receiver recommendation for new setup

TesseracTTesseracT Posts: 3
edited September 2017 in Electronics
Hello, i want to change my old samsung htib for a nice new setup. I live in a condo (in a building with only 3 condo), my living room is medium size and open on dining room and kitchen.

I will use it for movie, gaming, sport, music and probably to play guitar (using a usb interface with spdif out).

For the speaker i came up with that:

Polk S50s to start. Later i will add a S35 and some sub. Some months later a S10s with probably a rocketfish to be wireless. Right now i could buy the S50 for the same price of a RTI-A5..would it be the right choice or i'm better with a rti-a5?

My main question is more toward receivers, i did some research and the 3 that looked nice for me were: (price in cad)

Yamaha RX-V481 ($400)
Denon AVR-S530BT ($350)
Sony STR-DH770 ($350)

I don't care much about atmos and super fancy stuff. Audyssey looks nice but i think it's over my budget (max 400-450 cad). So as long as the receiver makes my speakers sound good, is reliable and have 4-5 hdmi output that can handle 4k i'm gonna be happy.

So would i be fine with any of those 3? Is one of them better than the other? or you can suggest me another receiver.

thanks!

Comments

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,307
    edited September 2017
    Given your choice in receivers, the RTI-A5's would mate the best.

    If you want a receiver to sound good, better than average, your going to have to move off the entry level offerings. Your budget doesn't allow that it appears. Just sayin'...
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • What type of receiver would be the minimum to fully enjoy the S50? Keep in mind that i'm in a condo so i won't put the volume really really loud.

    I wanted the S50 because the center of the RTI-A5 (csia4 or csia6) is much bigger than the S35 and would not fit on my tv stand.
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,957
    The Signature speakers are great speakers and will do well with both music and movies.

    I agree with Tony and go a bit higher up the receiver chain to something with preouts and more power for possible future upgrades.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,404
    I too would also go with the Signatures, like @cfrizz said they are great on both music and movies.

    RTi/RTiA are more for movies, being a former RTi-8 owner my Signatures play music a lot better than my RTi did. I don't miss the RTi when it comes to movies either.

    For AVR I would look at Denon, Marantz or Yamaha. non Sony ES is not worth the time to hook up. Try to move up the chain away from the lower end entry level AVR, you'll be happy you did.

    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • I think i will go with a Denon AVR-X1400H. I guess that would be enough?
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,404
    TesseracT wrote: »
    I think i will go with a Denon AVR-X1400H. I guess that would be enough?

    Good choice, If you could go up even more would be better. Being that you're in a condo the 1400 will work well.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
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