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Default Help Me Shop: Receiver to Pair with Surround Sound Speakers

So I found the Energy Take 5.1 system that the Monoprice surround sound was copied from at Newegg for $100 after I used points etc.

Now that I've committed myself to actually doing a surround sound home theater setup, I'm looking to get a receiver that will allow me to get decent sound (I'm no audiophile and I recognize I'm not spending like I am either) for use with TV, a ps4/yet-to-be-purchased bluray player, and bluetooth connectivity for background music when we have people over.

Suggestions for a receiver that can handle those requirements? Not looking to spend $500+ unless there is a "step up" that gives me features that I shouldn't cheap out on (I don't know enough about home audio to know what I don't know kind of thing).

Also, any suggestions for mounting the speakers would be appreciated. Its going to go into a yet-to-be-framed-by-me basement home theater so I'm figuring I'll run the wiring through the walls/ceiling to whatever mounting will work best.
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I just finished our home theater in the basement & went with the Denon AVR x3300W for $599. They have them at Newegg or I bought mine off B&H Photo-Video-Audo with no sales tax & free shipping. It is an awesome AVR.. it does get a little hot when pushing it so I added a AC Infinity Aircom Cooler that you lay on top & it's taken care of it. I went with Klipsch for speakers (3 in the wall by the screen & 4 over the seating) & used an RBH I-12 for the sub. The sound is incredible!
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I have the previous version of this one...

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Channel-...dp_ob_title_ce

It's a semi-cheap Sony unit. I hadn't bought a receiver for many years, so when I finished my basement I didn't have HDMI ports on my old receiver. I also "needed" an HDMI switch of some sort because I'm running a projector, so all my devices need to run to the receiver and output to a single HDMI to the projector. I'm pretty impressed with the unit. Like you, I'm no audiophile. I don't blast music, and I don't often turn it up super loud because my sub will shake the floor above it. But, being out of the audio game, I was impressed with how easy it was to set up. It came with a little microphone you plug in and set on the couch, and it will calibrate all the speakers based on the position of the mic. Pretty cool.
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I bought a Denon X1300W earlier this year for my basement theater, and it has more than satisfied my needs. The Audyssey room calibration made my relatively budget-friendly setup sound worlds better, it was a night and day difference.

https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...eceiver/1.html

Its kid-brother model, the S720W, is pretty similar. I believe it has a lesser version of Audyssey and doesn't have Zone 2 preamps or something like that.

No matter what you end up going with, I highly recommend accessories4less. Everything is refurbished but you'd never guess it - everything I've gotten from them was packaged as if new, and still carries full warranty. Their prices can't be beat.
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^^^^ That looks like what I would buy for your setup.

With that speaker setup, you don't really need anything pricey, it would just be a waste. I'd get something $300 or less that meets your input requirements.
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I have those speakers, they weren't as good as I wanted them to be... but I didn't pay $100, holy shit... I paid triple that, lol.

I used this on them... if you could win the auction cheap, that's a good deal.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Harman-Kardo...-/311958100728


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Don't buy a Home Theater in a box!
good advice. I'm just looking to get something setup at the outset and once I wire it up, I can upgrade if I feel like I want something different/better.

suggestions on wire, location, mounts, etc would be appreciated as that's the stuff I'm willing to spend on since I'm of the "do it right, do it once" school of thought most of the time when it comes to home improvement.
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For speaker wire, I wired my basement with 14AWG oxygen-free wire.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

As for locations, well 5.1's standard is front left, front right, center, side left, side right.



For the subwoofer I would do the sub "crawl." Put the subwoofer in your normal seating position then literally crawl around the room until you find the area where the bass is most pronounced and clear. That's where the sub will have best results for your room.

Not much help for mounts/brackets, I used towers and pretty large bookshelf speakers.
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For the wall speakers, I mounted them on the wall with something like this.



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003QL2B0M..._t3_B01CN70VBU

That way I could get them angled just right for the seating areas.
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Yeah, any of the normal big name receivers are all going to do what you want. Most have 4k pass through now, 4-5 HDMI, 7.2 surround. Denon, Yamaha, Sony, Harman Kardon

Just look for something in your budget and go for it. $300 will get you something nice. Hell even an outgoing model that's on sale would work. Can find some that retailed for like $500-600 just two years ago in the $300 range.
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thank you all for your suggestions/links.

as to getting it connected, I was thinking I would use something like this


to connect to the amp then these to connect at each speaker


even though I was going to only have 5.1 for now (and likely until I move) I was thinking of being a good guy/selling the house and wiring it all up for 7.1 while I have the walls open... is 7.1 that big of a selling feature for people? I figure in the room I'm running it in between the wires and the connectors that it would run me an additional $30-50
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^^^^^ That is what I used.
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I did wall plates and wired 7.1 in my old house. My current house I did in-wall speakers.
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Get a Yamaha receiver with Musiccast built in. I have had 2 Yamaha receiver and they offer a tonight features and great perforamce. I usually buy it on Cyber Monday/Black Friday from Amazon. I got mine for $299 shipped.


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