So I think I jumped in the deep end with regards to building my home theater yesterday. I am probably going in backwards, but hopefully made a wise choice. I was in my local Tweeter yesterday as it was closing its doors for the last time and ended up purchasing the LSI-25 and LSI-C for prices I could not believe. I am more of a video guy and wasnt planning on going high end for the audio, but I just couldnt pass up getting the amazing deal (my wife even made me go back and buy them....insane). With that said, I had planned on getting some basic speakes for a 5.1 system and a receiver that did HDMI switching, full codec support, and had good power. From what I am reading, I think that I need to go with a separate amp for the front three speakers which I guess changes what I need for the receiver. I still plan to do much more research, but I have read great things about the Emotiva XPA-5 which I think would handle the two LSI25's and let me bi-amp the LiC with one channel left over. Is that a reasonable idea or have I not been interpeting things correctly in my resarch? I would then get a receiver that had some built in amplification for the surrounds (which i have yet to purchase) that has the features I want plus the approporiate pre-outs?
I guess I should have waited to post until I became more educated, but wanted to get my first post in! Sorry to be such a noob....;)
I forgot to mention I would like to do some 2 channel critical listening in the theater, but mostly will be movies and some TV/sports. Probably a 20/80 split.