Replacing Sony DAV-HDX900W
I have a Sony DAV-HDX900W and the receiver is broken. I'm pretty sure one of the amps is blown but I don't think it's worth my time trying to fix it. I had it for about 10 years.
I am looking at buying a new receiver but realized that the speakers are 3 Ohms and the sub is 1.5 Ohms. Most of the receivers I have found only support 6+ Ohms. Are there any receivers around $300 CAD that can run my speakers?
Otherwise I was looking at Best Buy and found receivers that are 5.1 around the $300 range. I saw Pioneer VSX-534 for $250, but they also recommended Sony at around $350, can't remember which model.
I don't want to get stuck an all in one system which gets me stuck in the same situation of having one thing fail and requiring throwing the whole thing out. I much prefer buying a more universal receiver and speaker solution.
I looked at a Pioneer HTP-076 for $470 and sounded alright when listening to music. But I wonder if the speakers will be any good compared to my Sony system. They also have a speaker kit, Polk Audio RM6750, for $300. Are these speakers any better than the Pioneer? Am I better off buying this speaker kit and a separate receiver? I also Onkyo SKS-HT690 on Amazon for $500.
I'm looking for some advice on getting a new system. I just want to make sure I at least have equal or better quality than my old Sony system. I worry these new speakers look very weak. I don't crank the volume loud, I mostly use it to watch movies. I also have it hooked up to my computer by optical SPDIF, other features are really just bonus for me now, but flexibility for the future is also great. I also have the rear speakers hooked up through infrared which came with the Sony system but I found that Best Buy has a wireless speaker kit for $100 I was planning on getting. Running wires for the rear is not impossible but seems like the convenience is worth it. Finally, I like that I can mount my front and rear speakers to the wall. My floor space is a little limited, so prefer not having stands for the speakers.
Any advice on kits available today is greatly appreciated. I definitely want to stay under $1000, but I was hoping to get around $750.