Solved! Stereo or Home Theatre Decision

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So here it is. I'm sixty now and hard of hearing. Home theatre systems can't compare to the stereo systems i've had in the past for volume. Plus I like to crank it for my music! Sounds bars aren't making it for me, and neither is the sound from these horrible speakers in the back smart tvs ... and for the first time in my life, I can afford to buy a decent system for myself, and my new tiny house (bungaloft) .... My entire experiences throughout my life have involved buying complete setups from the electronics store at the mall. Which you can't even do anymore. Now, I'm not talking tens of thousands of dolllars (I was reading about a Yahama SA3000 earlier, which sounds simply divine) but I could manage a few grand for a receiver and speakers, which I also know nothing about pairing the two. I'd also like bluetooth to hook up with my comp, my apple tv, my iphone, stupid smart tv with stupid speakers in the back, and anything else I might be able to hook up ... lol .... Can anyone recommend something I might be able to afford, that has a high volume ... mainly so I can hear my tv again, but also to crank my tunes ... thanks in advance ... .... I currently have two home theatre systems, that i've practically ripped out of the wall, two sound bars that are crap, and some older components hanging about ... turntable, vcr .... yeh, i'm a dinosaur. HELP PLEASE ...xx
 
Better audio systems are clear without being loud so you only have to crank them up when the music needs that.
Connecting the audio output of the TV to the system gets you sound from all the sources connected to that. You may need an optical to analog converter if the amp doesn't have a digital input. Something like these
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_779CXA80B/Cambridge-Audio-CXA80-Black.html
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_642SR5013/Marantz-SR5013.html?search=sr5013&skipvs=T
will sound good. The Marantz has the HEOS streamer built in and is very flexible. You can use some of the speakers you already have as surrounds if you want to since it is an AVR. Your old sources can connect to the new amp or receiver.
I highly recommend the Revel speakers in your price range.
https://www.revelspeakers.com/productdetail/~/product/f36.html
The are clear at all volumes. Great quality and quantity of bass. Very dynamic sounding. When the music gets loud they will handle it easily but you won't have to raise the volume to hear the nuance in your music. Same is true for home theater content.
 
They say if u are mainly into music, 2-channel. Into movies, surround. Purists brag about their 2-channels, they often have huge tower speakers. Personally I find some live performance properly mixed in surround too heavenly that I wouldn't listen to them any other way, i.e. Phil collin's First Farewell Tour.
 
Better audio systems are clear without being loud so you only have to crank them up when the music needs that.
Connecting the audio output of the TV to the system gets you sound from all the sources connected to that. You may need an optical to analog converter if the amp doesn't have a digital input. Something like these
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_779CXA80B/Cambridge-Audio-CXA80-Black.html
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_642SR5013/Marantz-SR5013.html?search=sr5013&skipvs=T
will sound good. The Marantz has the HEOS streamer built in and is very flexible. You can use some of the speakers you already have as surrounds if you want to since it is an AVR. Your old sources can connect to the new amp or receiver.
I highly recommend the Revel speakers in your price range.
https://www.revelspeakers.com/productdetail/~/product/f36.html
The are clear at all volumes. Great quality and quantity of bass. Very dynamic sounding. When the music gets loud they will handle it easily but you won't have to raise the volume to hear the nuance in your music. Same is true for home theater content.
 
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