I've been searching and researching my upcoming HT/2 channel setup on this forum as well as others for quite a while now and finally have a question (the first of many I am sure). A little background...I currently have the TV (Sony 60" LCD), upconverting DVD player via HDMI, and 6412 DVR from comcast(also hdmi to the TV), and plan on purchasing pretty much everything else audio related in the next couple of weeks. My needs are approx 50% HT/ 50% music. I've pretty much decided on the LSI15s, LSIC, and either LSIFX or LSI7s for surrounds. I've heard the LSIs compared to several other speakers locally, and fell in love :). I am leaning towards an HK AVR 635 or 645 as a pre-pro with an external amp (not 100% on the receiver yet, although the fiance likes the HK look so it is an easy sale). I had my eye on an Outlaw 7500 (300x5 into 4ohm) which I feel would do the LSIs justice. Now I am still new as far as this stuff is concerned, and don't mind spending a bit more if the benefits far outweigh the costs, but value for dollar is also important. Since I am new to the various brands, does anyone have any suggestions as far as 5 channel amps are concerned? I'd like something in the 300x5 into 4ohm range or higher, at a decent price. Black or silver in color prefered. I've looked into Rotel 1095, some various Adcoms and of course the Outlaw. For the price Outlaw seems very nice, but I am sure there are many other brands I don't even know about which would fit the bill pretty well.
Thanks in advance. I am open to any and all suggestions.