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AntiSp4wn wrote:Great information, thanks guys.
I'm going to do my homework on the suggestions so far, but to add to the above: wireless rear speakers will be necessary just because there's no way I can run wires around my current living room, and when I move in the near future that may or may not be the case as well. I'm trying to play it safe on this one; I know it's not ideal.
In terms of wireless playback I think I really need bluetooth. I see for the Yamaha there's a $120 adapter that can provide that, not sure if that's a good route to go as I have an adapter now and it's a pain. It's unlikely I'd ever be streaming from an Apple product, more likely it'd be from a Chromebook or Android. I really want to be able to hit play on any device I own and have sound come out of my surround system.
It's hard for me to describe the level of fidelity I'm looking for too, partly why I'm asking this on a non-dedicated forum . To relate computer speakers to graphics cards, a ways back I bought an EVGA FTW GTX670 (built off a 680's PCB and oc'd to match the performance of a stock 680 out of the box for $100 less). That is to say, I'm willing to drop some money for a high-end, high-quality product, that will play every game max'd out at 1080p silky smooth. The GTX670 provides that, a 680 would be overkill, $100 more for the same performance out of the box. If an audiophile were a gamer he'd be telling me to go SLI GTX690. I'm looking for the audio equivalent of a 670. I want and appreciate quality, I'm not cheap, but I'm also pragmatic. If it's a box product or it's sourcing components from all over the place and assembling them with wood glue, I'm game. If $1,000 isn't a reasonable budget, I'll change it, I'm really not sure where the price point should fall on what I'm looking for.
AntiSp4wn wrote:I'm going to do my homework on the suggestions so far, but to add to the above: wireless rear speakers will be necessary just because there's no way I can run wires around my current living room, and when I move in the near future that may or may not be the case as well.
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