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I think that replacing the Nakamichi amplifier with an Emotiva is like replacing a Ferrari with a Mazda Miata; a big step down in performance.
Nelson Pass, by the way, never had anything to do with designing Nakamichi amplifiers. Nakamichi's own engineers design all of their equipment.
It is a class A amplifier and therefore runs rather hot, which is normal for it.
If you want a really good amplifier at a fairly reasonable price, look at the Vincent 331; that is an excellent one that will work well with those speakers.