Oh wow, my plans have changed, AGAIN. What a surprise. It's annoying actually. But it's not so bad.
So, long story short.
I've been looking for an apartment for a while and in the mean time I have stayed at my mom's. And all my stuff has been stored.
Well now we have decided that I'd actually move here for at least till next fall since I haven't been able to find an apartment and I got my military service coming up next January so finding my own apartment is kinda pointless, she has room and so on so why not.
Well, I gotta buy myself some stuff from Ikea since it's on our route. New bed (the spare bed she has is like 8yrs old and really just horrible), new table top and legs so I can has mah compuutar somewhere and a proper chair to go along with it. I'll get some speaker stands as well from Hifikulma since I want to use my Wharfedale's and Audio Pro sub instead of those early 90's horrid floorstanders, I got my eyes set on the Atacama Nexus 6i's, any of you have experience with those?
So if you bothered to read all that, I faced a problem.
How the heck am I gonna have my HTPC, my main rig and tv all connected easily?
The Lepai I have only has one input and a rca switch would be okay but onboard sound is a no go,I could get new sound cards but still the switch is a bit awkward and well rca is still vulnerable to interference.
So how reluctant it is to me I'll return back to the world of A/V receivers.
I already decided that Marantz NR1602 shipped from Germany for 415€ would be my best bet.
I can have both my rigs connected with HDMI and audio from TV will go through optical since it's an older model and doesn't have HDMI 1.4.
The Marantz has DLNA and internet radio and audio from USB thumb drive support AND(!!) I can control it through my Android phone so yeah, pure win.
Won't need to have neither of my rigs turned on if I want to listen to some music (lower ambient temp)
But I can't buy it until next month since most of my budget will go to the stuff from Ikea and the stands and even though I live with my parent I still do have bills to pay lol.
I'll probably set up the Wharfe's and Lepai only with my HTPC for the time being and when I get the receiver I can setup all those with ease.
P.S. She'll be mad at me: "What?! I have to learn to use ANOTHER REMOTE??"
Little does she know that I plan to get a Harmony One remote in the future, October maybe.
I can already imagine her face when she gets to use it. The simpler the better amirite?
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