Originally Posted by Blackmambakila
So basically with my current receiver I'd take a Great Leap Forward in overall soundstage and quality, but if I run a high quality, powerful external amplifier I'd be able to see full potential in the 212's. I guess I'm safe to make the upgrade and keep an eye out for good prices on a beastly amp. If I were to see something soon after the JTR's are setup then I'd probably give it a try. I'll research amplifiers in the meantime so that I will know what would be a good match for these speakers.
I think that is the best approach because you are going to see a huge gain with the higher sensitivity 212's, then if you want even more clean SPL later you can add more power later. You may find you don't need it but it is always an option if you need it. The LG FP+10000Q is a great match for the Noesis. I don't have one yet but Gooddoc does and Jeff agreed it is a very capable amp to maximize sound quality at high SPL for the 212's.
Pre-Pro: Emotiva UMC-1, DSP: Mini DSP 2x4 balanced
Amplifier: Sunfire TGA7400, Lab Gruppen FP10000Q
Speakers: JTR Noesis 212HT (LCR), JTR Slant 8's (surrounds), 3 Orbit Shifter LFU's
Sources: PS3, HTPC, Dish Network
Projector: Epson 8350
Screen: Seymour XD AT 138" diagonal 16:9