I have a 12-years old Kenwood receiver, model KRF-8030D, with an infinity 5-satelites+subwoofer setup . It has served me well for many years, but my sub appears to have finally died, so it is probably a good time to upgrade. I want to start upgrading in stages in order not to break the bank.
The LSi 15 speakers look very interesting to me so I would like to buy them first, but I don't know if my receiver would handle them well. I know that the LSi15's are 4ohm. The power ratings for my receiver as per the manual is as following:
Effective power output during STEREO operation:
1kHz,10% T.H.D.,at 8 Ω ........................................... 140 W + 140 W
Rated power output during STEREO operation:
￼100 watts per channel minimum RMS, both channels driven, at 8 Ω from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with no more than 0.7% total harmonic distortion.(FTC)
Effective power output during SURROUND operation:
FRONT (1kHz, 10% T.H.D. at 8 Ω, one channel driven) ... 140 W + 140 W
CENTER (1kHz, 10% T.H.D. at 8 Ω, one channel driven)... 140 W
SURROUND (1kHz, 10% T.H.D. at 8 Ω, one channel driven)... 140 W + 140 W
I'm not sure if it is relevant, but I live in Europe so the AC power here is 220v. If I'll be buying these, I'll order them from the USA since it will be much cheaper even with shipping and taxes, but it ofcourse means I can't easily return them.
Will it be possible to use these speakers with my AVR and upgrade in the future to something better? It does have pre-amp if I'll ever need it, pretty amazing feature set for its age (preouts, DTS etc.).
Thanks for the input.