Originally Posted by lXxCannibalxXl
I'm a bit scared . There are lots of things i don't know about speakers . Can you fill me in about receivers ?
Receivers are mostly used for home theater setups when you have a surround sound speaker setup and when multiple video components are being used. The receiver allows you to power the speakers and switch between video components easily and allows you to tweak the sound pretty precisely. That being said...
They 're great for powering a 2.0/2.1 setup because they have power, multiple and varied inputs, and tons of setting that allow you to tweak the sound the way you want it.
If you go the receiver route, I recommend getting a Denon. They're built well and Denon just makes quality stuff. The AVR-1312 would make the most sense because the next upgrade (the AVR-1612), only has video upgrades along with a USB port for easy iPod hookup. The 1312 has plenty of power for driving just about any speaker you choose so no need to worry there.
Yamaha also makes good receivers so if you don't care for the denons, they might have what you're looking for.
Originally posted by IXxCannibalxXl
So i researched a bit . I think this budget might be good :
Speakers -> 350$
Cables -> 100$
Audio Interface ->200$
The receiver should have an S/PDIF input and an Optical input .
Im gonna do this with my set up :
Laptop , Guitar , mic -> Audio Interface -> O2 -> Headphones
Audio Interface , Ps3 , Laptop's HDMI , Ipod -> Reveiver ->Speakers and Monitor
So any suggestions ?
The receiver will have digital inputs and your outline of how you're gonna hook everything up looks good.
I would not specifically put every piece of your wanted equipment into its own budget.
If you buy from MonoPrice, you'll save a lot of money on cables
I also wouldn't spend $350 on a receiver. My Denon 1312 cost me $170 and it works great! Most receivers at that cost too just have added features such as wireless connectivity and such.
Nothing thats going to help give you better sound quality.
Spend your money in a way that will give you the best sound quality and the best user experience