I'm new to HT and audio and have learned so much from so many here on this forum. More questions are coming to mind....
I currently have Monitor 50s and a CS1 for the front stage. RC65i in wall speakers for the surrounds. An SVS PC-Ultra sub is preordered. My receiver is a Sony STR-DG800.
Eventually I want to upgrade the fronts to maybe RTi10s. I understand that they will require better amplification than my Sony AVR can provide so I've been reading postings here to learn more about other options.
My receiver does not have pre-outs, except for the sub. I guess there is no way to use it with two Outlaw 2200 monoblocks? Are there lower priced AVRs with pre-outs? Also, how is the volume controlled with separate amps? Will the AVR volume control the signal into the amps and subsequently the volume of the front speakers as well as the surrounds or do the amps have their own volume control?
If I went with a preamp I would need five separate amps or a 5 channel amp wouldn't I? I would think the cost would be prohibitive for me to do it that way. When the time comes I do plan on buying used as much as possible but I still want to keep the cost down as much as I can.
Thanks for any suggestions.