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Originally Posted by schroedk /forum/post/16944069
You'll need to provide a lot more information. Are you looking to power just those speakers, or do you want the ability to power a second or third zone? Will you potentially someday go with a separate amplifier? If so, then you need to make sure you have pre-outs. How many sources do you intend to connect to it, and how many are digital (HDMI) vs. analog (composite, s-video, component)? Do you want one that helps set up the speakers taking measurements from 1-3 listening positions, or 8 positions? There are a lot of other things to consider as well. Your speakers are almost irrelevant to the decision, since any mainstream receiver will power your speakers just fine.
Narrow your list of requirements, and hopefully we can help you narrow your options for you. Look at receivers from Onkyo, Denon, Yamaha, Harmon-Kardon, Pioneer, and Marantz, as they all produce very capable receivers, from $200 up to $5000.
Congratulations on the speakers, though. I'm a DT owner myself, although I prefer the bipolars to the mythos line. They should provide years of enjoyment for you.
Originally Posted by CHP_VR /forum/post/16944081
Very nice speakers, fxs158!
You probably want to add a budget to give us an idea on what you're willing to spend on a reciever.
Any feartures you absolutely have to have, and any on your wish list?
Equipment being connected or future equipment you will want to connect..
A good place to start is MichaelJHuman's sticky thread here if you're not sure:
Originally Posted by RodK /forum/post/16944278
I am VERY happy with my Denon 989 and Amazon is blowing them out right now for $549. You would not be disappointed, especially for that price. The MSRP for this receiver when it came out was $1199.
Originally Posted by fxs158 /forum/post/16963736
any other suggestions?
Originally Posted by localnet /forum/post/16972568
To pull off the number of zones you are looking at take a peek here... http://www.htd.com/
I have two of their advanced systems running 12 zones in total. And I can tell you right now, you are not going to pull off the above number of zones with a stand alone AVR. And I own an Denon 4308ci, which I would highly recommend, as it integrated nicely into my whole house AV setup.
And I would seriously think of upping your budget a few grand to do it right for at least a self install, unless time is not an issue.
Check out the home automation and whole house, networking threads here too for more info.
Originally Posted by rnatalli /forum/post/16972632
At $2k, I'd go external amp without hesitation. Grab yourself a nice amp and receiver with Audyssey like Marantz, Onkyo, and Denon. Just make sure that receiver has at least 5-CH preouts.
Originally Posted by penngray /forum/post/16972660
You will need real full house video/audio distribution equipment.
This thread should be about 1 room 7.1 setup. No AVR is going to do even 2 rooms properly IMO.
I have a full house automation system (DIY , Charmed Quark software). You can pick up Extron switches cheap on Ebay, etc and then control them but all that discussion can be found on the AVS house video/audio distribution forum.
Imo, you should have set your budget over all before you spend $$$ on your speakers. Spending $2K on electronics when you only maybe spent that on speakers isnt wise IMO.
Go with a great $500 AVR, there are many to choose from!
Originally Posted by B&W700guy /forum/post/16973836
Who's trying,? I would but look for new speakers