Well, my amp came in early. Therefore, a proper review will take place today.
I really feel it's a waste to use a 5 channel amp and not use any of the ICE amps so I will be using a 2 channel and let the SC-35 take care of my small speakers. The RTi A7 surrounds and the CSi A6.
If this AVR is anything like most others, there will be more power sent to the remaining channels with the RTi A9 fronts removed. Maybe 10-20 watts more for the remaining three speakers.
I have to pick up some audio cables for the amp.