Folks, I am not very knowledgable with stereo equipment set-up so please be easy on me. :)
I have a Pioneer Spec 1 pre-amp and a Spec 4 power-amp that is rated at 150 w/chan. I have just purchesed a pair of Polk RSi70s for front speakers, a pair of Polk RSi38 for rears and a 'Rava' powered subwoofer (250 w) I will be using a Pioneer DV-563A CD player for the source.
Some folks have told me to just use the RTi70s and the sub, and not use the 38s. I really want to use all 5 of these speakers. I say this because my old setup (same amp/different speakers) sounded more "open" before when 4 speakers were used with these amps vs just 2 fronts.
The 2 channel Spec 1 pre-amp has only wire connectors on the back of it that are for 2 front speakers and 2 rear speakers. No wire terminals for that 5th speaker.
1 How do I wire up the additional powered subwoofer too? This system will [not] be used initially for TV/DVD ... Just audio.
2. Oh, one last question: What type of speaker wire would be best to use. I am going to need a total of at least 60-70 ft of wire. The speaker wire connectors on the back of the pre-amp is the kind that you just lift up on the plastic tab, insert the stripped wire end and release the plastic tab. (don't know what this type of connector is called)
P.S. I don't think I will be "bi-wireing" these speakers.