Hello, I am trying to build a 5.1 home theater, no room for a 7.1, and after searching all over the web, I can't make up my mind on whether to go with the a7's or a5's for my fronts. I am definitely getting the Polk DSW Pro 660wi 12" sub, so I should have plenty enough bass with that so I'm not looking for my fronts to provide lots of bass. I have read that the a5's offer better midrange compared to the a7's. So should I go that route? Either one I get, I am still going to have the sub.
Also, if it matters, I am going to be using these 90% for ht, so I'm not as concerned with music capabilities. I am also set on the a6 center and the a3 rears.
Another issue I have is that I am looking at ht receivers in the $1000 range and will be stuck with that for a while, so an additional amp is out for now, at least for a year or so. I have read that the a7's like lots of power. I am going to try to get a decent receiver with pre-outs though. So given I won't have tons of power but will have a fairly nice sub, do I go a5 or a7?
Also, the money difference between the two is irrelevant. I just want the best ht experience. Any receiver recommendations around $1000 would be appreciated too!