Total newbie to the Polk Forum and proud new owner of a pair of LSi25's purchased as a Christmas gift to myself as a first step to upgrading my HT set-up. I am currently running an older Yamaha 5.1 receiver that so far has worked like a champ even with the low impedance LSi's.
Before I ask any questions let me share my goals for my HT as time and budget allow.
7 Channel high current amp ~200W @4 Ohms
Pre-pro with HDMI 1.3a/b for True HD + DTS HD MA
Dual format HD-DVD/Blu-Ray player (complete)
LSi 25 - fronts (complete)
LSi C - center (soon)
LSi?? - rears
In my current room I do not have the ability to utilize any type of side effects speakers for a true 7 channel experience but I hope to have a dedicated room in the next year or two so I want to buy the equipment to handle it at a later date.
What do you think about using LSi 15's for rears? The current price at Fry's for a pair is cheaper than a pair of LSi 7's and they have low stock at my location so I need to act soon.
Does anyone know if Outlaw will be updating the 990 pre-pro for HDMI 1.3 and Dolby True HD + DTS HD-MA?
Are there other choices for a pre-pro currently on the market that meet this latest spec?
I may end up using a HT receiver as a pre-pro but it is tough to find one today at a reasonable price that includes line-level outs and HDMI 1.3...but maybe there is one I am overlooking.
Thanks for the bandwidth and I am looking forward to your responses.
Happy New Year!