I have been looking at starting from scratch on a new system. Most of my listening is music with some home theater thrown in. I have decided on Paradigm Studio V5 100's with either their Sub 12 or 15. Will eventually add either the 590 or 690 center and then a pair of surrounds. Not sure which for that. We listen to all types of music from jazz to classic rock to metal. Sometimes fairly high volumes. This will probably be the last of my audio/video purchases regarding upgrading. I really like the Integra line of both receivers and pre/pros. I don't need all of the exotic video processing and will not need 7.1 or higher surround ability. I am looking at supplying the 100's with a pair of Emotiva XPA-1 monoblock amps. From there, I am stuck on what to go with for electronics. Should I really look at a receiver to power the eventual center and surrounds and possibly run some outside speakers, or, should I stick with separates and add on amps as I go? I asked for help on another forum and basically got nothing. Even got a post on blu-ray player help lumped into a sticky thread over 200 pages long. Some of you out there have got to help an audio fan out. I don't want to spend a huge amount on the receiver/pre-pro but I do want quality stuff. Integra DHC-40.1 for pre-pro and DTR-70.1 receiver. Also looking at Denon, Onkyo and Yamaha. Any, and I do mean any, suggestions and recommendations would be graciously accepted. Thank you all in advance and I hope to learn a lot in the coming weeks from all of you.
Found the Denon AVR-4308CI at a good price. Would this be a good unit to work for my needs? I know it is an older model but has a lot of specs for the cost. I wasnt' sure if I should post in the Receiver section. Tough since I am comparing both pre-pro and receiver.