Help choosing receiver!

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Rob coco, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Rob coco

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    I need a new receiver/amplifier to do the following:
    1) power 2 sets of speakers independently (indoor and outdoor, that I can switch on/off independently)
    2) speakers are small Polk bookshelf type 80w or so
    3) have internal BT capability

    That's it, no home theatre.

    Can someone recommend a sensible choice that doesn't cost a fortune?
     
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    What is your budget?
    Do you mean Bluetooth with the BT reference?
    What sources do you want to play in each location?
     
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    Yes Bluetooth, and the sources are radio and iPad.
     
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    Bud I was hoping to keep under 5
     
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    What are you connecting via Bluetooth? Could you use Wifi or something like Airplay? Is there anyway you could hardwire something to the receiver?
    Not many AV receivers have Bluetooth built in and I know of no stereo amps that do. You may be better getting a third party streaming system connected to the amp. Also if you buy an AVR the sound quality will not be as good as a stereo amp for the same price and you will be buying a multichannel amp but not use it for its intended purpose. Teac used to do a multi zone stereo amp (980 I think it was called) but does not have Bluetooth although would give you 2 zones of stereo sound.
    The other option would be something like a sonos in each location. This would give easier control of the 2 zones.
     

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