I'm just finishing up the theater in my basement. I have projector down there for movies, and a full bar for libations. I like to get drunk and listen to loud music. I run a computer out to the stereo and use itunes for music. I'll be hooking the computer to the projector shortly as well so I can watch downloaded content on the big screen without burning a disc (or in my case using a USB flash drive capable DVD player).
I have two large speakers I like that I bought a long time ago. They are Optimus speakers with a 10 inch woofer, a five inch whatever you call it, and another whatever you call it in each speaker unit (I told you I was a newb). On the back they say 100 watts. I want to purchase speakers to round it out to a 7.1 system. My question is how do I match up new speakers to the existing ones? I gather buying speakers in the same series is the best, blah, blah, blah. I'm not going to do that. My newb-sense tells me to buy a 100 watt center channel (and sub)? What about the rear sets? 100 watts as well? Am I way off base?
As far as the receiver I have an Onkyo HT-R560. It says in the manual it's 75 Watts/Channel @ 8 ohms (FTC) and 100 Watts/Channel @ 6 ohms (IEC). I don't know why it says two wattages. It's all Greek to me.
Come to think of it I don't really want to understand anything I just want to build a better place to get drunk and listen to loud music that also works for watching MMA and movies.