I will be moving into a bigger house and would like some help picking out a setup for 7.1. Also in the same room off to the side I might put either two bookshelf speakers (LSi9) or the LCi speakers over by the pool table for music. The room is approximately 26' x 16' but that is only because the staircase comes down in the middle to 16' The real size is about 26' x 37' (the stair case kind of makes it three seperate spaces). There really is no place to mount the speakers on the imaginary 16' "wall." I know that might be slightly confusing but without posting a layout its the best I can do.
Here are the speaker I currently own:
Rears: LSiF/X (still in the box, might be willing to sell them if I go another route)
I am currently powering it with an XPA5 and Pioneer Elite SC-07 as the PrePro.
I am considering using some LCi speakers to place in the ceiling with the LSi15s and LSiC to complete the 7.1. Does anyone have any experience with the LCi series speakers to recommend for the surrounds and surround backs? I have read they are matched pretty well to the rest of the speakers I have. Is there any issues with using the rectangular speakers in the ceiling? I currently have a DSW Pro 500 but was thinking of using that in a seperate room with the VM 20s I have. I was going to buy the MicroPro 4000 for the big basement. The 4000 will be plenty for the big basement room right?
Second question would be how well do the LCis compare to the performance of the LSi 9s or LSiF/X speakers. I am thinking of using LSi9s or LCis for over by the pool table (a seperate space in the 26 x 37' room) its dimensions are about 12 x 21. I think the LCis would look better and would not get in the way but they seem to be more expensive and I am not sure if they perform as well.
I do plan on getting another Amp for the 7.1 surround and possibly powering the pool table speakers with an amp if needed. I assume I can put 200-300 Watts to the LCi series even though they call for up to 125/200? depending on the speaker.