Laptop or separate AV Receiver (preamp only) system

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  1. NicM

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    I’m not sure how to present this, but I’m trying to decide which way is best and need expert advice:I have a home 5.1 recording studio setup running CuBase & Adobe Premier, and scrapped the idea of changing from my MOTU 1010 PCI sound card to a Presonus (Firewire) Firebox card – 4 in/ 6 out (to replace my desktop with a laptop). I also have 6 near-field Active studio speakers spare (4 KRK 5’s – 2 Alesis M1 Mk2’s and a 10 inch KRK sub). I bought the speakers a while back as I wasn’t sure how my four ‘original 1952 Harry Olson RCA LC-1A drivers would perform – needless to say ||| AWSOME’So my question re: a surround sound system for my lounge: (I also need to be able to review my recordings outside the studio).Do I purchase a second-hand el’cheapo laptop to run the system, or buy a separate AV Receiver (preamp only) system, and if the latter, which model would you suggest?Please advise.

    Note: What is the point of running premier hi-end audio equipment in an acoustically untreated room.........
     
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    Emotiva or Outlaw pre-amp. Both brands have one under $600.
     
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    Much in the same way that LCD displays have put plasma out of business, it serves to help further our understanding of the term 'irony.' And welcome to the forum Nic :)
     

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