Did I make a mistake purchasing LSI7ís, because they're 4 ohm speakers?
Hello, this is my first post on the Polk Audio club forum, so please be gentle with me! I recently purchased a pair of LSI7s. My plan was to hook them up as main speakers to the Pioneer VSX-D711 receiver in my master bedroom. I only have stereo right now, but would like to gradually build towards surround sound in the future. My room is 12 X 16 ft. Anyway, after buying the speakers I started doing some investigation on the Web about them, and found that I really need a high current receiver to power these speakers. Had I realized that when I bought them, I wouldnít have bought them. Iím not having any problems right now, running them off of the Pioneer, but am wondering if Iíll have problems in the future. The LSI7s are pretty nice sounding speakers, particularly for the size, but Iím wondering if maybe I should put some Rti towers in there instead, like the Rti8s or Rti70s (I can get an open box pair for a reasonable price). I have a pair of Rti8s downstairs in my main viewing area, powered by a Pioneer VSX-D811S, which sounds great to me (I love Ďem). And, I think they sound better than the LSI7s in my bedroom (by the way, I currently have the LSI7s setting on Sanus NF24 stands).
Both setups have comparable 16 gauge Monster speaker wire, and optical cables, etc.
So hereís my dilemma, and Iíd appreciate any help anyone can give me. First of all, I donít want to spend a whole lot of money - $500 or less would be nice. Should I replace the Pioneer 711 receiver with a high current receiver (am leaning towards Yamahaís right now, like the HTR-5640 A/V receiver)? Or should I keep the Pioneer 711 receiver, and replace the speakers with some Rti8s or Rti70s. I can get some open box Rti70s for around $500. And, can anyone out there recommend a good A/V HT receiver? I probably want something that is good with music, as I listen to a lot more music, than watch home theatre. Thanks in advance for your opinions and help.