I was planning on using Parasound Classic amps for a new HT, but I am wondering how much real world discernable difference might be achieved by upgrading to their Halo line? Has anyone heard these two amps side by side or familiar with them enough to comment?
The amps will be used to power Adam Audio GTC 88's for LCR speakers and Martin Logan's for the sides and rears of a 7.2 system. I've not decided on a processor yet. Maybe the Marantz 8801 or the Denon pre/pro.
The theater will be used 99% of the time for Blu-Ray and HD movies. Very little 2 channel audio listening.
I should probably add that the HT is a dedicated room with upholstered walls on top of THX drywall and that the LCR + Subs will be placed behind a perforated screen.
I don't know how efficient your speakers are. But the fact you have upholstered walls, carpet means you'll most likely need a lot of power, as the room will be quite dead.
Also ask on the Parasound owners thread.