Some of you might already recognize some of my posts regarding a home theater I acquired in a home purchase. Long story short, majority of the equipment was installed around 2000; although majority of it is high quality, some of it is a little outdated. The inventory and specs is as follows:
Receiver: Lexicon MC-12 (non-HD)
Amps: 3 Proceed HPA3
Subwoofer: Velodyne (Don't know the model number at the moment; size of a small refrigerator)
Speakers: 2 B&W 805 Diamonds (or comparable)
Projector: Marquee M9500LC (Vidikron Vision One) w/ HDMI Card
Video Processor: Faroudja (DVP5000)
Setup: There are two sets of wires on the wall - L&R for back, L&R for Side. I do not know if/how the seller had front and center speakers. From my understanding the seller had his DirectTV feed to the MC-12 via HD-Components; video was fed to the Faroudia, which when to the projector; audio was fed out of the MC-12 and then went to the amps and then the speakers (note: might not be totally accurate).
Issue: Majority of my A/V equipment utilizes HDMI connections as a video and audio source (Verizon Fios, Apple TV, PS3). Ideally, I'd like to feed all of my video components through the receiver to the projector; unfortunately the MC-12 is not the HD version and does not have HDMI ports.
I do not want to cheap out on audio equipment, but I also do not want to spend money for equipment that will not be used to its full potential. Recently I have purchased a home theater setup for my family room composed of B&W speakers and the Sony STRDN1040 receiver
(speakers: M-1s, CM-5, CM Centre). Ideally, I would like to purchase a similar setup utilizing the B&W 805s and Woofer that came with the house. I know the MC-12 is a great receiver, but I want to weigh on the side of ease of use and not have to set up converters to send one HDMI cord to the project from three HD sources.
Question: Would a similar setup I have in my family room be sufficient for the equipment left at the house? From my understanding, the speakers I have purchased and the 805s require 120W 8 ohms; the Sony receiver supplies 170W per channel. If they are fine - where would I put the 805s?