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bobDAN

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Am putting together system primarily for HT but perhaps 30% music. Will have NHT vr3 fronts and vc3 center with vr3 rear speakers. Appreciate thoughts for receiver. Not necessarily looking to expand to 7.1 any time soon.
 

Ricky T

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What's your budget? Do you need 5.1 inputs for multichannel sacd or dvd-audio? By "music," do you mean two channel stereo? Do you have a subwoofer?
 

bobDAN

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Prefer budget up to $11-1200. No sub. Probably prefer two channel music but will try surround modes.
 

Ricky T

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Those NHTs only have 6.5 inch woofers, you need a powered sub for the HT LFE channel. Something like the 12inch/150 watt Sony SAW-M40 for $199 retail at your local Best Buy would work in your budget.
I have owned most of the NHT models, you need a receiver rated at 120+ wpc, or 5 channel amp rated at 90+ wpc. Are you opposed to buying a 5 channel amp used? Forum members upgrading usually have a wide range of them for sale (in the classified forum). There are a couple of nice receivers with preouts for under $350 new that some guys are using with power amps:
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=72006
Or you can get a used 5.1 prepro with dts under $500 (parasound avc1800, sherwood 9080, harman kardon signature 2.0, etc).
 

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