Well, I have to get a new receiver - because I'm going to move my current Onkyo (TXDS797) receiver to my master bedroom - so, I have to get a new one if I end up upgrading my living room from the AA 522s/797.
But, now, I'm re-thinking my entire deal now.
Jason - I don't know if you know about the 522D aperions. That's what I have currently.
I'm thinking of keeping my rear L/R as my 522s in my living room as-is - but - moving my front L/R 522s to my master bedroom along with 522C then buy the Aperion Intimus 4B for my REAR L/R for master bedroom (or maybe the Verus Forte Bookshelf Speaker instead of Intimus 4B.
So- that would leave my living room (16x18) and I would have to get new front L/R & center channel + a new avr.
I was pricing out either the:
intimus 6B+6C (fronts only)
VGB & VGC (fronts only)
Do you think my existing 522s would be okay as my REAR SURROUND with either of the above fronts?
Do you think the new Intimus 4B would be fine as my REAR SURROUND if I use my 522s as my fronts?
And, I'm assuming that the Verus Grand Center Channel speaker goes just fine with the Verus Grand Bookshelf - right? The VGC isn't just supposed to be paired with the VGTower, is it?
Anyway, cost wise - I end up spending about $160 more on the Verus vs Intimus ...
SORRY. I know - I'm all over the place with ideas but if you can comment on if my 522s would be fine as REARs and then as FRONTs paired up with newer Aperions, that would be very helpful.
Originally Posted by Hicks
The real reason to upgrade your receiver would be to get features such as HDMI that you don't have now, but in terms of power, 130 watts into 8 ohms should be plenty to drive either the VGBs or 6Bs.
If you did go to a new AVR I would stick with one with a similar power rating, like the Marantz SR7005, Onkyo 808 or 1008 or Denon 3311. If you want to go with Pioneer I would recommend the SC-35.
I hope that helps!