- Dec 22, 2008
- Real Name
Morning everyone. I have what should be a simple question for you folks. My 23 year old Harmon Kardon has given up the ghost and so i want to buy a new stereo which will never have more than 2 speakers. Not having bought anything new in 23 years i am not up on all this 5.1 and 7.1 technology. My question is i am looking at a Denon AVR689 receiver which delivers 80 watts per channel and is listed as a 7.1 receiver. This would be driving a pair of Klipsch RB61 speakers rated at 80 watts /400watts peak per channel. Is this a wise buy or is it overkill with buying a 7.1 system.? Do they not sell basic 2 channel receivers anymore? Thats it. Thanks for any answers you can provide.