I have not posted for a while. I am working on completing my system. I have an HK avr 430 connected to a parasound 1206 at 200wpc into 4 ohms. This set up is driving my LSI15's and the remnants of my Polk RM 7500(?). My local store salesman said that I should use LSI9's for the rear surrounds since they would be matched and can handle 200wpc. I think they look great. However it just seems like overkill for rear speakers. When I metered the wires, they do not seem to get anywhere near 200 watts in most modes. In fact with SACD and DVD-Audio they receive nothing since they are in 5.1.
Are LSI 9's overkill? Would LSI 7's be a better buy? Or, would I be better off with a set of LSI/fx's to diffuse the rear surround channels? Thanks for your thoughts.