see a BD player with Audyssey?
If you are bound and determined to exploit the fancy analog domain components of that high end player, you are going to have to bypass the digital components in the AVR which includes bass management and automated system tuning (e.g. Audyssey). It just makes no sense!