Hi - pretty new to the boards, L-O-V-E Polk speakers. I'm putting together my second home theater (moved and left the old one in the old house as a selling point, and the theater literally sold the house, but I miss my Monitor60's) in my basement, and I need a little guidance in the area of home theater amplifiers.
Here is what I'm planning on running in my 16x25 room:
Polk Lc265i fronts
Polk LciC center
Polk Lc80i rear surrounds and center (6.1 setup)
TheaterSolutions TSRT500 12" sub
PS3 for BluRay
Monster Power HTS 3600 MkII for power
Samsung PN50A450 50" Plasma
Sanyo PLV-Z2000 projector w/ 106" HDTV format screen
The Polks are all 4ohm, and I've been reassured by memebers of the board and Onkyo that the 876 is, and I quote, "a beast" that should have no problem pushing the Lc series speakers. But some have suggested that getting additional amplification will only help bring the most out of the Lc's. With that in mind, what are some choices for amplifiers that could work well with this set-up. Space is no issue, but price would be - I'd like to keep total "amplification" under $1500 total.