First of all, hello to everyone and all here...
I was wondering if I can be pointed to a thread that talks about this that would be great, but I tried searching and there was nothing that really could answer my question.
I have purchased my first mid to high end receiver, and Onkyo tx-sr876. Right now I got two Rt35i speakers as front L & R, a CSi30 as the center, and to RT15i as sorrounds (plus a CHT10 velodyne, as you can see all those speakers are circa 2002, 2003 period speakers).
The Onkyo can pump 140 watts X 7. I know that as a general rule, it's actually better to have an amp that is overpowered for the speakers to be used, than an underpowered amp that will cause clipping. That said, will the 100 watt RT15i's be overpowered by the 140 maximum output the onkyo 876 will dish at them while watching a nice blue-ray at descent volume, or will it be ok?
If not, I have two ways of doing this. One, purchasing two new surround speakers that at least handle 125 watts. The other would be dishing a bit more $$ than I planned now to buy, perhaps, Rti a 3's (the Lsi 7's seem a bit overkill for my current place which is a bedroom) ... and switching the RT35s to the back.
Can anyone give me any guidance? Thank you for taking the time to read this.