Re: HELP W/ NEW SYSTEM.. RECEIVER VS. SEPARATE COMPONENTS
I just posted a bunch on your other thread, but hadn't realized you were only planning on a 2.1 system. If this is the case and you want the pre/pro for all the HDMI connectivity etal but mainly want music, then it opens up a lot of doors.
Separates are always better for the reasons Jerry lists above, and for you starting out with only 2.1 channels, might actually be cheaper (for now).
You can buy a pre/pro, and a good two channel amp and always add on amps later if you develop into a 5.1 or 7.1 system down the road. This frees up the funds you would otherwise tie up in a multichannel amp for a better two channel amp and as I said, you can alwaysd add more channnels of amplification later as needed.
Ken Taraszka, MD