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HDMI/Toslink should sound better if you can get it working. Reciever DACs are better than those in most soundcards, and you can still use your soundcard's various DSPs with toslink.

All true. But "if" really is the operative word here and unfortunately its not like you just set it up once and it works. It might work in game X but not work with a media-player or game Y at least that was my experience and I quickly tired of the trouble shooting and swapped over to analog and was over joyed that my receiver had the needed analog inputs.
    
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post #12 of 15
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I'm using a Creative Labs X-FI Titanium. I would hope it has the ability to handle this...

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post #13 of 15
hmm.. I would personally (did actually...well last year) chose the yamaha ... my wife and I got a Yamaha RX-V573 (sale at BB $300) old model vs the V475 but close enough.. and it is fantastic I listened to some sony's and pioneers and denon and the yamaha clearly sounded best to me

I have ours hooked up to some older Klispch KG speaker (made in USA) and it is fantastic sounding ...

I am into vintage audio so i have some gear and the yamaha impresses me with it competence and SQ with stereo music.

here is my entertainment center



i have a vintage Onkyo M5030/P3030 (100WPC dual mono power amp + preamp) next to the yammy (the onkyo is driving either JBL L1 or B&O RL60.2 speakers anyways the Yamaha sound pretty good for being a modern AVR with stereo music when i have swapped back and forth between the two.


if you do choose the pioneer be careful where you buy as they don't honor the warranty if you buy from amazon or many other online vendors (make sure whoever it is, is a auth dealer) whereas Amazon is a auth dealer for yamaha ...
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Good speaker choice. Another option to consider, which would be around the same price range as the Pioneer AJ series, is a 5.1 set of Polk Audio Monitor series II speakers through their ebay store. I have the monitor 50 tower speakers ($199) along with the CS1 center ($89.99). Their speakers have 5 year warranties.

Amazon has the Denon AVR-E300 for $200 at the moment. Very good bang-for-the-buck receiver. It seems to be in between the Yamaha RX-V375 and V475 in terms of features.
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