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Pre/pro and amp... Never thought about ot

I almost know what to expect. It's a high end solution.

But for a 5.2.4 setup, how much would this cost and what are the popular brands?

I might research it just for fun.

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Pre-pros start around $1k +/- and go up from there. Amps are too varied to conjure.

Typically, the combo is more expensive than AVRs which, typically, represent higher value.

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Kind of depends, but the problem with just a receiver is it must split power. They are rated for 2 channel...they will not be able to power all at the same time...nor do they need to provide 100-150 watts per channel nonstop.

Separates can provide true power to multiple channels. The peak of each channel will be able to go to peaks to create dynamic punchy sound. It depends on what speakers you have an what volume you listen to too.
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What are the lower end make/ models?

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Kind of depends, but the problem with just a receiver is it must split power. They are rated for 2 channel...they will not be able to power all at the same time...nor do they need to provide 100-150 watts per channel nonstop.

Separates can provide true power to multiple channels. The peak of each channel will be able to go to peaks to create dynamic punchy sound. It depends on what speakers you have an what volume you listen to too.
If the multichannel power amp has a single power transformer, it is susceptible to the same issue you raise about the AVR. This has nothing to do with whether it is an AVR or a separate; it has everything to do with how the amps are constructed.

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What are the lower end make/ models?
Since you seem to abjure Google, start with these:
http://www.soundandvision.com/catego...cessor-reviews
http://hometheaterreview.com/home-th...d-information/

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I almost know what to expect. It's a high end solution.

But for a 5.2.4 setup, how much would this cost and what are the popular brands?

I might research it just for fun.

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Some points to consider:
  • Very efficient speakers don't need a lot of power, though it never hurts.
  • More important for sound quality is the capability of digital room correction. Dirac Live is superior to most other solutions.
  • Think about using powered speakers. There's nothing better for a limited/medium budget. Good ones include the Mackie 624/824 mk2, from like 600 bucks.

It's the room, stupid!
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