Receiver for 2.1?

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  1. Robert Hoffman

    Robert Hoffman Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm looking to make some small upgrades to my stereo. I want surround sound capability, although I won't be buying surround speakers just yet. Use is probably 70% music, 30% movies. I am planning to buy a new subwoofer. Is there any problem with running just a 2.1 setup? Can you program most receivers to just use the front speakers and a subwoofer? Are there any brands that sound (granted, it's all relative) better for music versus movies? I'd like to spend under $400 for the receiver and I would like to have component video switching capabilities. My living room & speakers are both relatively small, so I don't need massive amounts of power. Thanks for your help,

    Rob
     
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    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    You can tell any current receiver to use only the main speakers and sub, you simply tell it you do not have a center or surrounds, or you run only stereo from whatever sources you have.

    Marantz SR4400, Onkyo TX-SR501, Denon 1804, H/K 230.
     

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