Thanks for the welcome.
I don't l know I will be able to swing an amp anytime soon but let me know if you when you want to try a group order.
I've always like the looks of HK receivers but have never owned one. Looks like you have your plan laid out. If you listen to music a lot I'd sure recommend the LSi15's. For a grand I don't think there's anything on the market that can beat em. Especially at the price they go for on Polk ebay. All the people I've seen that bought from them say their stuff is like new. Either the A9's or LSi15's I'm sure you'll be tickled pink. Bet you're really looking forward to an upgrade.
I got lucky and found four screws in my coffee can of nut and screws to fit that CC speakers bracket.
Yep, most Blu-ray players have the apps anyway and if you want airplay you only need to get an Apple TV. I actually worked at a copper mine in Arizona in my younger days. What a hot hell hole that was.