Hey everyone, new to the board and to HT here.
I just purchased the brand new Onkyo TX-SR674 receiver. I got it primarily because it upconverts to HDMI, cutting back on cables. It's rated at 95w @8ohms. This, I'm afraid, is a foreign language to me. I understand that the higher the ohm rating, the lower the wattage rating. (IE a HTIB could claim 1000watts @ 4ohms, which would mean about half that at 8ohms... correct me if I'm wrong)
I also know that some receivers are better performers than others... Harman Kardon being among the better mainstream units. Where does Onkyo fall in this spectrum? Which leads me to my next question... what's the best Polk speaker I can run comfortably? I'd really like to get RTi8 or RTi10s, but not if my receiver isn't capable of outputting the necessary power.
Thanks for the help!