First off hello all.
This weekend I stoped by Best Buy to check out the latest recievers just to see whats out. Well I woundered over to the clearance table and there was a Pioneer Elite SC-25 sitting there. Origionally it was listed at $1,800 and they had it marked for $550! Well I couldn't resist that good of a deal.
Now, it puts out 140x7 channels, which is more than my current speakers are rated for. I have a CS-1, M40 mains, 1 pair M30 surrounds, and a Cerwin Vega CLS-15S sub. I would like to get some more powerfull mains and center channel. So I was thinking of getting a CS-2 and either M50, M60, or M70 main's. Since the CS-2 has 6 1/2" drivers I am kinda worried it wont match as seamlessly with the M50's or M60's. But then im afraid if I go with the M70's I wont have enough power. I could bi amp them and send 280 watts to each one, but then I would only be able to do 5.1 surround and I wouldn't be able to do 7.1. Wich I don't evan know if 7.1 would evan be worth havin anyway.
So would the M50's or M60's match the CS-2 just fine? Or would it be that much better to have the M70's? If M70's are the way to go, should I bi amp them and give up the other 2 channels of surround? Or would I be fine giving them 140 a piece and then have the extra 2 surround channels? Are the extra 2 channels of surround really worth buying the extra speakers for anyway? Will the M30's be fine for surround duty with 140watts crossed over at 80Hz? Or should I use M40's? Thank you all for your help. Sorry im so long worded, but im rather confused and I am really hopping you guys can help.