Originally Posted by BigBearAZ
What are your overall impressions of the SR605 pushing the ProCinema 600 system? I was thinking of matching the 605 with the ProCinema 800 or even 1000.
I really like the entire setup. I re-watched Spiderman 2 last night, after I did the setup and some calibration (the calibration part is far from over as I have a few questions) and it was amazing.
If money is no issue, then go for the best speakers you can afford. I'm not an audiophile or videophile, I think the 600's and the 605 pairing is very good for my taste and for my pocket.
In general I think it's worth investing in the best speakers you can afford, that's something you don't need to upgrade for many years to come, unlike things like a receiver, dvd player, etc. - for these I like to get the best bang for the money, not the latest bells and whistles.
As for the power, one thing that may or may not be normal is that I start hearing the speakers when the receiver volume is above 35 (out of 100), but not below. Everything is hooked up correctly, there are no shorts, etc. so I'm not sure whether this is normal or not. If I crank the volume up to 60 it gets really loud and there's still plenty of room to go up. I don't know whether these speakers require more power to drive them or that's normal behavior of the 605 with any speakers.