Greetings Club Polk, I am very happy to be here!
So, I'm upgrading the 20 year old system I've had since college (Sony/JBL), but am frankly overwhelmed by all of the choices, matching, and other intangibles that go into selecting a new setup.
I live in a large concrete loft, the living area measuring 15' x 30', not counting the connected loft and kitchen areas. The ceilings are 19.5'.
I really don't care about an Home Theater setup (it will pieced together in time), for now, I'm mainly concerned about the MUSIC, oh the beautiful music. I listen to primarily classical, electro, and jazz.
As of right now, I've narrowed my choices to the following: RTI A7, RTI A5, and TSi500. I'm leaning towards to the A5, as it seems to a fantastic value, and the A7 just seems like overkill. I could be wrong, and that's why I'm here. Also, what sub is best paired with it?
I don't want to break the bank, and am looking at a solid mid-level unit. As of right now, I am looking at the Denon AVR1911 and the Onkyo SR508 or 608.
Any and all suggestions are welcome. I don't mind blowing the entire thing up and starting from scratch, I like researching this kind of stuff. I'm feel a bit over my head, so excuse me in advance if I ask any stupid questions. THANK YOU!