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I decided to take advantage of the Polk's eBay store deal and purchase a pair of refurbished LSi-15's ($850/pr). I'm going to be powering them with an A/V receiver at least until I decide to purchase a separate amp in the future. I currently have two receivers and while I realize neither is ideal for powering these Polks, I was hoping someone may provide me with some guidance on which one may be a better choice. Again, I already own both receivers. Here are some specs, which is not exactly comparing apples to apples, I know:

Option 1: Yamaha RX-V867

Rated power output (20Hz - 20kHz, 2 ch driven): 95W (8ohms, 0.09% THD)

Dynamic power per channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 130/165/195/240

Reportedly, 4 ohm speakers can be used for front L/R when "6 ohm position selected"

Option 2: Pioneer VSX-D912 (about 10 years old)

Continuous power output (stereo): front, 110W per channel, 8ohms, 20-20,000Hz

Continuous power output (surround): 110W, all channels, 8 ohms.

Don't know about this receivers ability to handle 4 ohm load.

I will be using the speakers both for 2 ch audio as well as part of a 5.1 ch home theater setup. Other speakers in system are 8ohm rated and much smaller than the LSi's.

The specs provided for A/V receivers is always very confusing to me given the lack of a standard for reporting these specs. Any help/advice will be greatly appreciated.

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