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I just finished a move, and the only casualty was one of my Klipsch bookshelf speakers. It now sounds tinny and puts out next to no volume. After taking it apart, there is nothing obviously wrong with the wiring. Add to this an older Yamaha receiver that doesn't support codecs above original Dolby/DTS 5.1 or pass hi-def signals from the PS3 over component, and I'm ready to do an upgrade.
I found this at a buying guide on hometheatermag.com. The reviewer called it the best <$1000 receiver he'd ever reviewed. At $400 it seems amazing, with THX being the only obvious (to me) omission. THX is pretty unimportant given the room it's in. I'm looking for a set of decent surround speakers to go with this. I'm looking for midrange...I want speakers that can take advantage of the receiver, but I'm not going to be able to afford high end Bose or something. I know practically nothing about buying speakers; I'm familiar with Klipsch and Bose, and that's about it.
Anyone got advice on midrange speakers? Any comments on the receiver are welcome as well.
Edit: as far as the setup, I'm limited by price into 5.1 unless someone knows of 6.1/7.1 sets both cheap and amazing. I'm also open to doing this in increments by buying speakers that aren't sold as a set. Finally, I'm more interested in a solid set of quality speakers WITHOUT a sub (that I can just buy later) than an all-in-one set of less quality that has a sub.