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03-11-2006, 01:45 PM
Hello. I'm looking at the following receivers for a 8'x12' room but since I'm a newb to audio, well you know the rest of the story. I'm looking at the following receivers: Pioneer VSX454, Pioneer VSX452, Yamaha RX-V439 and Pioneer VSX-462S. Which one would you guys suggest?

I've tried to do some research on the web on these but as they're older models I wasn't able to come up with much.

My planned system will be fairly simple with 2 Sony 150 watt tower speakers and a powered sub. I may add two small speakers (behind the couch) at a later date but I'm not sure since space in that room is at a premium as it is.

Which one of these receivers will be able to handle the speakers? One of them (not sure which one now) states 100W RMS per channel.....well if the speakers are 150W aren't they being limited by the receiver or since I'm only using the 2 speakers will they be able to get enough power?

03-11-2006, 06:09 PM
see my post...... The Pioneer 815 GREAT for the $$$$

03-11-2006, 07:22 PM
The Pioneer VSX-D710S rec/amp is a good buy for your $

03-12-2006, 06:24 AM
The Pioneer 1015 is what should be your best choice. You can get it at jr.com for 399. The receiver has everything you need and then some. It won't cost you much more than what you're looking at.

03-13-2006, 12:13 PM
Thanks for all the info guys but unfortunately I'm pretty much limited to the above receivers that I mentioned since I can pick any one of them up for about $100. So it's just a matter of which one would be the best choice for my needs.