Now that I've graduated form college and have a fulltime job, I finally have the income to purchase a quality sound system. I listen to about 40% music and 60 % movies and video games. Currently, I have a Yamaha 5890 powering two RTi6s, Two FXi5s, a CSi5, and a SVS NSD PB-10. I know many people think the marriage of the Yammie and the RTis is a bright couple, but after some careful tuning, I have the sound that I have dreamed of with feautres that I need.
Now, down to business. I'm trying to decide between the RTi10 or the RTi8. I know this must be a question asked on this site every other day, but the wisdom and experience in this forum would be very appreciated.
After I get one of the two tower speakers mentioned above, I plan to move my RTi6s back to side surrounds and the FXi6s to back surround. My Yammie has 140Watts per channel, but I'm not sure it can handle the all the speakers I have in addition to two RTi8s. I want to get the best sound I can outta the RTi8s. If a dedicated amplifier will considerably improve the sound, then I'll go for it, but then this raises yet another question. If I decide to go with a dedicated amplifier, why don't I just upgrade to the RTi10s which could really take advantage of a nice power amp.
I really enjoy two channel and surround listening when it come to music. It seems to me that the RTi10s would be better for movies and games because of the extra boom from the added bass, but wouldn't that also help during two channel listening w/o a sub?
I've heard both speakers in stores. They both sound amazing, yet different from each other. I think would enjoy the RTi8s better for surround music, but the RTi10s for stereo. What it comes down to, if I need to get a separate amp, should I get the 10s?