Some of you noted that to really get the best, you should be buying separate components, not an all-in-one, all-around receiver to manage all of your audio and video components. Those of you who specified a brand or model called out Emotiva's amplifiers, preamps, and accessories that, when combined, can create a fierce (and fiercely expensive) home theater experience. If you're designing a home theater from the ground up and money is no object, buying components is a great way to go, but even used the process can get seriously expensive. Still, it's the only way to have absolute control over all of the media to and from your devices, and of all of the component vendors out there, Emotiva is a great bang for the buck. The company prides itself on offering your professional-level, "money is no object" sound without breaking your bank account to get it.
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