Hi - I felt like I had to write to you guys because I couldn't help myself out based on the information/experience people have shared over the social media, forums, etc. It's like Polk people don't like to brag (?) about their pleasure, hopefully.
Well, I'm about to take some action about my great AVR, which had actually promised at the beginning to serve as a hub for my HDMI devices and also (!) deliver hi-fi quality stereo performance. Anyways, after almost 6 years of AVR stereo listening torture, I decided that my ears deserve better, and I traded an existing 50-yr. old solid state receiver with a nice set of Polk home theater speakers. So, now that the AVR can do its best with home theater speakers; however, due to budget constraints (and depreciation of my local currency against GBP, Euro, USD and everything else), I'm stuck with my power-hungry RTiA5s for the separate stereo project. My situation with the RTiA5-based stereo setup is that I can; either (i) go with a relatively hi-tech receiver from HK, Pioneer, Marantz or Onkyo that would have a built-in DAC and provide enough power (in watt terms), or (ii) take a step forward to a new world trying a second-hand & older generation Rotel, NAD or Rega that would provide between 50-75 watts per channel in 8 ohms.
For the time being, it looks like I could find & effort a Brio 3 or a Brio-R to hook up with my RTiA5s and possibly a Dacmagic (not plus though.) Note that it's really not easy to find a decent second hand device in my country, and I, as an individual, cannot import any device, so I have to play it in a number of limitations.
For your valuable considerations, mostly I listen to electronic music (and some chill out) in my 40 sq. meter (c450 sq. feet) living room. Sound-wise, I would really like to go punchy.
For the next year, I plan getting a DAC into my system and enjoy streaming lossless through Tidal, Deezer, etc. Before then, it looks like I will be going through my legacy (CDs & vinyls : ) Any thoughts on wiring (w. the DAC and also w. bi-wiring bi-amping the speakers) and crossover options are more than welcome. Thanks
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