I have just received a free used VSX-416. It is 5 channels. I think it's 130w per channel.
I am not using a surround setup and I won't be using such a setup for many years to come. Only front stage, 2.1.
Currently using a Sonos Amp to power Wharfedale Diamond 8.2 (soon upgrading to 9.2) and SVS-SB1000 Pro.
The Sonos Amp is nice, easy and compact and gives 100-120w or so per channel. The sound is really nice. However, to this very moment I have no idea if setting the Sub Crossover on the Amp affects the front speakers too. If my Xover is at 80Hz, I don't know if the speakers only come in at 80Hz or actually play their whole range (up to around 45Hz).
Do I have any use for this Pioneer AVR? I understand it's an entry level but I did see some test videos on YouTube and the sound seems quite nice. I don't know what kind of features I have on the Pioneer that could assist me either.
I wonder if the sound on the Pioneer would be better than Sonos even if only using 2 channels and Sub connection.
Would love to hear opinions and any relevant information.