So, following the theory of buying the best speakers possible and figuring the rest out later, I've had a set of RTi12 for several years. Since then I've gone from my-first-receiver to now an Onkyo 905.
Which still leaves the question. From what I've read and can attest to, the RTi12s are happiest with a lot of high current power. The more power the better for damn near anything you'd see in the home audio market. The Onkyo is rated at 140 watts/channel @ .05% THD @ 8 ohms, but with a lot of apparent headroom. It also includes the option of bi-amping, or bridging 8 ohm or higher speakers. I've read while the RTi12s are rated as 8 ohm speakers, it's best to treat them as "high current" or lower impedance speakers.
Bi-amping seems to have produced a slight but noticeable improvement in the top half of the cabinet... Or at least I've talked myself into thinking so. Given that, is it safe or advisable to attempt the bridged configuration with the hope of improving the bottom half of the cabinet?
Quite frankly well-enough is awfully damn good (did I mention the DSWPRO 500?) and on balance I probably wouldn't sacrifice the beautiful highs and mids for a little more bass.
Just curious. Thanks.