I have a pair of Klipsh RF7s. They are the first speakers I've owned that have the ability to get too loud and stay clean. That's the way I like my music. I have a budget of about $700 to put towards a receiver. My main pleasure is music. I do want to run the TV through the speakers but I dont require surround sound, stereo is sufficiant for my TV watching. The music is what is important. Anyone have a recommendation as to what receiver I might check out? Is there a difference in music sound quality between a stereo receiver and a muti channel AV receiver being played on stereo? I'm looking for lots of clean power and a dynamic frequency responce range. Help?
What do you mean by a dynamic frequency range exactly? Do you want a receiver that will help tame the brightness of your Klipsch or do you want one that won't? Personally I find Klipsch to be very bright and fatiguing unless balanced by the warmest amp possible. For this purpose try the Marantz 6400, the H/K 430 and the Elite 53 . The Elite has a higher list price but can be had mailorder for under or around $700. All will work well with Klipsch and all have more than enough power.
I'm not really sure. I've been told that the frequency response range should be as wide as possible for quality sound reproduction. Is this in error?
I like my Klipsh. I like the way they sound with my Sony receiver but the receiver does not have the ablity to remain clear at high volumes. I want loud and clear. My problems are that I can't find a store that has my speakers with a good combination of receivers to power them for comparison and I also don't know if a AV receiver will sound as good as a comparably priced stereo receiver.