just to preface, when it comes to audio, i admit i don't know what i'm doing :0
so my roommate moved out, and took his bose speakers with him, and i dunno
why, but my dad agreed to give him the jvc receiver we had hooked up to
them as a going-away present. i tolerated the tv speakers for about two days
before i bought the monitor 60s that went on sale on newegg, as well as a
polk psw10 sub to go with it.
not knowing anything, i went on craigslist and just bought the first receiver
i saw for $50 in my area (see preface). it's a sony str-k6800p, from a 6.1
home theater system (ht-6800dp). published specs say that it is rated at
90 watts per channel. no hdmi, no preamp-out..
in hindsight, i should've done some research before buying any old receiver.
but now that i'm stuck with this thing, i have some questions:
1. is the 90wpc enough for my monitor 60s? are they in danger of getting
damaged from clipping or anything like that? (OR does anyone know for a
fact that this receiver is completely garbage)
2. when i decide to upgrade the receiver (not if, when; its just a matter of
time), AND have the money to spend on it, what should i look out for?
3. some of the receivers i see in my area are
yamaha RX-V590 ($50)
yamaha RX-V661 ($120)
pioneer VSX-9700S (<$180?)
pioneer VSX-518-K ($75)
i'm just wondering if i should jump on any of these offers ..like, NOW.
but please don't go and like research them all, i'm not asking you to do that
(i'd feel bad if you did haha), just wondering if any of them really stand out.
please help! thanks! i'm such a noob when it comes to audio.. :[