Originally Posted by fozzybear98
Hello All... I'm a newbie here. I've been lurking around and reading some threads here and there trying to find information.
My husband and I have decided to make some upgrades to our home theater by purchasing a Pioneer plasma PDP-5020FD. We also decided that we needed a real surround system (we currently have a "boxed" set of Sony speakers that were a whole $300 for the set of 6 speakers, a receiver and a DVD player and haven't been used in a while because they were so bad).
We've pretty much decided on getting some Klipsch speakers after a demo at Ultimate Electronics. They were awesome! The speakers that we are looking at are the following:
Back: 2 RSX-4
Front: 2 RSX-5
These are not the "Super Greats," but they are still an investment. Especially when purchasing the Plasma TV and a receiver all at the same time.
What I'm wondering is what you all would recommend for an A/V Receiver that would work with the TV and the speakers. We've looked into the Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K, the Pioneer Elite VSX-91TXH (the speakers were demo'd using this one), or could get a demo model of the Pioneer Elite VSX-94TXH for the same price as the 91. We really don't NEED all the functions that the Elite models have, but not sure if there is a difference performance wise.
P.S. Not sure if I'm adding this to the right place or not. Let me know. Thx
You're in the right place for you inquiry. I'm impressed that you are doing the research for the "Guy-thing" endeavor!
You're obviously a "KEEPER"!
anyway, back to the products in question.... The speaker package that has been configured for you is a combination of the "Cinema 10 (RSX 5) and Cinema 8 (RSX 4) Satellite pkg.http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/cinema-10.aspx
As you stated, a very nice sounding speaker combo. Remember this, the RSX 5 and the RCX 4 can handle 75 watts contiuously, while the RSX 4's cn only handle 50 watts. Why do I mention that, well when it comes to powering those speakers, you must be careful not to over do it! Pioneer "Elite" AV Receivers are built to higher tolerances than the non-"Elite" AVR's. So in my humble opinion, the 94, a very powerful AVR, would be overkill. The 91 at 100 watts x 7 is a nice AVR also and may be a better choice for the speakers.
The alternative would be offerings from Yamaha and Onkyo. The Yamaha RX-V663 is nice easily affordable AVR with all the functions you will ever need. The Onkyo 606 is also a nice unit. Check those out and compare to the Pioneer Elite models. Determine what gives you the better value.