There are so many options. There is no "only way to go." Different speakers will sound good to some and bad to other. I personally like Paradigm for speakers but I would not say its the only way to go. Although best bang for the buck subwoofers are hsu research or svs (HSU has a little better value than SVS). I personally have a HSU VTF-3HO with turbocharger (sounds funny but it works).definitive technology is the only way to go. IMO
I've never heard of that before. Typically no all in one consumer receiver will put out the rated wattage when all channels are played at once. I know yamaha does not. They do make some good receivers at reasonable prices. Most likely that receiver in that link will not put out more than 50 watts with all channels playing.I bought a Yamaha because they have individual amps instead of one. Here is a link to one that is close in price......DC
no. it's a placebo that people love to buy into; sorta like green markers on cds in the 80s.some people are changing the stock wires on thier speaker to improve the sound quality, is this true,?