There are receivers in that budget made by Yamaha, Denon, Onkyo and a few others. Look in the review section to read about them. Some receivers have built-in iPod connections. For some reason on Yamaha, you need to buy an additional $100 connector. I would confirm that those Bose speakers will connect to the traditional speaker connections on the receivers before you buy one. My in-laws have complete Bose systems and the speakers have proprietary connections that only connect to Bose.
so first off, i don't have a huge budget for this a.v. reciever but i do have some money for it. . For those of you who are major audiophiles i am not planning on getting the best speakers in the world for it and i don't want it to be a discussion on speakers... i am getting the bose acoustimass 10 (please refrain from having this be about my speakers. i know bose gets a bad rep). i just can't figure out what a.v. receiver to get with it.
i would like to keep under 500 dollars if i can and basically i want it to have good sound quality, the better it looks the better, and i like the feature on the pioneer vsx 1020-k that i can connect my phone or my laptop to it through blue tooth (which is a huge feature that i like since that is where all my music is stored) however there is also the 1120 version i believe but i don't really see much of a difference between the 2 except for a few things and want peoples advice on if it is worth the extra money. also any other suggestions would be appreciated