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I need a reciever and sub appropriate for the rest of my stuff

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Hello, when the Polk Audio Monitor70's were on sale for $150 each I bought 4 of them.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117412

I had planned on buying a wireless kit and moving them all over my house. Sometimes they would be used as surround sound, sometimes they would be cranked for a party, I wanted something versatile. They reviews were amazing so I bought them without knowing how to piece together a home audio system. Then I saw the center channel some people had mentioned in reviews on sale for $100 so I got it too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290212

I have no idea how to pic a receiver. All of the reviews make them all sound terrible. I was leaning toward this one on sale for $599
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=82-117-412&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=4&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29#scrollFullInfo

but two different people say there is issue with the video pass through and the Android phone app. Well, that is more than I wanted to spend anyway and I'm a TV snob. I have HD Directv and think the amount of time I have to wait for the HD PVR to change channels is torture as it is but there is no better solution unless you don't want PVR. If this think is going to lower my TV experience even more I'd rather buy a much cheaper receiver and just never intend to use it for anything but music. I don't want to over react so I would like your opinions on which you would do. Either way I go I don't know how to pick an appropriate receiver. All I know for sure is my TV viewing quality is so much more important to me than my TV audio quality I am not willing to sacrifice any of the video experience no matter how bad ass the sound would be.

I kinda liked the idea of 2 subs for balance but all of the 7.2 receivers look expensive. If we can't find one that will not mess up the video I guess I'll have to live without that.

I appreciate you input, thanks in advance!
post #2 of 10
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I really need to order a receiver so I can test these speakers out and make sure none are screwed up before I wait too long. Can someone help a noob out?
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Monday bump
post #4 of 10
I think your choice of receiver is great. It has decent video chip and shouldn't degrade the quality at all. The video pass through issues they were describing only seemed to happen with certain devices. What kind of electronics are you connecting to the receiver? Just the HD receiver?
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You may want to refer to my post if you're looking for a solid reciever. The Onkyo TX-NR616 is a great value for the $$$. Less than 400.
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I would recommend Denon, not too expensive and lots of bang for the buck. Just be sure it has the advanced AudesseyEQ for calibration if you will be primarily using for TV/movies. If you don't want to break bank on subs, Polk PSW505 is great and on sale a lot for under $200. You could get two of those. Did you get a CS2 center to match with the 70's?

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Yes I did thank you. I'll keep an eye out for the sub on sale
post #8 of 10
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I'm not really sure how to close a thread here but I disliked the way the wireless kits sounded so much I changed my plans. I am going to leave 2 monitor 70's in 1 room and the other pair in a different room (probably adding the Polk PSW505 to one room). I'm not gonna try to carry that stuff all around the house since it has to be wired to satisfy me. I bought an average receiver and I'll just bi-amp it. Thanks again!
post #9 of 10
Bi-Amp won't really do much, if anything, unless your processor can separate the signal frequencies pre-amp and you remove the crossover circuits from the tower. The real point of a bi-amp is to send the low and high frequencies to their respective drivers without having to be filtered through the crossover circuit in order to remove all possible quality loss and avoid altering the sound signal in any way.

As for having two subwoofers, I would recommend against it. Firstly, bass is non-directional, so you do not "need" two subwoofers. Secondly, and more importantly, having two subwoofers seriously complicates the sound wave patterns in the room and unless you have hours and hours of time to spend with an SPL meter and conditioning to make sure that positioning, reflections, phase, etc are all just right you'll end up screwing up the sound stage and imaging of your setup.

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Doh. You can ignore the subwoofer bit:
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I am going to leave 2 monitor 70's in 1 room and the other pair in a different room

Edited by Electrocutor - 12/13/12 at 11:29am
post #10 of 10
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Thank for the info on Bi-amping. I've been finishing christmas shopping so I havent even had time to take a listen but the PSW505 has arrived.
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