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I bought this receiver as a gift for someone to be used for sports and movies. Nothing special but better than TV was the goal. Thing is since they've been gifted a receiver now they want to listen to music on it as well (mostly louder classic rock). Most my stereo experience is with more powerful receivers and therefore speakers so i don't know what is best. Is this receiver relegated to only bookshelf size speakers and if so what would be the best? 70% movies and sports, 30% music. For a benchmark I had some spare Pioneer SP-BS22-LR budget speakers and they said they were pretty good but they wanted better than that. For the space available it would also be hard to fit a speaker over 30" tall on the viewing wall as well even if the room is quite large. Budget top end is $300-$400 for speakers. I also have a pair of kenwood KS-401HT's (2 4inch woofers, 1 tweeter) that sound ok but barely any bass to them. Would that be better with just using the money on a subwoofer and keeping the KS-401HT's? Or completely change it up run both A and B speakers at the same time with 4x Pioneer SP-BS22-LR or something. It's a lot of information i know but now you know my dilemma, hopefully you guys can at least point me in the right direction.

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Look at connecting this to unite, with one pair of the Pioneer speakers

Mordaunt Short Aviano 7 subwoofer
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/MORDAVI7RW/Mordaunt-Short-Aviano-7-10-175-Watt-Powered-Subwoofer-Rose/1.html

Or, this one
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I bought this receiver as a gift for someone to be used for sports and movies. Nothing special but better than TV was the goal. Thing is since they've been gifted a receiver now they want to listen to music on it as well (mostly louder classic rock). Most my stereo experience is with more powerful receivers and therefore speakers so i don't know what is best. Is this receiver relegated to only bookshelf size speakers and if so what would be the best? 70% movies and sports, 30% music. For a benchmark I had some spare Pioneer SP-BS22-LR budget speakers and they said they were pretty good but they wanted better than that. For the space available it would also be hard to fit a speaker over 30" tall on the viewing wall as well even if the room is quite large. Budget top end is $300-$400 for speakers. I also have a pair of kenwood KS-401HT's (2 4inch woofers, 1 tweeter) that sound ok but barely any bass to them. Would that be better with just using the money on a subwoofer and keeping the KS-401HT's? Or completely change it up run both A and B speakers at the same time with 4x Pioneer SP-BS22-LR or something. It's a lot of information i know but now you know my dilemma, hopefully you guys can at least point me in the right direction.

thank you.

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