Here is what I'm planning out, I need help with the missing piece though.
Room Type = Family room with no back wall (opens to kitchen)
Room size = 12x14x10 (WxLxH)
Floor = Hardwoord
Video/Stereo ratio = 50/50
TV = Sony 46XBR4 (still sitting in the box) with HDMI 3.1 inputs.
Proposed Speakers = 5.1 config - era D4's Sats for front L and R sats and D4 LCR for center. era D3's for surround duty.
Power amp = Emotiva LPA-1 or LPA-2 if I wait for that (December).
What's missing? Of course its the receiver or pre/pro.
Video requirements are HDMI switching, and v 3.1 would be a great match for the new HDTV. Multi sourse/multi zone would also be a requirement (min 2 zones). Also upscaling of all analogue video content to 1080p would be good as would iPod dock support.
So, can anyone help? Can I match a decent Sony reciever with pre outs to the Emotive LPA-1 and era D4s/D3s and expect solid stereo performance or do I need to go with a dedicated pre/pro?
Can anyone make a receiver or pre/pro recommendation that would blend nicely with the above and match my processor requirements?
Solving this last peice of the puzzle will allow me to pull the trigger on the era's, which I'm just dying to do
Keep up the audiophile fellowship...its amazing.
Thank you one and all.