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    Default Do I need an amp for my LSi9's?

    Okay, I just sold my New In The Box CSi5 on ebay and had to eat about $40 bucks..not too bad. StopherJJ1980 good idea on the "Buy it now" thanks! I apologize if I were a bit over zealous with trying to sell it here on CP, I really didn't know the proper etiquette and I really needed to sell the CS before I could buy the LSiC. I do appreciate everyone who had constructive critisim to give me regarding the topic. Okay, enough of that. I am still in the same boat with my receiver. Right now I have a Yamaha HTR 5990 to go with my current speakers.

    Lsi9's front
    Lsi-C center (on the way)
    Lc 80i rear ceiling
    Psw 1000 sub

    Several members suggested keeping the HTR 5990 and perhaps using it as a preamp.

    question? What brand/ model of amp would be good to drive those Lsi9's and perhaps the center channel as well.

    Or would a more powerful rated receiver be a better route??? name and brand would be appreciated.

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    I would say stick with the yamaha and use it as a preamp. I'm not really sure on what amp would go well with the 9's, but people around here seem to go with brands like outlaw (the $200 monoblocks are popular), nad, rotel, adcom and some others. I'd think that trying to go the seperates route would be better but might be a bit heavier on your wallet (unless you stick with the yamaha as a pre/pro).

    Hope that helps a little...

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    I bought the Adcom 5 channel model 7000 used. Haven't had anymore problems. The Yamaha works fine as a pre-amp.
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    Congrats. Outlaw, Rotel, Parasound, ect. All are good. If you can swing a 5-7 channel amp that would be best since then you would be totally covered & it would save you from upgraditis for more later on! Maybe! LOL

    Whatever amp you get, you should not get less than 200 watts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ised8u
    Okay, I just sold my New In The Box CSi5 on ebay and had to eat about $40 bucks..not too bad. StopherJJ1980 good idea on the "Buy it now" thanks! I apologize if I were a bit over zealous with trying to sell it here on CP, I really didn't know the proper etiquette and I really needed to sell the CS before I could buy the LSiC. I do appreciate everyone who had constructive critisim to give me regarding the topic. Okay, enough of that. I am still in the same boat with my receiver. Right now I have a Yamaha HTR 5990 to go with my current speakers.

    Lsi9's front
    Lsi-C center (on the way)
    Lc 80i rear ceiling
    Psw 1000 sub

    Several members suggested keeping the HTR 5990 and perhaps using it as a preamp.

    question? What brand/ model of amp would be good to drive those Lsi9's and perhaps the center channel as well.

    Or would a more powerful rated receiver be a better route??? name and brand would be appreciated.
    if you want to stay with the receiver option i HIGHLY recommend the yamaha rxv2600. the htr line that you bought is the "b" line yamaha product, while the "rxv" is the main line. think toyota/lexus. this receiver has many great features, MORE than enough power to drive your lsi system, and while others may recommend the amp/preamp solution, this may be cheaper and you yourself may not be able to tell the difference. i guess it all depends on what you can get back from the 5990. check my sig for what i am running and it performs VERY well. i get compliments all the time on how good everything sounds. the room i have it setup in is about 20 wide by 12 deep. not too big and the system does an awesome job.
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    at least get amplification to the 9's to start if the budget is tight. can go with used 2 channel amps (assuming that reciever has pre outs.)

    As mentioned, the outlaw mono's seem to be a great bang for the buck. 325 each new 300 watts into 4 ohms, not shabby. I will be getting 2 of them used and will post my impressions down the road.

    I am a personal fan of Rotel amplification, but there are a lot of parasound lovers out there too. just some names, especially if you go the used route. Try to shoot for AT LEAST 200 wpc into 4 ohms. lots of used listings only have the 8 ohm rating, but if you search online or check with us, you can get the 4 ohm ratings.

    for example, I have a Rotel RB980 that is 120 WPC into 8 ohms, but 200 WPC into 4 ohms.
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    Default as said and done

    Amplified it............
    I suggest Carver amps.........for a tight buget
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    I agree with the whole 'don't go under 200w idea.'
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    Those Outlaw monoblocks are $325...I am considering getting 2

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