For years I've been using powered bookshelf speakers for everything, music, movies tv... Currently I'm using a pair of Edifier S1000, connected to my TV's optical port through a Fiio D03K DAC.
I am planning an overhaul to my entertainment system and I need your help with choosing an AV receiver to match. This is my setup plan:
- LG C9 55" OLED TV
- Xbox One as a blu-ray player (to be replaced when the new one comes out)
- RP-600M 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos Home Theater System (600m + 500c + 500m + 500sa + spl-100)
- an AV receiver of your advice
My plan is to connect my TV to the receiver via HDMI ARC ports. My main source will be the TV, I watch Netflix/Amazon on the TV's apps. The Xbox is mostly for games only.
Since I know nothing about amplifiers or av receivers, I found it very confusing to choose one for my setup. I read in the Help page that I should choose the ones that have enough power output per channel for the according speakers but I still don't really understand it. For example, I'm looking at the Denon AVR-X3700H, which has 105W output, which is enough for the front, center, side and height speakers. However the SPL-100 sub woofer needs 200W. This is the part where it gets confusing for me. I've looked at the most expensive AVR-X8500H and it only gets to 150W.
By the way, I've looked at the manual of the AVR-X3700H to see the instruction on connecting speakers. I don't know how to connect the two Front Height speakers. It has ports for 2 Fronts, Center, 2 Surrounds and 2 Surround Backs. I don't know where to connect the two Front Height speakers to.
I would love to hear your advice, any opinion would be appreciated.
Thank you all in advance!