Thinking about picking up some Polk LSI9's and Denon AVR3312CI to power them.
I can get the receiver for about $680 (pretty much my ceiling). I play vinyl often (Music Hall 5.1) so having a phono pre-out is important... or I can get a preamp, but that would cut into receiver $$$. I also want surround capabilities. Is this receiver (Denon AVR3312CI) my best option that includes a phono? Will it power the LSI9's? I'm just not sure if 125 watts at 8 ohms is going to be sufficient for the 4 ohm Polks, although I haven't settled on the Polks. I will use the receiver equally in stereo and a 5.1 surround set up. Any other suggestions within the $680 range are welcome.
My very first speakers were some Polk bookshelfs- I am thinking of upgrading to the LSI9's and using the old Polks for surrounds now, but am also open to suggestions or comparable speakers. I considered some Def-Tech 40's as well. I have not heard them side by side but I recall liking the sound of both. It has been a few years though. I also just purchased the Polk DSW Pro 500 sub- not sure if it will matter with matching sound of sub and speakers.
Thanks in advance for any input!