I have a question. I found someone selling a Carver TFM-25 amp and a Rotel RB-980BX amp for 350 cash. I'm planning on using these for my center CSi 3 (Rotel) and front RTi 12's (Carver) . What do you guys think ? My receiver is an Onkyo TX NR809. Any advise is appreciated as I will be meeting with the guy tomorrow.
A dedicated amp for your center seems to me like overkill.
IMO your AVR, esp the 809, should drive drive a Csi3 just fine.