Hello Club Polk,
First time posting in the forums. Seems like there are pretty knowledgeable people here. I am looking for some general advice on my setup.
Polk RTi4 Bookshelf (pair)
Infinity PS 12 Subwoofer
I mainly listen to music -- 95% of the time.. so movies are cool, but the setup works fine for cinema. And I don't care about surround sound. I listen to a LOT of house/trance and hip-hop/rap as well as jazz/classical/rock. Money isn't too much of an issue; I'm not going to splurge, but I do respect "what you pay for is what you get"...
So I LOVE my receiver. It's an amazing 2.1 receiver... amazing sound... plain and simple I love my receiver. I like my subwoofer, but I feel it's not quite punchy enough; not exactly looking for subwoofer advice here though; it does the RTi4s justice though...
I like to listen to my music quite loud... and I've blown my woofers once and a tweeter once. So I feel like the RTi4s don't do justice. I feel like I should replace my bookshelfs with floorstanding speakers -- something that can go louder without stressing them too much.
But I've also done research on amps. I currently only have the 100w amp within my Yamaha preamp. So I was wondering if I wouldn't have blown the RTi4s if I had a decent amp pushing something around ~125-150w /ch (read up on clipping etc...)
So... given my current setup, my music listening habbits... would you recommend getting an amp and a pair of floorstanding speakers? Or go for beefier bookshelfs and an amp? I really like Polk's sound. About a week after I hooked up my Yamaha with the RTi4s I fell in love with the sound... amazing... so I definitely am going to keep my receiver and stick with Polk, but am thinking about replacing the RTi4s and possibly the sub down the line...
Anybody have relevant advice?