I have decided to start building a system from scratch and am looking for some ideas.
I don’t ever see myself having more than 2 speakers and a subwoofer in the house.
I love great sound, but am not willing to go extreme lengths for it and my budget is $5,000. I don’t need hi-res streaming capabilities and do not own any CD’s or audio files. Streaming only. I use Apple’s music plan.
I have a Blu-ray player, a FireTV and an AppleTV for watching TV, all of which I would like to be connected to the new system.
4). I already have (2) quality PMC speakers and a nice subwoofer
- I am very much attracted to an integrated, all in one, solution and want to shy away from separates
My main question is this: a hi-end AV system very conveniently accepts my many HDMI tv-related devices. It is perfect for that. However, how compromised is the audio quality with an AV system (compared to a traditional 2 channel audio integrated system). Another thing that bothers me with an AV setup is that most are 11 channels now and I would only be using 2 channels and sub and that seems like a lot of hardware going to waste. One the other hand, a traditional 2 channel stereo integrated all in one setup, though possibly having the better audio quality, presents a nightmare of sorts when mating with all those external HDMI devices I have for TV (firetv, appltv and dvd).
So, does anybody have some ideas for a from scratch system with these parameters in mind? Also, any brands or models?