I'm looking for some advise now that I'm looking at pulling the trigger on a new pair of RTiA9's. First a quick background that got me into this situation. Back in the early 90's I picked up a new Yamaha CX-1000U pre amp and MX-1000U power amp to bring life to my Monitor 10Bs. As it was early in my Air Force career, I spent most of my free money on stereo equipment. But as time went by, priorities change, kids come alone and my stereo got less and less attention. Soon I was not setting down and enjoying my stereo, but hearing music on my computer (iTunes YUCK), or on the stereo in my Jeep.
I've tried some time ago, to find the time to go back to really "listening" to music, by replacing my aging 10Bs with a pair of Monitor 70s. After a few tweeter issues, I boxed up the equipment and the Monitor 70s, then stored it all away. I had teenagers then as I do now and I know some of the "tweeter" issues were from them. I've made a promise to myself to return to the joy of listening to my music when the kids graduate and leave... and I get my Man Cave. Three years to go, but I can't wait any longer!
Until now, I haven't really paid any attention to stereo equipment since the mid 90's. I bought the Monitor 70s without listening to them first, only because I've always enjoyed the Polks I've owned in the past. Now that I realize just how much time has passed, I see so much has changed. I know the Yamaha CX-1000U pre amp and MX-1000U power amp are long out of production. Is this a good amp for a pair of RTiA9s? Or would the LSiM707s be a better choice? The RTiA9s are at a good price, have to wait a bit on the LSiM707s. I am leaning now to a good 2.1 stereo setup, but am open to building a good HT... HT is entirely new to me. Any ideas would be helpful.