I'm getting a much needed upgrade for my home theater speakers. Just picked up a pair of LSi25 floor standing speakers, a LSiC center channel, and will most likely be getting the LSiFX surrounds soon also.
So, now what I'm trying to figure out is what I need as far as a receiver and amp to power these bad boys.
I currently have an Onkyo TX-SR506 and no external amp. From what I've bee reading, it looks like I'll need to be getting a decent external amp to really get the most out of my speakers. What are some good amps for running all these speakers optimally? Is wattage the main factor in an amps quality? I have no experience with amps, so I'm pretty clueless...
The question is, can my Onkyo handle the job as long as I get myself a decent amp, or do I need to upgrade? I've kinda had my eye on the Yamaha RX-V871, but not totally sure if I really need that much of an upgrade.
Any advice is much appreciated!