Not sure if I'm posting in the wrong area. I apologize if I am.
Anyways....I moved into a condo i'm renting in Cincinnati after starting a new job while I was waiting for things to happen with my house in Charlotte, NC. The house in Charlotte has been rented. I have about 80 boxes of items in the garage and my old Sony reciever was getting old so I decided to splurge and get a new Sony 7.2 receiever that can be connected to my TV. I also purchased some Polk Audio Ti300's that I intended on using as starter speakers. After getting that system connected to the TV I decided I really needed more speakers and luckily after opening just a few boxes in the garage I found the Bose speakers I originally had. So I set everything up so that the Ti300's are the main front speakers and the Bose speakers are the front and rear satellites. The Bose speakers I have are fairly old so they are non-powered subs. This system is fine for my TV.
However....after listening to a few CD's I also unpacked I started missing a decent sound system so.....I decided to splurge. I'm having a tube amp based on the old ST-70 being built and I'm getting a new tube preamp as well. The new amp is rated at 60 watts per channel so it really should be more than adequate for driving a good pair of tower speakers.
I'm limited as far as space goes so I'm considering the RTiA7's though the RTiA9's are also a consideration. that $1500 price point for speakers is my limit since the tube amp is setting me back about the same price.
My question is since I don't have a local place for listening is id the RTAi7's are adequate or are 9's really worth the extra $500? Advice or suggestions is greatly appreciated. Thank you....Sprags