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    Jun 2006

    Need Help Choosing a Receiver

    We are building a house and are about two weeks away from completion. Right now in our living room, we have a Sony 46" LCD television and five Klipsch CDT-3650-C speakers mounted in the ceiling - three in the front and two in the back. Our subwoofer is a Klipsch RPW-10.

    We also have two CS-650-R speakers mounted in the kitchen ceiling.

    We need two outdoor speakers for our patio and two outdoor speakers for our garage.

    I imagine we will use the living room portion of this setup 50/50 music vs. movies. The outdoor portion will be 100% music. What receiver and what outdoor speakers should I get? I have been reading as much as I can on this site lately and have read where a few people feel that Klipsch speakers are bright. I have heard it further mentioned that Marantz receivers pair well with Klipsch due to their warm sound. Am I on the right track thinking Marantz is where I should start looking? I have also read some good things about harman/kardon. I am looking to spend between $600 - $1200 for the receiver and am open to suggestions for the speakers. If my setup requires that I get two receivers, I would spend up to $1,200 for a good one and $400-$600 for one to run the kitchen and outdoor speakers.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    My equipment so far:

    46" BRAVIA™ S-Series LCD HDTVKDL-46S2000




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    Jan 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    First thing that comes to my mind would either be the Pioneer Elite models, which enable split room quite well, plus have great other features. Marantz would also be a good choice, as well as some of the higher end Denon models. You could easily make budget with the Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, which also has HDMI switching in case you are going to use that for your LCD.,00.html

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