Hey guys, i was wondering if you could help with some concerns i'm having. I love good quality sound, but am new to the hifi scene (and to the site), i am looking to build a good 2.0 music oriented system, with occasional movie going and gaming.
Ok, so a few years ago i needed a quick fix for my music listening needs. I lived in a collage dorm, and needed something easy and small, so i bought a "box kit" home theater unit (samsung ht-q80), and now it is crapping out on me. but thats ok, because it never really sounded that good anyway. I was using it for my computer audio, because all my music and movies are on my hard drive. I have an Creative Elite pro X fi card, and i have been running the optical out to the optical in on the receiver.
Ok, so now that we got the back story, what i want to do is build a good 2 channel sound system. I am thinking of the Polk LSI9 bookshelves, and running them through an integrated amp, the Onkyo A-9555. Is this a good amp to power those LSI9's? I heard that they crave lots of power. I was also thinking of the Onkyo TX-8555, but that is a receiver and i don't think i need something that complicated. This leads me to my next question. I plan on running my Creative X-FI Elite Pro card into the amp and using my computer to source into my system. Is this a good idea, or will this degrade the sound quality to that its not worth putting the money into a good system? And if i did connect, what is the best way to connect pc to amp? on the ones i looked at i didnt see any optical in or anything other then cd, phono, line in, ect.
side note, i noticed on the Onkyo A-9555 that their is no sub woofer output. If i eventually get a powered sub, con i just connect it to speaker section B. If it did this, will it mess up the impedance for the LSI9?
So thats the situation and any advise/ help would be greatly appreciated. so, thanks in advance for your help, hope to hear from you soon.
I am not looking to drop a fortune, but i understand good sound comes at a price, so i am trying to balance price and quality.
Speakers: http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/sp ... ookshelf/individual/lsi9/
http://us.creative.com/products/produ ... ategory=669&product=14064