I have been unable to post for months now, but I have return. I now have the setup I have dreamt about for a long time now:
I was scared to get the new LSi sub and opted instead for the SVS 20-39 PC Plus (I have it set down to 16 hz though it can go to 12).
Now I am looking at the Outlaw 990/7700(or7500) combo. It will be my reward for coming off a tour! In any event, I wanted to share my thoughts with you guys and get your input which I missed dearly while unable to post. I opted for the LSi9's as opposed to their smaller sibling because with the sub I have the LSi15's can move to another room . . . or not. But now I have two very powerful front speaker options. Here is my plan if I get the Outlaws I mentioned. I already have two 2200 mono blocks from them, but the imaging is off because the Denon AVR-2105 is powering the rest of the system. What I wanted to do is use the 7700/7500 to run the system and only use the 2200's to power the 8' woofer of the LSi15's via line level inputs. I would use the balanced input of the 7700/7500 to power everything else and the mids and highs of the LSi15's. I wish the 990 had assignable surround back channels so that you could pump the fronts through them like the Denons offer (higher end models) but I can make do with my idea here. The guy at Outlaw told me that using the line level for the 2200 mono blocks would help compensate for the db difference between the 7700/7500 and the 2200 assuming I used the balanced input from the 7700/7500. Also I am stuck trying to decide on the 7700 or the 7500. I am also stuck within the fact that the LSi15's are rated at 250 watts max and bi-amping them will throw 300 watts into the 8' and the mids and highs each. Lastly, the 8' woofer on the LSi15 may have become a tad bit obsolete with the SVS sub I have. Now "cascading" and other things may be a factor. But can you ever have enough bass?? :)