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I figured the audiophiles and guru's would be all over this one. Lets just say I will be ordering a Klipsch/THX surround sound system with RF-82's as the basis for the whole set (the rest is Sub-10 subwoofer, c-2 central, s-2 rear). Unless you have a better suggestion for the money.

Was looking at Yamaha's RX-V863BL for a receiver to handle it all. I want to run my PS3/X360 through this as well as upscaling to 1080p video and uncompressed audio.

Any thoughts or better suggestions?
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Yamaha and Onkyo are great brands for receivers.
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I've heard only a few setups like this, but the ones that stuck with me were Denon, Marantz and Rotel. Yamaha and Onkyo have some good products, but from those which I heard, they can't match Denon and Marantz. And Rotel ofcourse being more high-end here (not sure if it fits the budget, not sure about the prices).

Although I must say that I'll never get surround, 2.0 or 2.1 for me all the way. And if possible 2.0 only, it might be me, but for music (which is my main thing) I could never really get the right mix between sub and speakers. Fortunately my B&W Bookshelfs only need very little support from the sub, but still.
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I purchased my receiver last November, but looked at several different brands and models before choosing one. I listened to several and did lots of research. I ended up finding a good deal on a slightly used Marantz SR7001 that fit my budget. I wanted a good receiver that would be just as at home when used for 2 channel as for surround sound. I also needed a receiver with an amp that could easily power 4ohm speakers since my mains and center are all 4ohm.

I looked at Denon, Onkyo, Pioneer, NAD, Integra as well as Marantz, but kept going back to Marantz as I felt it offered the best SQ for the money. I also preferred it to the more expensive NAD units.

For speakers I highly recommend av123's offerings. They're an internet direct company with great service and support. Their speakers sound amazing for the money, and the fit and finish is way beyond their price range. The X-series is great and simply cannot be beat for the price, and can compete with speakers costing double. Most of the speakers can be upgraded with Ninja crossovers, and a pair of their lowly x-ls encores with ninja crossovers beat out almost 20 other speakers in the $1k and under category in StereoMojo's shootout.
If you can swing it the Rocket series is most excellent for HT setups.

check out their site: http://www.av123.com/
they can also get you good deals on Denon equipment if you ask.
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+Rep .... those speakers look sweet... wish I could hear them
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+Rep .... those speakers look sweet... wish I could hear them
you mightnbe able too. Join the forums and see if someone near you has a pair. Plus there is a 30 day money back guarantee.
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