I've had my setup since a little bit before summer, and i'm loving it so far.
Fronts - RTi10's
Rears - RTi A3's
Center - CSI A6
Receiver - Pioneer Elite 92
I've been wanting to replace the RTi10's with the RTi A7's pretty much for as long as i've had the 10's. I know there is probably not much of a difference besides the look, but i want my whole setup to be RTi A's. Anyways, i was going to use Tweeters upgrade program to do it, so i could get full price back for my 10's and pay the difference for the A7's, but low and behold Tweeter is no more, so sadly that's out the window right now for me.
I'm still learning the receiver, i haven't had as much time as i'd like to really dig into it so i've just been using the MCACC (auto calibration) setting. Bluray movies and video games sound awesome usually, depending on the movie or game of course, Directv sounds pretty good, though not all the time, and music isn't bad. The thing i'm confused about with music though is that i have to use Pure Direct for a nice full sound, when i put it on stereo it just doesn't seem to have nearly as much life (i'm using the PS3 for CD's if that matters).
After all this time, i'm still a little unsure of how high i can crank up these speakers with this receiver. The highest i'll usually go, say on a movie, is to about -25 through -20. All though sometimes i want to crank it even higher, but don't because i just worry about ruining the speakers and or receiver. Is it safe to go louder?
And another lingering thing on my mind is speaker wire, i bought some cheap 16 gauge wire (RC Royal cable car and home stereo cable) from walmart when i set all this up, and i've had this nagging feeling that i should get better and or thicker gauge wire. I see from other threads that speaker wire is very debatable, but do you think the cheap 16 gauge walmart stuff is fine, or should i go with a thicker gauge and possibly a little better wire? Also, with the current speaker wire i have now, i have it connected to the bottom sets of terminals with no banana plugs or anything. Would banana plugs be a good thing to buy?
Well anyways, this thread is great, and any and all opinions about anything i said or asked in this post will be welcomed (because i'm surely no expert, just a beginner)............Thanks..