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Post 1 made on Thursday November 29, 2018 at 13:45
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October 2005
Looking to upgrade main av listening system.

While I have long hoped for building a dedicated room, I have realized it's not going to happen. So I am looking for a main living room setup. Room is 13x24 with tv area on one side and sitting area on the other. I am looking for a 2.1 channel focused av solution that retains a Sonos zone capabilities.

We Rarely watch movies, but love live concerts, musical shows, appletv, and Tidal. Direct TV system.

In room speakers are out of the question. Currently running Sonos playbar with those sources. Things that I have considered are.

1. New Sonos amp, inwalls, and amp. Direct TV remote and
Sonos app. New Display with HDMI arc.

2. One of the new Sonos controlled HDMI 2 channel receivers with a connect, Pioneer and Onyko have one I believe. Inwall speakers with sub. Not sure how switching back and fourth would go.

3. Speaker switch with two different systems, Sonos amp and Av system.

4. Standard AV system on TV and install a Sonos zone with inceiling speakers in the sitting area.

Of course system 1 would be easy but SQ is unknown at this point.

System 2 would probably have ease of use and good SQ.

Budget is around 2k for speakers, 1k for receiver and or amp, give or take about a grand.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and or comments.

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