Ok, put in my new system yesterday. Words can't explain the thanks for the replies that I received on my previous posts, really helped me out. Just to recall my setup:
Fronts = RTi70
Center = CSi40
Side = FXi50
Back = RTi38
Sub = SVS PB1-ISD (I saved up, as suggested)
All of this being driven by a Sony STR-DA7ES, 7.1 setup. So far impressions are very outstanding. Just have a few questions. During the setup of the receiver should I select LARGE for all speakers? I also noticed while watching Black Hawk Down that most of the sound is coming from the fronts and center, which is normal I suppose. I verified that all speakers were operational with the test tones of the receiver and I did hear some gun fire here and there coming out of the sides and backs. Is there anyway to increase the volume of those speakers, I just think the sides and backs are being under-utilized? I posted a message on another forum asking about speaker calibration, I have the Avia DVD and Radio Shack meter. However, the Avia DVD suggests 85 db, as of now the highest I have gone on the receiver is -35 db, I think everyone within a square mile will hear the test tones if I went to 85 db, any suggestions?
As always thanks for the replies and so far I am extremely happy with the install thus far.