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7.2 or 9.2 receiver?

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New Member
Dec 17, 2010
Hi All,

I am planning to set up a home theater system.Since i am new to audio systems i will need some help in buying av receiver and speakers.I have the following queries:

1. I would like to setup a Dolby Pro Logic IIz or Audyssey DSX
surround system. So should i buy a 7.2 receiver or a 9.2 receiver?

2. If i buy a 7.2 receiver,will i be able to add extra front height speakers
while retaining all four surround speaker?

3. In some forums i have read that i can expand a 7.2 system to 9.2 system
with an additional amplifier.Is this possible,if yes please give some details
on how to go about with the expansion.

4. If its going to be a 7.2 system i am planning to get Onkyo 708
and if its going to be a 9.2 system i am planning to get
Onkyo 1008. Please advice whether these are the best ones
available out there or should i be considering any alternatives?

5. The 1008 model has 135 watts\per channel.
Will it be safe to connect a 100 watt speaker to this?
(Most of the good speakers out there
are in the range of 100)

4. If my price range for speakers is 80k, what are the best speakers which
i can buy to setup a complete 9.2 system(inlcuding sub(s) and center)?