I have a little "problem". I went from a sound system 5.1 to a 2.1
I started a couple of month ago (thanks to this website and to Stephen Mejias) building my "low budget" hi-fi system. I had a Yamaha 5.1 sound system with the A/V receiver Yamaha RX-V367. The first thing I added was the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon. After 2 month I got rid of the Yamaha Speakers (keeping the sub-woofer) and I bought a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 with some "cheap" Audioquest Cables.
My system right now:
Yamaha RX-V367 A/V Receiver
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon
Bellari VP-130 - Sovtek12AX7LPS Tube
Wharfedale Diamond 10.1
The "problem" is that I also use the system to watch TV and Movies. I don't miss the sounround but I like the convenience of the A/V receiver to switch between sources. Why? Because in addition to the turntable I have:
Satellite Provider - HDMI
Apple TV (movies and audio streaming from iPhone, iPad, Computer) - HDMI or Digital Input
Playstation (Gaming and CD Player) - HDMI or Digital Input
There are two things that I want to upgrade down the road. The sub and the A/V Receiver. I think I should upgrade the A/V Receiver first but I have no idea what to get (entry level/low budget). I can't find an amplifier with the inputs that I need. On the other hand, I don't know if an A/V Receiver is good enough for a music setup. Having a A/V Receiver give me the oportunity to go for a soundround system if a wanted to in the future.
I have to say that, as a music lover, I'm enjoing music as never before. I so happy and I can't wait to continue improving my hi-fi experience.
So, should I keep my Yamaha RX-V367? Is there, somewhere, a better "entry level" A/V Receiver that could deliver better music experience? Should I change to a regular amplifier? Is there an amplifiar that meets my requariments in term of inputs? any Brands/Models?