Originally Posted by afrogt
LSi9's are 4 ohm speakers. I wouldn't recommend getting those without some type of external amplification. They're very power hungry and I doubt the 707 will provide enough power to make them truly sing.
Stick with the Monitor 40's.
Yeah, I forget if its rated for 4 ohms...I just know it was one of their higher lineup models......
If I had 325 bones for those I would be all over em.....
OP, I think 125 watts is fine for your fronts. Keep in mind most recievers really dont provide their full rated wattage to the speakers. They normally say at the back of the manual that its 90 watts per channel with two channels driven
So if you get a external amp (later on) that does 125 watts with all channels driven then you will fine.
PS. I used Monitor 40's in my bedroom w/ a CS1 and a crappy Sony reciever for 2 years and was more than happy, so the 40's can be used as fronts with no issues at all.
Just make sure you get a good sub to fill out the bottom end of the spectrum