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Ultimately I am looking for a small and/or inexpensive receiver (at least 2.1) for my home office. I am thinking about a Denon AVR-S530BT. Here is what I want to use it for:

1. I want to be able to run a wire from the line out on my television that sits across the room to the receiver. I am not going for surround sound. Just louder. (Does anyone know of a way to relay this to a receiver without having to run a wire through the basement to the other side of the room?)


2. I want to be able to play things from my computer through the speakers (Currently also through a headphone jack wire so it would be nice to have two)

3. I want Bluetooth

4. I want to be able to connect it to a subwoofer. Likely either a PSW 10 or Monoprice (Something that sounds decent but is inexpensive) but require a pre-out.

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I am looking for a small receiver for my home office. I am not a gamer. I work from home a lot and like to be able to watch TV and listen to music. I had a spare set of Bose 301 Series IV and Polk TSi200s laying around so I can use either. I am leaning towards the Bose 301s because the polks sounded a little bright for my uses in the room. Right now I am actually using the amp from a set of Klipsch promedia 2.1 speakers. I like the smaller controls next to my monitor for when customers call so I can quickly mute it. I know a receiver has a remote but It would be nice if a small decent amp could power both speakers well, accept the inputs that I want, and fit in a small footprint on my desk but most of them seem either like junk or are far more expensive than the denon.

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Ultimately I am looking for a small and/or inexpensive receiver (at least 2.1) for my home office. I am thinking about a Denon AVR-S530BT. Here is what I want to use it for:

1. I want to be able to run a wire from the line out on my television that sits across the room to the receiver. I am not going for surround sound. Just louder. (Does anyone know of a way to relay this to a receiver without having to run a wire through the basement to the other side of the room?)


2. I want to be able to play things from my computer through the speakers (Currently also through a headphone jack wire so it would be nice to have two)

3. I want Bluetooth

4. I want to be able to connect it to a subwoofer. Likely either a PSW 10 or Monoprice (Something that sounds decent but is inexpensive) but require a pre-out.

Background:

I am looking for a small receiver for my home office. I am not a gamer. I work from home a lot and like to be able to watch TV and listen to music. I had a spare set of Bose 301 Series IV and Polk TSi200s laying around so I can use either. I am leaning towards the Bose 301s because the polks sounded a little bright for my uses in the room. Right now I am actually using the amp from a set of Klipsch promedia 2.1 speakers. I like the smaller controls next to my monitor for when customers call so I can quickly mute it. I know a receiver has a remote but It would be nice if a small decent amp could power both speakers well, accept the inputs that I want, and fit in a small footprint on my desk but most of them seem either like junk or are far more expensive than the denon.
check out accessories4less.com... they have a yamaha integrated amp for 239 with a builtin DAC and a single analog input, but doesnt have the Bluetooth. you'll probably do better price and feature wise to go with an entry level AVR receiver there are also 2 channel receivers with all the inputs you need and BT starting ~149. the denon 530 is fairly feature rich for the refurb price, but it has those crappy spring clips instead of binding posts.

as for the audio out form the TV to the receiver - there are wireless transmitter/receiver options. rocketfish from BB. outlaw audio has one. monoprice has a few... all things being equal run the wire if it isn't too difficult.

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check out accessories4less.com... they have a yamaha integrated amp for 239 with a builtin DAC and a single analog input, but doesnt have the Bluetooth. you'll probably do better price and feature wise to go with an entry level AVR receiver there are also 2 channel receivers with all the inputs you need and BT starting ~149. the denon 530 is fairly feature rich for the refurb price, but it has those crappy spring clips instead of binding posts.

as for the audio out form the TV to the receiver - there are wireless transmitter/receiver options. rocketfish from BB. outlaw audio has one. monoprice has a few... all things being equal run the wire if it isn't too difficult.

good luck
Thank you very much. I did run a coax so I know exactly where the wires need to go and I already have the holes drilled and baseboards still removed. I may just run the wire. Thank you for the advise.
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Does anyone know of any reasonably priced small form factor receivers that meet me needs above? I see a ton from companies like Pyle that are junk. Is there anything else out there that is reasonable?

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