Where to go from here?

Hello guys..thanks for having me.

I've been putting my system to gather for a while now, and am now looking for a receiver to power it all.
I currently have the following:
RTIA7's for fronts
RTIA5's for rears
RTIA1's for surround
CSI3 center
PSW125 powered sub
All powered by a Pioneer VSX 1027 (165w x 7) via 16g wiring.

I'm pretty sure I'll need to push the speakers harder. Not sure what receiver is a good choice in the 2000$(CAD) market. Any input would be much appreciated. I'm pretty new at designing a proper system, I've always just hooked up the speakers and just placed them where they fit in the room. Over the next year or so I plan on putting a games room in the unfinished basement with a theater-like setup in one half of the room. So placement will be thought out a little better in its new space.

Any suggestions? Can I use the preout to run speakers from a 2nd AVR? Or should I replace my receiver, add an amp? Thanks for your help!!

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  • TheaterBeaterTheaterBeater Posts: 6
    Accepted Answer
    Yes..i think your right. Underpowered for sure. Just got the a7s and a1s..havent tried to push them yet. I have a couple pre outs on this receiver. If I add an amp for the fronts and center, would that help push the a5s as rears?
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,324
    Accepted Answer
    I have A9s and a CSIA6 powered by a 3 Channel amp, A3s, and A5s some times swap the A5s with FXIA6, powered by the AVR. I also run dual PSW 111s. Look for a receiver with preouts and get a 3 or 5 channel amp. I think its possible with your 2000 budget if you look on the used market.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,324
    edited March 24 Accepted Answer
    If you got preouts on your receiver and 2000 CAD, that's like what 5000 in American dollars? :D Look for Parasound, B&K, Adcom. Outlaw Audio has some good prices on new stuff, not sure what you have for an AVR, but put a Amp on the front three and you should be good.
    Post edited by gudnoyez on
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,108
    Accepted Answer
    Your AVR doesn’t have pre outs, so I would suggest getting another AVR for your preamp. I would look at Yamaha, Pioneer, Older Denon or Marantz if your willing to go used (not sure what their new stuff is like, or if it’s any good), anyone else want to chime in? Whatever you get, make sure it has full 5.1 pre outs.
    For separate amplifiers, I don’t know a ton about them, so I will let others help in that area.
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    In a few days, it will be...
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Polk SDA CRS/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner
    TCC-TC750 phono stage
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

Answers

  • So..if I were to spend 2000$..what would I buy?
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,108
    Yamaha’s aventage line up is supposed to be pretty good, I would suggest looking at that.
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    In a few days, it will be...
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Polk SDA CRS/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner
    TCC-TC750 phono stage
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • Is it possible to get both for 2 grand? I can't seem to find a decent AVR (with ATMOS) and a power amp in this budget..lol
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,712
    Hit up A4L for a refurb AVR.
    Is it possible to get both for 2 grand? I can't seem to find a decent AVR (with ATMOS) and a power amp in this budget..lol

    Got Dayens?
  • Thanks clipdat..i found the yamaha set yhere. MX-A5100 AND THE CX-A5000...but they will destroy the budget. 11.2 is bigger than I was thinking, but would allow room to grow. They also have a few marantz Act's. I've not had one before..

    At the risk of embarrassment..whats the difference between a normal AVR and an Integrated amp?
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,108
    AVR stands for Audio/Video receiver, a integrated amplifier usually doesn’t carry video... I think. I might be wrong lol
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    In a few days, it will be...
    NAD C352
    Monitor Audio Radius R90’s/Polk SDA CRS/Mission Freedom 770 IV
    BJC speaker cables, generic RCA’s
    Technics SL3200 turntable and a Shure M97xE phono cartridge
    Velodyne VA-907 subwoofer
    Lafayette LR-1100 acting as a tuner
    TCC-TC750 phono stage
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,765
    An integrated is an all in one for audio signals it houses an amp (obviously), source switch for multiple inputs, pre amp, volume control, and sometimes a tuner.
  • Any other sites like accessories4less?
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