Help me pick a receiver please!!!!!!!!!!! in Home Theater Posted February 25, 2019 2 hours ago, K5SS said: How large is the room and what sound levels are you wanting? The room size is a very important part, like Willland brought up. If you have a larger room, with areas open to the rest of the house, I would likely take away some of the receiver budget and put it towards a pair of killer subs. This gets brought up all the time but check out accessories4less.com for great deals on Marantz refurbished receivers. The 8012 is usually out of stock but the last time I checked, they had some 7012s available. I personally like the power amplifier/receiver combo but if you cross your speakers over at 80hz, that removes the majority of the receivers heavy-lifting duties so I would start with a receiver first and add an amp, if you feel the need. Have you already purchased the speakers? Many of us here have got wonderful deals on Klipsch speakers, from a great member here. If you have a larger room, subwoofers would be where I put a fairly large portion of your budget. I am planning to buy some klipsch speakers..may i know who that member is please?