Like a few other newbs here I bought a onkyo 604 (same as 605 without on screen setup) I realize now it was a hastey purchase. Not to say the reciever is lackluster but just that it is not something you can really build on (no pre outs)
I have been eyeing up a pair of Monitor Audio rs8 speakers for music listening, I really like them and for 1500.00 price range they seem fantastic. The problem is I have many interests besides listening to music so 1500 is not in the budget right now. So I have been looking for something more affordable that can moved to another room in my house once I finally get the rs8. I come across some great deals on the rti10 so I do some research and I am coming to the conclusion that my 90 wpc reciever really is not enough to drive these adequately so obviously it will never do the rs8 setup justice.
It seems like I would be better off with $500 bookshelf speakers and a $1000 reciever than $1000 speakers and a $500 reciever. Is that realistic?
right now polk is offering a free sub with a $500 speaker purchase, would I be better off with a pair of 500 bookshelfs and a sub or the rti10 given my amp power?
If I get the rti10 I can allways replace the reciever a year or two from now if my reciever has enough power so that the speakers don't sound horrible for the time being.