Hello everyone! I am in the process of planning my AV setup for my new house (under construction). I need recommendations on an AMP. Currently I am running a Yamaha HTR-6160 as a Preamp with a HK PA-5800 amp. I want to upgrade the amp. Front speakers will be Rocket 850's with the Bigfoot as the Center Channel. Surrounds are TPC inwall NTIW25's.
My question is should I go with a 7 Channel Amp, a 5 Channel Amp (having the Yamaha run 2 of the rears) or a 3 Channel Amp (the Yamaha running the surrounds). My budget is $1000 or less (preferably less!) for the AMP.