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Bill22

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Hi there. New to the forums. Just got a really good deal on some Klipsch speakers and was looking for some recommendations on a receiver. I don’t mind buying second hand (used). It will be 5.1. Would like Apple airplay and Bluetooth for music from my apps as well as playing my QC 35 headphones. Don’t have any special needs otherwise. The speakers are as follows:

Klipsch r28f
Klipsch r25c
Klipsch r14s
Klipsch r12sw

I was looking at Marantz, Denon, Yamaha and Onkyo but I really don’t know one from another. And am getting a little bit of sticker shock if I’m being honest; which is why I’m thinking buying used. But not sure.

thanks in advance guys!!!
Happy new year
 
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Used is always a great value, but you won’t be able to go too far back if you want the Apple and Bluetooth features. Most manufacturers have on-line manuals for discontinued models, so you can check if something you find in your price range has the features you want. A trick I use to figure out how old a product is, simply do a search for “[brand name / model #] review.” Most reviews you come across will be dated.

Also, you probably aren’t going to find a receiver that will let you use Bluetooth headphones. Typically a model that features Bluetooth only receives, not transmits. However, you can always use an outboard transmitter, such as the Avantree Oasis.

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I recently bought the Onkyo TX-NR686 from Best Buy for $249. I really like it. It sounds great for music and movies.

this seems to be a popular unit. Seems like it might suit my needs. I definitely like the price! I think this receiver puts out 100 watts per channel? The speakers are 100 continuous 400 peak. This receiver will be powerful enough?
 
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Used is always a great value, but you won’t be able to go too far back if you want the Apple and Bluetooth features. Most manufacturers have on-line manuals for discontinued models, so you can check if something you find in your price range has the features you want. A trick I use to figure out how old a product is, simply do a search for “[brand name / model #] review.” Most reviews you come across will be dated.

Also, you probably aren’t going to find a receiver that will let you use Bluetooth headphones. Typically a model that features Bluetooth only receives, not transmits. However, you can always use an outboard transmitter, such as the Avantree Oasis.

Regards,
Wayne A. Pflughaupt

good information. I didn’t know the Bluetooth only receives and doesn’t send. I will have to buy one of those adapters because the tv I have is very laggy with my wireless headphones and the av sync option doesn’t work with Bluetooth. Only wired.
 

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this seems to be a popular unit. Seems like it might suit my needs. I definitely like the price! I think this receiver puts out 100 watts per channel? The speakers are 100 continuous 400 peak. This receiver will be powerful enough?

Yes. 100 watts per channel RMS. More than powerful enough. I'm using the Sony Core bookshelf speakers, 6 ohms.
 

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this seems to be a popular unit. Seems like it might suit my needs. I definitely like the price! I think this receiver puts out 100 watts per channel? The speakers are 100 continuous 400 peak. This receiver will be powerful enough?
It won't actually provide that much power in real-world conditions, but don't worry about it. Your Klipsch speakers are so efficient (they play loud with very little power) that if you fed 20 watts to them, the building would collapse.
 

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