I'm looking to buy a Harman/Kardon reciever very soon. My question is as follows...would there be any difference in buying the HK 235 vs 635 at this point, when later on down the road I want to use the HK as a preamp, and get a good amp and speakers? Right now my speakers are pretty average (cambridge soundworks 5.1 surround sound setup), but I am fairly sure I will be getting LSi 7s or 9s, depending on the budget when the time comes. I know about the obvious price difference bt the recievers, but that is part of the problem...I'd be willing to spring for the 635 if it would help later on, but at the same time would like to save if it won't matter (i.e. I wont be able to tell a difference when either of those recievers are hookd up through a good amp)
Does getting the upgraded reciever matter that much for my future setup, when I plan on using seperates anyways?
My main listening will be for music, I am even contemplating ridding myself of the surround sound, and setting up a 2 channel system...not sure if that might change anyones advice?
Also, any comments on the proposed setup? HK 235/635, amp (not sure which one yet...ideas?), LSi7/9 for mostly music? (Sub also not sure yet...live in an apt, so sub would effectively be off for the most part anyway)
Thanks in advance, I think this is one of the best forums I've come across on any subject, everyone is extremely patient and helpful, yet opinionated. I read these posts all the time, but my novice-ness with this stuff as well as my budgetary concerns prevent me from posting or asking too many questions!