I just bought a pair of LSi9's. For now I will just be using them in stereo but I plan on upgrading to a 5.1 system sometime down the line. I'm trying to power them, and I'm very new at this, and I have read through many previous threads, but I still have a couple questions...
If I buy a receiver, for example the Onkyo 805 that seems to be popular, do I want to buy a pre-amp, or a power amp, or integrated amp, or what?
Also, if people say I want at least 200wpc@8ohms to drive these speakers, does that equate to 400wpc@4ohm, or 100wpc@4ohms, or does it not even work that way?
I have a Marantz SR5002 receiver, 90wpc@8ohms (which I may return or sell to my dad.) If I picked up one of the inexpensive emotiva amps (LPA-1 or IPS-1), and used it with the Marantz, would that be good for the LSi9's?
Also, if I have a receiver with say 90wpc, and I get an amp, does the amp wattage add on to the 90 watts from the amp, or does the power from the receiver get bypassed or something. Thank you so much for any and all responses/advice!