I've owned this Kenwood 5.1 Home Theater since around the time the PS2 came out: http://inform3.kenwoodusa.com/manuals/vr605.pdf
Unfortunately, it looks like it's reaching its last legs. I keep losing the audio signal to the left and right speakers, and the center one's been giving me problems for a while.
At first I thought I needed replacement speaker wires. I bought a roll off of Amazon
and replaced all the wires, but the problem persists. I get this "power down"-like sound coming from the receiver, forcing me to constantly jiggle, pull, and re-insert the cables to the corresponding speakers until they start working again. Sooner or later they'll crap out and I have to keep doing this.
So either I need to invest in better wires or it's a sign that the receiver is ready to go kaput. In light of that, I would like some suggestions on any good modern receivers and/or Home Theater systems, depending whether it would be cheaper to just replace the receiver or if I'm better off getting a whole new bundle. I'm seriously behind when it comes to modern home theater setups, so I could use some suggestions.
I just want to stress that I'm looking for a reasonable but budget price here, and that I'm not looking to make the house explode. This is just for me in my tiny room, and I already got enough complaints with the Kenwood. I would like to consider 7.1, if possible, and also if they've got wireless speakers down to a science yet (last I checked, the speakers would get constant interference from other devices).
So just looking for suggestions, and then check with CAG or wait until Black Friday for any possible deals.