Help with Home Theater/Music setup!
I am trying to plan out a home theater/music system for my house. I have a second story loft area that is going to be a combination of a home theater and a game room. The area is approx. 18’ x 35’, open to the first story on one side and a vaulted ceiling.
I have attempted to choose the equipment that I would like to use and would like to get input on whether it seems like a reasonable combination and some details on HOW to seup/connect/wire some of the system. I am looking to set up the system as a 5.1 with the option of going to a 7.1 in the future if I feel it’s worth it. Here is a list of the equipment that I am currently looking to purchase:
AV Receiver: Yamaha RX-V675 7.2
(105 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 2 ch driven) 90 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 ch driven)
Floor Speakers: (2) Cerwin Vega XLS-215
Power Capacity: 500 watts (Peak )
Sensitivity in SPL: 95.3 dB (@ 8 ohms @ 1 meter full)
Impedance: 6 ohms
Center Speaker: Cerwin Vega XLS-6C
Rear Surround Speakers: Cerwin (2) Vega XLS-6
Power Capacity: 125 watts (Peak )
Sensitivity in SPL: 85 dB (@ 8 ohms @ 1 meter full)
Impedance: 6 ohms
Amp: Crown XLS 1500, 2 Channel, 525W @ 4 Ohms/Channel (300W @ 8ohms/Channel)
My main question, if this setup seems reasonable, is about hooking up the amp to the XLS-215 speakers. I would like to use the XLS-215 speakers in a 5.1 surround setup and have them act as the front channels and subs. These speakers have separate hookups on the back with jumper straps to connect the two sets of inputs. IF I want to use these in the manor I stated, should I separate the inputs? Using the midrange/tweeter inputs as the front channels being powered by the AV Receiver and the subs connected to the Crown amplifier? OR, should the whole speaker be connected to the amplifier? I don’t know the best way of going about using these loud speakers with an amplifier and as part of a 5.1 system. I’m thinking connect one ‘front’ channel to each of the mid/tweeters connections from the receiver to the speakers, then use one of the two “Subwoofer Pre Outs” on the back of the receiver to run to the amp and then from the amp to each of the sub hookups on the speakers.
I apologize if this is too verbose, or not enough info or very elementary but I’m looking to buy this stuff asap and just want to make sure I’m not getting components that I shouldn’t be! I greatly appreciate input from some more experienced people here!
Thank you for any input on this setup!