What reciever or wattage is reccomended?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by AnnLucky, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. AnnLucky

    AnnLucky Auditioning

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    I have a 22x24' room that we are turning to our home theater. I have never bought a system before and am wondering how many watts I should get, or what recievers are good for a room of this size.

    The budget is around $1000-1500 for the complete setup (speakers and reciever).
     
  2. DanaA

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    That's a pretty big room. Personally, I think you need to concentrate more on the efficiency of the speakers you buy than the power of the receiver. For the alloted budget, you aren't going to get an overwhelmingly powerful receiver anyway.

    I think Axiom and Ascend might have some packages close to the upper end of your range, but, even then, they'll probably exceed $1500.

    How loudly are you planning to play the system?
     
  3. DanaA

    DanaA Screenwriter

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    Ann,

    How could I forget. I recommended these to a friend. I was pretty surprised at how good they sounded for $999 (that includes five speakers plus a sub), especially the center channel.

    That would leave you $500 for a receiver. A lot have spoken highly of the new Panasonics with their digital amps and they can be had well within your budget.

    A lot of the larger companies have frequent updates to their lines, at which time places like Frys put the old line on at huge discounts.

    I'm sure others will chime in with other suggestions, but definitely have a look to the ELT link I provided above.
     
  4. AnnLucky

    AnnLucky Auditioning

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I probably wont play the system overly loud, just something so i'll notice the effects of having the 5.1 with a warm sound.
     
  5. Ricky c

    Ricky c Stunt Coordinator

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    My room is about the same size as yours mine is 22x19.5 and had a marantz sr7000 (recently upgraded)w/def.tech. promonitor 100's all around(still have)for about 4 yrs.They
    do a wonderful job in filling the room for 5.1 as well as music.I have had a few newyear parties and always got great complements on the sound.
     
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    I agree with Dana, you are going to want some more efficient speakers on that budget with that size room.

    The ELT bundle is $1300 and includes a decent mid level receiver and would probably fit the bill if you are not looking for reference levels constantly. That leaves you with enough for a decent DVD.
     
  7. AnnLucky

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    forgot to mention....i just need the speakers and reciever, already have dvd player.
     
  8. Shiu

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    For under $500, you may consider the Pioneer VSX-1014TX, Sony STR-DB790, Marantz SR5400. With the Pioneer you get 7X110W, still leave you $1000 to get some decent speakers.
     

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