View Full Version : please suggest a receiver

10-18-2012, 01:41 PM
Hi there,

I live off-grid and am putting together a home audio system that runs on 12 volt electricity. I am interested in buying a car stereo that would work for my configuration. Right now I am looking at a nice set of shelf speakers by Wharfedale, a helix b five for amping and I would like some advice on a receiver.

I would like a unit that is electrically efficient, will play FM stations, has more than one input (ipod and computer, maybe sat radio at some point), works with a remote and has demure styling (no flashing lights, don't even want colored lights). Something that will allow bluetooth connectivity for the iphone would be cool too (calls and/or music).

Your advice will be greatly appreciated.


10-18-2012, 01:55 PM
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10-18-2012, 02:00 PM
Pioneer anything, pretty much.

10-18-2012, 07:06 PM
I like the pioneer 80 PRS. What do folks think is a good competitor to this unit... something that has clean and simple styling.

If I were to hook this up to the helix B Five, two real nice book shelf speakers, two sets of sattelite speakers and a sub-woofer, what other primary components do I need?

Also, is there a reasonable way to wire what I list above, as well as two more sattelite speakers for occasional outdoor use?

Keep in mind I am trying to be very energy efficient.



10-18-2012, 07:09 PM
A nice old school Alpine would be sweet like a 9813 or 9815 because of built in amp plus tons of EQ features and the ability to turn off all the lights...

10-19-2012, 08:14 AM
Efficiency isn't going to be any different between receivers. If you're not using it to drive speakers they draw very little current.

10-19-2012, 12:09 PM
Thank you.