Well the weather will be changing soon and with the let-up from summer activites I'll be getting to spend more time in the basement with the project rig. When I last left off in the spring I had gotten into a decent set of speakers and found an amp for them. See "#2" in my sig for the current configuration.
Hopefully this fall I will be doing the vinnie mods to the toshiba and re-capping the 7B's. But regardless of those projects I am starting to think about the big bottleneck in this system, which is obviously the Pioneer reciever. My goals for this system are....
#1 quality 2ch performance
#2 solid DD & DTS ability (HT reference not needed)
#3 as cheap as possible
To achieve #3 I will be going with used/oder/vintage gear. I have been looking at some of the earlier HT peices from companies like Rotel, Lexicon, Parasound, etc... It seems like stuff can be found for less than around $300. What I'm wondering about is the 2 channel performance of some of this equipment. Does anyone have any input on something that would mate well with the 7B's and the Carver amp?