Great site, learning a lot. Now I need to start saving $ to upgrade.
For now, I'm using 20 year old technology and it's working
Kenwood Receiver KR-V7050, a pair of Pinnacle PN8's for the front with a Pinnacle center and rear speakers. Also Pinacles in the bedroom, B&W DM 220's in the music room and outdoor speakers on the patio all going thru an old school Controller II switch box.
Just got a Philips Blue Ray player and an Airport Express (plugged into the Tape 2 input on the Kenwood) device to play YouTube audio and iTunes thru the system from my iPad. I'm going to purchase the Apple TV device to play movies thru the system. Looking for a good deal on a "thin" 46" to 55" flat screen.
The Kenwood doesn't have a input for a sub woofer. Is there a way I can attach one? If so, can someone recommend a decent sub? I listen primarily to concert DVDs, CD's and occasionally vinyl (on my Technics SLD-202). No games.
It's not fancy but it works and for anyone else on a budget, although I've had mine for 20 years, the old components can be found on Craigslist or at a thrift store very inexpensively!