I guess I am officially starting construction of a 2-channel rig. I'm selling the RT2000's and likely going to start off with a pair of LSi9's I can pick up locally for around $300.
My first question is whether to continue using the HK AVR7000 as a pre (it doesn't support 4Ohm speakers :() and add a pro such as an Adcom GFA5500 (I can pick up for $250) or would I notice a significant difference by getting a separate pre like the Adcom GFP-400 or 565?
I'll be continuing to use my Denon 3910 as the CDP.
One feature that I would like to continue to have but could probably do without if needed is video switching since I currently have the office rig set up as zone 2 on the primary HT system so that the WII can be played in either location. He can also watch DVDs on the office rig that way.
My primary goal is to work towards having a real 2-channel system and maybe acquire some SDA's down the road.