Need help setting up a theater on a budget.

We moved to another state over the last 3 years and finally bought our home. Everything has been packed for the last 10 years or so. Currently, my system comprises Spendors Se8 and Elac 2.0 Debut for rears, a Mj 10 in sub which needs repair and an DK Desigh integrated amp, plus various cabling. However, I haven’t set it up yet. I’m new to the AV setup. I really don’t have much to spend on any additionals but 800 or so cash. The problem is I do not want rear wires running through my home. I’m fine with the center and fronts. Can you guys please recommend a receiver or any other component that I can integrate my current set up without adding wires for the rears. Do they have a wireless device. I have a new LG65 Oled, and I am trying to maximize its features on a budget. Any help is appreciated. Really don’t want a sound bar. I looking for something on no more than $100 total with hdmi 2.1, earc and other necessity to maximize my TV home theater.



I don’t have any recommendations for that budget, if you want to preserve the audio quality as much as possible.

There are options that I could recommend without changing your current equipment but not cheap, such as "good quality" audio transmitters that will send the audio signal from your receiver’s individual outputs to receivers located to the rear and then via wire to separate audio amplifiers and to the speakers, or directly to self-powered speakers, eliminating wires running from front to rear. Similar to what is used in concerts.  The problem with this option is that it MAY suffer from undesirable latency, for which additional processing may be needed.

I would spend a few hundred dollars on good quality/gauge speakers wires and go up the wall into the attic and drop the wires back down the wall/s near to your speakers.

I did that, although it involved the dreaded attic insulation and a few hours of my time.

You didn’t mention if you have hard floors, carpet, a rug or a basement. There are flat speaker wires and cables that are practically undetectable by walking over them and you can run them under a rug or carpet.

Maybe a nice rug is the answer and may improve your room’s acoustics all at once!





See if your tv has srs festure, I think thsts what its called. It puts dolby effects thtough 2 channels.

I'm sorry, I have $1000 as my budget.  My apology,  I didn't realize I said that.