So I just ordered a set of Polk Audio RtiA series speakers (RtiA5, RtiA3, CsiA6). They will be replacing my Klipsch Icon Wood series when they arrive. My current power is an Emotiva UMC-200 pre/pro and an Emotiva LPA-1 amp. I have $1200 left in budget for this build and I am torn between getting more power (amps) or going for a nice sub to replace my Synergy Sub 12. I have been tagging along in another thread here but it is more of a hang-out than subject focused thread so started my own. Sorry to those that have answered some of my questions but I am still on the fence over some thoughts.
My plans are to use the LPA-1 for the RtiA5 and RtiA3 configured with 2 channels of 125 watts going to the left and right. I'm confused on whether this is the proper or beneficial way to provide power to the speakers. After all my reading I've ended up very confused as to bi-amping and bi-wiring. If I'm using a single multi-channel amp and run 1 channel of 125 watts to the highs and 1 channel of 125 watts to the lows of the RtiA5, does this supply 125 watts to the speaker or does it supply 250 watts shared to the speaker? I'm head set on the fact that the RtiA5 are rated for "20-250 watts per channel" on Polk's website. So I will not sleep if they are not getting the recommended power supplied to them. I figure if the speaker is rated for up to 250 watts and I split the highs and lows by removing the bridge on the dual binding posts, provide 125 watts to one set of binding posts and 125 watts to the second set of binding posts, I essentially have provided 250 watts (125+125) to the speaker. Problem is this is my thinking and I know nothing about Ohms and Impedance and the such. Some clarity on this would be more than appreciated.
Note: I understand many of you have stated that Emotiva amps increase brightness in Polk speakers. I will determine whether or not to replace my amps after I have had my own experience with Polk. Thanks for the heads up!